| Compatible cookware for induction cooktops should be
made of magnetic stainless steel, cast iron (works well but may scratch the glass unless it is porcelain coated), enameled steel or a combination of these materials.
For best results, use a pan that matches the element size. Pans should have a flat bottom and be at least 5 inches across the bottom . Cookware larger than the element ring may be used; however, heat will only occur above the element.
The key to testing workable cookware is that a magnet must be able to stick and hold to bottom of pan.
Note: There are many types of cookware that cannot
be used on the induction: 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).
The following brands of cookware are recommended for induction cooktops:
Note: Some cookware that is lighter weight magnetic steel, has a tendency to cause rattling of the pan while cooking. These pans are not recommended.
- All-clad stainless: stainless steel w/ aluminum core.
(available through gourmet shops)
- Nordic ware (advance performance): porcelain enamel on carbon steel black in color. (available through discount stores)
- Magnalite Professional Stainless Steel (MPS): stainless steel w/ copper core. Also, Magnalite Professional Excalibur will work (available through department stores or call 1-800-767-5160 to order.)
Note: Magnalite 'Professional' (dark color aluminum) will not work. It must be Magnalite 'Professional MPS' for it to work properly.
- LeCruset: porcelain enamel on cast iron.
(available through gourmet shops, department stores and discount stores)
- Amway's Queen cookware: stainless steel. (available through Amway distributor)
Note: The 10" skillet is of different material and will not work on the induction cooktops.
- Salad Master cookware: stainless steel.Cannot use the "five star" line (available through gourmet shops and some department stores)
- Chantal: enamel on steel with glass lid. Kristaal: similar to and made by Chantal, only less expensive.
- Magnalite Classics: lighter weight than MPS, stainless steel.
- Asta: enamel on steel; usually has a geometric design on it.
- Wagner Ware: cast iron. Be careful it can scratch!
- Regal Ware: Stainless steel. (available through discount stores)
- Duncan Hines: Stainless steel.
- Silit (german): steel. Make a pressure cooker. (available through gourmet stores)
- Bra: stainless steel. (available through gourmet stores)
- Lustre Craft: stainless steel (Lustre Craft- 1-800-800-2850)