Thursday, October 27, 2011

Why can't you use a All American on a glass top stove?

A question that we get a lot from our awesome customers is about the All American Cooker/Canner. Why can't this canner be used on glass top stove?

Well, The All American Canners are a heavy duty and extremely durable canner. That means that they weigh quite a bit and they also have a diameter that can be larger than the burner on the stove. This weight can cause them to break glass/ceramic on stoves combined with the fact that the larger diameter can cause the heat from the burner to spread across the stove means that even if the glass or ceramic does not break it can still be damaged on the surface rendering the stove unusable.

So it is better to play it safe and not use an All American Canner on a glass top stove.


  1. Even with 7 quart jars in the 915, could it really be heavy enough to damage the glass? I really doubt that to be honest.

    1. Most smooth top stoves have a weight limit of 50 lbs on them (call the manufacturer of your stove to see what the limit is on your exact stove model). The weight of the 915 canner empty is 18 lbs. The weight of just the water that can fit into this canner is 31 lbs. While that does not equal quite 50 lbs. The combination of the weight and the slight curve of the bottom of the canner can result in damage to a glass top stove. Some stove manufacturers even state that using cookware that is not flat bottom will void the warranty of the stove.

      Hope this information helps turqoisehex.


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