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The One Item You Shouldn't Place On Your Glass Stovetop
Placing a hot pot lid directly on a glass stovetop is a widespread kitchen practice that carries inherent risks. When set facedown, heat gets trapped between the lid and the glass.
This trapped heat creates a vacuum seal, and upon removing the lid, the sudden change in pressure can shatter the glass stovetop, leading to an expensive replacement.
To avoid such mishaps, it’s ideal to place a hot lid on a pot holder, kitchen mitten, or dish towel. If the lid is no longer needed, putting it in the sink is also an option.
Though turning the lid so the handle is downward reduces the risk, adding a protective layer like a towel or pot holder beneath the lid is recommended for extra safety.