- When the stove is turned on, a magnetic current rapidly bounces from metal wires beneath the surface of the cooktop to the cookware, creating friction that immediately heats the pot or pan.
- Because induction technology uses magnetic fields, cookware must have a magnetic bottom. All cast iron and most stainless-steel pots and pans will work. To see if your current cookware is compatible, simply check if a regular magnet is attracted to the bottom of the pot or pan.
- Induction stoves come in a various formats, including portable burners, countertop inserts, or stove and oven combinations (also called ranges).
* Like smartphones, induction stovetops give off electromagnetic signals; if you have a pacemaker, consult a physician about your options for using an induction stove.