The one thing I didn't say was I have NO counter space. All my canning has been done on the glass top and a 12 X 18 inch square in front of the microwave. All my day to day prep. as been done using the glass top as counter space. That doesn't work with coils, LOL.
The only good thing about glass tops are the cleaning. Oh, how wonderful it is, how spoiled we quickly become, to not have to take apart the rings and burners and clean the cavity underneath which can become truly gross in the blink of an eye . . . either clean it constantly as part of your daily kitchen routine, OR, live with disgusting stuff.
I have had all 3, electric, gas, and glass top. I will never buy glass top, ever. If someone gave me a glass top and asked if I could use it; I'd say yes, thank you very much; and promptly sell it. Though I will fondly remember the glass top days of easy cleaning, my first choice BY FAR is gas, 2nd is electric. Glass top is not even an option in my book. Electric is doable, but, it doesn't hold a candle to gas. Gas is far superior.
Hi Debby I have a solid element Jen Air and hate it...instead of coils, it's one solid round plate. It take forever to cool down if you want to lower the temp so there is no control... My neighbor has a solid glass surface stove top and doesn't like it for canning. She can't use large canning pots as they only get hot in the very center and she has to keep stirring it. Also, she's afraid of cracking the top with all the weight and the heat extending over to the non heated parts.
If I'd have my druthers, I'd go gas but we don't have gas to the house. And it's mainly for the absolute controlling of the heat reasons.
If you have or want electric, I'd go coil...Just my opinion.
I use coil. I do not like glass top stoves. I had one a few years ago. You have to be very careful with them, It is not recommended to use cast iron pans on them, and I love my cast iron pan... The glass tops are hard to fix, if one of the elements goes on it. You need to get a service person to replace the entire top. The coil tops are much easier to fix.
Linda aka TestycatladyP
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Ok it is time to purchase a new stove, we have been looking and debating for 3 years, glass top or coil. It seems every one has a different opinion including the sales people. I had a glass top and I did everything on it except pressure can. ( I did buy a canner that said it could be used on glass top stoves but it is now 2 years old and still in the box , but that discussion is for another day. ) So what are ya'll using?? Thanks for the help, debby
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