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Old July 21st, 2009, 10:43 PM
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Default Lighting Natural Coals on a Ceramic Stove Top?

So I'm visiting home for a while and all I have available is a glass-ceramic stove top to light my coconaras. Has anyone used this type of stove top to light coals? Typically I would directly place my coals over a coil-type burner but I feel like the coals may damage the ceramic top if placed directly ontop. I also do not want to ruin a pan as they are not mine

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Old July 22nd, 2009, 01:02 AM
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I think the coals might ruin the ceramic actually, also they don't get as hot as a coil grill or anything similar to that.
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 01:36 AM
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Default Re: Lighting Natural Coals on a Ceramic Stove Top?

don't do it man. the coal will get hot, then either melt or crack the stove.

i've lit coconut coals with a pan on that kind of stove before. just put the coals in a small pan, put the stove on high, and light them.

or you could get a single coil burner from walgreens, they are only 7.99 right now. you live in canada so idk how accessible that is to you.
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 01:44 AM
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Default Re: Lighting Natural Coals on a Ceramic Stove Top?

I can buy a single burner for around $20, or buy a cheap pan. I may just go see how cheap of a pan I can get as really all it would be good for is coals. Thanks for the replies.
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 02:05 AM
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Default Re: Lighting Natural Coals on a Ceramic Stove Top?

hit up the thrift stores, find a cheap pan there. hell you might just find an old coil burner or gas stove for a buck.
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 02:37 AM
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hit up the thrift stores, find a cheap pan there. hell you might just find an old coil burner or gas stove for a buck.
Oh damn you are right, guess I know where I'm heading tomorrow.
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Thanks to Emre1990 for the coil grill/burner idea.
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Default Re: Lighting Natural Coals on a Ceramic Stove Top?

They will light up fine, i have used one many times, but it will stain the glass top if you dont wipe it down before it totally cools, but its not worth it imo, use a pan instead
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Default Re: Lighting Natural Coals on a Ceramic Stove Top?

we did it at my friends parents house there are square marks where the cocos lit
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Default Re: Lighting Natural Coals on a Ceramic Stove Top?

at walgreens they have a single coil burner for about 10 bucks, i got mine for 8 since it was on sale. I'd suggest one of them, works great and is portable!
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Default Re: Lighting Natural Coals on a Ceramic Stove Top?

I have the single coil burner for indoor use, works perfectally.
I use a benzomatic torch for my CHQLs for outdoor use.

ceramic top is a no go always. your top will be at high risk of cracking if you try to do so.
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This thread <-- is all you need to know
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Default Re: Lighting Natural Coals on a Ceramic Stove Top?

+1 to cracking on ceramic stoves. lol. Just glad i wasnt the sorry soul to first discover that. lol
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Default Re: Lighting Natural Coals on a Ceramic Stove Top?

I've tried it on a black ceramic top and it left little hazy marks on the stove. For like $13 you can buy those little plug in coil burners and theyre easy to move.
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Default Re: Lighting Natural Coals on a Ceramic Stove Top?

tossem in an empty coffe can and then put it on the stove
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