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tramontina enameled cast iron?

I recently purchased a new GE 5-burner electric black ceramic cooktop. Their instructions specifically state that standard cast iron should NOT be used with the ceramic cook top because it would likely scratch. They do say that enameled cast iron cookware is acceptable but good sense does say that it must be handled carefully because of the weight. Their number one recommendation is stainless steel.

I have a Tramontina enameled dutch oven and have used it on the new cook top and it has performed very well. I do try to be very careful with my cookware --- I have an extensive selection of Pyrex cookware that I've had for twenty years or so and none of them have chips yet so I think most chipping problems are like related to the care used in handling the items.

Jim B.

Jun 07, 2009
Jim B. in Cookware

tramontina enameled cast iron?

I recently purchased a new GE 5-burner electric black ceramic cooktop. Their instructions specifically state that standard cast iron should NOT be used with the ceramic cook top because it would likely scratch. They do say that enameled cast iron cookware is acceptable but good sense does say that it must be handled carefully because of the weight. Their number one recommendation is stainless steel.

I have a Tramontina enameled dutch oven and have used it on the new cook top and it has performed very well. I do try to be very careful with my cookware --- I have an extensive selection of Pyrex cookware that I've had for twenty years or so and none of them have chips yet so I think most chipping problems are like related to the care used in handling the items.

Jim B.

Jun 07, 2009
Jim B. in Cookware