Can I can on my smooth cooktop? That is a common question that arises during the canning season. The canning process requires steady, continuous heat. In many cases, the burners on smooth stovetops cycle off and on in order to prevent damage from excessive heat. While this is good for safety, it is bad for the home canning process.
Canning on Smooth Stovetop
One of the most common errors in home canning is not using a scientifically tested recipe. Canning a family recipe is risky as it can cause spoilage and foodborne illness.
There are many guidelines to follow when canning, an important one often overlooked is checking one’s need to adjust for altitude.
Canning is a great method to preserve and extend shelf life for many types of foods, including meat products. Using safe preparation and storage practices allows for anyone to store nutritious, high-quality protein.