Best Cookware For Ceramic Cooktops 2013
If you have a ceramic cooktop you may have some quetions or be looking for the best cookware for ceramic cooktops that you can find. People who havent had ceramic or glass topped cooktops may be unsure as to the best pots and pans to use with them.
Ceramic cooktops transfer heat that is generated by electrical elements through the cooktop and to the pots. For the heat to conduct effectively the cookware needs to be in good contact with the surface of the cooktops. In reality all that you need to ensure is a good contact between the cookware and the cooktop.
Recommended Cookware for Ceramic Cooktops
So the key thing to bare in mind when choosing your cookware for ceramic cooktops is that they have a smooth surface and a flat bottom. So an type of cookware with a nice and smooth flat bottom should be fine. Avoid any cookware that has a rough surface such as cast iron, or cookware with ridges that help to conduct heat on gas stoves as this wont get a good contact.
If you have very old cookware that has become warped or buckled over the years you will struggle to get a good contact on your ceramic hob, so you will find if you use it the pan will not heat evenly. If you need special cookware such as a wok, be sure to get one with a flat bottom that will come into contact with the ceramic surface.
Some say to avoid copper bottomed cookware as it is prone to melting, but this is generally only if you let the pan overheat or burn. If you think that its likely then maybe copper bottomed pots are best avoided.