Induction cooking is a popular kitchen trend that has been rapidly growing over the years now. Induction cooking is based on magnetic conductivity between the burner and a pot or a pan, and is considered safer, more energy efficient and faster than gas or electric. Additionally, induction cooktops add a modern and elegant look to your kitchen setup. But not all cookware works for induction cooking. This method of cooking requires heating utensils by electric induction, rather than the thermal conduction of flame in a gas stove, so we need special induction-friendly cookware for this method of cooking. So, let’s deep dive into the world of cookware suitable for Induction.
- What is Induction?
- Perfect material for Induction
- Can I use non-stick pans on the induction stove?
- What makes the Meyer Induction non-stick cookware special?
1. What is Induction?
Induction cooking uses electric currents to heat pots and pans through magnetic induction directly. Instead of using thermal conduction (a gas or electric element transferring heat from a burner to a pot or pan), induction heats the cooking vessel itself almost instantly. It is stipulated that induction cooktop boils water up to 50 percent faster than gas or electric and maintains a consistent and precise temperature. The surface stays relatively cool so spills, splatters, and occasional boil-overs don't burn onto the cooktop, making clean-up quick and easy.
2. Induction Safe Cookware:
Induction-safe cookware is a cookware that is manufactured and designed with induction properties in mind so they become induction compatible. Most Induction safe cookware has a broad flat base that ensures even heat distribution. Based on design and cookware material composition, there are various cookware safe materials that are perfect for Induction like; cast iron, enamel, and carbon steel.
If in doubt, look for the induction-compatible symbol or try the magnet test. Simply use a magnet and place it on the bottom of the cookware, once it sticks to the bottom of the cookware, it means the said cookware is induction compatible”.
Bottom line is that for pots and pans to be compatible with an induction cooktop they must be made of a magnetic material: either iron or iron-based, such as steel. Induction heating works by exciting the iron atoms in cookware, so there needs to be enough iron in your pots and pans for the heat to happen
So if you try to use a normal pot or pan on an induction hob, the hob ring won't turn on. This is because a pan for an induction hob must be made from ferrous metal, or have a ferrous metal base. This completes the circuit of the hob, switches the hob ring on and allows the pan to heat up
3. Can I use non-stick pans on the induction stove?
You can only use non-stick pans if they have metallic or steel heat rings underneath. Else, you cannot use non-stick utensils. One of the reasons consumers prefer non-stick pans on induction is because of their ability for quick and easy cleaning, saving you time and energy.
4. What makes the Meyer Induction non-stick cookware special?
The Meyer Non-stick Induction cookware is special because it is made up of US FDA & European Food Safety Authority-approved coating inside and out. Furthermore, it is also PFOA-free, cadmium, nickel, Arsenic, and Lead-free, safe, and healthy. You simply have to Cook with little oil for a healthy diet.
Induction cooktops have many advantages. But because induction is a newer and technologically advanced cooking system, finding compatible cookware can be a bit tricky and overwhelming. Unlike gas or electric, induction cooktops only work if the cookware has a magnetic base.
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In the Additional Information section (Suitable Cooktops), you can check if the cookware is induction compatible or not, and accordingly place your order.
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