Induction cooking has been popular in Europe for decades and now U.S. cooks are becoming fans. It is a method that requires a specially-designed stovetop as well as pots and pans designed for it. Chefs love induction cooking because it is fast and allows them to control temperatures more easily. Homeowners who install induction stovetops also need to buy cookware that is labeled, “induction compatible”. That doesn’t always mean investing in entire sets. For instance, there are ceramic and stone frying pans that are suitable for induction cooking.
Why Induction Stovetops Need Special Pans
The reason that induction cooking requires unique cookware is that heat is not produced the same way that gas or electric appliances do. It works via a process that creates a magnet. That means a frying pan needs to be magnetic. Although some existing cookware, such as stainless steel pans, may work with an induction stovetop, …Read more