I use one burner for the canner, usually front right. I then use left rear burner for whatever I am canning. Front left burner I heat a small pan of water to heat lids or if extra water is needed in water bath canner.Love this thread. I was shocked at how long it took me to work up 2lbs of apples. Had a horrible year with bugs and birds so cutting out all the bad spots is very challenging this year. Saw this post and felt better. My question is is there a specific thread about canning apples or canning in general? Having a hard time wrapping my brain around having everything ready at the same time on one regular size stove. Any of you experienced people who can have any tips on how to get the jars, canner, and fruit all hot and ready at the same time? going to can 9 pints of applesauce today.