Originally Posted by TheNoodleIncident
so i will hopefully be moving into a new house soon (our bid is in, lets hope its accepted!) and they have a glass stove top....im not happy about giving up my gas, but what are you going to do?
i hope they arent as bad for cooking as people make them seem
I was in your boat 11 years ago when I bought the house I live in now. I had always had gas and hated electric stoves. Though my new (actually very old) house had gas lighting fixtures still installed, the gas line had been ripped out long ago.
There was a 2 year old glass top electric stove.
I considered puttint in gas until I realized that the glass-top stove was the best
I'd ever cooked on.
So I'd give it a chance. There are not that many rules, actually.
Cast iron and heavy things like Le Creuset are fine
. I use them constantly. You obviously must take caution not to drop heavy pots or pans and not to drag them over the glass surface. Manufacturers say not to use CI or LC because the glass top is under warranty (for a period of time, at least) and they are on the hook if you are butterfingers with your skillet of bacon.
You do need a flat bottom, but one of my cast iron skillets has a ring bottom and it works perfectly.
The only "scars" on my cooktop are a one inch scratch that I have no idea how it got there (methinks my mother did it when she visited) and a dime-sized burned spot thanks to molten carmelized sugar.
You can buy cooktop cleaner (I think they call it "conditioner" helps make it shiny), but I usually use a plastic scrubber and BKF. RINSE very well. I had to razor off the molten sugar.
Mine is incredibly easy to maintain and I love it. It's getting old, though and that makes me nervous.
Just use common sense in being careful with heavy things, scratchy things, metal utensils, etc. Don't drag anything over the surface.
Good Luck with it!