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Electric cooktops: need opinions on solid element vs glass


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Electric cooktops: need opinions on solid element vs glass

pmburk | Aug 10, 2010 08:13 AM

We currently have a glass cooktop in our kitchen. We're in the process of replacing all of our appliances (changing color schemes and replacing the older stuff after a couple of breakdowns), so a new cooktop is in order. Our kitchen is electric. We're debating either another glass one, or glass with solid cast iron elements. We love to cook, and want something that will withstand a lot of work and deliver great results.

Does anyone have a solid element cooktop and what are your opinions? Durability, appearance? Since we've lived with the glass for 7 years we're pretty well versed on the limitations and capabilities (cleanup sucks), just curious about solid element. We have a friend who has one and says it is his personal favorite, and he's a big-time foodie/cook, but I'm looking for more than just one opinion.


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