Tips for Using an Induction Cooktop

 

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An induction cooktop offers an energy-efficient and highly responsive cooking experience, but there a few things to keep in mind when using one.

  • Use cookware made of a ferrous metal such as stainless steel or cast iron. If a magnet sticks to the underside of the cookware, it’s okay to use on an induction cooktop.
  • Make sure the cookware has a flat bottom to ensure good contact with the cooktop for even heat distribution.
  • Use a cookware size that matches the cooking zone. The cooktop might not detect cookware that is too large or too small. If the cookware isn't recognizable, the cooktop won’t heat.
  • Don’t slide cookware across the cooktop, which can scratch and damage the glass.
  • Clean up any accidental spill as soon as possible to avoid damage to the cooktop.
  • While the cooktop itself doesn’t heat, residual heat transferred from the pan makes the cooktop hot. Allow the cooktop to cool before touching.