Does it make sense to use a 12' pan on a 10' glass top burner?
I'm thinking of buying the fabulous 5 quart Calphalon tri-ply saute' pan, which has an arched handle and a loop helper handle. It's fully 12" across the bottom and about 3 1/2" tall, and has the glass domed lid. The biggest burner on my cooktop is a 10" burner, and this burner puts our a lot of heat. It's double ringed, meaning that you can shut off the outer ring (about 2" wide) or the inner circle (about 6" across). Is this pan just too big for this burner and therefore only useful in the oven? it is fully one quart larger than the tri-ply Everyday Pan, which measures 10" across the bottom but 12" across the top. The 5 quart pan and the Everyday pan have the same sized lid. I have a large family and cook a lot of big meals, so I can use a big pan, but don't want to invest in one if my cooktop cannot utilize the large scale of the pan. Thanks in advance for your helpful replies!
Here is a link that might be useful: Calphalon 5 Quart Saute' Pan On Amazon