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Can I process foods on top of a ceramic glass cooktop stove?

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No. Matching the size of the cookware to the cook-top element is critical when using a ceramic glass cooktop. Cookware that extends beyond the cooking surface by 1-inch or more is not recommended on ceramic glass cooktops. For this reason, canning is not recommended on ceramic glass cooktops. PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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