What is Induction Cookware
December 02, 2021

What is Induction Cookware?

What is Induction Cookware?

Induction cookware is any pot or pan made from a magnetic material or has magnetic material on the bottom of its surface. Induction cookware is used on induction stovetops for cooking, which we'll explain in this article. Induction stovetops heat pots and pans through a coiled wire just below the ceramic surface, which generates an oscillating magnetic field. This means induction stovetops don't generate heat but induce the electrons in a pot or pan's magnetic material to move around, creating an electric current that generates heat in the pot or pan. 

What Materials is Induction Cookware Made Of?

Induction cookware is made from magnetic materials such as cast iron, magnetic stainless steel, ceramic-clad, steel, etc. Any pot or pan with magnetic material within it. It's important to use induction cookware for induction cooking as pots or pans made from materials such as aluminum, glass, and copper pans don’t work with induction stoves unless they are made with a layer of magnetic material on the bottom.

Final Verdict on The Question

Now that you know induction cookware is any pot or pan made from a magnetic material or has magnetic material on the bottom of its surface, you may be wondering how you can test that your current cookware is safe for induction cooking. To do this, all you need to do is place a magnet on the bottom underside surface of the piece of cookware and if it sticks then it's made from magnetic materials and if it doesn't then it's sadly not fit for induction cooking. If you are looking for a large 4-quart capacity pan for induction cooking we recommend checking out our oven safe Pan, it's oven-safe to 500°F, has a non-stick ceramic coating, and is made of strong cast aluminum perfect for induction stovetops. Discover our all-purpose pan and its many features and benefits here!