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Old 11-10-2006, 08:42 PM   #11
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We got one a couple weeks ago - I think I've finally learned that I don't need to touch it & feel how smooth it is when it's on. I've burned myself a couple times already because it looks harmless.

We got an Amana with an enclosed heating element in the oven - that is really taking some getting used to. It doesn't seem to be as hot as the one we replaced. And I'm not seeing a huge difference with the convection setting, much to my disappointment - maybe I was expecting too much.
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Old 11-11-2006, 12:42 PM   #12
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It had ONE downside to it. If you're making jam or other high-sugar products, and you have a spill, clean it up quickly, or it will burn on almost permanently. .

Oh yes. That happened to me last year and there is still a spot that won't come off no matter what!
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Old 11-20-2006, 10:38 PM   #13
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If you like cooking with gas but like the glass top - several companies now make "gas on glass" - which is what I am purchasing. I like the glass cooktop but prefer gas cooking. I have done alot, alot, alot of research - if you want to know the ins and outs PM me and I will fill you in. Good luck with your purchases!
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Old 09-22-2007, 11:36 AM   #14
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Glass Cooktop

When moving to Nevada last year we did not have natural gas, so I bought a Wolf Glass cooktop. We was fantastic and believe it or not I liked it as well as my gas cooktop. Cleanup was great. It was a five burner with a 15" large burner that was adjustable, it was the greatest. Bought a new house in California a few months ago and has all Jenn Air appliances. The worst. Now looking for new ovens. Any ideas
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Old 09-22-2007, 01:42 PM   #15
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Glass top or no - I would

I use one from time to time when I'm at daughter's. Otherwise I have an old style electric at home. I don't have any poblem using her's eventhough I'm not good yet at setting initial temperaures and bringing temp down from a boil to a simmer. Sometimes have to move the pot "off the fire" for a few. Otherwise I would prefer it. In a past life a past wife and I had a glass top and I do think they have improved meanwhile. Cleaning is no problem and I do splatter and drip and all those things.
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Old 09-22-2007, 02:14 PM   #16
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Mom has a glass top stove and hates it, except for the cleanup. I have cooked there and find the response time to be better than conventional electric stoves, but not as good as gas. Hers is an Amana, I think. I could cook (have cooked) effectively with her setup, but would not choose it.
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Old 09-22-2007, 03:07 PM   #17
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I hated mine as there was no effective way to simmer. Maybe that's changed on the newer models. It came with the house we used to live in and even though brand new, I switched to a gas model as soon as we could afford it. The burners I had would heat up, than back off, then heat up, then back off...drove me bonkers!
I'm with you Nancy, I would go to a friends house and cook on her
glass cooktop, I hated it. On and off, on and off. I wanted steady
temperature and couldn't get it. Maybe her pans weren't the best
but geez...... Her husband overcooked the tomato soup which
spilled over and burned. It wouldn't come off with the usual
cleaners so he tried to use a razor and scratched it. She fumed
and fumed.... he he Poor guy will never live it down. She liked
it because it was smooth looking and easier to clean than the
electric burners.
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:30 PM   #18
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I do not like the electric glass stoves either. However, mine is a GAS glass cooktop and I absolutely love it! Clean up is soooo easy, a wet paper towel followed by a dry wipe. That's it. I have the GE Gas on Glass 4-continuous cast iron burners. It heats up wicked fast-power burner is awesome!
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:04 AM   #19
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Wow. I love my electric ceramic stop stove. I have no problem at all maintaining constant temps, even very low ones. And it's probably 12 or 15 years old now.
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Old 03-29-2008, 02:25 PM   #20
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cooking - glass top stoves

Hi - I have had a glass top stove for 5 years now, first time for me. Although I love how easy it is to clean, and how quickly it heats up, there are some very specific caveats. (1) you definitley will need better quality flat bottom pans. We had to buy all new pans because you must have heavy flat bottom pans. Our old pans (copper bottom) were not effecient. (2) Be careful what you have near the stove top. I had a bottle of olive oil which I accidentally tipped over. It hit the edge of the stove top and, boom, it cracked. Once cracked you cannot use it until replaced. The cost at the time was 378.00 for the top not including the labor. (3) It is great how quickly it heats up but once you turn off the burners take care, it takes quite a bit of time to cool down. There is a red indicator light on my stove to remind you the surface is hot.

I like the stove but if I had a do over I would go with gas, (even though I would have to put in a propane tank to do it)
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