Which cookware is suitable for a glass-ceramic stove: what can and cannot be used


After you have a glass-ceram­ic stove in your kitchen, you need to revise the dish­es. Most like­ly, your old one will no longer be need­ed.

Cookware for glass-ceramic hob

In order for the pan to be used on this sur­face, it must have dif­fer­ent prop­er­ties than the one you cur­rent­ly have. What you need to know to deter­mine which cook­ware is suit­able for a glass ceram­ic hob? It’s time to fig­ure it out.

Why should dishes be “special”?

After acquir­ing new appli­ances, with­out know­ing that spe­cial dish­es for a glass-ceram­ic stove are need­ed for use, an awk­ward sit­u­a­tion often aris­es. Many are sure that you can use the exist­ing one, espe­cial­ly if it is in good con­di­tion.

  • Flat bot­tom. This para­me­ter must be observed in order to reduce ener­gy costs and extend the life of the stove. If there is even a slight bend at the bot­tom, it cre­ates an air gap between the hob and the cook­ware, which reduces the absorp­tion of heat from the stove and can lead to over­heat­ing.
  • The pres­ence of a spe­cial icon. In order not to guess how the dish­es for the new stove meet all the list­ed require­ments and whether it can be used, make sure that there is a badge on the dish­es or on its bot­tom with the des­ig­na­tion of a glass-ceram­ic hob.

Glass ceramic hob icon

  • fer­ro­mag­net­ic prop­er­ties. Cook­ers with glass ceram­ics only rec­og­nize such cook­ware. The hob does not heat up com­plete­ly, remain­ing cold, while it is the burn­ers and pots or pans that are heat­ed.

Cookware with a ferromagnetic property

  • The diam­e­ter of the cook­ware and the size of the burn­er must match.. This is nec­es­sary to pre­vent over­heat­ing of the sur­face, and as a result, a quick fail­ure.

If one burn­er fails, you will have to change the entire hob, so be care­ful.

Cookware parameters

In the man­u­fac­ture of con­tain­ers that will be used on such cook­ing sur­faces, man­u­fac­tur­ers are guid­ed by excel­lent para­me­ters from oth­er types of dish­es. There­fore, how to choose dish­es for cook­ing and what you should pay atten­tion to when choos­ing, find out from the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion:


A set of dish­es for glass-ceram­ic stoves should include prod­ucts from a cer­tain mate­r­i­al with the fol­low­ing char­ac­ter­is­tics:

  • stain­less steel. It is the most opti­mal mate­r­i­al for con­tain­ers used in cook­ing on such hobs. It has a high degree of ther­mal con­duc­tiv­i­ty, allows you to use the fea­tures of glass ceram­ics as effi­cient­ly as pos­si­ble. Stain­less steel cook­ware is easy to clean and has excel­lent appear­ance. Shiny chrome com­bined with the dark sur­face of the stove com­pletes the styl­ish look of the kitchen.

Stainless steel cookware

  • Alu­minum. A fair­ly pop­u­lar met­al with good ther­mal con­duc­tiv­i­ty. But he also has his short­com­ings. It is required to keep the per­fect­ly flat bot­tom of pots and pans as long as pos­si­ble with­out scratch­es, which will adverse­ly affect the oper­a­tion of the stove. Due to its soft­ness, alu­minum often acts as a base, so choose spe­cial cook­ware for glass-ceram­ic stoves with a steel bot­tom. This will increase its ser­vice life.
  • Enam­elled steel. Allows you to choose the look that match­es the style of the kitchen design. But also the main cri­te­ri­on when choos­ing such dish­es is a flat bot­tom, and enam­eled dish­es may have chips. This should not be allowed, so choose care­ful­ly.
  • Alu­minum with ceram­ic and teflon coat­ing. It can also be suit­able for glass-ceram­ic stoves, giv­en the good ther­mal con­duc­tiv­i­ty of the mate­r­i­al. To be sure that alu­minum cook­ware can be used for cook­ing on the stove, check for a spe­cial badge on the bot­tom of the cook­ware.
  • Cast iron. It can be used for cook­ing on sim­i­lar hobs due to the thick walls. Just make sure that the bot­tom of the cast iron cook­ware is as flat as pos­si­ble. The same applies to enam­el­ware.


Only per­fect­ly smooth, with­out scratch­es and chips on the sur­face of pots and pans. More­over, it should be thick enough (at least 7 mm) to:

First­lyelim­i­nate defor­ma­tion dur­ing heat­ing,

Sec­ond­ly, the bot­tom should be a “sand­wich” type. Those. top and bot­tom will be a lay­er of stain­less steel, and in the mid­dle a lay­er of alu­minum or cop­per. There are 3- and 5‑layer bot­tom options.

A thick and mul­ti-lay­ered bot­tom in a cook­ware allows it to heat up faster and this is one of the most impor­tant cri­te­ria when deter­min­ing which cook­ware is need­ed for a glass-ceram­ic stove. The fact is that stain­less steel has a low ther­mal con­duc­tiv­i­ty and there­fore it needs “neigh­bors”. Pay atten­tion to the seam con­nect­ing the bot­tom and the main part of the pan — it must be even, oth­er­wise the dish­es may rust in this place.

Wall thickness

It is rec­om­mend­ed to choose pans with thick walls, they should be at least 0.5 mm. When under­stand­ing what kind of dish­es to use for cook­ing, you prob­a­bly will not choose the option with a small thick­ness, because. you may be unpleas­ant­ly sur­prised by the noise com­ing from the pan while it is heat­ing. There­fore, choose options with thick­er walls.


Close the pot or pan with a lid and look for tight­ness against the walls. The lid should not cov­er the dish­es too loose­ly. It is also desir­able to have an open­ing through which excess steam will escape dur­ing cook­ing.

Not rec­om­mend­ed for pur­chase

In order not to pur­chase a pot that will still be unus­able, you need to know which dish­es can­not be used on a glass-ceram­ic stove:

  • with an open cop­per or alu­minum bot­tom; in this case, traces will remain on the sur­face of the plate;
  • prone to defor­ma­tion from high tem­per­a­tures;
  • with a relief or uneven bot­tom;
  • dish­es with a round bot­tom due to the small area of ​​u200bu200bcontact with the sur­face.

Dish­es made of tem­pered heat-resis­tant glass, despite their attrac­tive appear­ance, are not suit­able for pur­chase — they have low ther­mal con­duc­tiv­i­ty and take a very long time to heat up. Of course, it can be used, but this will increase ener­gy con­sump­tion.

Video clip on what kind of cookware to use on a glass-ceramic stove

The video tells about the nuances that it is desir­able to pay atten­tion to in the store and how to choose a high-qual­i­ty pan for a long ser­vice life.

Pots and pans for induc­tion cook­ers can also be suc­cess­ful­ly used for cook­ing on glass-ceram­ic stoves.

In order not to select the required diam­e­ter for a par­tic­u­lar burn­er every time, it is bet­ter to imme­di­ate­ly pur­chase a set of dish­es for glass-ceram­ic stoves. This will be a more prof­itable pur­chase than if you buy pots and pans sep­a­rate­ly. In such assem­blies, there are both the small­est pots and ladles for por­ridge and heat­ing milk, as well as large pots with fry­ing pans.

The vari­ety of dish­es for glass-ceram­ic hobs will allow you to choose the option that is most suit­able for cook­ing your fam­i­ly and fit into the design of the kitchen. The advice giv­en by us will help you nav­i­gate and pur­chase a qual­i­ty item.





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