September 22, 2020

What are the best shapes of cookware for glass top stove?

By Warren Cole Smith

To get the best results from your glass stove and maintain it for long time use, apart from the material of cookware will work best with your stove, it is also important to know the shape of pots and pans that can work great and do not damage your glass top.

Why do you need to get best cookware for glass top stove? Well, it is because you won’t want to scratch, break, or simply shatter the glass stovetop. Your selection will not be corrected unless you know the best shape of cookware for glass top stoves.

#1 Flat bottom Shape

This is the first and most important aspects when shopping around for the cookware use for glass top stove cookware. The glass top stove is flat and smooth so the flat cookware is the most appropriate for it. The bottom of the cookware also effect on how fast cooking process would be.

Pots and pans with flat, heavy bottoms will ensure that heat will be properly transferred and evenly distributed. They help increasing efficiency and decreasing cooking time. On the other hands, warped, dented or curved cookware can damage and scratch the glass on your stove.

#2 Diameter

Next is the size of the bottom. The size if also important when it comes to the cookware for glass top stove.  Bigger is not better for glass cooktops. For better results, your cookware needs to be the same size as the circles of burner markings on your cook top.

If your cookware fit with the circles on your cooktop, heat will transfer more efficiently. There is the basic rule that cookware size is not to exceed the burner markings by more than one inch. If your pan size is larger than the burner by more than one inch, your food on the pan may not be cooked evenly. Measure those up and go get the right sized cookware.

#3 Cookware’s weight

Both too heavy and too lightweight cookware are not good for glass top stove. Typically, cookware with the heavier bottom is better for glass top stove. The heavier the cookware the more contact it will have with the glass top, and conducting heat much better.

However, too heavy is not easy to handle and increase the risk that the cookware may be dropped and you risk accidentally cracking your cooktop. The too lightweight cookware does not stay on the top of the glass stove.