While cooking today I put boiled 3lbs of spaghetti in my large Belgique pot with basket. These pots are heavy duty in nature and have a copper bottom.Spaghetti finished and removed to my dish. Next I put frozen meatballs in the same pot turned on medium with a top and began doing other things. I have done this hundreds of time before without problems. I came back about 10 minutes later and smelled something peculiar, looked at the stove and noticed what looked like melting aluminum surrounding about a third of the bottom with a glob about a half dollar size and a quarter inch thick. I quickly turned it off and removed the pot. There were what appeared to be spikes of melted aluminum in various places. I took a wet kitchen towel and removed the globe and it removed a portion of the cook top. I am baffled and stunned as to why or how this could happen.
Has anyone seen or heard of this happening? And can anyone explain to me what happened?
I have loved and this stove and pots for some ten years now without any issues.