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pan fused to ceramic cook top
First time I used the new to us ceramic cook top, the pan fused to the ceramic, when I lifted the pan off a large chip was left and the pan had the fused glass stuck to the bottom of it. Why did this happen?
I left the pan on the burner, but with the element turned off, was this where I went wrong?
I am betting this is /was a porcelain enamel pan, cooking something without much liquid. Some brands of ceramic stoves say specifically not to use this type pan. No fix; you have to replace the glass top.
As to why, the sensor thermostat went haywire and kept heating hotter and hotter. These work by sensing the heat of the pan, and when they don't work, this can happen.
You are correct, you should never leave the pan on the "cooling" element.