I received a set of preseasoned cast iron skillets as a housewarming gift. Can I use those on my new glass top stove? Yes, with these 5 tips! This is Farm Fresh Tesuday #5
We are in the process of moving this week and the new house has a glass top cooktop. We’ve previously been cooking with natural gas and will now be switching to electric. I received a set of preseasoned cast iron skillets as a housewarming gift. Can I use those on my new glass top stove?
Why yes, you can! Use these 5 tips for cooking with cast iron on glass top
- Knock it off – check the bottom of your cast iron skillet each time you use it for small burrs. File these off before using.
- Keep it clean – oil and other cooking residues on the bottom of cast iron cookware may heat until gummy or crisp, leaving residue and or scratch marks on your glass-top stove.
- Don’t slide– As with all cookware used on a glass-top stove, lift and move the skillet rather than sliding it to minimize the likelihood of scratching the glass. Dragging canning equipment and cast iron skillets over the cooktop can scratch the surface.
- Extra time – Because an electric cooktop needs to time to warm up (whereas heat from a gas flame is immediate), a dish made in a cast iron on an electric stove may take slightly more time than the same dish cooked using gas.
- Not for kids – cast iron cookware is heavy and becomes very hot during the cooking process. Therefore I’m recommending that kids and using them with a glass cooktop don’t mix. There is too much exposure for the skillet to be dropped and that would damage the cooking surface.
My Feature for this week is How to Season a Cast Iron Skillet from Original Homesteading
While I will not have to season my new pans initially, (they just need a good cleaning with water) Since I will need to take care of them in the future, it is good to know how to reseason this type of cookware. In this article from Original Homesteading, you’ll learn – the best oil to season cast iron, how to season a cast iron skillet, how to clean off burned food and 9 more essentials you need to know if you are new to cooking with cast iron.
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