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    Cooking by Induction

    Hi every-one ,
    Yesterday I bought an induction hob from Tesco without fully understanding what I was buying ..I actually thought I was buying an ordinary electric hob . Wrong .
    Without boring you with the details of how I found out about the differencies of induction cooking I went on the internet and did some research .
    By all accounts it is a good way of cooking with one drawback .
    It seems that your utensils need to be suitable for an induction hob . Is there any-one with any experience of this type of cooking who can offer any advice on what type of pans I need to purchase , or more importantly , which NOT to . ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rawky View Post
    It seems that your utensils need to be suitable for an induction hob . Is there any-one with any experience of this type of cooking who can offer any advice on what type of pans I need to purchase , or more importantly , which NOT to . ?
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    Rawky
    some stainless steel (but not all) or cast iron.

    The material needs to be magnetic - take a fridge magnet - if it sticks to the bottom of the pan, it will work on the induction ring - if it does not - it won't.

    Aluminium or copper or pyrex wont work.

    ...as I understand it.

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    I started a similar thread last month. Apparently, if a magnet will stick to your pans, you can use them with induction.

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    Cheers ,
    It looks like a magnet is going to be my next purchase .
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    Beware this hob can even burn water. They take a hell of a lot to get used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawky View Post
    It seems that your utensils need to be suitable for an induction hob .

    Is there any-one with any experience of this type of cooking who can offer any advice on what type of pans I need to purchase ?
    Read the label.

    If the pan is advertised as suitable for induction cooking, you can buy it.

    If not ... then it's not suitable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Perota
    If the pan is advertised as suitable for induction cooking, you can buy it. If not ... then it's not suitable.
    Not true fortunately. There are a lot of pots out there that are not labeled and still suitable.

    For example all the pots with enamel coating are suitable but probably not labeled. Also cast iron and iron pans are very suitable but probably not labeled. Just use that magnet on anything, don't rely on labels.

    There are also a lot of tefloncoated aluminium pots that have an iron core to make them suitable, but those would be labeled. I am also not sure if they would be available in Thailand. They are very common in europe. But I don't like them because the teflon won't last. I use teflon only for frying pans.

    Induction yeah! Good buy.

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    Induction cookers perform more like gas cookers in that they heat, and then cool down, faster than conventional electric resistance stoves.

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    I know exactly zero about these induction doofa's but am suprised at the need for "special"pots and pans........ How do the display ones ive seen around pattaya boiling a pot of water in a glass saucepan work ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    I know exactly zero about these induction doofa's but am suprised at the need for "special"pots and pans........ How do the display ones ive seen around pattaya boiling a pot of water in a glass saucepan work ??
    You sure it was an induction cooker and not just a glass cooktop stove?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    I know exactly zero about these induction doofa's but am suprised at the need for "special"pots and pans........ How do the display ones ive seen around pattaya boiling a pot of water in a glass saucepan work ??
    You sure it was an induction cooker and not just a glass cooktop stove?
    old matey was lifting the pot and putting his hand on the cooker....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    I know exactly zero about these induction doofa's but am suprised at the need for "special"pots and pans........ How do the display ones ive seen around pattaya boiling a pot of water in a glass saucepan work ??
    You sure it was an induction cooker and not just a glass cooktop stove?
    There are induction heatable adaptor plates available that you can put under a glass pot. They do take away however the advantage of the fast response and good heat transfer.

    It is not advisable to use them unless there is an urgent need for some special purpose to use glass or ceramic. For example if you have only induction available and want to prepare your own cosmetics.

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