Can You Put Glass On The Stove?

You can find cookware in various shapes and materials, making you wonder which material can go on a stove, especially if glass cookware is one of them.

The straightforward answer to this is—yes! You can use glass cookware on the stove. However, there are certain factors you must keep in mind.

In this article, we will explore these factors and offer you crucial information on the type of glass through proper analysis to ensure safety. We’ll also explore which types of stoves work with glass cookware. Learn more as we go ahead.


How To Know If Your Glass Pot Is Stove-Safe

You should consider the four main factors before putting any glassware on the stove.

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The Type Of Glass Material

Various materials can be used to make glass, and these different materials determine the kind of temperature the glass will be able to withstand. It would be best to avoid stove-cooking with glasses made from tempered glass or soda lime (used for glass containers and window panes). These glasses are more prone to breaking and exploding when exposed to high temperatures.

However, glass types of Borosilicate can resist a lot of thermal shock due to an element called Boron Trioxide. It can be used on the stove as it can handle high temperatures.

Another great option is Pyroceram glass cookware, also known as glass-ceramic cookware. It has very resistant to heat and can effectively tolerate abrupt changes in temperature without breaking or cracking. It is also known as the transparent version of ceramic.


Amount Of Heat or Temperature The Glass Can Withstand


The endurance for glassware is different in different temperatures. Each type of glass has its breaking point. Glass types of Borosilicate have the highest endurance to heat, being able to endure up to 300° Celsius or 572° Fahrenheit.

Pyroceram glass makes for another excellent cookware for its temperature resistance. You can heat it to 450° Celsius or 842° Fahrenheit. You can use it on all kinds of stoves as it is immune to extreme temperature changes.


Stove-Safe Glassware Label Or Inscription

Glassware comes with labels indicating whether it is safe to use on the stove. Therefore, labels are one of the essential things to look for when determining whether you should put the glass on the stove.


It will save you time from wondering, testing, and trying. Checking labels beforehand will also ensure you steer clear of any accidents.


Which Stoves Are Ideal For Glass Cookware


Stoves are available in many types in the market. You get a set of dos and don’ts with each kind of stove and information on the kind of cookware it is compatible with. In this section, we will go over some types of stoves and their compatibility with glass cookware.


Electric Stove

Electric Stove

Using an electric stove is possible if you’re working with glass utensils. However, not all kinds of glass cookware can go on it. The reason is that electric stoves are insulators. It would be best if you spared more time when cooking in glass cookware, and it is essential to keep checking the temperature as you cook.

We suggest you use Pyroceram glass cookware here as it has good temperature resistance and adaptability to temperature changes. However, materials like aluminum and stainless steel work best with the electric stove as they are good conductors. They are also very durable.


Glass Top Or Ceramic Stovetop


Glass or Ceramic stovetops run on electricity. Pyroceramic glass cookware is one of the safest bets for these kinds of stoves. The reason is, as mentioned earlier, this type of glass has very high heat resistance. They are made with spiraled metal materials with a covering of ceramic glass top.

You can opt for flat cookware at the bottom, as that is ideal for glass stoves. For this stove type, we do not recommend using cast iron cookware as it can leave scratches on the glass surface of the stove.


Gas Stove

Flammable gases such as Butane and Propane are used in gas stoves. It is a common type of stove in Indian households. It comes with 2-4 burners that release flame, controlled with knobs that offer high, medium, and low settings.

It is relatively safe to use glass cookware on gas stoves.

However, the cookware must be stove-safe. Popular stove-safe glass materials are Pyroceram and Borosilicate. We do not recommend soda-lime glass cookware as it is not made to endure the high pressures or temperatures of a gas stove.


Induction Stove

Induction Stove

Induction stoves are unlike regular electric or gas stoves. They are built with materials that use electricity to produce the heat in the stove. For an induction stove, you need to use cookware that is ferromagnetic (cookware with a magnetic element underneath).

However, glass does not have magnetic substances like stainless steel or cast iron. Therefore, glass cookware is not ideal for induction stoves.


Tips For Using Glass Cookware On The Stove


Avoid placing a hot glass dish straight on your stove’s metal eyes

Yes, the glass cookware is heat resistant. However, that does not mean you must keep it on the cool metal. This practice increases the chances of glass shattering. Instead, what you can do is use a hot cloth pad or even a dry dish towel, cover a wooden cutting board, and place the hot cookware on it.

Avoid preparing dry food in a glass pan.

You must always add a little bit of water at the bottom of the dry dish before using vegetables or other ingredients that release liquid. Juices that may release from the food can subject the hot glass to shatter. Adding a little bit of water to the bottom will avoid negative impact from radical temperature changes in the glass cookware.

Use dry oven mitts or wet towels.

Before using, make sure all towels or oven mitts used to handle the pan are dry. Over mitts and wet clothes are good conductors of heat, which is bad news for you since you may end up burning your hands.

Consider cooling time

Letting the hot dish in the glass cool down will help you in more ways than one. Especially when you plan on using a metal spoon (room temperature) to serve the dinner. Let the glass dish cool for a while before digging in!




Can you put the heat-resistant glass on a gas stove?

Yes, you can. However, not all glass cookware can go on a gas stove. However, any stove apart from a gas stove where the cookware is not exposed to flames is compatible with fireplace glass. It is made of tempered glass. Tempered glass should be able to tolerate a temperature of 470 degrees Fahrenheit but consistently.


Can you put the glass in the oven?

Yes, you can put glass cookware in the oven, but they must be marked oven-safe. Otherwise, you can run the risk of injury or accidents. Make sure that you are checking the glass container for its label beforehand.



When done right, cooking can be a soothing and delightful experience. Just as knowing which ingredients should go in a recipe is essential, knowing which cookware to use for the recipe is vital too.

You have now learned how not all glass cookware is compatible with all kinds of stoves. There are various advantages and disadvantages to look out for.

We recommend using high heat resistant glass, which can also adapt to rapid thermal changes. It is also equally important to use a glass-friendly stove for a safe cooking experience.

Now that you are armed with vital information, get cooking! Let us know in the comment section if you found this article helpful.

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