There is nothing quite like it.
A freshly remodeled kitchen and a new cook space. Designed to perfectly reflect your individual sense of style and food prep flow.
But you can’t just slap down any old dented, warped, and beaten hand-me-down pot or pan on your new glorious electric glass cooktop.
Some might scuff or otherwise mar the surface. Can’t have that day one, can we?
What if your old set clashes with your new vibe!?
Or maybe your kitchen is already a thing of wonder, and it has just gotten to be time to retire the set that fit perfectly for so long.
In this article, we’ll address what to look for before you buy, give you some electric cookin’ tips, and wrap up with a recommendation!
I thought all glass top stoves were electric?
There are electric smooth glass top stoves and then there are induction stoves. Induction stoves use both electricity and magnetic fields to generate heat. The big difference in these glass top stoves is that only the induction-ready cookware will heat due to its iron content. Everything else on your stovetop stays cool as can be.
Accidentally put your hand down on a burner you were just using? No problem! It’ll be cool to the touch, leaving you injury-free and marveling at this modern magic. Gone are the days of worrying about your toddler burning their hand when they curiously reach up to explore countertops.
What should I be looking for in a glass top set?
The first thing you want to look at when shopping for a pot and pan set that will last? You need to find out what it’s made of.
While only some materials will work for an induction stove, electric offers much more flexibility. With one caveat—glass tops are also much more delicate than a traditional range top. In other words, set your pots and pans down on the burners a little more mindfully!
Electric glass top approved materials include:
- Ceramic (such as this delightful nonstick treasure by Vremi 8-piece Cookware Set)
- And good ol’ stainless steel (like this Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro)
While it may look aesthetic on your glass top stove, we suggest shying away from this material. The downside to choosing glass cookware is that it breaks and we don’t just mean if you drop it. Glass can crack from temperature extremes. It can even crack if the glass is too brittle or if there’s a weakness in it. We have no glass cookware set recommendations at this time.
If you’re on a budget, we recommend the T-Fal E765SC hard-anodized 12-piece set (reviewed here). Titanium nonstick pots and pans plus a few accessories!
Or if money is no issue and you’re a fan of hard-anodized products, there’s also this 13-piece cookware set. Circulon Premier Professional . It’s not titanium, but rather the more traditional material—aluminum.
If you’re not on a strict budget, and you’re a fan of copper, spring for this awesome cookware also by T-Fal. The T-Fal C836SD Ultimate 13-piece set (reviewed here) is stainless steel but boasts a copper bottom.
If you’re in the market for nonstick that’s stylish, check out the Vremi 8-piece ceramic cookware set.
And last, but certainly, not least if you can’t get enough of the luster of stainless steel you’ve gotta look at the Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro !
Keep in Mind
- Your cookware needs to fit the circles on your stove, so bigger isn’t always better!
- A heavier pot will heat better thanks to its weight making more contact with the stovetop, but use caution when setting it down. You don’t want to crack your beloved cooktop!
- Along the same vein, avoid using any dented or warped cookware. If it can’t make contact with the entire burner—it won’t heat evenly!
Feeling overwhelmed? Worry not. Michelangelo has you covered with their gorgeous Copper Pots and Pans Set, worthy of the company’s namesake. Michelangelo—a German manufacturer that has a 30-year history of providing one-of-a-kind cookware—has made a set that will really bring together most aesthetics.
Let’s dive into the details of why Michelangelo is the best choice of cookware for your electric glass top stove!
Featuring all the tools that an at-home chef just can’t do without. Like an 8-quart stockpot perfect for soups, stews, and seafood boils. Saucepans, and sauté pans for any occasion. Skillets for single dishes or fajita soirées! You could tour a world of cuisine, from the comfort of your own command center.
This dynamic kit is no case of form over function either. Ultra nonstick, scratch-resistant, ceramic coating over a titanium interior enhances both the cooking performance of the set, as well as its projected longevity.
Ceramics serve as more than just slick armor for your pots and pans; it also helps keep you safe and healthy. Free of toxic materials—specifically PTFA, PFOA, lead, and cadmium—and durably oven safe up to 450 degrees, so you can make those you love a slice of delicious, with a side order of peace of mind.
Get this cookware set a cape because it is super! The professional-grade aluminum alloy core distributes heat quickly and evenly every time—without pesky hot spots—with no fear of chipping, peeling, or flaking. The sauté pan, sauce pot, and large stockpot all have glass lids with ergonomic handles. Because what’s the point of a utility belt if one can’t get a grip on their tools?
Note: This cookware set is suitable for all glass top stoves except induction.
What exactly is included in this cookware set?
- 8-quart large stockpot with lid plus an 8-inch steamer insert
- 5-quart saucepan with lid
- 3-quart saucepan with lid
- 5-quart saute pan with lid
- 8-inch skillet
- 10-inch skillet with a lid
For fans of healthier cooking, that steamer insert is especially fantastic. Boiling vegetables uses more water and takes longer. Steaming your veggies instead uses less energy, which your electric glass top stove will thank you for!
Even more importantly, steaming vegetables preserves more of their nutrients (which is most of why you eat those foods in the first place!). With boiling, you lose a lot of nutrients in the cooking water.
Note: Because this cookware set doesn’t come with utensils, we thought it best to mention what you should use. Stick to soft material such as wood, bamboo, plastic, silicone, etc. Pretty much anything non-metal!
Don’t let the lack of decent cookware set you to a fine simmer on the back burner. Get yours in time for all the upcoming family feasts on the colander… That’s not right. I heard it. Calendar. There we go. You’ll relish the preparation of every single meal when your tools don’t just perform but seem to work with you like a symphony before a conductor, or a professional kitchen lead by a head chef.
Be your own head chef-superhero-symphony conductor with Michelangelo’s copper pots and pans set, and complete the ambiance of your kitchen-secret lair-concert hall today. Not sold on this particular cookware set? Read more about our top 5 Best Cookware Sets here and find the perfect fit for your electric glass stovetop!