Cast iron cookware on ceramic rangetops
Posted: 28 December 2013 12:08 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hi,

I want to know, if I can use my skillets and dutch ovens
on the ceramic top of my range.

After I changed my range, I stopped using them to
cook, just to bake.

Lodge´s site says that it´s OK to use them on ceramic tops,
but other sites say you can use them only with heat diffusers
or trivets. Still other sites advices to not use them at all.

In the case it is OK to use them, with a heat diffuser, which
kind of diffuser should i use?

thanks in advance,

Silvia

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Posted: 29 December 2013 03:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Fresh kid! So good to see you here and partake of your wise advice!
I too have wondered about the question relative to the heavy Le Creuset pots I have. Calling mfg great idea! Thanks Caspar my friend

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Posted: 29 December 2013 07:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks to you all.
I’ll write to the manufacturer (of the range), as the manual
doesn´t cover this point.
But, after hearing your experiences and advices, I think
it’s safe (for the ceramic top), to use the cast iron.

Have a Happy New Year,

Silvia

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Posted: 30 December 2013 02:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Lol Gene- my concern was not scratching the iron bottom, but the ceramic stove top…

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Posted: 26 January 2014 02:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Here is the answer form Lodge Cast Iron.


Lodge cast iron cookware is used successfully on many brands of smooth surface cook tops.  However we do suggest that you refer to your manufacturer’s handbook for the final answer to this question.
                               
When using Lodge cast iron cookware on a smooth top cooking surface, make sure not to slide the cookware across the surface, always lift the cookware when moving it.  Always start with low heat and bring the heat up slowly to desired temperature.  It is not suggested that you use a very high heat for a long period of time, as this could cause breakage or warping.


If I can be of further assistance please let me know.

Thank you,

Reba Wooden
Lodge Manufacturing

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Posted: 26 January 2014 06:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I suposed they are talking about the iron pan,
I couldn’t imagine a ceramic top warping,
but now you have made me doubt.
To be safe, just don´t heat anything, too much, for too long.

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Posted: 27 January 2014 09:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Posted: 29 January 2014 08:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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CharlesT - 27 January 2014 11:26 AM
Flour Girl - 27 January 2014 10:32 AM

Don’t you season after each use?

I’m talking bare metal. There isn’t a seasoning in the world that can withstand that temperature. A glowing red coil produces a much greater heat transfer than an open flame.

I recently stripped a cast iron pan by putting it in the oven and starting the auto-clean cycle. Worked fine, but I foolishly left in my telescoping oven rack, which was destroyed. :-(

I also destroyed the seasoning of one of my pans, when I left it in the oven
while I baked breas

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Posted: 29 January 2014 08:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Hi Silvia,

I wanted to show you my stove. It is 12 years old and in perfect condition. I use my cast iron often.

I also included a pic of my new pot rack where I store my cast iron and a pic of the pot rack where I store my stainless.

Good luck with whatever you decide!

Flour Girl, I envy your beautiful, spacious kitchen, your pristine looking ceramic top and
your beatifully display of your cast iron collection.

 

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