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Is Your Cookware Compatible to Induction cooktops?

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Is Your Cookware Compatible to Induction cooktops?

Induction heating technology is different from gas stove and electric stove. When using Lestov induction cooktops, the material of the pot has special requirements. We suggest you to choose professional and quality supplier. 

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Before checking your cookware is compatible with induction cooktops, you need to figure out two questions: Firstly, How does induction cooktops work? Secondly, what types of cookware are suitable for induction cookers?


How does an induction cooker work? Induction cooktop was invented by induction heating technology. The high-frequency alternating current generate an magnetic field which is continuously changed direction by the coil, and a vortex is generated inside the pot body in the alternating magnetic field, and the food is directly heated.

How does an induction cooker work?

What is the theory of induction cooker?

What is the theory of induction cooking?

Many chefs prefer induction cooking, which is due to the unique advantages of induction heating technology:

1) Induction cooktop is more energy-efficient than gas or electric cooktops; 2)Foods heat more quickly; 3) The cooking surface stays cool so that it can be safer; 4) The cooktop is more responsive to changes in the temperature control.


What materials are the pots compatible to induction cookers? The material used on induction cooker should be a ferromagnetic material with relatively good conductivity. In other words, it contains iron or has a layer with magnetic properties. Generally, the pot used in the induction cooker including: pig iron,  A3 iron pot, stainless iron pot, and so on. Cast iron, enamel cast iron, and many types of stainless steel cookware are all induction compatible. Aluminum, all-copper, or glass cookware will not work unless they have a layer on the bottom with magnetic properties. Many manufacturers are beginning to add a layer to the bottom of these pans, but older, non-magnetic pans simply will not work. Aluminum and copper require much higher frequencies to generate the heat needed to cook food. This is simply not built into current induction cooktops and with the adaptations in cookware that are taking place, it's not likely to happen. It would essentially ruin the efficiency of induction cooking.


Easy rules of thumb to test Cookware Compatibility: hold a magnet to the bottom to tell if a pot or pan is compatible with your induction stove.

1) If the magnet sucks the bottom of the pot tightly, then the cookware is compatible.

2) If the magnet has no tension or just gently sucks the pot, it may not be suitable for use on an induction cooker.


You can use some tips to make sure you buy the right cookware and determine if your current pots and pans are working. There is even a way to use incompatible pans on induction furnaces. But first, let's take a look at the difference between induction cooking and other stoves.


Warm Tip: The next time you buy cookware for your induction cooktop, be sure to take a magnet with you. This will ensure that the cookware you choose can work on your induction cooktop.

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