Can somebody recommend good induction cookware?

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Found 5th Dec 2016
Recently purchased an induction cooker...

Several of our pans that claim to be "stainless steel" are in fact not as it turns out. Including a really expensive Zepter one.

So now looking for a good set of frying pans (small, medium and large), possibly a wok and maybe a griddle pan. Could do with some pots but have a couple that are suitable so not a priority.

This being near Xmas time, so on a bit of a budget. So many brands out there, it's hard to choose. Have mostly had negative results with silver ones, they usually stain and darken after one use and everything sticks to them.

So would appreciate if somebody could point towards making a good purchase.

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Hi
I have a set of Judge Vista pans which work perfectly on my induction hob. Had them over 5 years and still look as good as new. No sticking etc.
Edited by: "jocky32000" 5th Dec 2016

Le Creuset 3 ply

I too have an induction hobb,i love it so much !!
Firstly go to IKEA as they have amazing induction hobb frying pans (stainless steel) lots of sizes available, very good quality,dishwasher safe and are great to use.Ive had mine for 1 year and still look brand new and no damage or scratches.I just love the massive frying pan because i can do a massive meal like bolognese or a curry for a whole tribe in it !!
Then pop into Homesense(belongs to TKMAX)because they always have a fantastic range of saucepans for induction hobbs,expensive brands at really good prices,i got all of mine from there and they are proper quality.
Hope this helps....
Terrie

I have induction cooker I use Circulon pans very good and reasonable price too.

We use Tefal and have for many years. Their induction pans can often be bought in a set. they are quite light, hard wearing and perfect for our induction cooking. Look out for deals at John Lewis and Amazon (what have a 13 piece set for £175 - mind you I have seen this on offer from time to time for 125 quid

"Ernesto" from Lidl/Adli are excellent for the money.

Buy proper soild SS baseplate if you can lift it, and not alloy with a SS spreader ring, you need full power just to keep them hot.

Non stick is an issue, very few can take the heat of an induction hob, Tefal just bubbles and peels off, and Ken Hom standard woks burn through, the Pro is OK.

The Ernesto Pro Non stick ceramic is the only one to date that hasnt died, it is black with white speckles, even the normal ceramic non stick burnt through.

Other than these, the only pans I can recommend are ProCook, and they arent cheap - again, their standard non stick doesnt cope well with induction (cant afford their Pro non stick), but the normal saucepans are excellent.

andrew08uk

I have induction cooker I use Circulon pans very good and reasonable … I have induction cooker I use Circulon pans very good and reasonable price too.



i second this, i have been collecting the circulon infinite range since i got my induction cooker and they are fantastic, they have got the 8pc set on offer at there website link for £250 and when i paid £150 for 2 of these pieces over the last 18 months i think this is a great deal.

fatboyz

Le Creuset 3 ply



Or ProCook 3-ply.

I was considering Le Creuset pans but ultimately opted for ProCook (cheaper and sizes better suited to my needs). Happy with the quality of their uncoated products (haven't tried the non stick ones) But very heavy

I have Tefal, I have had them since 2008 and still good. I also have a wok from HomeSense. Griddle pan form Lakeland in the sale, that is very good. My frying pan can go from Induction to the oven.

Oh actually sorry they are Prestige

Aldi range (grey speckled ones). I bought them recently and are great, you hardly need any oil etc

Belga

Or ProCook 3-ply. I was considering Le Creuset pans but ultimately opted … Or ProCook 3-ply. I was considering Le Creuset pans but ultimately opted for ProCook (cheaper and sizes better suited to my needs). Happy with the quality of their uncoated products (haven't tried the non stick ones) But very heavy



Did look at those but the guarantee and a friend has them already so went for those, expensive, but so far so good
Belga

Or ProCook 3-ply. I was considering Le Creuset pans but ultimately opted … Or ProCook 3-ply. I was considering Le Creuset pans but ultimately opted for ProCook (cheaper and sizes better suited to my needs). Happy with the quality of their uncoated products (haven't tried the non stick ones) But very heavy


This frying pan is brilliant, I also got the hairy bikers non-stick twin set of frying pans from Robert Dyas for £17 but they aren't as good, but do the job.

For pots I bought a set of four from Procook for £90 I think, they are good quality, I had a look in Debenhams and they have a lot of sets for less money but the quality was poor.

fatboyz

Le Creuset 3 ply



He's on a budget - even on sale they are about three times the price of anything else.

Any pans will do as long as they hold a magnet. Place a magnet on the base and if it sticks, it's suitable for Induction. Some retailers bump up the price simply for calling it 'suitable for induction hob'. Cast iron is good, if you can lift it but you really are paying for the name if you go with Le Creuset. Personally, I prefer Chasseur cast iron and I also have a 5 ply stainless steel set of pans, bought from Costco.
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