What Do I Need to Know About Switching to an Electric Stovetop?

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Q: I’m moving apartments and will lose my beloved gas stove for an electric cooktop. I’ve never used one before — what do I need to know before I start cooking on a cooktop? I often use cast iron skillets and my enameled Dutch oven. Is there any way to keep using them without damaging the surface?

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Editor: One of our contributors, Gina, went through the same thing and wrote a post about her experience switching from a gas stove to an electric cooktop. And, on the flip side, Emma recently talked about what she learned from cooking with an electric stove.

Readers, do you have any advice on cooking with an electric stovetop?