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Pros and Cons of GlassTop Electric Range
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Robert in Md    Posted 02-18-2004 at 19:46:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My wife is going to purchase a new electric stove. She'd like opinions on using the glasstop ranges. She likes to use old castiron skillets and does canning with a large pressure cooker. Someone told her not to use castiron on the glass surface?? Whats your experience with this cooking surface as compared to electric elements. Thanks

Bundy    Posted 02-19-2004 at 21:22:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I cooked in a restraunt for 10 years on gas.I thought i could not live without it .Been cooking on glass top in the place i live and find it the next best choice to gas.They also can handle cast iron pans, use them all the time and no problems in 4 years.I will also have to admit they clean up way easier than the rest.If you are not connected to gas or just dont want to constanly keep cleaning gas stove every time something boils over the glas top is what i would buy.

magpie    Posted 02-19-2004 at 12:49:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have a kitchen aid, have had it about 5 years or so. It is OK as far as stoves go. It's hard to keep clean, it has to be wiped up immediately after use, and sometimes scraped. I would rather have burners because you can remove them for cleaning.

ret    Posted 02-19-2004 at 13:06:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can let mine get filthy dirty and greasy and in less than 7 minutes, it is like new again. If I wiped it off everytime I used it, it would be a matter of a couple of minutes

Stormie    Posted 02-19-2004 at 07:05:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was going to get one but the salesman told me they cannot be canned on. This was about 6 months ago. Unless they have come up with something knew or he was mistaken I would find out for sure if they can be canned on.

Robert in Md's better hal    Posted 02-19-2004 at 08:28:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
THANKS for all the replies and thoughts. I haven't started looking for my range yet but you have given me some things to think about as well as things to check out. I'm sure I'll find one that I will like... now, if I could just decide on the wallpaper for this room

Jim in michigan    Posted 02-19-2004 at 05:57:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I used to do repair work for frigidaire,(I am a appliance repairman) When they first started making the flattops, or glasstops they were junk and cracked easily...Now they are pretty good,,havent seen a broken top on a newer one, they are built better and should be fine for you...Jim

I got one too    Posted 02-19-2004 at 05:07:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
had one in my old home and have one in my new one. Nothing wrong with them at all. Get the one with the wavy coils, they heat better. Halagon elements are fine, but cost more. Easy to keep clean, and they keep an exceptional level temp when cooking something. As for looks, most of us think they are sleek looking. Why anyone thinks they are just a marketing idea, I don't know.They been around a long time
REt who is a messy cook

KellyGa    Posted 02-18-2004 at 20:55:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I cook ALL the time with my cast iron skillets, and I LOVE my glass top stove. They don't break that easy, believe me if they did, mine would be broken! Get one, they are easy clean up, thats for sure! They aren't any different to use than a regular stove.

Renee Harris    Posted 05-10-2006 at 09:16:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Please tell me about scratching !?!???? I know you said you had no breakage, but what about the cast iron and the scratches.

buck    Posted 02-18-2004 at 20:53:27       [Reply]  [No Email]

That is what my wife wanted when we redid the kitchen and she uses a castiron skillet on it. It is the Frigidaire brand if that makes a difference. My Sister had one of the original Corning ones and it went nearly 30 years without repair.

kathleen    Posted 08-21-2007 at 07:30:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I need a large and small element for the counter for this Corning glasstop, does anyone know where I can get them?

big fred    Posted 02-18-2004 at 20:35:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
We put a Jennair with glass top burner modules in our house about 5 years ago and are satisfied with the performance, no problems so far using cast iron, but we generally don't, as our large skillet doesn't sit flat. The Jennair modules have a metal rim around the glass elements, and the paint has chipped off the rim in spots. So far we're satisfied.

Have One    Posted 02-18-2004 at 20:23:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I grew up with gas stoves, have had electric ever since I've been on my own (20 years). Just built a new house recently and my wife wanted one of those glass top stoves, I thought....NO WAY! Of course she got her way, we really like it as far as an electric stove is concerned. And no, you cannot use cast iron on it...the manufacturer even says not to do it. Ours is a Kenmore, it looks as if your looking in the end of a jet engine when it's on. I would go gas though if it were availible. So far it's been pretty cool though, had it for 3 years now.


Dave Munson    Posted 02-18-2004 at 20:04:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can you get gas?

RusselAZ    Posted 02-18-2004 at 19:52:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Nice marketing idea. Not worth a hoot for cooking on. OH, they cook but they look like the north end of a donkey going south real fast.

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