Brand Names of Cookware Compatible with Induction Cooktops
It is essential to have the proper cookware for use with an Induction cooking appliance. Induction cooking uses a high-frequency induction coil below the cooktop's smooth surface that heats the cookware using a magnetic field. Induction cooking is the only cooking method that directly uses the cookware as a part of the cooking system. In order to create the magnetic field and heat the cookware, the bottom of the cookware must have some iron content. This is why it is so important to have the proper cookware. The best way to determine whether a pan will work is with a magnet. If the magnet sticks to the bottom, the cookware will work on an Induction Cooktop.
Induction Cookware Material
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 is 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 in diameter across the bottom. Cookware larger than the element ring may be used; however, heat will only be created above the burner element ring.
The key to testing workable cookware is that a magnet must be able to stick and hold to the bottom of the pan. There are many types of cookware that cannot
be used on the Induction cooking surface. 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) cannot be used.
Induction Cookware Name Brands
The following are some suggestions and basic descriptions for brands of cookware that may be able to be used with Induction Cooktops. This is not a comprehensive list, so we recommend checking with the cookware manufacturer if the product label does not indicate that it can be used with Induction.
- Chantal: Induction 21 Steel.
- All-Clad Stainless: D3 Stainless Steel with an Aluminum Core and Copper Core 5-ply Bonded Cookware (5-ply bonded construction with stainless steel, aluminum, and a thick copper core).
- Le Creuset: Porcelain Enamel on Cast Iron.
- Amway's Queen Cookware: Stainless Steel (vintage cookware).
- SaladMaster Cookware: Stainless Steel.
- Asta (German Enamel Cookware): Enamel on Steel (vintage cookware).
- Regal Ware: Stainless Steel.
- Duncan Hines: Stainless Steel (vintage cookware).
- Silit (German Cookware): Stainless Steel. Makes a pressure cooker (owned by WMF cookware).
- Bra: Stainless Steel.
- Lustre Craft: Stainless Steel. (Lustre Craft - 1-800-800-2850).
- Made In: Stainless Steel cookware.
: Some cookware that is lighter weight magnetic steel has a tendency to cause rattling of the pan while cooking. These lighter weight pans are not recommended.
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