So I have talked about Induction Cooking and it’s benefits before, it’s absolutely a brilliant way to cook as it is safe and efficient. In order to use induction cooktops though you need to have compatible pans or get a converter disc. We are going to look at some of the best induction ready non stick pans today. Non stick pans are obviously very popular and they work great with induction cook tops.
Starting with one of the biggest brands in non stick cooking, this T-Fal is an excellent choice and is one of the top selling non stick pans. Of course with this one you get the infamous T-fal Thermo-Spot heat indicator that goes red when the pan is at the perfect temperature for cooking.
The problem with most non stick pans is that you can damage and even scratch off the non stick coating if you use metal utensils. This is a big problem as wooden utensils just won’t cut it for a lot of situations and I don’t want to get into using the various plastic options out there. Fortunately this pan has a special non stick coating that is durable enough to be used with metal utensils. T-fal call it Prometal Pro nonstick.
This pan is easy to clean with it being non stick but it is also safe to put in the dishwasher. It can also go in the oven at up to 400 degrees F. The handle stays cool in normal use as it is silicone.
This is a very durable pan that has been incredibly popular. The base is made from stainless steel so you get great heat conduction and distribution and of course it works on induction cook tops. The pan is 12.5 inches.
First thing you will notice about this one is that it is green and unfortunately doesn’t come in other colours. However it is an exceptional pan. This is really well made and durable pan. It is made with thick gauge aluminium meaning it is very strong but also not overly heavy.
The non stick surface is excellent and it is cadmium and lead free. The only problem with it is doesn’t last as long as some non stick surfaces and it will start to come off if you use metal utensils so you have to be a bit more careful with this one. It will still last a long time and is great value for money but just bear it in mind when you are using it.
The handle stays cool when in use. It is dishwasher safe and oven safe to 350 degrees F.
This pan is 12 inches but there is a whole range of pans you can get in this range and colour. This is really popular choice and it reviews excellently on Amazon.
You may not be familiar with TeChef products but they make really high quality products. As you can see from the picture this pan is unique as it has a beautiful pattern on the face of the pan. TeChef use a unique 6 layer DuPont Teflon Platinum coating. Most non stick surfaces comprise of 3 layers only. TeChef have really made sure you get an excellent and durable non stick surface here. It is PFOA free as well.
This pan has a 3.5mm heavy gauge aluminium base giving it great strength and superb heat conduction. This pan really shines when used with induction cook tops.
The pan is 11 inches but it does come in a few smaller sizes as well. The manufacturer recommends you hand wash this pan to keep it in the best condition but it will be absolutely fine in the dishwasher. You may shorten the life span of the non stick surface by putting it in though. It cleans so easily in the sink that it really isn’t an issue.
The handle stays cool when in use but it is not oven safe.
Cuisinart always make great products and this is no exception. This pan really feels like a quality item in your hand. It is cast iron in construction with a porcelain enamel exterior. It is quite heavy for a 10 inch pan but that comes with the territory of cast iron. It comes in a smaller 8 inch size as well.
The non stick coating is a Dupont Platinum Non-Stick Coating which is a top quality non stick surface which performs really well. It wasn’t as easy to clean as some of the pans on the list but it is dishwasher safe. It is safe to use with metal utensils but like all non stick surfaces it doesn’t last forever.
Overall this is a really high quality and well made pan that will work exceptionally well on an induction cook top. If weight is an issue for you then look elsewhere.
This is a great little option from Cooksmark. We are big fans of copper cookware so this one was right up our street. It has a Maxlon® super nonstick copper coating which has been approved by the FDA.
The copper surface and and stainless steel base sandwiches a layer of aluminium for amazing heat conduction that will work even better with induction cook tops. The handle is also stainless steel and while is stays cool whilst in regular use it will get hot if left over heat.
Whilst the non stick surface is excellent this one seemed the most likely to scratch with metal utensils and many reviewers reported it scratching with nylon utensils as well. This aside this is a beautifully made pan that works exceptionally well. It is oven and dishwasher safe.
There are absolutely loads of choices when it comes to induction compatible pans but ones with a great non stick surface are a bit rarer. Many people were put off non stick surface because of the PFOA scare but most non stick surfaces are free of PFOA these days. Obviously you want to look for one that specifically states is is free of PFOA, lead and cadmium.
In terms of which one to go for, it is really hard to look past the T-Fal E93808. It has everything you could want and the reassurance of the big name brand. It’s reasonably priced too.