Brand Names of Cookware Compatible with Induction Cooktops
Compatible cookware for induction cooktops should be made of:
- magnetic stainless steel
- enameled steel*
- cast iron (works well but may scratch the glass unless it is porcelain coated)*
- a combination of these materials
* Painted or enamel bottom cookware is not recommended. If the enamel coating in on the bottom of the pan, it may fuse to the glass during cooking and lead to glass chipping.
For best results, use a pan that matches the element size. Pans should have a flat bottom and be at least 5 inches across the bottom . Cookware larger than the element ring may be used; however, heat will only be created above the burner.
The key to testing workable cookware is that a magnet must be able to stick and hold to bottom of pan. There are many types of cookware that cannot be used on the induction: Aluminum or aluminum clad, copper or copper clad, aluminum foil, glass/ceramic and some stainless steel products (because these will not attract and hold a magnet).
The following are some suggestions for brands of cookware that may be able to be used with induction cooktops. This is not an exhaustive list, so we recommend checking with the manufacturer if the product label does not indicate that it can be used with induction.
- Chantal: enamel on steel with glass lid.
- Kristaal: similar to and made by Chantal.
- All-clad stainless: stainless steel with aluminum core(available through gourmet shops).
- Nordic ware (advance performance): porcelain enamel on carbon steel black in color (available through discount stores).
- Magnalite Professional Stainless Steel (MPS): stainless steel w/ copper core. Also, Magnalite Professional Excalibur will work (available through department stores or call 1-800-767-5160 to order.) Note: Magnalite 'Professional' (dark color aluminum) will not work. It must be Magnalite 'Professional MPS' for it to work properly.
- LeCruset: porcelain enamel on cast iron. (available through gourmet shops, department stores and discount stores).
- Amway's Queen cookware: stainless steel. (available through Amway distributor) Note: The 10" skillet is of different material and will not work on the induction cooktops.
- Salad Master cookware: stainless steel .Cannot use the "five star" line (available through gourmet shops and some department stores).
- Magnalite Classics: lighter weight than MPS, stainless steel.
- Asta: enamel on steel.
- Regal Ware: Stainless steel (available through discount stores).
- Duncan Hines: Stainless steel.
- Silit (german): steel. Makes a pressure cooker (available through gourmet stores).
- Bra: stainless steel (available through gourmet stores).
- Lustre Craft: stainless steel (Lustre Craft- 1-800-800-2850).
- Wagner Ware: cast iron. Be careful it can scratch.
- Made In cookware
Note: Some cookware that is lighter weight magnetic steel, has a tendency to cause rattling of the pan while cooking. These pans are not recommended.