Re: natural coals help
Be informed though. Some of those high end glass top stoves don't actually produce heat on their own. The chance of them cracking because of rapid heat change is very unlikely because they are made from ceramics that prevent it from doing so.
But what I'm talking about with the heat is that if your stove uses magnetic induction, it actually heats up the cookware rather than the surface of the stove itself. They use high frequencies with a magnetic field to excite your metal pots to produce heat. There are some that use a metal coil similar to a single coil burner as well, but if it is magnetic induction, you will most likely find it totally ineffective.
My suggestion is that you get a cheap coil burner. You can keep it outside, the mess is only on the burner itself, and you can put it wherever you want.