Originally Posted by lilcee
I'm kinda scared of pressure cookers too so not sure what I want. I heard you can't use the water canners on a glass top. What kind of burner did you get? I've been doing a lot of research before I start canning. I've never heard of a steam canner. Thanks for the info.
My burner is a GE double burner I got from Walmart. Probably $ 20. You plug it in. There are other models.
I think the weight of the water is why they don't rec water baths on glass tops. I have done it, but was nervous, hence, the purchase of the separate burners. Then I got the steam canner.
Check out gardens alive.com website for the steam canner. It is so much easier than water bath, and perfectly safe. Takes so much less time to heat the water. Check out the cookbook too.
I blanche, skin and freeze my tomatoes, also dehydrate. I agree, need acid for any type of WB canning.
Will post my Dilly Green Beans rec, almost as good as Grandma's, set your teeth on edge!
Have a couple pressure cookers I have never used if you would like to buy! (again, wimp).