A closeup of an electric stove element.
Can An Electric Stove Handle A Cast Iron Skillet?
By Allie Ward
While cast iron skillets can be intimidating to cook with, these durable pans are incredibly versatile and can be used on gas ranges, induction cooktops, and even electric stoves.
Although heavy cast iron on a delicate glass stovetop sounds like a recipe for disaster, this medium provides a few benefits over other stoves.
Each designated spot on an electric stove will maintain an even temperature without any hot spots, slowly bringing the entire area of the pan to temperature at the same time.
When using an electric stove, use a burner the same size as your pan, avoid keeping the skillet over high heat for long periods, and lift and place it gently instead of sliding it.