Glass-ceramic cooktops have recently gained particular popularity. Indeed, they look extremely impressive, and besides, they are durable and functional. However, such a cooktop requires especially careful handling and special cookware. Choosing the right cookware will help avoid scratches and stubborn stains on its surface, and will also allow the ceramic cooktop to function more efficiently with less energy.
Can I use induction cookware on a ceramic cooktop? Yes, you can use induction cookware on a ceramic cooktop because it has a flat and even surface that will not scratch the ceramic cooktop. Ceramic cooktops require the cookware with a thick and flat bottom to heat it up evenly. Induction cookware meets these requirements, therefore, yes, you can use induction cookware on a ceramic cooktop.
What does induction mean in cookware? Induction cookware is the cookware that has ferromagnetic properties and is able to interact with the currents of the copper coil of the induction cooker. When the cookware is heated on an induction cooktop, the induction bottom of the cookware will heat up due to the electromagnetic current, and not the cooker itself.
Cookware with an induction bottom is not as complicated as it might seem at first glance. For example, in order to make aluminium dishes fit an induction cooker, manufacturers make the bottom layer of the bottom of a ferromagnetic material. The ferromagnetic material is most often made of steel.
The types of the bottom can differ in certain properties, but the induction bottom has one thing in common: they are able to work in conjunction with induction cookers.
To put it simply, when the cookware is heated on an induction hob, the induction bottom of the cookware will heat up due to the electromagnetic current, and not the cooker itself. You can turn on the stove, put your hand on it and feel nothing. But if you put a pan with an induction bottom, then it is the bottom that will heat up.
That said, you now know that you can use induction cookware on a ceramic cooktop. Let’s see what other cookware can be used for cooking on a ceramic stovetop.