Induction Cookware - what to look for

by TerriRexson

A guide to the best induction cookware for use on an induction stovetop.

Induction Cookware

You've probably heard that induction stovetops require special pans and not all pans will work on them. This is true. You need to use pans with ferrous (iron) content - ones that a magnet will stick too. This includes cast iron and most stainless steel pans.

We'll cover stainless steel and cast iron cookware as well as non-stick cookware suitable for an induction stove. On this page we'll highlight the best induction cookware including pan sets and other items like a griddle which are used on a stovetop. 

Cuisinart MCP-12 Multiclad Pro

Stainless Steel 12 Piece Cookware Set
Cuisinart MCP-12 MultiClad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set
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High Quality Induction Pans

The Cuisinart Multiclad Pro range of pans is very high quality and ideal for induction stove tops. 

The stainless steel cladding makes these pans suitable for use on an induction stovetop while the aluminium core means that they will heat up faster and have more even heat distribution. 

Click on the picture above and see if there is an offer price - they are often available for much less than the list price. These are the kind of pans that you won't need to replace and are worth investing in. They get excellent reviews. 

This 12 piece set is great for providing a complete set of cookware for your induction stovetop. 

The pans can be washed in the dishwasher too - very important to me!

More Stainless Steel Induction Pan Sets

KitchenAid Gourmet Distinctions Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set

Our large set is the best way to invest in pans. This set is made for cooks who appreciate beauty and performance. With big pans like an 8 Qt. stockpot you'll be ready to ...

Only $219.99
Duxtop Whole-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Induction Ready Premium Cookware 10-Pc Set

Duxtop Whole Clad Tri ply Stainless Steel Premium Cookware features three layer bounded construction, with one layer of thick aluminum core sandwiched between magnetic ...

$599.99  $179.99

Le Creuset Classic Enamedl Cast Iron Cookware Set

Le Creuset Classic Enameled Cast-Iron 6-Piece Cookware Set, Satin Red
$750.00  $619.95

Cast Iron Cookware like the classic enameled Le Creuset range is a great choice for an induction cooktop. Cast Iron cookware has a high ferrous content so it works with an induction stovetop. 

Note that Cast Iron cookware is heavy. Make sure you're okay with lifting heavy pans if you're going to choose these. 

The Le Creuset pans come in a range of gorgeous colors, but I think the Satin Red color looks wonderful on a black induction stovetop. 

More Cast Iron Induction Pans

Lodge LCC3 Logic Pre-Seasoned Combo Cooker

It's a deep skillet, a fryer, a Dutch oven, and the lid converts to a shallow skillet or griddle. This versatile piece of cast iron cookware allows the preparation of almost ...

$55.00  $34.75
Old Mountain Pre Seasoned 10100 3 Piece Skillet Set, 6.5 Inch, 8 Inch, 10.5 Inch

This Old Mountain cast iron skillet set is pre seasoned and ready to use. The three sizes included are 6 1/2", 8", and 10 1/2". Cast iron retains heat better than any other ...

$44.40  $32.01

Anolon Nouvelle Copper Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Set

Anolon Nouvelle Copper Hard Anodized Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set
Only $400.00

Careful when buying nonstick pans for an induction stove - many of them don't work. 

These Anolon Copper Hard Anodized Nonstick pans have a patented induction-suitable double full cap base. This means that they will work on glass induction stove tops. 

These are high quality pans that get excellent reviews. They're not your basic starter set of pans - they're the ones you choose for your dream kitchen with a sleek induction stove. 

More Non-stick Induction Cookware

Fagor Michelle B. 10-Piece Induction Ready Forged Aluminum Cookware Set, Black

Almost no other Miami chef has made as big a splash on the national culinary scene as Michelle Bernstein. A James Beard Award winner and author of Cuisine a Latina, diners are ...

Only $199.99

Induction-Ready Griddle and Kettle

Fagor Induction-Ready Cast Aluminum 1...
Only $59.99
Cuisinox Elite 85 Oz Whistling Kettle...
Only $48.68

It's not just pots and pans you need to think about when getting new cookware for an induction stove. Don't forget other stovetop items that you may use such as a griddle and a whistling kettle. You can usually find induction-ready versions of other items like the ones above and usually cast iron and stainless steel items will work. 

I love my Induction Stove

I love my induction stove. I've had it for over 6 years now and it looks like new and works perfectly. I'll never go back to a gas stove now. My induction stove is very easy to clean - I just wipe with a cloth while it's still warm. It's energy efficient too. And it's safer because the glass doesn't get excessively hot and it only comes on when a pan is in place. Oh and it looks gorgeous too!

Updated: on 01/01/2012, TerriRexson
 
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