The best cookware for smooth-top ranges is stainless steel or heavyweight aluminum pots and pans with flat bottoms since the bottom of the cookware must be in direct contact with the surface for optimal heat transfer. Medium- or heavyweight cookware is better than lightweight cookware on a smooth-top range.
Stainless steel cookware is both durable and stable, and heavyweight aluminum cookware is a good option for conducting and distributing the heat from the range. Sandwich-clad cookware combines the best traits of both metals. Glass, ceramic, stoneware and cast iron cookware are the worst options for a smooth-top range because they are likely to scratch the range's surface, and they tend to perform poorly.Learn More
Ceramic cookware is safe to prepare and serve food in when it is labeled as a Perfluorooctanoic acid-free product. Cookware that is PFOA may still be used safely, as long as the cookware is not scratched or dented. This food-safe ceramic cookware is typically labeled as being PFOA free.Full Answer >
The dimensions of a 2-quart baking dish vary, depending on the size and shape of the dish. For example, a square 8-in by-8-in by 2-inch pan holds 2 quarts.Full Answer >
Clean a burned pan by adding vinegar and water, and then simmering the pot on the stove. Choose to cover the pan for more effective cleaning, or leave the lid off for a natural room deodorizer. Add baking soda to lift the burned material, then scour with more baking soda.Full Answer >
Burnt stainless steel can easily be cleaned by applying white vinegar to a soft cloth and rubbing until clean. Finish by thoroughly drying with a fresh soft cloth.Full Answer >