Different Cooking Surfaces

We always have people asking what is the best cooking surface to use Platinum on and our answer; Your cooking surface works just great.  The Platinum Cooking System works on electric coils, electric ceramic top cooking surface, gas, induction cook tops and we even have people take their Platinum Cookware camping and use it on a Camp Chef or over hot coals from the fire.

We will attempt to explain the differences of all the standard cooking surfaces on the market today. Please note: If you had stove tops side by side, the same brand and model, each one would heat different.


Gas cooktops give home cooks the precise temperature control they need for perfect meals time after time.  The even temperature of cooking and the ability to adjust heat minutely for the perfect simmer or a rolling boil can make cooking with gas easy and very satisfying. The traditional cooking heat source, gas cooktops give off a comforting glow.

With Platinum, medium heat is when the flame just starts to tickle the bottom of the pan.  Each gas cooktop is different.  You might want to experiment and find out what medium means on your gas appliance.

electric-stove-topElectric Coil Stove tops

Electric cooktops are the perfect option for the cook who wants simplicity in the kitchen.  When using an electric cooking surface, medium usually means medium.  This cooking surface, like gas is very easy to use.

Electric Glass Top or Ceramic Cooking Surface 

electric-glass-cooktopNow the ceramic or flat top range is different from the electric coil stove.  The glass on the stove heats up fast and tends to remain hotter for a longer time period.  When cooking on a ceramic stove, your medium heat might be 3.5 or 4 on your range.  Normally, when the temperature gauge reaches the desired cooking temp, you turn the stove to low.  With a ceramic top stove, turn it to low about 10 degrees lower.  So if you desired temperature was 80, turn it to low at 70.  If the temperature continues to climb, turn the stove off.  Because the cooking surface stays hotter longer, you might want to remove the Platinum pan from the hot plate and place it on a cool burner.  Again, you will have to experiment with your stove to find you desired cooking temperature.

Induction Stove Tops

induction-rangeInduction heats a cooking vessel with induction heating, instead of heat transfer from electrical coils or a gas flame as with a traditional cooking stove. For nearly all models of induction cooktop, a cooking vessel must be made of a ferromagnetic metal such as stainless steel.  An induction cooker is faster and more energy-efficient than a traditional electric cooking surface. It allows instant control of cooking power similar to gas burners.