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Anodized Aluminum skillet on stovetop?

 
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Maxwar



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:58 pm    Post subject: Anodized Aluminum skillet on stovetop? Reply with quote

I posted this on "Cooking Tips" without any response. Therefore, I'm trying this forum:

I've got a new KitchenAid anodized aluminum skillet and was wondering if it can be used on a ceramic stovetop with a setting above medium. It is rated by KitchenAid to be oven save up to 500F. No mention of any teflon content.


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Dilbert



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ref the ceramic cooktop - do you mean an induction type?

depending on cooktop type aluminum may or may not work - most induction tops require some ferrous metal content.

as to temps - if it has a Teflon non-stick coating you can use it on the stove top (what else would be the point?) but you want to avoid overheating. that's true regardless of cooking fuel / heat source. a dry pan on a hot burner can hit 1000'F in just 2-3 minutes - hence any non-stick coating takes some care.

do you have any pet birds? outgassing from overheated Teflon can kill birds - take extra care!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is anodized aluminum...no mention of any teflon coating. Will be used on standard ceramic cooktop...not induction.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you should be good to go!
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Jenn_B



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't crank the heat up on nonstick cookware.

If it's nonstick, it's almost certainly either Teflon, or the same thing from a company other than Dupont. There are a couple brands that use a ceramic nonstick coating, but AFAIK, KitchenAid isn't one of them. In any case, they aren't supposed to be used over high heat, either.
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