Cookware for glass top stove

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  1. gilby

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    I am getting a glass top stove and would like to know what type of cookware to get, so it doesn't scratch the glass.
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  3. TiffanyK

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    I've got a glass stove top and I haven't had any trouble with pots and pans scratching it. I use cast iron, copper clad stainless steel and calphalon. I also have another stock pot that I think is stainless steel. Anyway, it's a variety of types but none of them have scratched, thank goodness!

    Enjoy your new stove!
     
  4. ameraumi

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    I know the salesman at the store I bought my glasstop stove said not to use copper bottom or cast iron on them. Those two are the easiest to scratch the surface according to him.
     
  5. sbsteel

    sbsteel No flash photograph on the dark rides, people!

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    I use my stainless on them and have had no problems. The only thing I was told was that it didn't matter what type of pots and pans used as long as you don't move the pan back and forth rapidly over the burner.

    I was worried about my large Le Creuset because it's so heavy, but haven't had any problems with that either.
     
  6. 720L

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    I use Stainless Steel also and haven't had a problem. I would really like a nice cast-iron frying pan, but I'm scared it would scratch the stove.
     
  7. DebMcDonald

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    I do have a slight scratch and I think I created it with my pampered chef stonewear and that's because I take things out of the oven and place it on top of the stove, but otherwise I do have any problems with my regular pots and pans and I use Calphelon.
     
  8. Belle5

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    Just so you will know it can happen--we have cracked two ceramic cook-tops (DH both times dropping things).

    You must only use smooth bottom pans (none of those stove top gril with the line bumps for grill marks). We only use stainless.

    After our luck with ceramic tops--I would be very afraid to use cast iron. I had not heard you were not to use copper...I use all stainless.
     
  9. jdes88

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    I use everything on mine.....i have not scratched it at all....... copper bottom, cast iron everything........
     
  10. My2DisneyBoyz

    My2DisneyBoyz Earning My Ears

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    I also use all types of pans - stainless stell, cast iron. I don't have any problem with scratches. I have also cooked popcorn on the stove that required constant movement with my stainless steel - no scratches. Breaking from dropping a pan would be more of a concern - thankfully, that hasn't happened.
     
  11. lgjjp

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    Just a warning about putting something hot on the stove top... i always placed my cookie sheets casseroles etc on the stovetop when taking them out of the oven. Then I got a smooth top stove and cracked the top from a hot cookie sheet. Thank goodness it was still under warrenty.. I don't want to even think what replacing that top would have cost!
     
  12. DebMcDonald

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    I do this all the time and I figured I was safe because the stove top gets hot, now you have me worried.
     
  13. gilby

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    Thanks for all the great information.
     
  14. TiffanyK

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    I put hot stuff on my stove top all the time too. I've had 2 of these stoves (both Frigidaire). My current stove I've had about a year. The other stove I had maybe 5 years. No scratches or cracks on either. I hope I keep it that way!
     
  15. zackspal

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    use cast iron pan all the time, never had a problem as long as bottom is flat it will work
     
  16. ontariomonkey

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    We had no problems with stainless steel or copper. Make sure that you don't ever leave pot lids on the stove top, it makes a vaccuum or something by trapping the heat and cracks the top.
     
  17. SandrA9810

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    I hate glass top stoves... I think they're evil. I don't care what kind of energy star they get... they're horrible in my book.

    Kari's parent's bought a brand new house/cabin and had a glass top put in. New thing... new house... might as well go all out. And her mother hates the thing. She managed to scratch it, I think within the first couple of years of owning it. I'm not sure how though.
    We rented a room for about a month, and had to use a glass top there. I wasn't worried about scratching the stupid thing as keeping it clean.
    Now our new apt has a glass top as well, and I hate the stupid thing even more. God forbid there be just a little bit of water on the bottom of the pot. Or it boils over... or anything gets near the burner area. And our room-mate doesn't seem keen on trying to keep it clean either. I find myself cleaning it a lot. And you HAVE to use that special stuff over the burner area or else it won't come clean. For the other areas, a rag will work. And the stuff comes in a kit for 10$ (cleaning stuff, razor blade, scratchy sponge).

    Most people I've talked to said they hate the things and wished they never gotten it. I know I will never be one to buy one of these things. Totally not worth it.
     
  18. iNTeNSeBLue98

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    I've had my glass top stove for a year. I have flat bottomed stainless steel pots and pans and so far no scratches. I too pull hot things from the oven and put them on the cook top- but usually with a thick hot pad beneath them.

    I saw an episode on TV where the stove top cracked when a hot pot lid sucked fast to the cooktop and caused it not only to crack but break open. I don't know if I'm lucky that my lids have steam-holes, but since then I do not put hot lids on the stove top.
     
  19. silvergoldberry

    silvergoldberry My favorite word is Magic

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    I've had my flat top for a little over a year. I read the entire manual online before I decided on it, mostly because I have to have electric and I wanted the double oven and I hate cleaning stoves. It's a GE Profile and I needed to make sure I could still use my pressure cookers on the flat top. (which I could as long as the bottoms were flat)

    I hated it the first month, I was so nervous. It was scratched in the first week. (tiny scratches) but then I found out that the stuff they give you to clean the top (Ceramabryte) actually helps to polish it and prevents scratches. Once I started using it on a regular basis, there were hardly any scratches.

    However, I have to say the scratches it has received were all from my iron pans, which I kept because I love them and the bottoms were flat on the pieces I kept. I still use the iron pans now, but I'm extremely careful with them and never move them on the top or even rotate them.

    Now that I've calmed down about it and realized scratches happen I'm better. Heck, nothing in my world is perfect and worrying about trying to keep it perfect was what I hated those first few weeks.

    I have found that I really like it and appreciate how much cleaner I can keep it than any other stove I have owned.

    I wash it with the Cermabryte about once a week when I can see the "build up" I clean it daily with a dobie pad (those plastic knit covered sponges) and rinse it with damp cloth to remove the suds.

    Also a week after it was installed the contractors accidently dropped the vent hood right on the stove top. It didn't even scratch. (I know they were probably just lucky.) That was about when I started to realize I was wasting my energy expecting my kitchen to stay brand new.
     
  20. kathie859

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    And I use all sorts of pots and pans....cast iron for my fried chicken, stainless saucepans and a few reallllllly heavy other LeCrueset pots.

    As far as cleaning....A quick wipe after cooking and the occasional razor blade for cooked on crud makes it a snap. You really don't have to treat this cooktop with kid gloves. It's pretty tough and I think the only way to break it would be to drop something heavy on it.

    Happy cooking:goodvibes
     
  21. dd50

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    You can use any pots as long as they have a flat bottom. I have had mine for about 2 years and at first I hated the dumb thing but after a while it gets easier and as long as you keep it clean it is easier. When I first got it I had Tools of the Trade pots and I guess from wear some didn't sit all the way down and would move around when I was stirring things. I went and bought Circulon (great deal at Kohl's) and they work great.
     

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