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Does anybody LIKE their ceramic cooktop?

dingey | Dec 16, 201304:21 PM     187

Recently remodeled our kitchen, swapping out an ancient rusted "stainless" steel cooktop for a ceramic top. Unfortunately, natural gas is not an option at this house, and I grew up cooking with gas. I had gotten used to the erratic old electric cooktop (any port in a storm), but was really looking forward to the modern technological advances of the ceramic cooktop. Man. I really have an active dislike of that ceramic thing. I've had it for 5 months now and I still can't wrap my brain around it. I HATE that you can't take a lid off a pot and put it down on the cooktop without risking cracking or shattering the top. I still feel like there's way less control than gas burners. AND what's up with the myth of easy cleaning?! Mine already has weird stains that I can't get off. Any advice on how to stop hatin' and learn to love the ceramic cooktop? Also, have you noticed how hard it is to buy and electric cooktop with coil burners? You either have to go super flimsy and cheap or super duper high end! Very frustrated.

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