Pans for induction hobs

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Lynn from Wigan

Pans for induction hobs

I am in the process of having a brand new kitchen fitted (what a performance it has been). My new oven and induction hob are now fitted and working. Can anyone recommend good saucepans, casserole dishes, roasting tins etc that can be used on induction hobs.

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SonyaK

Pans for induction hobs

My personal preference for saucepans is Circulon - most of their pans go on induction hobs (I think some of the older anodised ones didn't). Circulon Infinite range are good.
Also Cast Iron should be OK and a lot of the stainless steel pans, including the new Scanpan ranges.
"Classic Scanpan" doesn't work on induction.
My very old enamel 'Silit' pans work well too.
Not so sure about casserole dishes - not pyrex or Corningware, that's for sure! Again, Cast Iron should be OK.

When you go shopping for pans take a small magnet - a fridge magnet is OK. If the magnet sticks to the bottom of the pan then it should be fine (induction works by magnetism).
Also the packaging for saucepans usually tells you which types of hobs they can be used on.
Hope that helps.

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FSG

use existing pans with convertor

I am in the same position and although I have bought a couple of (Rangemaster) saucepans I have also bought a metal plate (looks a bit like a solid diffuser) that I can put under any of my old pots and they work on the new induction hob. I got mine from Divertimenti but guess they are available elsewhere. Not cheap but better than throwing out all my lovely Spring swiss pans

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SonyaK

Pans for induction hobs

"I have also bought a metal plate (looks a bit like a solid diffuser) that I can put under any of my old pots and they work on the new induction hob."

I have read before that these adaptors can override the safety features of the induction cooktop - they overheat and the cut-out doesn't function as it should.

Just to let you know to be careful if using one, and maybe research the safety issues a bit more!

"If you have a special pan that will not work on an induction cooker, it is possible to purchase an induction cooking adapter, which is a cast iron plate to sit on the hob. The idea is that the plate gets hot and will heat any pan placed on top of it. These do work, but you lose many of the advantages of speed and safety as the plate gets extremely hot and takes a long time to cool – perhaps better just to buy a new pan."

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Sesley

Pans for induction hobs

I use AGA/Le Crueset stuff,because i love it anyway,but its the Iron in the metal that works on the induction hob and great for transfer in to the oven. If you buy anything new,take a magnet with you,if it sticks to the pan,it should work on your hob.

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Rosemary S

ProCook Pans


I don't have an induction hob but I do have several different types of pans, my favourites being two Demeyere from Belgium. I have also recently bought some Procook pans (25 yr guarantee) and find these to be excellent pans, well made and good to hold. They have a good selection of pans on their website, among other kitchen stuff and their prices are very reasonable. They also have shops throughout the UK. Worth a look!

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ShazzaD

Which magazine advice is good

I got mine from a Which magazine recommendation but the article is now a couple of years old. I think the following site has some good ideas for different budgets. http://inductionpansguide.co.uk/

 
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