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Topic: Yama VacPot on GlassTop Stove (3 msgs / 81 lines)
1) From: Larry Johnson
I have a glass-top stove, but no vac pot, so maybe someone else could answer
with more experience in this, but I would think you're ok to do without the
metal diffuser. Its purpose is to prevent direct contact between the glass
pot and the potentially red-hot element. You have the glass surface of the
stove doing the same thing. That's one of the advantages of the glass-top
range - no super hot-spots; as long as the bottom of the pot is perfectly
flat, that is. If it's not, you might look for some other type of diffuser
that won't scratch your stovetop.
On 4/1/07, David Morgenlender  wrote:
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Larry J
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2) From: Gary Townsend
David,
I've been using my little Yama 5- cup ( 20 oz ) on my glass top stove with
no ill effects for the past 2 years.
I start with cold water from my RO system, and ensure that the outside of
the glass stays dry. Set the stove to level 8 out of 10.
I wait until most of the water moves North into the upper globe, then cut
the heat to level 4, and move the pot until the bottom of the Yama is about
1/2 way off the burner. Then I'll grind ( level 30 on my Rocky), stir
ensuring all the grounds are wet, wait 1min 30 seconds, then remove the
vacpot from the stove and set it on the counter top. About 3:30 seconds the
pot starts vacuuming itself dry, and finishes up at the 4 minute mark, total
elapsed time. I usually do 3 vacpots a day on weekends, and whenever else
that I'm not pressed for time.
You don't need a diffuser at all, with a glass to glasstop stove, as the
stove top is working like a diffuser, keeping the vacpot from direct contact
with the heating element. I would avoid putting a glass vacpot directly on a
bare element type electric stove.
Gary
On 3/31/07, Larry Johnson  wrote:
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3) From: David Morgenlender
I've got a new Yama 5-cup VacPot.  Our stove has a glass top cooking =
surface.
Any idea if I should use the little metal thing provided for electric =
stoves ...
this is an electric stove, but without the usual exposed burner?  I don't=
 want
to wreck my new vacpot, but I also don't want to scratch the glass =
cooking
surface (& increase my wife's wrath against all things coffee! :) ).
Dave
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