If you have a glass hob?

(19 Posts)
GypsyLee Thu 07-Jan-21 13:12:10

What pans or pots do you use?
About to invest in new cookware and want something I can cook on the top, as well as in the oven.

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Oldraver Thu 07-Jan-21 13:24:47

Cast iron, a mix of Sainsbury's and a Pro-Cook

I also have some Le Cruset frying pans that can go in the oven

GypsyLee Thu 07-Jan-21 13:28:40

Can you use these on the top?
I used to have a different one and wasn't sure about cast iron on the top, is it ok?
And thanks for the reply.

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Katinski Thu 07-Jan-21 14:06:36

My cast iron ridged griddle pan is fine, and, like gypsy I use a mixture of saucepans/pans and a couple of heavy aluminimum stew/jam pots all of 30 yrs old, inherited from my mothergrin
I remember the hype re: using 'special' pans when glass tops became the 'thing' but I reckon that's just what it was -hype to persuade us to buy different ones.
Enjoy your easy to use,easy to clean hob.

Sheleg Thu 07-Jan-21 14:15:45

My advice is change the hob!! My glass hob is the bane of my life.

Katinski Thu 07-Jan-21 14:23:31

Horses for courses, Sheleg I absolutely love mine! Love the clean lines, love that I can use it as an extra surface when/if! I ever get busy in the kitchen, just....love it!

Palavah Thu 07-Jan-21 14:26:44

Is it an induction hob? For induction you need to make sure you have compatible pans. Most are but i don't think Le Creuset is.


ComtesseDeSpair Thu 07-Jan-21 14:27:17

It’s only induction that you have to have supporting pans for. Regular glass / ceramic electric and halogen works with any pan. I have the Ikea 24/7 range and really rate them.

WellIWasInTheNeighbourhoo Thu 07-Jan-21 14:50:57

If its induction then the pots and pans need to be steal or iron (le cruset work fine). Otherwise anything you like. I love my glass induction, no open flame and once you remove the pot it cools down quick, so very safe around children.

WellIWasInTheNeighbourhoo Thu 07-Jan-21 14:51:24


TooTrueToBeGood Thu 07-Jan-21 15:01:07

Steel or cast iron work fine. Not sure there's much else apart from aluminium which I wouldn't use anyway. The one thing I did find when switching to a glass hob was that it doesn't seem to like pans larger than the ring. It may just be my model but the overheating sensor seems to trip too frequently if I use too large a pot.

One other piece of advice, buy a tub of Bar Keepers Friend. Glass hobs are a nightmare to keep clean without it.

ThePluckOfTheCoward Thu 07-Jan-21 15:01:25

I use stainless steel saucepans and frying pans, non stick omelette pans and cast iron le Creuset pots and griddle on my glass topped hob, exactly the same pots and pans that I used on my gas stove at my old house. I still sometimes hanker after my old gas hob, but can't deny that cleaning is a doddle now.

GypsyLee Thu 07-Jan-21 15:13:22

Aw, thanks very much for the replies, I don't know if it's induction, I'll check.
Not had one like this before, as my nn suggests I like cast iron pots. grin
I bought some hob brite as mil recommended it and only £1. If it doesn't work I'll get "Bar Keepers Friend."

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Tehmina23 Thu 07-Jan-21 15:27:44

Following as I'm planning to get a new hob but don't want new pans.

SoupnSalads Thu 07-Jan-21 16:58:29

Also get a hob scraper. That's what you need plus hob brite. Mine looks brand new 5 years on, love it.

SoupnSalads Thu 07-Jan-21 16:59:36

I succumbed to the hype and buy the branded cleaner from Zanussi. The difference with hob brite is it somehow has a glossier finish.

Katinski Thu 07-Jan-21 17:13:27


Also get a hob scraper. That's what you need plus hob brite. Mine looks brand new 5 years on, love it.

This 100% star

QuantumJump Thu 07-Jan-21 17:15:16

Le Creuset is compatible with induction.

lifestooshort123 Thu 07-Jan-21 18:06:26

My glass hob (not induction) prefers pans exactly the right size or it cuts in and out. Also, get in the habit of swiping the base of the panwith a tea towel before you put it on in case there's a minute bit of something on the base - I scratched my hob a week after I had it. I clean mine with barkeepers friend (liquid) and a minky and a scraper if needed. I then polish it off with a glass cloth. I love it despite the above!

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