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Making soup in a Ball enamel waterbath canner.

annfaulkner Dec 29, 2012 11:52 AM

I bought the kit like all the beginners do. I need a huge pot for soup today and my 5 1/2 quart Le Creuset is on vacation (long story). Can I use the flimsy enamel coated 21 quart stockpot for canning??

If not, then just a puny 4 quart saucepan worth of soup on a snowy weekend sucks....Ann

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    TDEL Dec 29, 2012 12:06 PM

    I don't see any reason why you can't use it as long as it is not chipped I would use it.

    1. meatn3 Dec 29, 2012 12:08 PM

      You will probably need to really watch the heat since the pot is thin.
      A heat diffuser helps. Depending on the soup, perhaps you can transfer it to the oven - less chance of scorching.

      1. hotoynoodle Dec 29, 2012 12:32 PM

        as long as it doesn't get to a prolonged boil, i think you should be ok. most soups do fine simmering anyway.

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          tardigrade Dec 29, 2012 12:33 PM

          Sure, I use my big enamel pot for turkey stock, since it's big enough to take the whole carcase.

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