Some have noticed that I use cast iron pots on my smooth top stove. If you’ve read your book, it says not to do that. The first year we were in Kentucky, I followed the rules and didn’t use cast iron. Then I decided I wanted a new stove because ours had a raised edge and really big pots didn’t fit flat. I figured . . what better way to ruin my stove than to use the cast iron pots! If the stove just accidentally got ruined, then I would get a new stove. So I began using the cast iron and for 8 years . . nothing happened! I’ve done it over 2 years here and so far . . things are fine. I love having the ease of cleaning with the smooth top but I also love my iron pots. I’m not telling you it’s ok to do it, but I do it. If you use cast iron on a smooth top and it cracks or ruins, I am not responsible! It my own stove gets ruined, I am not responsible.