Putting Coffee Pots On The Stove
Making coffee from a percolator is a time-honored tradition. But can you put a glass coffee pot on the stove? The answer is a nuanced one, depending on the type of glass pot and the type of stove.
Glass and Stovetop Types
Glass coffee makers come in two types: those with ceramic-coated pot and those with pure glass.
- Ceramic-coated coffee pot: A coffee pot with a ceramic-coated interior is safe to use on the stovetop. These pots can withstand heat, and the coating helps protect the glass from cracking or shattering.
- Pure glass coffee pot: A traditional, pure glass coffee pot should not be used on a stovetop. While some may be able to withstand low heat, they are not designed to handle the high temperatures that a stove can produce and can crack or shatter from the heat.
The type of stovetop is also a factor when considering whether to put a glass coffee pot on it. Electric stovetops employ a gentle, consistent heat that is much less likely to damage a glass coffee pot than a gas flame.
Instructions for Use
When using a ceramic-coated coffee pot on a stovetop, there are some safety precautions that must be followed. Make sure to use a burner that is the same size or smaller than the coffee pot, as a larger heat source may put excessive strain on the coffee pot itself. Also, heat the coffee pot slowly and do not allow it to boil rapidly, as this can also weaken the glass.
It is also important to be aware of any signs of wear or damage. Discoloration, deterioration or cracks in the ceramic coating are all signs that the pot should be replaced.
A ceramic-coated glass coffee pot is safe to use on a stovetop, but it is important to follow the instructions and safety precautions outlined above. A pure glass coffee pot should never be used on a stovetop, as it can crack or shatter from the heat.