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Jun 28, 2013 04:31 PM

Between the induction hob and the pan--what do you use?

My new induction cook top is ordered. I am told by the store people that silicone mats can be used between pot and hob. The Bosch You Tube video shows several thicknesses of newspaper. I've also heard of using butcher paper.

What, if anything, do induction users put between the pot and hob to keep it clean? What would you advise?

Thanks in advance.!

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    1. re: wattacetti


      Disclaimer: I have a single-burner portable induction cooker that cost me all of around USD28, so if it scratches - which it hasn't in two years of constant daily use - I'm not going to complain.

    2. I don't really understand the reasoning behind the need to use something. Are they difficult to clean?

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        1. re: Leepa

          The reason users ask about covers for induction cook-tops is that the glass has a tendency to get scratch by moving the cookware. I've sent a note to Jenn-Air to see if they can suggest a material that can be used for protection while cooking.

        2. I'd read about that as well and when we first installed the cooktop I put newspaper down to prevent splatters when cooking bacon.

          Once I realized how easy it is to clean the cooktop, I quickly dispensed with this practice.

          In most instances a quick wipe with a micro-fibre cloth does the trick. For more significant spills or greasy splatters, I'll wipe down the cooktop with a little Perfect Granite on a damp cloth.

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          1. re: Breadcrumbs

            I imagine that's how I will use it too. The only exception might be when I use my Lodge CI grill pan.

          2. I've read somewhere to use parchment paper. But I use nothing just wipe up everything with a sponge as I cook.

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            1. re: unprofessional_chef

              Parchment paper is only rated to 400-410 degrees F.
              My induction cooker pans hit 510 F on my single burner
              induction cookers and char parchment paper, newspaper and paper towels. Charred paper catches fire easily. Be very careful. Silicone also chars on my induction cookers. it is only rated to 450 or 475 degrees. Be very careful. Fire hazards. Better to use noncombustables.

            2. Hi, Sue:

              To the extent you use anything thick like silicone, you will be putting the temperature sensors at an even greater disadvantage. Personally, I can't brook the slimy feel of used silicone anyway.