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Cast iron pan and glass cooktop

petek Jan 27, 2011 03:54 PM

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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    andrewtree RE: petek Jan 27, 2011 05:15 PM

    Note this thread that's running at the moment, http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/417089.

    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.

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      cocktailhour RE: petek Jan 27, 2011 05:40 PM

      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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        petek RE: cocktailhour Jan 27, 2011 06:43 PM

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

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          ahack RE: petek Jan 27, 2011 07:02 PM

          Try this: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/417089
          (Without the period at the end)

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            petek RE: ahack Jan 27, 2011 07:33 PM

            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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        lulou23 RE: petek Jan 27, 2011 07:01 PM

        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. SanityRemoved RE: petek Jan 28, 2011 03:59 AM

          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.

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