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Electric glass top stove has become a modern kitchen appliance providing a sleek minimalistic look that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also much more practical. Gas top stove in comparison to electric glass top stove are difficult to clean since there are a lot of crevices waiting to become a home for food particles.
There are other aspects of practicality when it comes to electric glass top stove. The surface is smooth allowing people to use it as a counter top for whenever the stove is not in use. Have guests over in the kitchen to help you cook a meal but there is no free counter top space? Use the surface of an electric glass top stove.
Investing in an electric glass top stove is a great idea, however, you also need to have appropriate cookware when cooking on an electric glass top stove.
Why should you invest in new cookware when getting an electric glass top stove?
Before we get into some of the best cookware for electric glass top stove, it is essential to understand why you require new specialized cookware.
Shifting from a coil top stove or a gas top stove, you may feel that your old cookware that you have trusted for years is more than enough for your new electric glass top stove. However that’s not the case.
An electric glass top stove has a fragile surface made from glass. Although part of it is ceramic, it can still be damaged while using sharp or heavy objects. Even an experienced chef can drop their cookware by mistake on a stove. So if that heavy or sharp edges cookware was to fall on the glass top stove, it might end up cracking it.
Secondly, some pots and pans do not have an even surface. The cast iron that you’ve had for years may not be suitable as it might not have an even surface.
It is important that you invest in specialised glass top stove cookware that does not have sharp edges and is also light in weight. Cookware with such properties decreases the chances of anything happening to the glass top since they are low in weight and have smooth surfaces.
Electric glass top stoves boast a higher level of efficiency than your standard coil or gas stoves. However, to fully utilise its heating capabilities you need to have the right type of cookware as certain metal types can heat up faster than others.
Cookware with a smaller and lighter base have more chances of sliding on the glass top surface of the electric stove than a cookware with a broad heavy base. Cookware with a broad heavy base is also able to retain heat and has an even heat distribution allowing for the food to cook evenly at all times.
Now that we’ve discussed the importance of having a new specialised cookware, let’s go through some of the best cookware for electric glass top stove.
Best cookware for electric glass top stove
We’ve selected 3 categories for the best cookware for electric glass top stove.
- Best Overall: Duxtop Professional Stainless Steel Pots and Pans
- Best Budget: Calphalon Classic Pots and Pans
- Best Nonstick: Anolon advanced Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware
Duxtop Professional Stainless Steel Pots and Pans Set (17 Pcs)
Just got your kitchen done and installed a new electric glass top stove? We’ve got the perfect cookware set for you that will replace most of your old cookware. The duxtop SSIB-17 comes with 17 different cookwares like a steamer, a strainer, cooking utensils, pots, pans and more. The stainless steel cookware has an aluminium base that allows for even heating while you can also use the cookware for recipes that require oven use. You can easily cook a steak or make a stew in the oven with these bad boys.
Some of the pans that come with the set include an 8 inch frying pan, a 9 1/2-inch frying pan, a 1.6-quart saucepan with lid, a 2 1/2-quart saucepan with lid, an 8.6-quart stockpot with lid, a 4.2-quart casserole with lid and more.
Calphalon Classic Pots And Pans Set (10 Pcs)
Looking for something a little more affordable? We’ve got you covered. The Calphalon is the least expensive 10 set best cookware for electric glass top stove on our list. Made from stainless steel with an aluminum base, this set delivers high performance. It even has measuring marks on the inside of the cookware for easy measuring. The set comes with a nifty feature, an integrated pouring spout and comes with straining lids allowing users to easily drain without using an individual strainer.
Some of the pans that come with the set include an 8 and a 10-inch frying pan, a 6-quart stockpot with lid, a 3-quart saute pan with a lid and more.
Anolon Advanced Hard-Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set (12 Pcs)
This is our final choice of cookware that we recommend if you’re looking for the best cookware for electric glass top stove that is non-stick. It’s very difficult to find a good quality non stick cookware set that is metal utensil safe and also oven safe. The Anolon Advanced is oven safe upto 400 degrees and has large loop handles that stay cool during cooking. It’s easy to clean as well since the cookware in the set is a very good quality non-stick.
Some of the pans that come with the set include a 12 inch deep skillet with lid, an 8.5 inch skillet, an 8-quart stockpot with lid, a 3-quart saucepan with lid and more.
These are our top 3 best cookware for an electric glass top stove across 3 different categories; Best overall, Best Non-Stick and Best Budget. The 3 categories are enough to cater to new kitchen users, professionals and those on a tight budget.