Clean the glass cooktop prior to turning on the burner using a glass top cleaner and glass top sponge, both of which are available at your local grocery store. One of the dangers of cooking with cast-iron cookware on a glass cooktop is that food and other particles trapped between the cookware and the stove can scratch the surface.
Scrub the bottom of the cast-iron cookware to remove any residue that may scratch the cooktop surface. When washing cast-iron cookware, use hot water and a stiff brush, or a sponge with soap. Be sure to dry the cookware after cleaning to prevent rust.
Set the cast-iron cookware on the glass cooktop gently. Cast iron cookware is heavy and can easily crack or even break the glass surface.
Move the cast iron cookware as little as possible to prevent scratching the surface of the glass top. If you must reposition the cookware, lift it completely off of the stove using both hands with pot holders, and then gently set it into its new position.
Things You Will Need
- Glass top cleaner
- Glass top sponge
- Pot holders
- Dry towel
- Always wear pot holders when working with hot cast-iron cookware as the handle often becomes extremely hot.