I'm looking for opnions on the pros and cons of getting convetinal eyse, vs
a glass cooktop for a new electric range I need to buy.
What has been peoples experience hre?
Do the glass tops hold up OK, or do they get scratche looking? Do they heat
up as fast as conventianl eyes? How is the temperature regulation on them?
"They that would give up essential liberty for temporary safety deserve
neither liberty nor safety."
We've been very disappointed with our Sears glass top. All four burners
quickely acquired a black stain that we have been unable to clean. One
burner even has a 6" diameter coal black stain. These are not simply the
result of faulty maintenance. We had another glass stove prior to this and
didn't have this problem. We've done all the cleaning according to
directions and we've even resorted to such extremes as a concentrated NaOH
caustic solution - all with no success. These stains are clearly a
discoloration of the glass itself.
We would not buy another, but if you do, be careful of the Schott Ceran tops
Yes, we obviously have a defective unit. We complained to sears right away,
but to no avail. \\
The point I was trying to make is that it is possible to get a "defective"
unit and at least one other person on this thread had a similar problem.
If you buy one, get the maintenance contract.
We bought a Fridgidare glass top range about six months ago, so far, so
good! Glass tops preheat a bit slower than standard electric ranges, after
the preheat they are pretty much simular in cooking. We have had no problem
with stains, although getting baked on spills are a bit fun. We use the cook
top cleaner that came with the stove, and carefull use of a single edge
razor blade for the tough stuff.
We would buy one again.
Some consumer opinions.....
We have had ours for about 5 years now and have had no problems with
it, 3 teens have not been about to break it yet ;)
Controlling the heat is the same between the coils and glass top but
the glass top does take a little longer to heat up at the beginning.
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My aunt has some brand or another that was the only kind she could get
for her countertop range and no matter how many times the repair people
came out, she can't keep the burners from getting too hot and burning
things. But her previous one was fine -- but it was a different brand.
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. - Mother Teresa
We have a Thermador, and cooking is a hobby for us both.
Originally had planned on a Wolfe gas, but were not enthralled with
the excessive ventilation requirements here, locally.
Three years of use, the Thermador looks as good as the day it was
5 burners, 9 combinations, _instant_ heat, excellent control of temps.
Someone remind me why I need the hassle of cleaning a gas cooktop
These are remarkable cooktops.
I looked around for over a year trying to fig out waht to buy when I
renovated my kitchen. People that had glass either loved it or hated it...
seems there was no middle ground. I like the control of a flame, but the
thought of an easy to clean top was temping. I said Frig-it and bought a 48"
Viking (In white and stainless no less). glad I did... how often does stuff
spill all over the top? with glass, if alot spills, it runs into the other
pots cooking on the stove top. But, with regular burners, the stuff just
sits in the little pan... no big deal.. pan goes right into the dishwasher.
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