Induction Hob Pan FAQs
What are induction pans?
In short, an induction pan is just the term used for any pan that’s compatible with an induction stovetop. Induction hobs heat pans by electrical induction through copper coils and not by an open flame, like those seen on gas stoves, nor by electrical element. Using any induction hob pan is an energy-efficient option since no heat is lost in the transferring process. If you’re not sure how to identify an induction stove, they’re usually sleek, black, glossy ceramic surfaces. Induction-specific pots and pans make life easier if you’re cooking on an induction stove, allowing you to cook with precise temperature control and optimum efficiency.
Do you need special pans for an induction hob?
If you’re used to cooking on a gas or ceramic stove, it’s important to know what types of pans work on induction hobs – and which ones don’t. Induction pans are magnetic and must have a base made from steel, iron or stainless steel to work effectively. Pans made from ceramic materials, copper or glass are not suitable for induction stovetop cooking. It’s unlikely that you’ll need to replace all the pans in your kitchen if you’ve just upgraded to an induction hob, but we’d always recommend investing in an induction pan set to avoid accidentally damaging your pans or your stove. Our 5 Piece Everyday Stainless Steel Pan Set makes a fantastic entry point to induction cooking, without compromising on quality.
Why choose a Prestige induction pan?
With over 80 years of experience in the industry, we’re confident that our fantastic selection of induction pan sets will exceed your expectations. From out Thermo Smart 5 Piece Pan Set to our top-rated Cook & Strain Stainless Steel 5 Piece Saucepan Set, all of our induction frying pans and saucepans are manufactured to the highest quality and help to make cooking easy.
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What can you use induction cooktop pans for?
An induction hob pan can be used just like any other type of frying pan, wok, saucepan or griddle – it’s just most effective when used on an induction stovetop. From sautéing to searing and shallow-frying, there’s no limits on what you could achieve using your new induction pan set. While it’s a good idea to avoid tossing and shaking an induction frying pan too much, in case you scratch the surface of your stove, you can still create an incredible repertoire of dishes in an induction pan. If you’re new to cooking on an induction stove, we’re confident that you’ll still be able to create sensational dishes with just a little bit of practice. Our handy guide to cooking on induction provides more guidance on specifications and should help you to find the most suitable pan.
Can you use induction pans on gas?
Induction pans can be used on gas but it’s important to remember that not all types of pots and pans are suitable for induction stovetops – so it’s better to avoid using pans interchangeably. Furthermore, the careful, handcrafted designs of our induction hob pans ensure optimum heat-transfer efficiency, making sure that no heat is wasted from the copper coils underneath as it goes straight to your tasty creations.