As far as I understand, induction cookers transfer current (via eddy current) to the pot which heats up due to its resistance to the current. Because of this, induction pots and pans should be ferromagnetic for the eddy current to work. Therefore magnets should stick to the pot.
Now here's the thing. I was able to use a non-magnetic pot for cooking. All parts of the pot (screws, handle, body, cover) doesn't stick to magnets and yet it works when it's not supposed to be. I am not sure what alloy the pot has nor proof marks for that. The magnets I have are a neodymium and a ceramic one.
I only used the pot to boil instant noodles. My mother was surprised by this.
Looking this up, I can't seem to find an explanation. Any ideas?
Thank you and stay safe~
[EDIT] I tried hanging the magnets on a string and slowly held the pot closer and closer, no reaction.