Glass top stoves are easy to clean and has attractive design, making it one of the most valued items in the kitchen. However, it is essential to know that not every cookware is suitable for a glass top stove. You have to carefully learn about best cookware for glass top stoves 2020 as the top surface of the glass is sensitive, it is tough to maintain.
There is the question many users want to know is that: Can hard anodized cookware be used on a glass top stove? Anodized cookware is safe to use on ranges with smooth glass cooktops.
#1 What is hard anodized cookware
Anodized cookware made from aluminum that has been chemically treated and cured with electricity in order to make it more durable and non-reactive to acidic foods. Aluminum is a less expensive metal making it the obvious choice for anodizing. Anodized is also resistant to corrosion and nearly impenetrable.
#2 Why hard anodized cookware can be used on glass top stove?
Some enamel-finished cookware can permanently damage glass cooktops if it’s overheated, but that can’t happen with an anodized aluminum finish. Anodized cookware usually has flat bottoms, which make good contact with glass cook top burners.
Not only that, hard anodized aluminum bottom is produced to heat up quickly, and distribute evenly over the entire cooking surface. Hard anodized are durable that for very long time and easy to clean. Their nonstick surface requires less effort of maintain. Hard anodized cookware are both dishwasher and oven safe.
#3 Compatibility Testing
If you want to check your cookware is appropriate for use on glass-top ranges, you can water into your pan, ensure that the water is enough to cover the bottom. Placing the pan on the glass top stove and turn on the stove to high heat and watch the bubbles form. If the bubbles form evenly across the surface of the pan, that mean your pan is making good contact and appropriate with the glass top stove.
#4 Noticeable things when using hard anodized cookware
Hard anodized cookware can leave dark marks on the glass surface if it’s slid across the cooktop, so it should be moved by lifting. And if there are any dark marks, they should be removed immediately to prevent permanently dark marks in the surface.
Hard anodized is heavy so if it is dropped, it may crack or break the glass surface as well, be attention when lifting it over your stove.