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The pattern on the bottom is to reduce sticking, as food is only likely to stick to the peaks and not the valleys. It is also intended, with dubious effectiveness, in my mind to extend the non-stick lifetime of the pan as the non-stick coating tends to only wear off the peaks, and not so much from the valleys. In my mind, non-stick is not a feature I ...
The production description doesn't mention it for some reason (maybe they think it is obvious), but this is a cast iron pan. Every cast iron pan, including this one, will work on an induction cooktop. Many iron pans are not machined finely, so if you use cast iron on induction with glass surface (as are practically all modern induction heaters), you risk ...
Cast iron is in general a good choice for induction cooking, as it is a ferrous material. Depending on what type of induction cooktop (or burner or hob) you have, it may scratch the surface. Some people just recommend slipping parchment paper under the pan to reduce scratching.
Your easiest solution may be a cast iron pan. It might however, scratch the glass top. Otherwise stainless steel pans work as well. Quick and fast rule might be to look for a pan with heavy bottom. Thin pans with non-stick coating may not work as well.
The Pyrex company markets a ceramic product called Pyroflam in Europe which can be used on the stove top. This is an opaque material different from the traditional glass products.
The only Pyrex that I'm aware of that was labeled as being safe for the cooktop was the 'Pyrex Visions' line, and I don't believe they ever made anything that I'd call a 'baking dish' from it. I know they made skillets, pots, and dutch ovens, and the associated lids. It's typically a sort of orange-brown color, and there were also some pink-ish ones. ...
NO! It would not. They will break, possibly violently. Unless they are labeled for that use, don't do it.
No, this is a very, very bad idea. The thermal gradient can lead to uneven expansion and shattering. This is true of the modern product as well as the historical borosilicate product.
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