Cookware that will work good with an induction cooktop are different than normal cookware. For pots, pans, skillets, pressure cookers, saucepans and other utensils to work with an induction cooker they must contain iron in them. If your current set of cookware is not made up of ferrous material then it will not work with an induction hob.

You can perform a simple experiment at home to check whether your current cooking vessels and utensils will work with induction stove or not. Just try to stick a simple magnet at the bottom of your current vessels, if they stick, there then you don’t have to worry about it, if not you’ll need to replace them with complete range of induction cookware sets.

This means for your cookware to work with an induction stove it must have the following qualities

1) Must be of ferrous (containing iron) material.
2) Must be of permitted dimensions by your induction cooktop. (Read user manual carefully to clarify)
3) Must be dishwasher safe
4) Must be lightweight so that the glass bottom of induction hob does not get cracks or scratches while cooking.

The reason behind this is the way induction technology works and how pots are heated using eddy currents. To read more about “how induction hobs work” using electromagnetism, read this page on “How Induction Works?

If you don’t want to invest in induction compatible cookware then to start with you can purchase an “induction disk” that works as a buffer between the induction stove and non-compatible cookware that you already have in your collection.

You simply heat up the disk and place your non-compatible cookware on this disk to heat up. This will work for some recipes and may not work with some but is an easy work around for not having non-induction ready cookware.

Mauviel

Mauviel M’plus 7500.00 Interface Disc for Induction Cooking

Max Burton

Max Burton 6010 8-Inch Induction Interface Disk with Heat-Proof Handle

If you are planning to buy new induction ready cookware then here are some popular brands that most people buy and have a good reputation amongst homeowners.

Le Creuset

Le Creuset Toughened Nonstick 4-1/4-Quart Saute Pan and Glass Lid

Ball

BallĀ® Jar Collection Elite Stainless-Steel 21-Quart Waterbath Canner with Rack and Glass Lid (by Jarden Home Brands)

Farberware Millennium

Farberware Millennium Stainless Steel Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set

Duxtop

Duxtop Whole-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Induction Ready Premium Cookware 14-Pc Set

Lodge

Lodge L2SP3 Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Serving Pot, 2-Quart

Sitram Profiserie

Sitram Profiserie Stockpot, 11.1-quart

Sitram Profiserie

Sitram Profiserie 3.4-Quart Commercial Stainless Steel Chef’s Pan

Cuisinart Multiclad Pro

Cuisinart MCP66-28N MultiClad Pro Stainless 12-Quart Stockpot with Cover

Demeyere

Demeyere 4-Cup Egg Cooker/Poacher

 

Demeyere Proline 5 Star 9.4 Inch Fry Pan

T fal – jamie oliver

Jamie Oliver Professional Series 11-Piece Stainless-Steel Set with Bonus Tongs

Cook N Home

Cook N Home 8 to 10 to 12-Inch Frying Pan/Saute Pan 3-Piece Set with Non-Stick Coating Induction Compatible Bottom, Large, Green

Ikea 365

Ikea 365+ Stock Pot with Lid, Stainless Steel (5 Qt)

All clad – Emeril

Emeril by All-Clad E914SC PRO-CLAD Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Cookware Set, 12-Piece, Silver

Nuwave

NuWave 12 Inch ‘Everyday Pan’ with Lid Stainless Steel Induction Ready

Circulon

Circulon Symmetry Hard Anodized Nonstick 11-Piece Cookware Set

Anolon cookware

Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set

Matfer Bourgeat

Matfer Bourgeat 668532 Elite Pro Special Aluminum Fry Pan with Induction Bottom

 

BOURGEAT STOCKPOT WITHOUT LID – Excellence [Matfer Bourgeat]

Mauviel

Mauviel M’Cook 5 Ply Stainless Steel 5210.04 9 Piece Cookware Set, Cast Stainless Steel Handle

Viking Range

Viking VSC1013 10 Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set

Tramontina

Tramontina 80116/248DS Gourmet 18/10 Stainless Steel Induction-Ready Tri-Ply Clad 10-Piece Cookware Set, Stainless

KitchenAid

KitchenAid KCH1S10KD Hard Anodized Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set – Black Diamond

German Gastro USU (Schulte-ufer) 14 inch non stick frying pan
Schulte-ufer

Schulte-Ufer Mega-Set Profi-Line i, Cookware Set, Stainless Steel 18/10, 5PCs., Set 450

dr weil cookware

Dr. Weil 8 Piece Stainless Cookware Set

 

Paderno cookware

Paderno Heavy Duty Carbon Steel 11 Inch Frying Pan

 

Paderno World Cuisine Carbon Steel Crepe Pan, 9 1/2-Inch

Sur La Table 3.5qt clad saucepan

Sur La Table Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 13-Piece Set 30758-C

Williams-Sonoma

All-Clad 3 Quart Sateuse Stainless w/ Gifts Inside

Chefs

CHEFS Carbon Steel Fry Pan