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Doh! New place has induction cooktop

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Doh! New place has induction cooktop

Just moved into a new place (rental) and only this morning realized it has an induction cooktop - all my current frypans don't work with it.

I really liked my 2piece Henckels Marquina set, but it seems only the Marquina Plus works with induction. Should I be on the lookout for that - are there other alternatives or things I should look for when getting compatible cookware?
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I have no experience with these but there are "Induction Cooktop Converter Discs" available you could check out.
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Kaitlyn wrote: Just moved into a new place (rental) and only this morning realized it has an induction cooktop - all my current frypans don't work with it.

I really liked my 2piece Henckels Marquina set, but it seems only the Marquina Plus works with induction. Should I be on the lookout for that - are there other alternatives or things I should look for when getting compatible cookware?
You could try an adapter/converter https://www.amazon.ca/VonShef-inoxydabl ... B076X3V46R
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Or jus buy some stainless steel pots from stores.
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As others have said try this OP. Keep in mind it works insanely slower than if you had induction capable pots, but I'm now realizing after going from induction to ceramic that everything seems slow so if you've never used induction you won't know what you're missing anyways :)
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Kaitlyn wrote: Just moved into a new place (rental) and only this morning realized it has an induction cooktop - all my current frypans don't work with it.

I really liked my 2piece Henckels Marquina set, but it seems only the Marquina Plus works with induction. Should I be on the lookout for that - are there other alternatives or things I should look for when getting compatible cookware?
I’ve recently bought an induction stove and I love it! Yes, I did buy new cookware but I went to Homesense and picked up a few pots and a frying pan, my older Heritage the Rock frypan is fine on it (magnetic bottom). IKEA also has some inexpensive pots & pans that work, just look for the induction symbol. Takes a bit of getting used to (have all your ingredients ready before you turn on the element, as things cook faster) but you may well not want to go back to electric!
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If you're going to be at this rental for any reasonable length of time do yourself a favor and just buy some new pots and pans. You may as well make use of this feature, plus there's a good chance future rentals may also have induction cook tops.
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Time to buy some decent cookware ...
Stainless Steel, Cast Iron and Enamelled Cast Iron all work on Induction Cooktops
And every other sort of cooktop (electric, ceramic, gas)

It’s an investment really ... as good pots & pans will last you decades

And once you cook in these babies ... you’ll see why chefs use them pretty much exclusively

Cheap Aluminum... gives you poor control
And poor control = poor results

Time to upgrade / move up in the world

SS is easy enough to find. You can buy a Multi piece set on sale (like Cdn Made a Paderno ... or Lagostina, etc)
Or just start out with a few items ... bought singularly at the likes of HomeSense, Winners, etc
And add to your collection over time
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PointsHubby wrote: Time to buy some decent cookware ...
Stainless Steel, Cast Iron and Enamelled Cast Iron all work on Induction Cooktops
And every other sort of cooktop (electric, ceramic, gas)

It’s an investment really ... as good pots & pans will last you decades

And once you cook in these babies ... you’ll see why chefs use them pretty much exclusively

Cheap Aluminum... gives you poor control
And poor control = poor results

Time to upgrade / move up in the world

SS is easy enough to find. You can buy a Multi piece set on sale (like Cdn Made a Paderno ... or Lagostina, etc)
Or just start out with a few items ... bought singularly at the likes of HomeSense, Winners, etc
And add to your collection over time
This.

And an additional point to support buying new for induction is that at least anything you buy now for induction will still work on any type of other elements in the future after your next move. If it’s induction-compatible then it’ll also work on gas, ceramic, traditional coils, etc, so it’s a better investment going forward without the limitations of your current set.
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I agree with getting induction compatible cookware. Even one pan to start.
I luv my induction stove. If you have tried it yet it's great!
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Luckily most of mine worked when we got an induction cooktop.. I've bought other really good pieces at places like Value Village, Goodwill etc for pennies on the dollar.. Take a fridge magnet with you , if it sticks to the bottom it will work. Winners is another place.. not all induction capable cookware says that it is.. that's why you take the fridge magnet.
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Like others have said - once you use an induction stove, going back to standard electric or even gas ranges is just no comparison. Induction is awesome.

Agree with others - invest in decent stainless steel pots and some frying pans that are induction capable

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