Question: Can I Use My Old Pans On An Induction Hob?

Induction hobs only work with pots and pans that contain ferrous metal in the base.

To check if your pans will work, hold a magnet next to the pan base; if it attracts, the pan will work on induction.

This is because they are incoporating some ferrous material in the base of the pan.

What happens if you use a normal pan on an induction hob?

Regular stovetops heat pots and pans through contact. If you place your hand, or a glass pot on an induction cooktop, neither will heat up because they are not magnetic and therefore not affected by the alternating magnetic field of the induction burner.

How do you know if a pan can be used on an induction hob?

To tell if a pot or pan is compatible with your induction stove, hold a magnet to the bottom.

  • If the magnet clings to the underside, the cookware will work on an induction cooktop.
  • If the magnet grabs the pan softly, you may not have good success with it on your cooktop.

Can you convert pans to induction?

Most steel pans and all iron ones should work on an induction stove, regardless of how they are coated. You can test this with a magnet – if it sticks, it will work.

Do Tefal pans work on induction hobs?

This Tefal Non-Stick 5 Piece Aluminium Induction Pan Set provides you with solutions for all your cooking needs. Pans come with the Tefal trademark red heat dot for precise cooking. This set is suitable for electric, gas, ceramic, halogen, and induction hobs.