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
This course provides research-based information on food preservation.
Botulism is a serious, rare illness that is caused by a toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. Botulism is a concern when it comes to canning and fermenting foods, as the anaerobic conditions can cause the Clostridium botulinum spores to create a harmful toxin.
As low and no-added-sugar food products have become increasingly popular, new alternative canning recipes have been created. It is possible to preserve fruits with little or no added sugar, which is great for those who prefer reduced calories.