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Cookware

IMPORTANT: Do not leave empty cookware on a hot surface
cooking area, element, or surface burner.
Ideal cookware should have a flat bottom, straight sides, and a
well-fitting lid, and the material should be of medium-to-heavy
thickness.
Rough finishes may scratch the cooktop or coils. Aluminum
and copper may be used as a core or base in cookware.
However, when used as a base, they can leave permanent
marks on the surfaces.
Cookware material is a factor in how quickly and evenly heat
is transferred which affects cooking results. A nonstick finish
has the same characteristics as its base material. For example,
aluminum cookware with a nonstick finish will take on the
properties of aluminum.
Cookware with nonstick surfaces should not be used under
the broiler.
Check for flatness by placing the straight edge of a ruler across
the bottom of the cookware. While you rotate the ruler, no space
or light should be visible between it and the cookware.
Use the following chart as a guide for cookware material
characteristics.
Cookware
Characteristics
Copper
Heats very quickly and evenly.
May leave copper residues which may
be diminished if cleaned immediately
after cooking.
Can leave a permanent stain or bond
to the cooktop if overheated.
Earthenware
Follow manufacturer's instructions.
Use on low heat settings.
May scratch the cooktop.
Porcelain
See stainless steel or cast iron.
enamel-on-steel
Porcelain enamel bakeware without the
or cast iron
metal base may bond to the cooktop if
overheated.
Stainless steel
Heats quickly, but unevenly.
A core or base of aluminum or copper
on stainless steel provides even
heating.
Cookware
Characteristics
Aluminum
Heats quickly and evenly.
Suitable for all types of cooking
Medium or heavy thickness is best
for most cooking tasks.
May leave aluminum residues
which may be diminished if cleaned
immediately after cooking.
Cast iron
Heats slowly and evenly.
Good for browning and frying
Maintains heat for slow cooking.
Rough edges or burrs may scratch
the cooktop.
Ceramic or
Follow manufacturer's instructions.
ceramic glass
Heats slowly, but unevenly.
Ideal results on low-to-medium heat
settings
May scratch the cooktop.
Use flat-bottomed cookware for best cooking results and energy
efficiency. The cookware should be about the same size as
the cooking area outlined on the cooktop or the coil element.
Cookware should not extend more than 1/2" (13 mm) beyond
the surface cooking area or element.
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