Medium or heavy-weight cookware with flat bottoms are recommended for best performance. Verify the bottom is smooth to prevent surface scratches. Pans that are not flat may scratch or crack the glass.
Cookware recommendations for smooth surface cooktops:
- Stainless Steel or Heavy-Weight Aluminum is best.
- Copper Bottom pans as well as Porcelain/ Enamel pans can be used but take care as these can leave a residue on the glass. Additionally do not let these boil dry as this can create a permanent stain.
- Stoneware, Glass or Ceramic cookware is not recommended. These pans may scratch the surface. Glass is a poor conductor of heat so cooking times will be longer and they may require constant attention during cooking.
- Cast Iron cookware is not recommended as a burr or rough spot, will scratch the glass surface.
- Porcelain Coated Cast Iron cookware is okay as long as the cookware is covered completely with porcelain enamel. Caution is recommended when using Cast iron cookware that is not completely covered with smooth porcelain enamel, as it may scratch the glass ceramic cooktop.