Argh! I'm smack in the midst of canning tomato sauce, and today I noticed that the "Elite" stainless steel canner from Ball that I purchased less than a month ago is having issues. The bottom inside the canner has a big swollen spot, and when I run my hand over the outer bottom, it feels wavy.
Has anyone else had this happen either with this canner or any other clad bottom? My mother has a set of Belgique with clad bottoms and they're easily 20 years old - and that's never happened.
I called Ball and they told me to return it to the store I purchased it from. I'm hesitant to take a chance on a replacement lest this be a problem likely to reoccur. I did read of some similar complaints on Amazon. It's a shame because it's a nice design. I know Victorio makes a similar model, but it's probably made by the same factory in China, just with a different name stamped on the pot. :P
I'm limited to flat-bottom canners since we now have a glasstop stove. I'm thinking of just buying a big stock pot and using that.