About This QuizA glass cook top is stylish and works efficiently, but takes a lot of care. Take our quiz and find out how to maintain a glass top stove.
What is an advantage of a glass top stove?
You don't need to take the stove apart to clean it.
One big advantage of a glass top stove over a traditional stove is that you don't have to take it apart to clean it or gouge out food from nooks and crannies.
It is cheaper than regular stoves.
It is more energy efficient than a traditional stove.
What is the most important rule for cleaning your glass top stove?
Never use melamine cleaning pads (magic foam) on the surface.
Less is more.
Wipe up spills immediately.
The most important thing to remember when it comes to maintaining a glass top stove is to wipe up spills immediately. Spills become permanently burned into the surface otherwise.
What do sugary spills do to a glass top stove?
They discolor it.
They pit or crack it.
Sugary spills like jam, jelly, candy or syrup pit or crack the stovetop when they cool on the glass surface.
They harden and become impossible to remove.
What should you use to clean your glass top stove?
soap and water
specialized ceramic cook top cleaners
To clean your glass top stove, you need specialized materials purchased from the manufacturer, including ceramic cook top cleaner, individual use cleaning pads and a single edge razor blade scraper.
What does a routine cleaning of a glass top stove involve?
a wipe with a paper towel and ceramic cook top cleanser
A routine cleaning of a glass top stove involves a wipe with a paper towel or cleaning pad and some ceramic cook top cleaner.
lots of elbow grease
a wipe with a dry cleaning pad
What is the most expensive type of glass top stove?
gas on glass
Induction range stove tops are the most expensive, because they use electromagnetism and so don't reach such high temperatures. They heat only the pots and pans, not the whole surface.
What precaution do you need to take when cooking?
Do not use too big a flame.
Do not let liquid dry out.
Be very careful not to let liquids dry out when cooking -- pots boiling dry can discolor the surface.
Do not allow things to over boil.
What type of cookware is not recommended for use on a glass top stove?
Cast iron is not recommended for use on glass top stoves; they make black marks on the stove's surface.
What type of cookware uses energy most efficiently?
When it comes to electric glass top stoves, flat bottomed cookware is best. It ensures the closest contact between the heating element and the pot, using energy most efficiently.
good quality stainless steel
Why is it problematic if you have a pitted or cracked glass stove top?
It looks ugly.
Germs can get in.
Spills will seep into the heating elements and cause an electric shock.
Pitted or cracked glass top stoves are more than an esthetic problem -- spills can seep through the cracks and pits into the heating elements and cause an electric shock.