Frigidaire Friday: Out with the old, in with the new

Here’s my old gas cooktop. Probably about 13 years old (the age of our home). Replacing it was thrilling especially as I have this unnatural fear of gas. Some of my burners would become unlit during cleaning…. and for me relighting them was NOT an option. Too terrifying for me. Really. So I generally only had 2 workable burners for the last few years – one front and one back which often made cooking complicated.

Welcome the new hybrid induction cooktop.

I love the sleek look of the glass ceramic cooktop and the modern feel it gives my kitchen. Two of the burners are regular electric burners but two of them are induction – which means you use magnetic cookware and the cookware heats up for the most part as compared to the cooktop.

Surprisingly, I’m trying to figure out just the right number to use when cooking. I thought it would be obvious, but after so long using gas, it is an adjustment.
Love wiping it down with a sponge. So easy to remove crumbs. A bit tricky if you get a burn on your range as that happened to me the first time I boiled pasta and the water overflowed. You must use special cleaners – nothing with ammonia in it or you’ll ruin the cooktop. So I bought a special Weiman brand cleaner from Target specifically for glass and ceramic cooktops. It worked great and the burn was removed – but it required a lot of elbow grease from my husband. I will be more careful from now on! (Other store brands exist I hear from friends, but this was the only product available at Target the day I ran to the store to buy some cleaner)

Disclosure: “I wrote this review while participating in a Test Drive Campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Frigidaire and received a Frigidaire Refrigerator, electric cooktop, Washer/Dryer set, and a Dishwasher to facilitate my review.”

3 thoughts on “Frigidaire Friday: Out with the old, in with the new”

  1. i'd love a ceramic cooktop – i HATE my old yucky electric stove!! but can you use le creuset pots on them? i've heard that you shouldn't.

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