Review of Glass Stove Top Safe Cookware
Here we’ll take you through the three of our favorite sets for use on a glass stove top. Of course, everyone has different needs so read through these glass stove top cookware reviews carefully to see if one of the ones we list below might be the perfect fit for your family.
We think these gorgeous vintage-inspired speckled glass top stove pots and pans are the perfect addition to your home and not just for their looks (although admittedly that does help). Choose from red, aqua, blueberry, butter yellow, coral, or lavender colors
This Paula DeenSignature Nonstick 5-Piece Porcelain Cookware set includes: 1 quart covered saucepan and lid, 2 quart covered saucepan, 6 quart covered stockpot, 2.75 quart covered sauté, 8″ skillet, 10″ skillet, as well as a five piece measuring spoon set.
This set is durable, offers even heat distribution (important for glass stove tops) and has a Durable DuPont Teflon® Select nonstick interior which makes for easy cleaning and long-lasting food release. This set is also stain resistant.
Not only is a glass stove top easy to clean, the nonstick bottom on this set also makes these pots simple to clean with warm water, dishwashing liquid, and a sponge. To keep your set looking its best for a long time to come, we don’t recommend putting the pots and pans in the dishwasher (the red finish and trim on the handles will dull overtime when washed under such conditions).
The color coordinated, dual riveted, soft-touch handles are designed to provide a comfortable, secure grip and stylish copper plated rings are attached to make for easy hanging.
Tempered glass lids with copper plated knobs lock in flavors and let you watch your food cook without lifting the lid.
This set moves right straight from the cooktop to the oven (safe to 350°F).
The Anolon Advanced Hard Anodized Nonstick is a durable, hard-anodized cookware set that enables balanced, efficient heating with a long-lasting restaurant-tested premium-quality nonstick.
You can use metal utensils with this set (though we always advise against metal on nonstick to ensure the cookware lasts a long time).
The Anolon Advanced Hard Anodized Nonstick set includes: 1.5 quart and 3 quarts covered saucepans, an 8 quart covered stockpot, .5-inch French skillet, a 12-inch covered deep skillet (with helper handle, explained below) and a 3 quart covered sauté pan.
The glass lids are a shatter-resistant keep in heat and moisture and the handles give a comfortable, soft grasp and are dual riveted for extra strength.
An added bonus, especially as deep skillets may be too heavy to lift with one hand and you never want to drag a pot on a glass stove top, is that in this cookware set has a convenient helper handle (a small additional handle) making it easier to move a heavy item to a different part of the kitchen or stove without sliding the cookware and scratching the glass top (and without breaking your forearm).
Just to note, the Anolon Advanced Hard Anodized Nonstick set is not induction compatible so if you are considering an induction stove top in future take a look at this review of the 6 Best Induction Cookware Sets.
This nonstick cookware is oven safe (to 400°F, higher than the Paula Dead set reviewed above).
We always recommend reading (and following) the manual and for cooking and cleaning instructions. Using a too-high heat or abrasive cleaning supplies will degrade the nonstick overtime.
The Anolon Advanced Hard Anodized Nonstick comes with a Lifetime Warranty.
The Circulon Infinite cookware set is constructed from hard-anodized aluminum with a stainless-steel base with an encapsulated aluminum core (the aluminum conducts heat more efficiently than the steel) so these pots distribute heat evenly (important for glass top stove cooking). The pots and pans are all flat bottomed on the outside; they lay completely flat. The two sauté pans do have tapered sides, but the actual (outside) cooking surface is flat.
This helps the pots to maintain a steady temp (such as a low simmer).
A unique feature of Circulon cookware is the patented TOTAL® Food Release System that features a series of raised nonstick circles on the pan surface that reduces the amount of nonstick in contact with cooking utensils, cuts own on surface abrasion, and makes for a longer lasting, tougher set. The design helps to cut down on food sticking to the bottom of the pot, as well!
The Circulon Infinite Hard Anodized Nonstick 10-piece cookware set includes: 1.5 and 2 quart covered saucepans, 8 quart covered stockpot, 3 quart covered sauté pan, and 8- and 10-inch open skillets.
The handles are cast stainless-steel (riveted) that stay cool on the stovetop and the lids are a heavy-gauge stainless-steel.
This nonstick cookware set is also marked as dishwasher-safe and go straight to the oven (to 500°F, the highest oven temperature of all sets reviewed in this article).
This set is suitable for all stove types from gas and electric to glass stove top and induction.
In case you have looked into Circulon in the past, you may be wondering about the difference between the Circulon Elite range and this Infinite range. This Circulon Infinite range is a superior set and holds a few differences. For example, the Elite range is handwash only and not metal utensil safe. Infinite is sturdier, more durable, and heavier as well as being dishwasher/metal utensil safe. These are traits that make it better suited to a glass top stove as well.
The Infinite range has a stainless steel base which will make it usable on an induction cooktop, so if you have or are considering an induction stove at any point, rest assured, this set will happily cook on either!
The Circulon Hard Anodized cookware set, is also superior against ceramic: anodized doesn’t crack, doesn’t discolor and does not allow food to stick, and the heat is distributed evenly.
Be forewarned though, these are investment set and as such are fairly heavy (compared to less durable cookware) and if not handled properly can scratch the top of your glass top stove. The larger pans are pretty heavy and will likely need two hands to carry (the smaller skillets aren’t too heavy, though).
Yes, they are very heavy. I have a hard time holding the largest pan and the large pot when I am pouring things out of them.
On their own, they are not heavy but depending on how much and what type of food is put in them they can get heavy. Not cast iron heavy, by any means, but this is something to consider if you have difficulty lifting heavier pots and pans so as not t accidentally scratch the stove top.
This set is PFOA free and is made in China and Thailand. The Circulon Infinite Hard Anodized Nonstick 10-piece cookware set also comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Glass stove tops are a wonderful addition to a kitchen making for a gleaming, seamless look. Just be sure to treat it kindly and to select a cookware set that is designed to give its best on a glass stove top and you’ll be whipping up delicious meals for a long time to come!