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Old 11-21-2007, 10:26 PM   #1
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Unhappy Problem: Pans slide all over my gas cooktop

I love my cast iron pans, and use them all the time. One of my favorite things about them has always been that since they are heavy, they stay put. But on the new range that was delivered to my house today, they slide like crazy! Does anybody have a fix for this? It's a hassle and feels unsafe. Thanks all!

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Old 11-21-2007, 10:32 PM   #2
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Hello...Nivchek Welcome to DC. What kind of range did you buy? Is it an electric cook top?
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:33 PM   #3
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It's gas

Forgot to mention that it is gas.
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:38 PM   #4
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It's strange that heavy cast iron pans would be sliding all over the place. I dunno. Maybe give it some time and when the "new" wears off a bit hopefully they want slide so much!!
In the mean time, be careful with them.

Stay safe, and have a Great Thanksgiving!!!
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:59 PM   #5
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All of my pans slide around on the grid that covers the gas burner. I have always put it down to the grid not being straight and level when fitted but mine is old. Guess you could take a hammer to the iron grid and make a bit of an indent for them to stop them moving about. I just turn the handles in a manner so that they balance.
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:03 PM   #6
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Hi Nivchek, I concur with Bob. I have never come across this either. I use cast iron most of the time and have a gas stove. Once the skillet goes down, it stays down. Have you thought about writing the company that made the stove and get their input?

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Old 11-21-2007, 11:13 PM   #7
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I got gas and my pans (copper aluminum or cast iron) sat put just fine. If the grates are smooth finished, that may be the cause. Mine are rough finished so the pans don't slide.
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Is the stove level? You know, when the stores hire these delivery/installation guys, they give them a urine test, not an IQ test.
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Old 11-22-2007, 07:25 PM   #9
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Is the stove level? You know, when the stores hire these delivery/installation guys, they give them a urine test, not an IQ test.
You're in a humerous mood today Caine!! This is also funny!!
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Old 11-22-2007, 08:26 PM   #10
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Lightbulb funny

Actually, our delivery guys went to great pains to level it well, since the owner of the delivery company was among them. The grid is very glossy and my pans are a bit concave on the bottom. I have always used gas stoves and it's never been this bad. The pans slide when I stir the food. Maybe I should take the grid pieces to a sharpening shop and have them roughened up a bit. Not pretty, but might help.

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