Cast Iron

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by least in the kingdom, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. I have a flat top stove :( I DREAM of a gas stove so I can go back to cooking in cast iron!
     
  2. My cast iron frying pan is right at home on my electric stove.:)
     
  3. Is it possible to use a flat top stove? I thought that one would have to use a gas stove to have the ability to use cast iron???
     
  4. The problem with "Flat top stoves" is that they're made out of tempered glass or ceramic & are prone to being scratched...you scratch tempered glass or ceramic & it's prone to shattering.

    Electric ranges with coils, or the solid plate type are good with cast iron, but not quite as good as an open flame.

    Flat Top Stove...not recomended for Cast Iron
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    Coil burner...good with cast iron
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    Electric ceramic element...okay with cast iron
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    gas burner with open flame...best with cast iron
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  5. I guess I have just been lucky with my flat tops as I have been using cast iron for 30 years with no troubles. There is always the potential though.
     

  6. Ha! You and my mom! She even read it in her little booklet that came with the new range...yet for 10+ years she's used her cast iron cookware on it with no problems...you two must be the exception to the rule!
     

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