I posted this as a response on another thread, but didn't want to subject that thread to thread drift. I thought some of you might be interested in this. When you can or cook large amounts of food the weight is hard on the stove element. Mine literally would not hold my canner. I bought a couple of canning elements. They are usually priced at around $60.00. I found them much cheaper on ebay. Here is the seller I bought mine through. They are $13.40 plus $6.10 shipping. I bought a few, as I cook large amounts of food at a time and use one all of the time on my front burner. It has held up well. I have used it daily for several months now. The seller currently has three availabe. I don't know him and am not plugging him as a seller. It is just who I got mine from. If they are all sold you may ask him when he will have more. I see them on and off. http://cgi.ebay.com/Range-Canning-B...1QQcmdZViewItem Hope this helps someone.