Cookware for Radiant Glass Cooktop
The following information will help you choose cookware which will give good performance on glass cooktops. NOTE: Follow all cookware manufacturer’s recommendations when using any type of cookware on the ceramic cooktop.
Stainless Steel: recommended
Aluminum: heavy weight recommended, Good conductivity. Aluminum residues sometimes appear as scratches on the cooktop but can be removed if cleaned, thin weight aluminum should not be used.
Copper Bottom: recommended, Copper may leave residues which can appear as scratches. The residues can be removed, as long as the cooktop is cleaned immediately. However, do not let these pots boil dry. Overheated metal can bond to glass cooktops. An overheated copper bottom pot will leave a residue that will permanently stain the cooktop if not removed immediately.
Porcelain Enamel on Cast Iron: recommended if bottom of pan is coated
Porcelain Enamel on Steel: not recommended, Heating empty pans can cause permanent damage to cooktop glass. The enamel can melt and bond to the ceramic cooktop.
Glass-ceramic: not recommended, Poor performance. Will scratch the surface.
Stoneware: not recommended, Poor performance. May scratch the surface.
Cast Iron: not recommended unless designed specifically for glass cooktops, Poor conductivity and slow to absorb heat. Will scratch the cooktop surface.