Are you looking for an induction frying pan, but are you wondering which induction frying pan you need? Then you've come to the right place, in this extensive buying guide we will explain all the advantages and disadvantages of different induction frying pans . We will also draw a final conclusion with the answer to which induction frying pan you should choose. We will tell you everything about your new frying pan!
Induction frying pan Jazz from Cook and Pan
How does an induction hob work?
Let's start at the beginning, how does an induction hob work? Induction hobs work thanks to electromagnetic radiation. So they are magnetizing. The electromagnetic radiation only heats the pan and not the surroundings. So it is a lot safer than cooking on gas, for example. This makes it important that your pans are also magnetic, otherwise your new frying pan will not heat.
Which factors are important when choosing a new induction frying pan?
Several factors are important when choosing a frying pan for induction. Consider the material, bottom of the pan, size and quality.
Material plays a major role when choosing your new pan for induction. It is important to choose a magnetic material, otherwise it will not work on the induction hob. Pans that are magnetizing: cast iron, stainless steel, enameled steel, aluminum and copper. Pans that you should avoid are pans made of glass or another non-magnetizing material.
Bottom of the pan
An induction pan must have a flat and thick bottom. This ensures that the heat is evenly distributed in the pan. The thicker the bottom, the better the quality. At Cook and Pan, for example, all bases are extremely thick, making them ideal for induction cooking. Do you have a pan with a convex (curved) bottom, or a bottom that is too thin? Unfortunately, these are not suitable for induction cooking.
The size of the pan
The size of the pan is also important. Check whether the pan fits your induction cooking zone. A pan that is too small will not work well on an induction hob. For example: do not place an induction saucepan on a cooking zone that is twice as large. The other way around: a pan that is too large will not work smoothly on a small cooking zone of the induction hob.
The quality of your pan
Quality is certainly important when it comes to pans. You would rather spend a little more to be assured of good quality. This gives you the best cooking performance, is easier to use and lasts longer. You should consider your pans as an investment that will last you a long time. If a pan costs a few bucks, it's better to avoid it. In most cases this will last a number of months.
The right non-stick coating for your pan
In addition to the material and bottom of the pan, the non-stick coating is also important when choosing induction cookware. 70% of all households still cook in a pan with a non-stick coating with PFAS, this is a chemical that can be released during baking. Therefore, choose the safe option: the ceramic non-stick coating. A ceramic non-stick coating is an excellent option for people who want to cook healthier because it requires less oil or butter when cooking and the ingredients do not stick to the pan. The non-stick coating is actually made of ceramic. This is so smooth that no food sticks to the pan.
The ceramic non-stick coating is durable and resistant to scratches and wear, making the pan last longer. In addition, it is easy to clean, which makes the cooking process even more pleasant.
It is important to choose the right induction cookware to achieve the best results when cooking on an induction hob. This takes into account the magnetizing material, bottom of the pan, size, quality and safe non-stick coating.
By choosing one of the pans from Cook and Pan, you can be sure that you are purchasing high-quality pans for induction, you can choose from all the materials and options you desire. Enjoy your induction pans and the delicious dishes you can prepare with them to the fullest.