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Glass top stoves and pressure cookers? Any experience?


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#1 eatyualive

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 05:41 PM

Title says it all. Will a 22 quart pc filled with 10 quart jars break the glass on a glass top stove? Please post any experience any of you have it would be much appreciated.

#2 Titus

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 05:52 PM

Boiling water in a PCer below 20 psi shouldn't have any ill effects on your glasstop stove. Do it all the time. Relax.

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 06:23 PM

I've done it on the glass myself... go figure - no broken top.

I think one must be careful of the initial ramp up rate... glowing red means danger for the glass.

Take the temp down and stay on top of it - you'll be fine.

I have heard of broken cook tops but I have not had one break yet.

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 08:14 PM

Just be careful about all american pc's they are much heavier than say presto or another brand like that..

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 08:19 PM

If your PC is heavy..I have heard that glass stovetops can crack. The house I am in has a glass stove top. I haven't chosen to test the rumour and I don't think I will. I'll bet those stove tops aren't cheap to replace

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 08:46 PM

should be good up to about 80 pounds,
although some state a 40-60 pound limit for warranty purposes.

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 09:02 PM

If you don't want to take the chance you can always get this for $19.99 Buy a Portable Electric Stove for $19.99
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Posted 10 April 2008 - 10:48 AM

most portable electric stoves don't pack enough juice to get the pc up to temp in a reasonable time... i use one often but it is a 220v 2.5kw burner....
most of the under $40 one max out around 1.6kw.... just a thought...

#9 eatyualive

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 12:43 PM

ttt.

anymore news. i don't want to pay 500$ for an electric sterilizer but really don't want to risk breaking the glass top stove!

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 12:45 PM

I've done it on the glass myself... go figure - no broken top.

I think one must be careful of the initial ramp up rate... glowing red means danger for the glass.

Take the temp down and stay on top of it - you'll be fine.

I have heard of broken cook tops but I have not had one break yet.


roc,

are you using an all american?

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 02:33 PM

You could get on ebay and buy a used hotplate/stirrer. They usually go for around ~$100 (good ones too, corning/fisher)

With that, you could also use it to stir lc's when not pc'ing. Or any other fun activities that include heat, stirring, and glassware. :eusa_whis

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 06:12 PM

roc,

are you using an all american?


Yep!
I take her to 15psi with no problem.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 08:04 PM

I also am too scared to put a #925 on a glass top.
A friend mentioned "lifters" that raise the PC up, but in
the end, the same amount of weight is there.


I just use an outdoor propane cooker.
Once I reach proper PSI and set the flame,
it maintains fairly well.

Outdoors or in the garage of course.

#14 eatyualive

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 12:01 PM

put a 921 with 10 quart jars at full capacity with no problems! using a kitchenaid glass top stove!

#15 Hippie3

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 12:06 PM

what's the weight of fully loaded 921 ?

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 12:11 PM

I was extremely worried about this too. Just PCed on it for the first time Sunday night. Come to think of it, I didn't inspect the glass afterwards - that'd probably be a good idea. But nothing noticably catastrophic happened.

#17 Hippie3

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 12:12 PM

did you weigh it ?

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 12:25 PM

at least.
nothing wrong with going another 30-60 minutes.

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 12:26 PM

So going a bit longer is not going to make anything WORSE, Only do more good to add 15 min's or so

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 12:26 PM

Whats the deal with the steam sterilizer ? Is it the same thing as pressure cooker ? seems the pressure would make sterilization better. But sterlizer costs more ?

you're off-topic -
start a thread for your questions.




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