If you are considering purchasing a new induction cooktop or that super handy induction cooker, be wary that not all your pots and pans are induction compatible. Cast iron, enamel cast iron and a lot of types of stainless steel pots and pans are a good example of induction cookwares. Take note though, not all stainless steel pots and pans will work, it will depend on how much nickel content is used in making them since nickel will tend to block the magnetic field. It is useful to have a magnet handy to check them, that refrigerator magnet of yours will do just fine.
If money is not an issue for you and you are willing to shell out a good sum to change all your cookware into ones that are induction capable, there are a few lines on the market that offer just that. Here are some of the options you might be interested in.
Be a master of the cuisine with Cuisinart
Cuisinart’s Multiclad pro line is one of the sets that are induction capable. With a brushed stainless steel exterior and interior, fused to a pure aluminium core, with riveted handles that are designed to stay cool while cooking so you won’t carelessly hurt yourself, it is one of the lines that will make your life easier.
Cast Iron is always good.
Since cast iron is a good conductor, basically all cast iron products and brands work well with induction cooktops. Le Creuset Enamel Cast Iron French Ovensand Lodge Cast Iron Pans are good examples of brands that are ready to take on your new cooktop. The other is cheaper than the latter but it all comes down to what you want anyway. Just don’t forget that when you are using cast iron, be sure to lift the pot or pan and not slide it to avoid scratching the glass surface of your new baby.
Stain-less Stainless steel cookware.
There are stainless steel cookware that will work on your new cooktop, there are also some that won’t work. If you are unsure about what to buy and forgot to bring along a magnet with you, All-Clad, Circulon Genesis, and CalphalonAccucurestainless steel products are compatible with induction cooktops.
If you decide to go on a shopping spree, it is always handy to know what brands carry the products that you are looking for to avoid unnecessary purchases. That way, you can go inside a store and ask directly what you are looking for than just wandering around aimlessly not knowing what to buy. It is always good to do a little bit of research before letting loose inside an appliance store.