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ProvoloneRanger Jun 13, 2011 12:49 PM

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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    rasputina Feb 23, 2014 11:46 AM

    I used my Emile Henry tagine on my glass top, but it's flameware.

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      CatBaloo Feb 23, 2014 06:34 AM

      I have a Wolf glass top stove. I spoke to rep from Wolf re using a metal diffuser with my clay tagine. They said definately not! The stove will heat the diffuser to a heat that will crack the stove top. They recomend using the tagine directly on the glass stove top.

      1. Chemicalkinetics Dec 14, 2011 12:27 PM

        No reason why it cannot. I have no trouble using my clay cookware thus far.

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          rasputina Dec 14, 2011 11:18 AM

          Well since I posted in this thread, I've moved and the new place has a a ceramic stove top. I have used my Emile Henry tagine directly on it without issue same as on my old stoves electric coil stove. I haven't used the rifi yet.

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            eyseto Dec 5, 2011 05:05 PM

            Do not. Especially, if it's a chinese clay pot with wire. Glass cook tops tend to be faster and higher heat than gas. Plus, it's not on a burner top. It's direct heat. Even if you soak clay pots, it will crack eventually.

            1. ipsedixit Jun 19, 2011 02:17 PM

              No, please don't.

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                sueatmo Jun 19, 2011 01:58 PM

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

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                  auroragirl Jun 17, 2011 09:57 PM

                  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.

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                    Soumak Jun 17, 2011 08:05 PM

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                    1. sunshine842 Jun 13, 2011 01:38 PM

                      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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                        rasputina Jun 13, 2011 01:36 PM

                        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.

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