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Jun 13, 2011 12:49 PM

Can you cook with a clay pot on a glass topped stove?

I was interested in buying a clay tagine, but I have a glass topped electric stove and I'm not sure if I can use it directly on the glass burner. Anyone have any tips?

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  1. I think it would be fine, but I don't have a glass top stove so I haven't tried it. The only issues I know of are with bare electric coils, in which case you just use a diffuser under the unglazed tagines, the Emile Henry is fine directly on electric coils. What kind are you considering? Glazed or unglazed?

    I have an unglazed rifi and the Emile Henry flameware tagine which is glazed.

    1. No more than you can use it on an electric stove with coils -- it's an intense source of direct heat, and the expansion under heat will weaken the piece, if it doesn't shatter outright.

      Vitreous cooking vessels go in the oven, and never on the stove.

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        1. I would use a diffuser which is a metal plate that goes on top stove. There are many kinds out there. I would get the kind that you would use if you had an induction stove.

          1. The best way to use the tagine would be to use it exactly as the manufacturer says to use it.