The Best Cookware For Your Induction Cooktop

The Best Cookware For Your Induction Cooktop
A comprehensive list of the top induction-compatible cookware sets that are durable as well as all-inclusive.


If you've switched from a gas or electric range to an induction cooktop and didn't know that not all cooking pots are induction compatible, it's understandable. Cookware must have a ferromagnetic base and be induction-friendly, which works with an induction burner's electromagnetic coil that sits below the cooktop's surface and produces a magnetic field when on. However, that isn't enough to make any cookware hot. Only when a ferromagnetic piece of cookware is placed over an induction burner does this magnetic field generate a current in the cookware. Unlike traditional stoves, induction cooktops don't generate heat via flames or electricity.



Table of Content

  1. What are the reasons to use induction cooktop?
  2. What to look for in an induction compatible cookware?
  3. Some popular induction compatible cookware
  4. FAQs about Induction cooktop



What are the reasons to use Induction Cooktop?


​​Induction cooktops are becoming increasingly popular among home chefs. They heat up quickly and with precision, and there is no excess heat to lose. Instead of heating the space around your stove, thermal energy goes straight into the pot to cook the food on induction. Induction cooktops are also simple to maintain and safer to operate. The coil in an induction cooktop transfers heat directly to the pan while the surface remains fairly cool. It is space-saving and portable too. Induction cooktops, especially ceramic cooktops are capable of withstanding impacts and temperature changes without shattering, warping, or breaking.




What to look for in an Induction compatible cookware?


Assortment :  The greater variety of pieces you have, the better. Look for a set with multiple size frying pans and saucepans to give you more flexibility in the kitchen. A stockpot, saucepot, casserole dish, measuring spoons, steamer insert, and other utensils might all be included in some sets. Choose a cookware range that includes the items you need. 

Material : Pots and pans must be made of a magnetic material to be compatible with an induction cooktop, such as iron or steel. Induction heating works by magnetically accelerating the iron atoms in cookware, thus ensuring that there is sufficient iron present. Simply by placing a magnet to the bottom of a pan, you can tell whether it's magnetic. The induction logo may be found on the underside of your cookware as well 

Maintenance : It's not difficult to keep induction cookware in excellent working order. It is dependent on the material of your cookware. Make sure the material you select can withstand frequent usage, can be hand-washed, and should go in the dishwasher (except non-coated cast iron). You should also inspect the bottom of the pan for induction-friendly materials and, if it is externally bonded, the magnetic properties of the induction disc to ensure there is no separation. If the pan has lost its magnetic attraction, the disc has likely been damaged. It could be an indication that the cookware should be replaced if the disc's bond has been broken.  





    Some popular Induction compatible Cookware


    Range Description Key Features

    Meyer Select


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    This is one of the toughest and high-performance ranges which comes with a breakthrough in stainless-steel with an impact bonded base to ensure consistent and even heat distribution. Meyer ‘Select’ is your go to range if you want stylish good looks which last a lifetime of durable week-in, week-out service. The main features of Meyer ‘Select’ range: • Winning combo of Stainless Steel and Aluminium through IMPACT BONDED BASE

    • High grade mirror polished Proprietary Nickel Free Stainless Steel

    • Metal utensil safe

    • Hygienic and healthy cooking

    • Riveted stainless-steel handles

    • Durable and versatile

    • Suitable for all cooktops

    • Compatible with all cooktops, including induction.

    • Oven and dishwasher safe

    Meyer Trivantage


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    If you want a high-performance cookware, then this durable tri-ply cookware is perfect for you. Meyer Trivantage with a pure aluminium core between 2 layers of pure and non-toxic Japanese stainless steel ensures swift and even heat distribution, thus completely banishing ‘hot spots’ and boosting faster cooking. Meyer Trivantage provides: • Hygienic and healthy cooking with non-toxic Japanese Stainless Steel

    • Even heating all around

    • 'Stay Cool' handles with permanent rivets and silicone covering

    • Highly resistant to warping, scratch, and pitting

    Meyer Cast Iron


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    One of the most versatile cooking ranges, Meyer pre-seasoned cast iron is a cookware that every kitchen should have- bake in it, fry in it or barbeque in it. Suitable for cooking in induction, campfire, grill, and oven. • Designed using feedback from over 1000 Indian kitchens

    • Perfect for fast & economical cooking

    • Made without Enamel / Black Paint / Chemical Coating

    • Comes with heat resistant canvas grip




    FAQ on Induction cookware:


    Q: Is induction cookware compatible with other types of cooktops?

    A: Induction-friendly cookware is not only for induction cooktops. Stainless steel and cast-iron pots and pans can also be used on gas and electric stoves.

    Q: Is there a quick method to determine if cookware is induction-friendly?

    A: If a pan or pot has a magnetic bottom, it is induction friendly. A magnet may be used to check this. If the magnet sticks to the cookware's bottom, it's induction compatible.

    Q: Can the surface of an induction cooktop be scraped?

    A: It's not uncommon to scratch or damage an induction cooktop. It occurs when you slide across the cooktop surface, store objects on it, or use an abrasive cleaning product.

    Q: Does an induction cooktop make noise?

    A: When using an induction cooktop, you may hear a little amount of noise. Most portable induction cooktops have cooling fans that may be heard.



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