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birken 04-03-2006 07:15 PM

Electric flat top stoves
 
Any negative points to the electric stoves with flat surfaces, no visable coils?

jeff1 04-04-2006 06:02 AM

Hi,

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Any negative points to the electric stoves with flat surfaces
Yup.
Need to be be conscious of the cleaning between cooking times. More difficult to repair the surface elements. Possible brakage. Pots and pans must have flat bottoms!

http://www.applianceaid.com/_borders/potsandpans.gif

So far 3 teens in our house have not broken ours! :)

Advantages, no rings or pans to clean or worry about. Can get a lot of variations of element sizes for cooking with different size pots. Spills are contained on top of the range and do not run down inside. Cooktop around the element does not get hot like coils element tops do.

http://www.applianceaid.com/cerantop.html

jeff.

CraigFL 04-04-2006 06:22 AM

I have one and agree with Jeff. A couple of other things...
1. Fancy white jagged outlines showing burner location are blackened/burnt in places.
2. Heat output is lower than open style burners. If you need lots of heat for a Wok or frying, it works but not very well.

Craig

birken 04-04-2006 01:02 PM

What do you use to clean them?

CraigFL 04-04-2006 01:17 PM

You can buy the special cleaner :) or use soft scrub and a single edge razor blade.

jeff1 04-04-2006 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by birken
What do you use to clean them?

Some helps....
http://www.applianceaid.com/cerantop.html

jeff.

TxBuilder 04-23-2006 09:31 PM

I have one that is scratched really bad on the burners. Any way to repair those scratches?

jeff1 04-23-2006 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by TxBuilder
Any way to repair those scratches?

The ceran glass top style?....if yes....Nope :(

jeff.

TxBuilder 04-23-2006 10:05 PM

Ceramic glass cooktop.

Outbacker 04-24-2006 10:23 PM

We have one and quite enjoy it. My only concern with them when we were shopping for one was spill overs, and if it would spill down the sides and front of the oven. I suppose a large enough spill would go everywhere. I contacted GE via e-mail and asked about this, and approximately how much fluid would be contained on the glass surface (there is a raised edge on it to contain a spill), and their reply was to not spill anything???? Whatever. Anyway, we enjoy ours and is easier to clean then the coil ones.


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