questionsdid you miss the woot branded skillet last time…

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Ah, one more item to take up space in my kitchen.

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It's very neat, but take away the exclamation mark and the same skillet is much cheaper at Amazon.

I'd like a 12" skillet and love woot, but I'm not sure the branding is worth the extra $14.

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@micro1331: Thanks for the link. Some how I managed to crack my 10 inch Lodge pan this week. I had used it in the oven to make oven roasted brussel sprouts with garlic & pancetta for dinner. While the pan was still warm, but nor hot, I decided to use it on the stove top for something additional.
(I have an Electrolux glass top oven and have been using cast iron pans on it for years with no problem. There is nothing in the owner's manual that specifically says this is a no-no.)
The pan was on medium and I was cooking sliced onions which were at room temperature, so there was no drastic temperature change. Next thing I knew, I heard two distinct ping sounds. Youngest daughter and I knew what we had heard wasn't good. Sure enough, the pan had a hairline crack from alongside the handle, down and under to almost 1/3 of the way to the center.
I'm relieved it wasn't an older heirloom Lodge, but still... It was perfectly seasoned and one of my favorite pans.

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@lavikinga: Best answer is "it happens".

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hopefully they send a few out in BOC's :)

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Thnaks for posting this.

I just emailed service@woot.com asking about getting two of those in exchange for the non-woot ones that woot sent me back when I purchased two woot ones (recall the whole "logo fell off" joke that entirely too many people took seriously).

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I did get one since I did not buy one last time, and I already bought some things today, so shipping was free.

I hadn't checked Amazon prior to deciding to buy it, but I just went ahead and ran through as if I was going to buy it and since I don't have Prime, shipping was $10+, so the total cost on Amazon would have been $31.27 vs. $30 and I have a woot! exclamation mark on mine!

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You just sort of answered a question I'd been pondering for a while. How does cast iron work on glass top stoves?

I assume that the cracking was more of a random bit of bad luck, but aside from that have you had any other issues? I've always used gas or electric coil stoves because I tend to slam my pans around pretty roughly.

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@purplefeather: Mine has worked great on my glass cooktop.

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@purplefeather: Only real issues I have had has been other people in my house can't grasp the concept of lifting the pans to move them rather than sliding them across the top. It has a few light scratches here and there, nothing major.
The other thing is a black glass top shows every little smear much like a mirror.

As long as you don't slam pots and pans down and pay heed to the warnings about removing sugary substances IMMEDIATELY when they spill, you shouldn't have problems.

All that being said, if the house had been gas equipped, I would be all over a big ol' multi-burner gas range!

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Maybe I am among few that will pay extra for something with Woot! on it! :D In for one, thanks @cowboydann

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@purplefeather: I know that my Kenmore glass top stove recommends not using cast iron on it. The cast iron can gather too much heat and crack the glass. I stopped using my collection of cast iron because I really can't afford a new stove if it happens. I don't know the frequency that this happens, if it ever does, but it seems that it must have been enough of a problem to add it to the manual.

It's the same reason I also stopped using my canner. One of these days I'm going to get a different stove and may not go with a glass top.

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@hodakaroadtoad: If it's a Kenmore, you can replace the glass top yourself for around two under dollars.
Our first glass top Kenmore range met with an unfortunate ditz of a blonde (me). I set a plastic ramekin down on top of it not realizing one of the kids had used the cooktop 15 minutes prior. It was just hot enough.
Tried to pick up the now partially melted and then cooled ramekin. With a simple what-the-hell tug, I ended up removing a ramekin shaped chunk of glass cooktop as well. Very bizarre.
We ordered a new one online and installations truly was just unplugging/replugging a few plugs. Very easy and much cheaper than calling the repairman.

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@micro1331: Thank you for the link, I've been wanting one and just ordered the 12"