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Types of Cookware Safe to Use on the Cooktop

Using the right cookware means you get to be a boss in the kitchen. Never again deal with food taking too long to cook, or getting inconsistent results because you didn’t use the right cookware. Proper pans reduce cooking time, use less energy, and cook food more evenly. So you can whip up that perfect dish each and every time.

Cast iron is safe to use on the cooktop. Avoid sliding aluminum pans across a hot surface, as these may leave marks.

Avoid using the following types of cookware on the glass/ceramic cooktop:

  • Pans with grooved or warped bottoms

  • Very thin-gauge metal pans

  • Glass pans (these may scratch the surface)

  • Pans more than one inch smaller or larger than the heating element

  • Cookware with loose or broken handles

  • Woks with a ring-stand bottom

  • Round bottom woks

  • Rippled-bottom and/or oversized canners and griddles

  • Glass, ceramic, or porcelain

  • Copper, aluminum, or brass

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