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We have a ceramic flattop stove. Is there a heat element to prevent pot from scorching or burning food?

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Just takes practice and using smallest burner appropriate to pan. also should use medium weight FLAT pans. put a straight edge on bottom of pan before using or buying. I have seen pans that are $200 each that I don't feel are flat enough. much of gourmet cookware is designed to work on gas tops. The surface also needs to be cleaned every time it is used. I have a 6 month old white top that still looks brand new, lot of work though.

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