Using Cast Iron on a Ceramic Cooktop?

Can I use cast iron skillets on a glass top stove?

By grace miracle from Danville, WV

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July 28, 20101 found this helpful
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We do with no problems. We stay away from pots with a rounded bottom as they move on the hot stove.

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November 12, 20161 found this helpful

Yes the answer to `can I cook with an iron griddle` was good; I shall be now cooking my fillet steak on it. I did read to put fire liners under the griddle if one can find them by Friday? Thanks Julie Warburton

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November 8, 20170 found this helpful

According to the Mohs hardness scale, there is literally no issue. Asking if iron will scratch glass is akin to asking if drawing with chalk will carve up a sidewalk. You CAN'T scratch glass with iron. It's impossible. You CAN break glass with iron though. But you can also break it with flour (provided you hit it hard enough).

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If you at least clumsy, stupid and ignorant, yes, you might damage your stove. Other otherwise, unless you are trying to break it, it's impossible

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January 10, 20115 found this helpful
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My local appliance dealer says that the new appliances are designed to last for 10 years. That being said, I've used cast iron on my glass cooktop for at least 9 years almost every day. No problems and I have a variety of pans including a 16 inch cast iron pan and a griddle that uses two burners and the bridge burner. I am moving and have a new GE glass top. I intend to continue using cast iron. Just be careful and don't slide or twist your pans and in my honest opinion you'll be okay.

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June 16, 20161 found this helpful

Thx

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November 14, 20162 found this helpful
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I use my cast iron on my glass top stove all the time. Just be careful when setting it down.

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I did smash a hole in a previous glass stove top by slamming frozen chicken down to break it apart. Not a good idea. :)

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July 28, 20100 found this helpful

Some manufacturers forbid anything, that they can find in the dictionary, to slither out of the warranty. However, the glass used for stove tops is harder than cast iron, and won't be scratched by cast iron.

The same goes for the weight. If you can put a 10 gallon aluminum canner on it, then you most definitely can put a cast iron frying pan on it. Just don't toss or clunk anything onto it.

For cleaning burned on spills I use a sharp putty knife, to get down to the glass first. After that any decent household cleaner and the two-color sponge pads work just as well as they do on the outside of a frying pan.

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Use the pads that have uneven holes like a natural sponge, not the ones with uniform holes like foam. The abrasive on one side of the pads is quite safe for glass tops, but not for aluminum or fine silver.

If you have to use coarse stainless steel wool for extreme cases, don't worry. It is much softer than the glass. I have used my glass top for almost 10 years now and won't voluntarily go back to enameled metal tops.

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October 28, 20180 found this helpful

FYI, those (name not mentioned) magic erasers work wonders on a glass top stove.

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July 29, 20101 found this helpful

My mother used her cast iron on a glass range for years with only slight traces of any sort of damage. Making sure that the cast iron is seasoned and cared for properly helps as well.

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August 2, 20100 found this helpful

Yes, I have a ceramic smooth top stove with Halegen burners ,for over ten years and the cast iron holds the heat once it is hot so you can turn your heat down I use med (5) for most of my cooking , if I need to boil water for potatoes I use 9 until I see it bubbling & then reduce heat to 5(med) I have 3 cast iron skillets I use, & also visions sauce pans

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they all work great and cleaning just use soft scrub & if something spills use a utility scraper to scratch off the residue & clean with soft scrub & rinse .

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November 8, 20170 found this helpful

I use my cast iron on my glass stove all the time. There are no scratches. You just want to make sure not to bang it down hard.

I did break the glass top to my stove a few years ago but that was because I was being a bonehead. I tried to break apart frozen chicken and used the stove top instead of the counter. Big mistake!

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October 28, 20180 found this helpful

I needed to buy a new stove many years ago and was on the verge of buying a glass top one until the salesman told me that I couldn't use cast iron cookware on it. I would die if I had to give up using my various pieces of cast iron cookware so opted for an electric coil stove. It must have been made by a disgruntled employee because it didn't last 3 years before it was just too costly to continue repairing. So I was back in the market for a stove when I came across the most beautiful glass top stove that had more bells and whistles I thought possible on a stove. It was a discontinued model on sale @ 50% off.

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Oddly, sitting nearby was a coil top stove at exactly the same price with none of the bells and whistles. Without a second thought I opted for the glass top as I had recently researched the matter and felt a little more comfortable about using my cast iron cookware.

That was over 10 years ago (I love my stove) and I can honestly say I use at least one piece of cast iron cookware daily. My cook top surface is still in showroom condition. I always remove the cooking vessel if the contents need stirring or anything else that might cause it to slide around. Be careful and you should have no problem using cast iron.

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