Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» 2018 - First Annual Seed Exchange Week - January 20-28 (Edited)
by countrynaturals Today at 12:33 pm

» Are vegetables hurt by too much light?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 8:38 am

» Seed Starting!!
by brianj555 Yesterday at 9:14 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:06 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:56 pm

» Weight Watchers Turkey, Bean and Vegetable Chili
by hammock gal Yesterday at 8:43 am

» Sow True Seeds
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:00 am

» Colored Mulch
by No_Such_Reality 1/18/2018, 7:12 pm

» Taking on 4 Season Gardening
by Roseinarosecity 1/18/2018, 5:19 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 1/18/2018, 3:53 pm

» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB 1/18/2018, 12:57 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson 1/17/2018, 9:42 pm

» Butternut squash, turkey Italian sausage, cannelini bean soup
by yolos 1/17/2018, 9:25 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by yolos 1/17/2018, 9:12 pm

» N&C Midwest—January 2018!!!
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2018, 7:08 pm

» Is there ever enough compost?
by has55 1/17/2018, 2:41 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 1/16/2018, 9:10 pm

» Gophers
by countrynaturals 1/16/2018, 12:32 pm

» High heat tolerant tomatoes
by walshevak 1/16/2018, 6:03 am

» Mid-Atl - Jan 2018 - Brrrrrrrrrr! and Happy New Year
by AtlantaMarie 1/15/2018, 6:43 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in January 2018
by sanderson 1/15/2018, 3:53 am

» New England Jan 2018
by hammock gal 1/13/2018, 5:50 pm

» My first Attempt
by 21Actual 1/13/2018, 5:05 pm

» Air Fryer! HELP!
by sanderson 1/13/2018, 3:26 pm

» New SFG box-Humanitarian way
by sanderson 1/13/2018, 3:24 pm

» Drafts?
by trolleydriver 1/13/2018, 1:18 pm

» Hello from Northern Ontario Eh!
by BeetlesPerSqFt 1/13/2018, 1:07 pm

» January 2018 Avatar: Surprise Us
by sanderson 1/12/2018, 4:57 pm

» Review of Terms of Service
by Ginger Blue 1/12/2018, 4:02 pm

» DIY Plant Markers
by countrynaturals 1/11/2018, 7:32 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Pressure Cooker Woes

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Pressure Cooker Woes

Post  jjphoto on 4/15/2010, 7:31 pm

So our brand spankin new Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry 21.5 qt pressure cooker/canner arrived today from Amazon (with free shipping even!) and we were so excited... until we saw the giant print on the top of the box which was NOWHERE to be found on the amazon page.

DO NOT USE ON FLAT, CERAMIC, GLASS, ELECTRIC COOK TOPS

Well that's just great - that's what we have! I did some search on the subject and it sounds like the problem is that the weight can break the glass top, and the canner is bigger than the burner usually, which means that the area outside the burner (like countertops) could be damaged.

The shipping to send this big honkin' thing bag would cost a ton I assume so I'm trying to figure out a solution. I have a side burner on my outdoor grill, but I don't know if that will support the weight either.

*sigh* What a day.
avatar
jjphoto

Male Posts : 125
Join date : 2010-03-07
Age : 42

View user profile http://www.lifewithduchess.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Pressure Cooker Woes

Post  martha on 4/15/2010, 10:45 pm

no suggestions, just hugs.
avatar
martha

Female Posts : 2188
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Acton, Massachusetts Zone 5b/6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pressure Cooker Woes

Post  boffer on 4/15/2010, 10:52 pm

After we finished our first year of canning, our electric coil, old school, range top enamel was damaged by the excessive heat of the overhanging cooker. I ended up building a cook station out in my shop for canning. We love it. Two propane burners from Nothern Tool connected to one tank. We can leave stuff set up all the time inbetween canning sessions. Mess up the floor? Not a problem on concrete.

Actually, there are a lot of folks who do their canning on the picnic table. If nothing else, it's a lot cooler and more room to spread out.

Put on your thinking cap.... thinking Very Happy
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Pressure Cooker Woes

Post  jjphoto on 4/15/2010, 10:58 pm

Thinking of getting a turkey fryer that you hook up to a propane tank and do it outside. At least then if it blows up, the junk isn't all over the kitchen.
avatar
jjphoto

Male Posts : 125
Join date : 2010-03-07
Age : 42

View user profile http://www.lifewithduchess.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Pressure Cooker Woes

Post  camprn on 4/17/2010, 7:52 am

@jjphoto wrote:DO NOT USE ON FLAT, CERAMIC, GLASS, ELECTRIC COOK TOPS*sigh* What a day.

Shocked

Oh Piffle! I just moved into this house last fall and, yes, there's one of those old glass top electric stoves here. I guess I better be on the lookout for a gas stove this summer. Mad
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Pressure cooker woes

Post  ander217 on 4/18/2010, 4:01 pm

Here is a good link to check out for canning options if you use a glass or ceramic cooktop: http://www.pickyourown.org/cannings4glasstop.htm
(It even discusses a gas-burner strong enough to boil water in a 55-gallon drum in case you want to get rid of your MIL, but I don't think we need one of those at our house. I don't want to give my sons-in-law ideas.)

We also have an old electric coil-top range which I have damaged by using my pressure cooker (and large stock pots). There is a special kind of burner with a raised coil which can be inserted into the large burner plug on many models. It keeps the outer bottom of the large pots from coming into contact with the stove top. The burner I saw cost about $40, but I didn't do any comparison shopping. I have not tried it.
avatar
ander217

Female Posts : 1450
Join date : 2010-03-16
Age : 62
Location : Southeastern Missouri (6b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pressure Cooker Woes

Post  Kabaju42 on 4/18/2010, 8:40 pm

That's a bummer. I heard that in olden days when "everybody" canned their food, most people had a second stove in their garage so that the house wouldn't be unbearably hot. I suppose you could buy a cheap second stove and put it in your garage, but I'm guessing that would be more than shipping the pressure cooker back.
avatar
Kabaju42

Male Posts : 249
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : Salt Lake City, UT

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Pressure Cooker Woes

Post  camprn on 4/18/2010, 9:10 pm

@Kabaju42 wrote:That's a bummer. I heard that in olden days when "everybody" canned their food, most people had a second stove in their garage so that the house wouldn't be unbearably hot. I suppose you could buy a cheap second stove and put it in your garage, but I'm guessing that would be more than shipping the pressure cooker back.
When I was a kid, we had a summer kitchen.
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Pressure Cooker Woes

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum