A ceramic cooktop is used on anelectric kitchen stove in place of electric burner coils. Commonly referred to as a glass top stove, the ceramic cooktop gives the illusion of being void of heating elements and burner assemblies.
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How do I choose the best cookware for ceramic glass stove tops?
Ceramic stove tops provide a pleasing kitchen aesthetic and an effective heat source for cooking. The best cookware for ceramic glass cooktops depends on what type of heat is being generated under the glass. Most ceramic stove tops are placed over radiant heat coils fueled by electricity.
What is a glass-ceramic cooktop?
This gives the cooktop the expansion capabilities of a ceramic without the porous nature of a true ceramic. The glass-ceramic cooktop is an extremely strong material that handles extreme temperature changes without breaking.
How is a ceramic cooktop made?
The tops are formed first as glass, then treated with a heat application that causes it to partially crystallize. This gives the cooktop the expansion capabilities of a ceramic without the porous nature of a true ceramic.
Is a ceramic cooktop better than a gas range?
There are several clear advantages to this cooktop, although many people, including most chefs still prefer a gas range. If you鈥檙e going with an electric cooktop, ceramic is probably the best option (IMHO) given they鈥檙e easier to clean and they look much better in the kitchen.