Is It Ok to Use a Pressure Cooker on a Glass Top Stove?

Planning to get home a pressure cooker? Surely you are wondering which ones are the best pressure cookers online stores stock? Look up pressure cookers online India brands or e-stores have before you decide which model is ideal for your kitchen.

Factors to consider

Some of the factors you would need to check out include capacity of the cooker, the material it is made of, the durability of the handles and the lid, among others. There are even diet cookers (the ones that drain out extra starch from the rice) you can choose from among the best pressure cookers online. One more question you would need to ask yourself when you are planning to buy a pressure cooker is whether it is compatible with all kinds of stoves. This is very important, because not all of us have the same kind of stoves in our kitchens.

Do you have a glass top stove?

Choose one of the pressure cookers online India sites have that are compatible with all types of stoves, including induction and glass top stoves. Now, you may wonder if it is alright to use a pressure cooker on a glass top stove.

  • You wonder because you are worried if the high heat that the pressure cooker generates can break the glass. There is no reason for concern on that count because glass top stoves are made of glass that can handle really high temperatures, much higher than the heat generated by your pressure cooker. However, it is best to choose a pressure cooker that is made of stainless steel or is a hard anodised one. You can also opt for stainless steel coated aluminium. There are some who are worried about the durability of an aluminium pressure cooker when used on a glass top stove; so it is best to use a stainless steel one. You should make sure you lift the pressure cooker from the stove rather than drag it or plonk on the surface of the stove.
  • When you look for one of the pressure cookers online India brands have on their e-stores, make sure that the bottom of the cooker is smooth and flat. This ensures that the heat is distributed evenly. If you have a glass top stove that has a ring atop the burner, then it is alright to use round-bottomed cookers or pans.
  • Make sure your pressure cooker is induction friendly, because if you have a glass top induction stove, you can use the same cooker both for the induction stove and your regular gas stove.

It is alright to use a pressure cooker on a glass top stove as long as all these above factors are considered. When you look to buy one of the stainless steel pressure cookers or any other pressure cookers online stores have, it is best to find out all about their compatibility with different kinds of stoves, and then make your choice. There are online discussion boards, reviews and user testimonials you could check out before you hit the ‘buy’ button.

So, check out the various brands and order your pressure cooker now!

POLL: Have you used a pressure cooker on a glass top stove and what has been your experience?


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