[Homeroast] Vacpot & Ceramic Cooktops

Bob Glasscock eglasscock at centurytel.net
Fri Sep 2 10:27:18 CDT 2011


Hey Doug,
I have used my 8-cup Yama on my ceramic cooktop for several years 
without a hitch (occasional stalls and one tipped over and smashed to 
smithereens). I start at Mid-Hi and lower to mid-lo at the 7-cup mark. 
Seems to work fine. I yearn for a gas range, tho. 

  --
  Bob Glasscock
Greenville, AL



Quoting ALAN MURPHY <alangmurphy at gmail.com>:
> Hi Doug, I have used a 5 cup Yama for about 3 years now without the trivet. 
> I use the small element at about 7-8 After filling with hot water. in my
> experience you you more likely to break it with rough handling. 
>
> Alan. 
>
> On 2 September 2011 04:30, Doug Hoople <doughoople at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi All,
> >
> > Apologies in advance if this has already been covered. 
> >
> > My wife and I just moved from a house that had a gas stove (bliss) to one
> > that has a ceramic cooktop. I've never had a ceramic cooktop, and I'm not
> > really very interested in figuring the thing out, and I'll replace with gas
> > sometime in the near future, but tomorrow is problematic, and the next few
> > weeks are looking a bit dire unless I work this out. 
> >
> > As many of you might remember, I'm a beyond-help vacuum pot devotee. Is
> > there any way that the Yama 8-cup pot can be used on a ceramic cooktop. 
> > With
> > a normal electric range, you use a thin wire trivet on the burner to
> > provide
> > the necessary space to prevent the pot from overheating and breaking. With
> > the ceramic cooktop, I'm not even sure that this would be acceptable. 
> >
> > Is this just an impossible mission that I should avoid altogether, or is
> > there a way of making this work?
> >
> > Thanks. 
> > Doug
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