Induction cooktops are in vogue these days – although a great deal pricier than most traditional gas and electric cooktops. They’re popular because of their ability to distribute heat evenly and efficiently.
This makes cooking fun, fast and easy, and ensures well-cooked meals each time when using the best cookware for induction cooktop.
Instead of generating heat, induction cooktops uses electricity to produce a magnetic field just above its glass surface.
This kind of cooktop works only with cookware that is induction-compatible. In other words, pots and pans must be made of metal to be compatible with induction cooktop.
You can use a magnet to test the base of cookware before making any purchase. Not all metals are created equal, as you should know, and you need to know this before buying any kind of cookware.
High-quality cookware could cost you more, but they’re more likely to outdo less expensive kinds, saving you money in the end.
Duxtop Whole-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel
The Whole-Clad Tri-Ply all stainless-steel set by Duxtop consists of ten pieces of cookware completely designed to work with induction cooktops.
Every pot and pan in the set benefits from a solid 3-layer construction – stainless steel inner and outer layers and an aluminium core – which distributes heat evenly and efficiently.
The set comes with 8- and 10-inch frying pans, 6 ½-quart sauce pots with lid, 5-quart casserole pan with lid, 3-quart sauté pan with a handle helper and lid, and 2- and 3-quart saucepans with lids.
The entire cookware is certified dishwasher-safe and oven-safe up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit, and covered with limited lifetime warranty.
Gourmet Chef Induction Non-Stick Cookware
The Gourmet Chef Induction non-stick cookware is a low-priced (less than half the price of pricier non-stick and induction-compatible sets) 7-piece cookware set.
All cooking vessels have heavy-gauge aluminium core to ensure that heat is evenly and efficiently distributed. You’ll surely appreciate the tempered glass lids, which are heat resistant and transparent – perfect for observing how your meals are coming along.
The handles are easy to grip and stay cool while cooking because they’re made from silicon. Get these awesome features with this set that includes a 10-inch frying pan, a 1-quart saucepan with lid, a 5-quart casserole with lid, and a 3-quart saucepan with lid.
Circulon Infinite Hard Skillet Set
You’d love this twin pack hard-anodized aluminium skillet set from Circulon with its non-stick features, which can be used on any kind of cooktop including induction.
Non-stick, even-cooking and induction-compatible – they’ve packed everything in this Circulon set. Both the 10- and 12-inch frying pans are ideal for cooking just about anything you desire, from whipping up scrambled eggs to roasting your choice steak sans grease or oil.
A quick hand-wash will suffice or you can just shove them in the dishwasher and you’re done until the next cooking.
The hollow stainless-steel handles perform well and remain cool even at temperatures of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. They’re perfect for quiches that you want to heat or brown inside the oven.
What’s the best metal for induction cooktop?
Aluminium is a good heat conductor, but is not induction-compatible. Stainless steel is the reverse because it is induction-compatible but is not the best heat conductor.
Thus, manufacturers combined both these materials to come up with cookware with multi-layered bases. The result is cookware that is induction-compatible, very good heat conductor, highly durable and non-corrosive.
Choose tri-layers which are bonded or molded for a solid construction.