Musings about my CC
You know you have a Ceramic Cooktop when...size>
(Inspired by plllog's induction thread)
- Ten years ago you dropped it into a hole in the countertop, screwed in two brackets and connected three wires, and didn't think about it since except to cook on it and clean it...
- ...and you didn't have to call an electrician but bump up your breakers and wiring.
- Your boil tests rival those of the big boys (Bluestar and the Culinarian.)
- You can be a slob and leave a week's worth of boilovers and splatters for Saturday clean-up, and even then it doesn't take more than a razor blade, cooktop cleaner, some paper towels and 15 minutes max to make it sparkle.
- You decide to do a simmer test. At 8:30am you place one quart of 70 deg water on your power burner at the lowest setting. By 10:30 temp hasn't raised more than 1.5 degrees so you put the lid on. At 1:30pm you get bored of the negligble change and turn up the heat a bit. You get busy at work and forget about your test. 6:40pm you remember it and jump out of your chair - only to find the water at a balmy 109.5 deg.
- You don't take magnets to the store when shopping for cookware.
- You smile broadly when deeageaux addresses "adjust and wait" concerns with, "I say after a bit of trial and error you will know what knob position equals which temperature," because FINALLY someone gets it!
- You inspect your cooktop every time the subject of scratching comes up and you can't find one significant scratch, despite ten years of abuse with all sorts of cookware including cast iron.
- You only spent about $500 for the cooktop; more than enough of cash left over to buy a lifetime supply of roasted peppers if turning on the broiler or grill is too much trouble for you.
Would I put a Ceramic Cooktop (Crappy Cooktop, Crappy Ceramic, your choice!) in my dream kitchen? Nope - to be clear: NOPE - but still there've been so many threads recently that make me kind of chuckle and realize that life with my CC ain't so bad!
Frigidaire FEC30S6ABC - If anyone can find a source for a new glass top for under $345 I'd appreciate hearing about it. Mine might not be scratched, but it IS smashed, LOL!