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classical sauce-making with induction cooktop

In classical french sauce-making lined copper pots are preferred for their responsiveness. Can anyone tell me how induction-capable cookware such as Demeyere Atlantis sauciers or All-Clad D3 ...
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Heating charcoal on induction stove

I would like to heat up charcoal in my house, so I can pour some oil on it and give my food a BBQ-ish aroma and slight smoky taste. How do I heat a piece of charcoal using induction stove? I suppose ...
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How to prepare tasty tea on induction cooktop?

I used to preapre tea on gas stove. For two, my measurements were, 2.5 tea spoon of Tata tea, 1 glass water, 5 spoons of sugar. The measurements arent that important as they are in relation to spoons ...
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Induction cooker hot on inner circle only

My induction cooker has two circles marked on it, a small one and a big one. It came with a set of small and big pots that match the size of the circles. After a year, all the pots have a small circle ...
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Gotham Steel Pans

I purchased two Gotham Steel 9 and 1/2” pans. I use an induction cook top. This was a match made in hell. Didn’t realize that I needed an interface between the cooktop and pan. What would be the best ...
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What is the meaning of a circle on induction cooktop?

If you see prestige induction cooktops, all of them have a cricle over it. What is the importance of it or what does it indicate? Does it mean the pot/wok base area, which touches the surface of ...
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Is induction cooktop supposed to heat with pauses?

I came to think about this today. I was using my Prestige Induction for 1 year. When the power is upto 500, the heating doesn't work continuously. It heats for 4-5 seconds, then pauses for 1 second ...
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Why this cooking pot not working on my Induction?

I just bought this Induction compatible Kadai (kind of wok) but surprised to know it's not working. When I place it over my Induction cooker, it doesn't show any error (generally if a pot is not ...
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I was able to cook on an induction stove with a non-magnetic pot, why?

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 ...
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Placing a steel disk inside a non-ferrous pan using an inductive stove

I have an inductive stove, and some very large pots that don't work on the stove. It seems that the material is invisible to the induction coil, and if I were to place a steel disk inside the pot, ...
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Can I used induction ready cookware with traditional stoves?

I am thinking of buying some induction ready cookware, but I still do not have an induction stove - I am planing to buy this sometimes in the future when redoing my kitchen. Can I use this induction ...
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Time of cooking: induction stove vs gas stove

If I get a 2000W, portable, table-top, induction burner (one hob), how would cooking time change as compared to a gas stove (pre-heat time and overall time that would take to cook something)? On a gas ...
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Induction cookware not working with some induction cookers

We have a Kitchen Aid cooktop and bought a 7 piece Kitchen Aid cookware set. Six pieces work fine, one does not. The 1.5 Q pan will not work on the cooktop. But it works on the Panasonic induction ...
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If only one choice - convection microwave, convection oven, regular micro, conventional oven?

Can a convection microwave along with an induction cooktop effectively replace a microwave, conventional electrical oven and cooktop? I'm creating a small kitchen for a guest suite. One approach has a ...
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Induction adapter left stain on cooktop

My induction adapter left stain on my cooktop. I use the hob cleaner, vinegear but nothing seems to work. can anyone help. It’s new hob.
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Induction surface started making a barely noticeable high-pitch whining noise, even when it is not in use, is this dangerous?

We have been using a 4-slot Amica induction surface for 4 years now, and it started making a barely noticeable high-pitch whining noise, even when it is not in use. Is this dangerous? Can aging ...
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Induction cooker on a wooden table?

I have an induction cooker like the one in the image below. Is it safe to place it on a wooden table?
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Is the induction cooktop sinking my eggs? Why are they sticking to the bottom

I have this tried and true fried egg recipe I have done multitudes of time. It is as simple as putting in a pool of some oil and cracking the eggs into it. I can then cover it and leave it to cook for ...
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Non stick pan browning milk vs stainless steel

We recently purchased a nonstick medium pot but have been encountering problems while making mac & cheese. The milk seems to be browning/toasting with all settings on our induction cooker ...
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Induction compatible pans not working on induction stove-top

I just purchased a set of "induction ready" pans from All-Clad. Found here. However, to my dismay when I got them home, they wouldn't work! My stove makes a kind of clicking noise when I try to use ...
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3+ egg omelette in a pan

I want to make thick omelettes and everywhere online I saw that you start with decent heat and then turn it down all the way after a while, until its thoroughly cooked. While making 2 eggs, it just ...
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Can infrared light in electric / induction cooktop hurt eye?

Can infrared light in electric / induction cooktop hurt eye? I use them a lot and was wondering if it could end up hurting my eyes somehow. I read around that infrared light can end up hurting your ...
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Can you be harmed by staring at induction stove cook top?

While it's on its beaming red and looks menacing . Is there any harm that can happen to your eyes while it's on looking at it other then drying out eyes from heat?
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Cooking at low temperature on induction cooktop

I started cooking recently on induction cooktop ,minimum temperature on it is 120 C but i want to cook my dish at 50 C for 15 minutes but the temperature is increasing rapidly.How do i maintain its ...
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My induction stove does not evenly heat a frying pan. Is it broken or am I doing something wrong?

I have used a Kenmore Elite induction stove after moving about 6 months ago from a gas range and it has many good qualities but no matter what I try I can't get it to heat evenly when frying food. ...
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“Tempura” setting on induction cooktops

I was reading this comment while once again wondering if I should get a deep fryer for the few occasions I would use it and I stumbled across "tempura" or "deep fry" modes on some induction cooktops. ...
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How to tell which induction cookware is most efficient in conducting heat?

As above. I am looking for a durable water kettle (preferably stainless steel 304) that is super efficient in conducting heat when on induction cooker. How do I tell which brand/model will conduct ...
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Tramontina lid stuck to pot

Loved my tramontina 3 piece induction system from Costco until this happened. Was boiling some eggs as I do every morning and had done for 9 days in a row with this system. This morning I might have ...
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How to explain why aluminum won't work on an induction stove?

Those cooks who use induction ranges love them, but some lament the limited type of pans available. Alas my powers of explanation are not good enough to explain how an induction stove works well ...
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Use non-inductive pans on induction cook top

I moved to new place with inductive cook top. But all the pans I have are the normal non-inductive pans (ceramic and stainless steel). I tried using them with no luck. Cooktop shows error, keeps ...
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Anyone ever seen a “wok adapter” for induction cooktops?

In theory a cheap pressed steel wok would work on an induction cooktop, but the "contact patch" for a traditional round bottomed wok would be so small it would be ineffective. Has anyone seen a steel ...
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A lot of smoke when using induction stove with any recipe with oil

I recently switched from gas stove to induction. I tried some recipes I could do well with the old stove. Most of them have oil at high heat. However, when switching to induction stove, any time I ...
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Induction cooking pan bottom is concave - will this affect performance?

I've just installed a convection cook top, I've researched it and am confident in my purchase. My question has to do with cookware. I've read reviews and bought a Cuisinart set that is "induction ...
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Is it safe / advisable to use a nonstick baking sheet on an induction cooktop for pancakes (375 F)?

I bought a large non-stick baking pan and I would like to use it on my thermador freedom induction cooktop to make pancakes. The cooktop will apply energy evenly to the rectangular footprint of the ...
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induction cooking with a homemaker 2000w cooker,

heated supafry a solid oil, sugar thermometer on temp 2 was 140 degrees c. 3 went to well over 200 degrees. when food added first cooked instantly then next slower till i put thermometer back in ...
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Portable induction cooktop with cast iron pans, will using these together break or scratch the cooktop?

I have been looking at buying an induction cooktop for quite some time. Largely the part that has tipped the scales in my favor as of lately is that I would like to be able to use cast iron skillets ...
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What can I safely put between my cast iron skillet and induction glass top stove to prevent scratches?

I moved into a new flat and it comes with a brand-new induction glass top stove. Unfortunately, it seems like the glass rather easily scratches: There is already a visible scratch in it (likely caused ...
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what does watt specify in induction stove

what does watt specify in induction stove? Does a higher watt induction stove implies that the cooking will be faster? Is electricity consumption of higher watt induction stove higher?
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With what can you maximise energy from an induction stove?

This question concerns only an induction stove, which I abbreviate to IS (and not an electric oven with coiled elements). I already know that the energy from a Chinese Wok Range exceeds, and so is ...
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How to clean an induction stove from overheat?

After all water in teapot was boiled, an empty teapot was left on the surface and stove was turned on. You can see the spot on the photo. Is there some ways to fix or clean this? Induction hob model ...
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How does choosing good induction cookware differ from choosing cookware for other types of stove?

Let me just clarify I'm not asking for specific brands, but features. We just got an induction stove and I want to pick up some new pots/pans etc. I know that I have to pick induction-safe materials. ...
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How do we decide between gas, induction, and electric (ceramic) stoves?

I'm surprised I only found one previous thread on this topic and it was 5 years old, so i think it's worth asking again since I'm sure some things have changed. We're going to be remodeling our ...
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specific temperature vs “medium heat” on an induction cooker?

Some recipes call for "medium heat". . .What is the SPECIFIC temperature range for "medium heat" on an induction cooker?
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Do induction cookers increase risk of cracking cast iron?

I recently purchased a counter-top, one element 1800W induction cooker, mostly just to see how well the technology worked compared to my gas range. I took it out of the box and immediately threw ...
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Best heat source for fondue? Will an induction cooktop work?

I recently visited a fondue restaurant, which had a cooktop built into the table. By all appearances, the cooktop appeared to be an induction cooktop, but I wasn't sure; it could have simply been a ...
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Pot sticking to induction cooktop?

I recently bought a Max Burton 6400 induction cooktop. I used it a few times with some pans I already own and had to problem. Today I wanted to heat some milk up quickly, and I used a cheap Ikea ...
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Will this pan works with induction?

I am thinking about buying two pots online. I looked at Amazon.ca but I have a hard time to know whether the pots I am looking at will work on induction. How can I know without being able to stick a ...
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How can I use an espresso maker on an induction cooktop?

The espresso maker is a stove top, and I am unable to find a way to use it on the induction cooktop. I want to make decaf with milk and that is filtered coffee, not instant coffee.
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How to determine perfect pan temperature for steak?

I have an electric stove that makes it hard to adjust temperature rapidly. I normally cook steaks in cast iron pan which I put on the biggest stove circle, with the highest setting of 12. I noticed ...
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Induction vs. propane gas expense?

I live in Phoenix AZ. Which will be more expensive in the long run, an Induction or propane gas cooktop?