What Is the Best Cookware to Use on a Ceramic Cooktop?

The best cookware for ceramic glass cooktops is heavy-duty aluminum or stainless-steel cookware. Flat-bottomed cast-iron cookware also performs well. Materials such as ceramic, copper, glass or porcelain may also be used, but these materials, which have different levels of heat conduction, may not perform as well.

On ceramic cooktops, pots and pans need to have a flat bottom for proper heat transfer and need to contain a smooth surface to avoid scratching the glass cooktop. Poor-quality materials, such as thin aluminum or copper, can warp from the intense heat of the burners and rub off on the cooking surface. To protect the cooktop surface, avoid dragging or sliding pots and pans across the glass.