Question about Kitchen Ranges

1 Answer

Can cast iron be used on GE glass top stoves?

Posted by arnold_mages on

Ad

1 Answer

Jeff Rockwell

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 5,911 Answers

Cast iron is not recommended due to the weight and its heat retention. Cast iron stays hot longer and, due to the weight, can damage the cooktop surface by scratching or cracking it. In your owner/operator manual there should be a section that defines what type of cookware that can be used. Aluminum and Copper heat rapidly, but can leave metal transfer marks. Stainless takes longer to heat and doesn't always heat evenly. Baked enamel, I believe, is the recommended cookware, because it is light weight, heats evenly and has a less risk of damaging the cooktop.

NOTE: References to any remarks about metal transfer marks made by cookware are DISCLAIMERS letting the consumer know that the POTENTIAL of marking the cooktop surface exists. This is NOT to imply that the cookware should not be used. There should be clear instructions that state how to remove the marks (if it occurs), what recommended cleaners are to be used and how to properly keep the cooktop surface clean. Spillage from milk or sugar substances can cause more damage than metal transfer marks.

Another item to note is the cookware bottom should be smooth and flat. If you sit a pan on the range surface and it does not sit evenly, you can potentially crack the cooktop surface due to uneven heating.

A warranty in most cases does not cover damage or breakage of the cooktop caused by the consumer using improper cookware or dropping something on it and breaking the surface.

Not trying to give you a lecture here, just trying to give you some advice just in case you weren't aware. I hope you find this information helpful.

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

Ad

2 Related Answers

jsrock516

Jeff Rockwell

  • 5911 Answers

SOURCE: cast iron pans

Cast iron cookware is NOT recommended due to the weight and the potential damage it can cause to the glass top surface. There's nothing better than a good old-fashioned cast iron skillet that's been broken in over a number of years of use, but they are better suited for gas ranges rather than electric. I hate it. I have several cast iron skillets that I only use on the outdoor grill, because I currently own a glass top electric range.

Aluminum bottom pans and copper bottom pans heat well, but can leave metal transfer marks on the cook top surface. If the marks are cleaned after use with an approved stove top cleaner, you shouldn't have any problem retaining the condition of the glass surface, however. Stainless Steel seems to offer good resistance to metal transfer, but takes a little longer to heat than aluminum or copper. So...you have somewhat of a trade off. Baked enamel cookware seems to be the best recommendation because it heats wells and causes the least amount of damage to your glass top surface.

IMPORTANT: Make sure the bottom of your cookware is FLAT. If your pans are warped or bowed, this can cause uneven heat transfer on the heating elements and potentially cause the cook top to crack. Most manufacturers will not replace the top if it still under warranty if it is determined that your cookware caused the problem.

A little over kill, but I hope this helps you.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

Ad

Anonymous

  • 115 Answers

SOURCE: CAN I USE ENAMELED CAST IRON POT ON MY NEW GE GLASS TOP RANGE

yes they can just cant slide them around cause of scratching but as far as performance they are fine

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

0helpful
2answers

Can I use a cast iron pan on glass cooktop range

Yes you can, magnetic induction stoves are working with anything metalic.
0helpful
1answer

Can I use Cast Iron Pots and Skillets on my new Frigidaire Gallery Stove Top?

Hello friend, thanks for your post!
It is not recommended to use any cast iron pots or skillets on a Frigidaire smooth top. In your manual it provides the best type of cookware material and cast iron is a poor heat conductor. Due to the weight of the cast iron it can cause scratches or damage the cooktop. I hope this information has been helpful. -Matt
1helpful
4answers

How should I store my cast iron skillet?

Ensuring that a Cast Iron Skillet stay "Rust Free" is to keep it "Seasoned". Wash with little soap and hot running water. Then pat dry... then onto the stove top it goes for 2-3 minutes for complete drying. Have a paper towel with "some, not a lot" of shortening or vegetable oil on it, ready. Once the 2-3 minutes on the stove top is complete, Keep the stove on... rub your oiled paper towel, all over the warmed up pan, then take a dry paper towel, and wipe evenly - removing excess oil. Place on the stove top once more before storing away, for about another 2 minutes.
Store with the lid and place another dry paper towel inside the pan, while storing.
Do this, and your cast iron cookware will outlive you!
Jan 16, 2013 • Home
3helpful
2answers

Can one cook with iron skillet on glass top electric stove

Cast iron is NOT recommended to be used on a glass cook top due to its weight and potential for damaging the surface. Cast iron also heats rapidly and retains heat for a long time. Its great for gas stoves, but not a good idea for a glass surface.

The best cookware to use should be lighter in weight, have even heating properties with a SMOOTH flat cooking surface on the bottom for proper heat transfer. Some cookware that IS approved for use on a glass cook top is baked enamel, stainless and copper.

NOTE: Cooper and Stainless can leave marks on the cook top, but these marks do come off with most approved cook top surface cleaners.

If in doubt, always refer to your owner's manual. It explains in detail how to select the proper cookware for your range and the limitations and/or characteristics of each. If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
0helpful
1answer

How to clean the cast iron grates and stove top of a gas range

glass cleaner WITH ammonia, and a small toothbrush works well. mop up with an old washcloth, rinsing often. for pieces which have gummy residue, and which can be removed to the sink for soap and water finsing afterwards, try GooGone.
2helpful
1answer

CAN YOU USE CAST IRON SKILLETS ON RADIANT GLASS COOK TOPS?

you CAN use the skillet, but not with great results id assume, it holds too much heat, and problaby a bit too rough underneath and would probably scratch the glass top, in a family business for over 20 yrs. now and thats my recomendation, my brother also in the same feild swears his wife uses it with no issues!!!
0helpful
1answer

CAN I USE ENAMELED CAST IRON POT ON MY NEW GE GLASS TOP RANGE

yes they can just cant slide them around cause of scratching but as far as performance they are fine
2helpful
2answers

Cast iron pans

Cast iron cookware is NOT recommended due to the weight and the potential damage it can cause to the glass top surface. There's nothing better than a good old-fashioned cast iron skillet that's been broken in over a number of years of use, but they are better suited for gas ranges rather than electric. I hate it. I have several cast iron skillets that I only use on the outdoor grill, because I currently own a glass top electric range.

Aluminum bottom pans and copper bottom pans heat well, but can leave metal transfer marks on the cook top surface. If the marks are cleaned after use with an approved stove top cleaner, you shouldn't have any problem retaining the condition of the glass surface, however. Stainless Steel seems to offer good resistance to metal transfer, but takes a little longer to heat than aluminum or copper. So...you have somewhat of a trade off. Baked enamel cookware seems to be the best recommendation because it heats wells and causes the least amount of damage to your glass top surface.

IMPORTANT: Make sure the bottom of your cookware is FLAT. If your pans are warped or bowed, this can cause uneven heat transfer on the heating elements and potentially cause the cook top to crack. Most manufacturers will not replace the top if it still under warranty if it is determined that your cookware caused the problem.

A little over kill, but I hope this helps you.
0helpful
1answer

Glass top stove

you can try a flat blade rasor blade, cerama brite smooth top cleaner and some elbow grease
0helpful
1answer
Not finding what you are looking for?
Kitchen Ranges Logo

Related Topics:

311 views

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kitchen Ranges Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8221 Answers

Oloyede Monsuru

Level 3 Expert

1468 Answers

Paul Carew

Level 3 Expert

3630 Answers

Are you a Kitchen Range Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...