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Dec 29, 2012 11:52 AM

Making soup in a Ball enamel waterbath canner.

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

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

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