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Topic: Vac Pots on electric stoves... (6 msgs / 111 lines)
1) From: Angelo
I have a couple of Bodum vac pots and would like to give one to a 
friend of mine. She informs me that she has an electric (halogen) 
stove, and I don't have the piece of metal that is supposed to be 
used when using the Bodum on an electric range.
She tells me her stove has a glass top. Would she still need the 
metal, or is that only necessary on ranges with the nichrome (metal) elements?
I never really understood the whole thing with the piece of metal. 
I've only used gas ranges...
Thanx,
A+

2) From: Michael Dhabolt
I'm not totally confident that it is necessary, but I use one with my
vac pot on a glass top range.  I lost the original and made one with a
piece of bare copper 14 gauge wire about 14" long, bent it into a star
shape.  Put it on the range with a heavy metal pot on it and turned
the range to high for a few minutes, the heat annealed (softened) the
copper and it is perfectly flat after that first use.
Mike (just plain)

3) From: Aaron
I dont think the metal thing is giong to be necessary on the glass top 
stove,  I believe the purpose of it on normal electric stoves was to 
protect the pot from direct contact with the heating element which can 
get 1000 degrees or more...  it kind of kept from creating an intense 
hot spot and possibly cracking /shattering the pot.
A glass top stove, especially an induction / ir / or halogen type will 
do this diffusion naturally by the way it works.
Aaron

4) From: Brett Mason
I use my Cory VacPot (glass) on my glass-topped stove with no problems.
I use a copper sheet when using my cory on my old electric range with
the traditional heating coils...
Brett
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5) From: Gary Townsend
 Angelo wrote:I have a couple of Bodum vac pots and would like to give one
to a friend of mine. She informs me that she has an electric (halogen)
stove, and I don't have the piece of metal that is supposed to be used when
using the Bodum on an electric range.
She tells me her stove has a glass top. Would she still need the metal, or
is that only necessary on ranges with the nichrome (metal) elements? I neve=
r
really understood the whole thing with the piece of metal. I've only used
gas ranges...
Angelo,
I've been using my little 20 oz Yama glass vac pot on my glass top electric
range for over a year now, without any problems at all. I just remember to
ensure that any spilt water from filling up the bottom globe, is wiped off
of the outside. I just know that hot glass+ cold water is a BAAAD thing ;-)
A diffuser plate IMHO is not really needed on a glass top range. I found an
original, asbestos diffuser at an antique shop, with pictures on it of vac
pots, but I don't use it, as we all know about how bad asbestos is, for our
health.
Gary
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everybody."

6) From: olufcalif
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