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Old 12-22-2007, 12:28 PM   #1
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Cookware for Ceramic Smoothtop

I just purchased a new ceramic smoothtop stove. I'm now looking at new cookware. This has been an angonizing decision. I've been using Circulon, but I think I want to move to stainless steel.

I saw a set of cookware at Macy that I really liked and the reviews I have read have been favorable - Belgique stainless steel copper bottom. I'm concerned about the copper bottom on my white smoothtop. Will it mark it up? I've reviewed my manual and Maytag's website, but there is no mention of copper bottom pans.

I would appreciate your input. Thanks. -cp-

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Old 12-22-2007, 12:48 PM   #2
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SHould be fine. My sis has a glass top and loves it. She uses all kinds of cookware. THe silicon cream cleaner that comes with a glass top range works well. use it.
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Old 12-26-2007, 12:16 PM   #3
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I use everything on mine. All Clad stainless. Cast Iron. Le Creuset. Cheapo nonsticks. Griddle. Lots of stuff they claim you shouldn't use. Pssssahw.

But mine isn't white though, it's black.
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Old 12-26-2007, 12:22 PM   #4
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SHould be fine. My sis has a glass top and loves it. She uses all kinds of cookware. THe silicon cream cleaner that comes with a glass top range works well. use it.
I've been using all my same cookware on my ceramic top stove at the coast and so far, no problems. I bought it used so I didn't get the cleaner they come with. Since you mentioned that it's silicone, I'm wondering if it's the same stuff that you use to clean and remove scratches from DVDs and Plexiglass?
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Old 12-27-2007, 04:41 PM   #5
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I've used a couple of the Belgique pieces and didn't think they were that good.
I much perfer Cuisinart Chef's Classic which is around the same price.
Also-the Belgique came with a warning about the possibility of melting and bonding to a ceramic cooktops when used at too high heat.
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Old 12-27-2007, 05:03 PM   #6
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Ron,
Thanks for your input on the Belgique line. The copper bottomed pans did scare me. I just spent a small fortune on my new stove and don't want to ruin it in the first couple of months.

I now have my eye on the Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Stainless. This appears to be a better line of pans. I have not actually been able to see them in person, but the reviews look good.
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:08 PM   #7
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I now have my eye on the Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Stainless. This appears to be a better line of pans. I have not actually been able to see them in person, but the reviews look good.
I have a couple of these pans and I bought some for 2 of my kids for Christmas. I think they are as good a quality as Calphalon tri-ply. They are nice and thick with rolled lip for pouring and the handle doesn't get hot. One main difference I see is that they have the stainless lids vs. the glass lids. Also, they have a life-time warranty. HTH
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:35 PM   #8
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Fisher's Mom,
It's good to hear you like them. There is a big price difference between them and some of the other heavier stainless steel pans. I actually wanted the stainless steel lids. I like for my pots and pans to be hand washed and I was afraid my teenage daughters would break the glass lids. :-) I've seen a 12 piece set for $300. I know this is a reasonable price, but I'm hoping they might go on sale or at least free shipping.
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:46 PM   #9
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CAPerez, I looked at that set and it looks excellent! So many times there are some weird pieces or odd sizes in sets but this one looks great. If you like Calphalon or All-Clad, I think you will be very pleased with these.
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:09 PM   #10
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We have a black glass top, and I didn't think I could use a grill on it, but now I'm going to give it a try.
DH and I really like Calphalon pans, and they're great on the glass/ceramic tops, but we've had to send back of couple of skillets because the finish started bubbling in the middle, probably because we got them too hot. They are guaranteed for life though, and the company is very good about replacing them.
For Christmas, he bought one of the new ones...I can't remember what they call it, but the 12" skillet was $149.00! It sure better be good. I'm going to try it out after while when I make my salmon patties.
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