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Jan 27, 2011 03:54 PM

Cast iron pan and glass cooktop

Is it safe to use a cast iron pan on a glass/electric cook top? I've heard it might crack the glass.

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  1. Note this thread that's running at the moment,

    I use bare cast iron, LC and a cast iron grill on my glass top, never had a problem, and I do take care. So safe enough IMO.

    1. I have several cast iron pans I use with success on my glass top. never worried about breaking, either, until I read the linked thread!

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      1. re: cocktailhour

        Can't open the link(page has been moved or never existed).
        Will proceed with caution. Thanks for the replies.

          1. re: ahack

            Thanks ahack.Lots of good info on that link.I love cast iron(use it at work) but I'm still worried about damaging the stove top. I like the idea of using the broiler to preheat the pan.

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        1. Has any one used a Lodge pan? on glass/ceramic top. I'm worried to try one since the "lodge" is raised on the bottom.

          1. Cast iron and carbon steel are great matches for glass/ceramic tops. If you are prone to dropping things on a cook top then glass/ceramic shouldn't be used regardless of the cookware. One way to avoid accidents is to not use silicone pot holders or mitts, as they can be very slippery when handling cast iron. Sliding of pots and pans of any material is not recommended.

            I've used many Lodge pieces on glass/ceramic, never had a problem.