The Flat Top is made from thick 3/16" steel and is designed to handle temperatures up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. However, ALL metal will expand when heated, and if it's heated unevenly you can cause it to distort temporarily. How can you do this? Turning on just one burner to high heat can make one section of the Flat Top super hot. The heat will make the steel expand and push against the surrounding cool metal. This is where the warping comes from. If all of the burners are on and the entire Flat Top warms up uniformly it will not distort at all. The good news is that ones it cools it will return to shape, no harm done. We'd recommend that if you need just a single burner to cook a small meal on that you use a small pan instead of the Flat Top, or you can just turn all of the burners on to warm the entire Flat Top.
Articles in this section
- PRO Series Cosmetic Blemishes
- Dimensions - Standard Flat Top for 30" Ranges
- Surface Mark vs. Scratch
- Can the Flat Top Slim or Jr. sizes be used on glass ceramic cooktops?
- What is the difference between a Range and a Cooktop?
- How to measure for a custom Flat Top
- I have a smooth glass ceramic stove - will the Flat Top work on it?
- Are the Flat Tops compatible with induction stoves?
- Custom Flat Top Drain Hole Placement
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