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Buying new cookware and need to know if Stainless steel will scratch the surface of smooth top.

We've had our GE smooth top for about 5 years and no longer have the booklet that came with it. We currently have glazed cookware that does not scratch the smooth surface. Would like to buy a new cookware set. Does the stainless steel cookware scratch the surface? If so, please tell me what I should use rather than stainless steel. Our current set is non-stick coated. We no longer want this kind. Thank you for your help. Sincerely, Linda

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  • holnurse May 24, 2009

    Either I didn't make myself clear or this person isn't good at interpreting questions. Also, my daughter-in-law has a subscription to an online site similar to "consumers report" for cooks/kitchens. It says that Rachel Ray's design is one of the worst they tested. So I don't think I want to try it.

    I do not want to stick with what I already have. I don't want it for several reasons. Some of which I listed in my question. This response did not tell me anything. Not helpful at all.

    Thank you,

    Linda

    holnurse@citcom.net

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Sometimes it may happen that Stainless steel will scratch the surface of smooth top. So always buy a good product and simply buy a branded one so that this kind of thing won't happen on future. For more details, please visit here:

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Stay with what you have been using. rachael ray has a unike design. try it.

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Cooktops are in many homes and are a preferred kitchen appliance to many home owners. The Cook in the kitchen can appreciate the stylish look of a sleek radiant smooth top Cooktop . Many invest top dollar to have stainless steel appliances including the following: Refrigerator, Dishwasher and Compactor. Moreover, having a sharp looking Cooktop addition only compliments the style and design of any high end kitchen. Maintainence and care of such an essential attractive appliance such as a cooktop is important.


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Step 1 - Prepare your Cooktop by cleaning the surface*Make sure the surface is cooled* Use a damp rag first and sweep of crumbs and food stuff. Use your favorite cleaner and rinse completely. Careful not to get moisture around knobs or switches. Dry off surface.

Step 2 -- Work on the scratch area
Run the sharp edge of a razor over the scratch around 3x and this will aid in smoothing out any raised ruff edges. Apply gentle pressure to the cooktop scratch area.


Step 3 - Apply A Cooktop Cleaner
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    Cast Iron - NOT recommended due to the weight of the metal. Can cause potential cracks or breakage.

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