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Best 5 Induction Cookware Converter Discs / Interfaces

Induction cooking technology is still quite new and it currently isn’t as widespread as electric or gas cooking. This inevitably means that not all your cookware is going to be compatible with this emerging technology.  There are 2 great ways to check if your pans are compatible. First look for the induction symbol on the bottom of your pan, or a statement telling you it’s induction ready. Second you can stick a magnet to the bottom of your pan, if it sticks you are good to go. If your cookware isn’t ready for induction not all is lost. Replacing your cookware with all new is one option but obviously this is going to be expensive, in the long term this might be a good idea though if you are looking to fully embrace this energy efficient tech.

If you are on a budget though or just can’t justify the expense of replacing all your pots and pans you can buy a induction interface or induction converter disc as they are sometimes known. Unfortunately there are a lot of poor products out there looking to cash in on this consumer need so we are going to look at 5 of the very best you can buy. You want one that is sturdy, will last the test of time and have a strong magnet so that it bonds well with your induction cook top and is therefore safe to use.

1. VonShef Induction Hob Heat Diffuser Stainless Steel, Medium (23.5cm/9.25″)

81tsubyz1l-_sl1500_This piece is made up of 3 layers of metal, the outer layers are stainless steel, whereas the middle is aluminum which means you get excellent heat distribution. An essential feature of any converter is to have a handle so you can easily remove it from the cook top. The handle stays cool on this so it is safe to handle. This converter also works great on a gas cook top and ensures you get the even heat distribution and cooking that you get from an induction hob on your gas cooker.

It comes in 2 sizes with a 7.5″ and a 9.25″ available

Product Dimensions 2.9 x 9.8 x 15.6 inches
Item Weight 2.5 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.5 pounds
Manufacturer Designer Habitat Ltd
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2. FeelGlad (TM) 9 Inch Induction Hob Heat Diffuser Interface Disk with Heat-Proof Handle

515k9m1br3l-_sl1000_-1Similar to the VonShef this one comes with a heat proof handle and a generous diameter of 9 inches. It is entirely stainless steel so is easy to clean. Bizarrely though the manufacturer warns that this product may start to yellow with normal usage. We didn’t see this happen in our tests but presumably it is something that will happen over a long period of time.

Product Dimensions 17 x 11 x 0.7 inches
Item Weight 2.5 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.5 pounds
Manufacturer FeelGlad
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3. Ballington Set 3 Stainless Steel Induction Cooktop Converter Interface Disc 7.5+9.5+11″

21vk5nj5rblMade from Surgical stainless steel these are a good looking set of 3 interface discs. Great value if you need varying sizes for all your pots and pans. Unfortunately we found that the handles on these can get a bit hot when in use, especially the smallest disc. Apart from that though they worked as expected and were easy to wipe clean after use. We really like this set it’s just a shame about those handles.

Shipping Weight 8 pounds
Manufacturer Ballington
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4. Concord Induction Disk Stainless Steel Plate (11″)

71skagvobml-_sl1500_This is a high quality piece from Concord and it’s also made in the U.S.A. As soon as you pick this one you can immediately tell it’s of a high quality. It’s heavy and feels good in the hand. At 11″ it is larger than some of the others on the list so will be ideal for the extra large induction cook tops that are becoming popular.

Stainless steel again so easy to clean and maintain. The heat doesn’t transfer to the handle. Available in 3 sizes: 7.5″, 9.5″ and 11″. All three sizes are available together in a set for better value as well as being available individually.

This is one of the best.

Shipping Weight 4 pounds
Manufacturer Concord Cookware

 

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5. GAS ONE Induction Stainless Disk Universal (Glass Top Friendly) with Silicon Heat Proof Handle

719hfjzk4fl-_sl1500_With a slightly different look than the others this one has some visual appeal with its red silicon handle. This one is also unique in the way it conducts heat, instead of being a flat plate it has 3 bolts on the bottom which protrude and conduct the heat.

This design aims to improve the evenness of the heat transfer and therefore give you more even cooking. In our tests though it fared no better than the discs without this design. However it did mean it could be used more effectively on the work top as a trivet.

Product Dimensions 13.5 x 7.4 x 1.1 inches
Item Weight 1.4 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.4 pounds
Manufacturer Gas One
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Conclusion

We feel that any of the above would be a great choice but our favorites were the Ballington set and the Concord Disc. The most popular seller though is the Vonshef. All would be a great choice as an alternative to replacing your cook ware set and as they can be used on normal cook tops as well for more even cooking they are quite versatile devices.

Here is a quick recap of our list with all the current prices.

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