The ceramic cook top’s design makes it energy saving and comfortable to clean. The heating element beneath the tempered glass enables it for quicker heating when compared to other cooktops. While a ceramic cooktop needs a higher level of care than different cooktops to avoid breakage because of its glass surface but it will not crack easily under regular use. Ceramic Cooktops are very popular in Spain, Italy, Poland, and the Czech Republic. Glass exteriors, unlike older-style cooktops, are prone to shattering and damage if they are not handled correctly. The differentiation between glass cooktops and regular gas or electric surfaces does not end at the appearance. Recognizing the risk factors for breaking is the first level of shielding your surface from damage.
Glass cooktops are responsive to damage from specific types of cookware. Enameled cast iron, heavy-duty aluminum, stainless steel and copper-bottom cookware are decent options for your glass range. Assure that the bottoms of your cookware are even and free of any sharp edges that can damage the glass. Cookware such as porcelain, ceramic, stone, and traditional cast iron is not approved on glass surfaces as they can damage and scratch the surface. Over time, damage and scratches can weaken the cover and make it crack.
Like most kinds of glass, ceramic cooktop exteriors are vulnerable to impact damage. Do not leave or drop your cookware on the cover. The weight of the cookware will shatter the surface. Cookware should be lifted correctly, even when moving from a burner to different area of the surface. Do not slide your cookware over the surface.
Always put your pan on the cooktop before switching on the heat. Placing a heated pot on a cold glass surface produces a thermal shock that can make the surface to crack. Never put hot pans from the microwave or oven on the glass surface, even on hot plates or pot holders.
Choose the proper burner size for the radius of the pan that you pick. Placing a large pot on a little burner will leave the cooktop striving to maintain the suitable heat level. As a result, the surface will blister, which can create a stress fracture from the heat strength.
Follow safe handling instructions to avoid cracking your ceramic cooktop. You cannot store solid objects, such as containers or filled jars, above a ceramic cooktop because if one drops onto the surface, it may crack its glass. Use care when placing big cookware items on the cooktop. If you forget a hot lid on your cooktop, you might crash the glass when you lift it because of air trapped between the cover and the cooling cooking surface. Do not let a pot or pan to boil dry. Do not use knives to cut the Ceramic Glass like a cutting board. It will harm its surface. Do not let the burner run hot without a pot on it.