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can you use a pressure cooker on a glass top electric stove?

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Initial post: May 3, 2010 2:03:06 PM PDT
L. Johnson says:
I am considering buying the Presto S/S pressure cooker but need to know if you can use it on a glass top stove. Can anyone help with this?

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2010 3:01:26 PM PDT

There are several previous PC Threads where we talked about brands of PC. I use Cook's Illustrated as my buying guide. Others mentioned a really great buy at Costco. I know the glass top electric burners are very popular and I've heard mention that some items are to heavy or scratch, but I have a gas burners but I mostly use a Max Burton Induction portable cook top for most of my cooking.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2010 7:28:36 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 3, 2010 7:29:34 PM PDT
LL™ says:
L. Johnson,

Yes you can use a Presto S/S pressure cooker on your glass stove top as well as almost any other pressure cooker on the market.
I have been using a glass stove top for about 20 years (this is my second glass stove top it is, Siemens) and I have a Magefesa pressure cooker and a Perfect pressure cooker.
They work beautifully.

Posted on May 3, 2010 8:17:14 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 3, 2010 8:20:51 PM PDT
Fagor Duo 8-Quart Pressure CookernThis is the Pressure Cooker I purchassed from Amazon. I have a Megefesa that I purchased over 7 years ago.Costco has the Fagor 5 piece set 8 and 4 qt pan for $89.99, the same price as just getting the 8qt.

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Posted on May 4, 2010 11:06:24 AM PDT
I have a glass top electric stove which was in our house when we bought it. I don't particularly like the stove, but my pressure cooker works just fine on it.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2010 11:25:01 AM PDT

If you don't like cleaning the stove top, get a Max Burton Portable Induction Cooktop.

I've had mine over 2 years now and I love it to death!Max Burton 6000 Induction Cooktop (110V) UL This is the one I have. The newer 1800 Watt is not always availableMax Burton 6200 Deluxe 1800-Watt Induction Cooktop I don't know if this one has free shipping.

Posted on May 4, 2010 1:27:17 PM PDT
bothellbuyer says: almost have me sold on the induction cooktop, especially if it IS black in color. I absolutely HATE my white glass top stove. Yuckos! My wrists aren't strong enough now for extended bouts of scrubbing each and every time I use the stupid thing. Extended = more than 5 seconds (weak grin). All it takes is one little bubble spit glob to turn into a cooked on brown mess. OK, maybe it's time to hire in cleaning help (sigh).

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2010 1:35:41 PM PDT
Both, you will not be sorry!! The new Max Burton 1800 watts is back on Amazon $100 and includes shipping. It is down from $120, as you can read in the reviews. Nothing!! I mean NOTHING sticks! I use mine every time I cook!! Pans<> Cast iron or SS, Test the SS bottom with a magnet and if it sticks, you are in business!! It weighs about 4 or 5 pounds.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2010 2:04:14 PM PDT
J. Stein says:
Sounds like you need a single-edge razor blade safety scraper. For example: Techni-Tool Razor Blade Scraper, Single Edge, 4" OAL. Just let the cooktop cool off and carefully scrape away the baked-on crud.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2010 2:14:51 PM PDT
Yes, you absolutely can. I do it all the time. However, since the heat stays even when you turn off the stove, you have to turn off the stove about 5 minutes ahead of time. The heat in the glass top stove will keep the cooker cooking for another 5-10 minutes. So if you don't do this step you can overcook your food.

The alternative is to lift the cooker off the hot stove when the time is done.

In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2010 7:11:40 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 5, 2010 7:12:27 AM PDT
bothellbuyer says:
J. Stein: I'm happy that your wrists/hands can work a razor blade safety scraper. Mine cannot, unless I can accomplish the task in 1-2 scrapes. After that, my hands will be too numb to hold the tool.

In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2010 9:03:06 AM PDT

I bought a Vegetable and onion dicer from AmazonProgressive International Onion ChopperProgressive International Fruit and Vegetable Chopper BIG Waste of money. I'm looking for an easier way!! HA!!!!!
A Pressure Cooker might be a bit heavy for you, that is the time for team cooking.

Posted on May 5, 2010 11:36:05 AM PDT
bothellbuyer says:
JP - I think it was ME who suggested that chopper. I like it quite a lot as it makes even pieces which appeal to me visually. I can't physically chop an onion etc like that any longer. So I search for ways to get to the same place in an easier way. If you find something even easier, let me know!

Pressure cooker...probably not something I'm that interested in using. I peeked at this thread because of the glass top range bit.

In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2010 12:06:00 PM PDT

The Max Burton is truely portable and you can put it anywhere, sit,stand, watch TV while watching the pot! It is the age of seperate componets. I have a beautiful GE gas range with the gray enameled grates and the burners are sealed and I have a glass top, but one little spill-over and it is tear the whole thing apart, you have to wait to clean up

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2010 6:13:56 PM PDT
Yendi says:
yes even the ones that say that you can is because they do not have the traditional "rack" in the bottom..instead the have a raised center. I bought one with the raised center and it still works. I however prefer the one with the rack ;)

Posted on May 6, 2010 6:25:14 PM PDT
L. Johnson says:
I went ahead and ordered one and just wanted to say thanks to everyone for their opinion.
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