Steam Canner: Water Pan
How do I keep the water pan from boiling dry?
Each time you change bottles, check the water level in the water pan. If you place a penny or marble in the water pan, it will make a clinking noise as the water boils. When the clinking noise stops, you must add more water.
Why are there pin sized holes in the bottom of my water pan?
The holes can be caused by boiling the water pan dry or the minerals in your water eating away at the aluminum. It is important never to let the water pan boil dry, and make sure to clean and thoroughly dry your canner after every use.