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ItzMe1972
Member since Dec 2013
5508 posts

Glass Cooktops - How Fragile are they?
My daughter just purchased a house and the glass cooktop is cracked. She knew this from the inspection.

She wants to replace it, but is afraid with heavy pots she will have the same problem. I told her I didn't believe it would be a problem.

Checking in with you guys.


BasilFawlty
Southeastern LA Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2014
857 posts

re: Glass Cooktops - How Fragile are they?
Electric cooktops suck in general. They crack, scratch, and are almost impossible to control heat wise. Started making a roux in the oven so I don't use the shitty cooktop. Luckily we switch to gas in a week.


ItzMe1972
Member since Dec 2013
5508 posts

re: Glass Cooktops - How Fragile are they?
We have gas too. So much better. No gas at her new house.

She's considering a cooktop with exposed coils. That seems very old school.


shell01
Texas A&M Fan
Marianna, FL
Member since Jul 2014
592 posts

re: Glass Cooktops - How Fragile are they?
Had a glass countertop in an apartment while our house was being rebuilt. Hated it. Ceramic skillet didn't work well on it, cast iron scratched it. If anything boils over it's a real pain to buff out. Didn't crack it thank goodness but it was not "like new" when we moved out.


ProudLSUMom
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2007
3234 posts

re: Glass Cooktops - How Fragile are they?
In my third house with a glass cooktop. I love them because they are so much easier to clean than a gas stove. I have never cracked one and I use Magnalite and cast iron on mine. That said, I like cooking on a gas stove also. I'm flexible.


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TimeOutdoors
Mississippi St. Fan
AK
Member since Sep 2014
7402 posts

re: Glass Cooktops - How Fragile are they?
My mom is planning on replacing her stove this year and is going with a gas stove and an electric oven. I did not know they made those but apparently more people are doing this.


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LSUEnvy
LSU Fan
Hou via Lake Chuck
Member since May 2011
10988 posts

re: Glass Cooktops - How Fragile are they?
Never had an issue with mine. Some dumbass must’ve dropped a heavy pot on it


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Trout Bandit
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2012
9623 posts

re: Glass Cooktops - How Fragile are they?
I have a glass top Maytag range that came with my house when I bought it and I don't have any real complaints other than it's not gas. I cook with cast iron pots all the time and haven't had any issues.


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BottomlandBrew
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
22809 posts

re: Glass Cooktops - How Fragile are they?
It's stronger than you think. I wouldn't intentionally bang stuff on it, but it can take some moderate abuse. That doesn't solve the issue of glass cook tops being complete and utter shit, however. We have one and I hate it. Hate isn't even a strong enough word. I can't wait until I get to replace it along with the POS microwave some genius located about five inches above the cooktop that vents air back in your face.


Sidicous
LSU Fan
Middle of Nowhere
Member since Aug 2015
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re: Glass Cooktops - How Fragile are they?
Mom and Dad had one in AR. I learned what a PITA the black glass is to keep really clean.

Every meal with any kind of grease/butter/oil, every tiny splatter showed.

I learned a routine of soapy sponge, water sponge, dry sponge, water sponge again, dry sponge, buff with fine cloth to keep it looking good. This was after EVERY use!

If you are planning to keep the glass looking good it's gonna be a LOT of manual labor. It did look almost brand new when we sold the house though.


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gumbo2176
Member since May 2018
8403 posts

re: Glass Cooktops - How Fragile are they?
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She's considering a cooktop with exposed coils. That seems very old school.



Advise her to not get an old school exposed coil cooktop if she cooks in quantity. They just don't hold up well with the weight of pots full of whatever she plans to cook.

I cook in large quantities very often and my pots with the food in them often weigh in excess of 25 pounds, and that is not a good thing for those old style stoves.


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meeple
USA Fan
Member since May 2011
7109 posts

re: Glass Cooktops - How Fragile are they?
We have a glass induction cooktop (believe most mentioned here so far are regular electric). We keep 2 cast iron skillets and a pot on it around the clock. It’s been great under heavy use.

We had an electric glass one before and induction is so much better. Spring for that if it sounds like something you’d like.

If you go the cooktop route (regular electric or induction), get something without knobs.

Also, this cleans the glass very well and ours stays spotless. We only have to use it occasionally.

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This post was edited on 12/18 at 9:32 pm


CheEngineer
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Aug 2019
4234 posts

re: Glass Cooktops - How Fragile are they?
They are not nearly as nice as gas but at the end of the day they are not as bad as some described above. Have to have flat plans is the biggest thing. If the pans are not perfectly flat they don’t conduct heat well. Never broke one in about a decade of use but as others have said it is glass so don’t slam stuff on it. They are not that hard to keep clean either thought it was funny people bitching about having to clean up grease after every use. I mean who leaves grease and a mess on their dirty stuff?


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potent357
New Orleans Saints Fan
Prairieville
Member since Jan 2010
3718 posts

re: Glass Cooktops - How Fragile are they?
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That doesn't solve the issue of glass cook tops being complete and utter shit, however. We have one and I hate it. Hate isn't even a strong enough word. I can't wait until I get to replace it along with the POS microwave some genius located about five inches above the cooktop that vents air back in your face.
Hello, neighbor. We must have the same homebuilder. Hate very much desrcribes my feelings for these things. Previous homeowner must have taken a brillo pad to the surface of mine and has scratched the surface on two of the burners. Looks like shite no matter how well the rest is cleaned and buffed. If it broke today I would not shed a tear.


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weadjust
Member since Aug 2012
11282 posts

re: Glass Cooktops - How Fragile are they?
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Also, this cleans the glass very well and ours stays spotless. We only have to use it occasionally.


Keep one of these handy along with glass stove top cleaner

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JDGTiger
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Oct 2020
650 posts

re: Glass Cooktops - How Fragile are they?
We replaced an old electric stove top with the exposed elements with a glass one and I hate it.

Our glass one stays hot so long it is hard to regulate the heat.

I would much rather the exposed elements if I have to have electric--and I do.
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meeple
USA Fan
Member since May 2011
7109 posts

re: Glass Cooktops - How Fragile are they?
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Keep one of these handy along with glass stove top cleaner

Yeah we used that on the reg with the old regular cooktop. For some reason we haven’t had to use it on the new induction one. It gets heavy use too.


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meeple
USA Fan
Member since May 2011
7109 posts

re: Glass Cooktops - How Fragile are they?
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Our glass one stays hot so long it is hard to regulate the heat.

The great thing with induction is it’s not the glass that is heating up to heat the pot.
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BigPapiDoesItAgain
LSU Fan
Amérique du Nord
Member since Nov 2009
1818 posts

re: Glass Cooktops - How Fragile are they?
I had a Thermador glass induction hob in my last home. I was pissed when I bought the house that the previous owner hadn't put gas in there. I gave it a chance and loved it - most of my cooking vessels are either Cast iron, enameled cast iron or SS, so no issues on that front. Induction very easy to clean because burners don't get hot enough to boil or cook food to the surface, whereas this is a problem with regular coil electric glass hobs. Current house I have a nice DCS gas stove, and I suppose I would take it over the glass induction, but its very close.


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Brosephine
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2016
252 posts

re: Glass Cooktops - How Fragile are they?
Bought our house about a year and a half ago and it has electric glass stovetop. I thought i would hate it but really kinda like it. When the need arises, we will probably get a gas line run there and install a gas range, but the existing electric one has frustrated me a lot less than I thought it would. Have had no issues or worries about cracking the glass top.


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