Do I need to use a heat diffuser with my soapstone pot?
November 17, 2009 2:41 PM Subscribe
Do I need a heat diffuser on my glass top stove when using a two quart soapstone pot? And, if so, what type is recommended and where can I purchase one online...
posted by HuronBob to Food & Drink (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am moving towards cooking primarily with cast iron (instead of coated pans/pots). As I was searching for pots and skillets my wife brought out a beautiful 2 quart soapstone pot that we purchased a few years ago, but has only been used as a decorative piece, so I'm going to give this a try as well.
I'm in the middle of seasoning it, and found advice on some online sites (but not all) to always use a heat diffuser on my glass top stove when using soapstone.
Is this necessary? Are there alternatives to a purchased heat diffuser? Seems like McGiver could come up with something from around the house to solve this problem.