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

The usual approach would be to put the steel disk under the pot. Such disks are even produced commercially for this purpose: look for an induction interface disk. The basic mechanism is straight ...
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How to explain why aluminum won't work on an induction stove?

Induction cooking works by inducing a field in the metal of the cooking container so that the resultant currents cause energy dissipation. For metal in the order of say 3 to 10 mm thick, at low ...
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Do induction cookers increase risk of cracking cast iron?

Cracking? No, not in my experience. I own like 20 cast iron skillets (I've been told I have a problem). Warping? Yes. I have a 2,800 watt per burner commercial induction stove with a very small ...
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Induction cooker hot on inner circle only

Warping doesn't matter with induction, since you don't need the pan to touch the surface, unlike resistive electric technology. I suspect that your unit is working as intended. I have personally ...
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What can I safely put between my cast iron skillet and induction glass top stove to prevent scratches?

You could use a thin disc of copper... Copper has a much higher melting point than does aluminum (1,984ºF or 1,084ºC vs 1,221ºF or 661ºC), is not ferromagnetic, and a thin (.025" or less) sheet ...
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Placing a steel disk inside a non-ferrous pan using an inductive stove

It would not work As Benjamin Kuykendall stated, you may place magnetic iron or steel under the pan. I will tell you why placing it in the pan won't work. Induction As the name states, induction ...
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Pot sticking to induction cooktop

I am guessing you had a bit of fluid either on the bottom of the pan or on the top of your stove. It could have been almost any fluid including water. Even though your pans can get really hot, water ...
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What can I safely put between my cast iron skillet and induction glass top stove to prevent scratches?

I don't know if it will work with your induction cooker, but I have used a very old and worn out sheet of silpat, silicon baking sheet. I have an older induction cooker and used the silpat to protect ...
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A lot of smoke when using induction stove with any recipe with oil

What kind of oil you're using would be helpful but, really, the answer is, whatever temperature it is you set it at, it's too hot. Turn the temperature down. The temperature gauges shouldn't ...
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Can you be harmed by staring at induction stove cook top?

No, your stove is fine to look at. If it is actually an induction stove, then the red would just be a light to let you know it's on. The actual induction heating won't make the cooktop glow red. You ...
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Induction unit makes buzzing sound

The phenomenon is called magnetostriction, and occurs when the oscillating magnetic field causes the cookware to change shape rapidly. This frequency will be twice that of the electromagnetic field ...
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Use non-inductive pans on induction cook top

You seem to be mixing up some things here. The difference is not between "normal" and "inductive". The difference is between pans which happen to have a ferromagnetic body, and thus work on ...
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Tramontina lid stuck to pot

It seems really unlikely it somehow rusted shut or anything like that while you were boiling, so it seems most likely that there's just a partial vacuum inside. While boiling, it'd have been full of ...
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Can infrared light in electric / induction cooktop hurt eye?

Induction cooktops do not use lights to cook/heat. They use magnetic induction, which means there's a coil with electricity passing through it in the stove, which causes (induces) eddy currents to ...
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A lot of smoke when using induction stove with any recipe with oil

I usually set the temperature to 150-200oC Forget the temperature setting of your induction stove. If it has any sensor at all (some don't), it is a sensor below the plate, far away from your pan ...
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3+ egg omelette in a pan

I'm quite new to making omelettes, but when I make a thick/Spanish omelette on the stove (gas) I do a few things that help. I don't want to turn the grill on just to finish an omelette off, and the ...
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Can I used induction ready cookware with traditional stoves?

The answer is almost certainly yes. In 99% of cases, you can use that cookware on your normal stove. In the remaining 1%, you can't, but being induction-ready is not the reason why you can't, it just ...
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Gotham Steel Pans

Your best bet is to return the pans for ones made with iron that will work with your cooktop.
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Can I season a wok on an induction cooktop?

The idea with the onions is unlikely to work as intended, and you'd be off just as well if you simply kept basting the sides instead. Your best bet is to season the wok upside down in the oven for the ...
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Induction unit makes buzzing sound

For the most part and not denigrating anybody else's very valid opinions, I can definitely say that in my case the "noises" were caused by the fans getting slightly out of balance from collected ...
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How to determine perfect pan temperature for steak?

I don't think there is any single answer to this question, because it would depend on: The type and thickness of the steak The starting temperature of the steak How well you like it done (because the ...
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How does choosing good induction cookware differ from choosing cookware for other types of stove?

Considerations that apply to glass-ceramic cooktops also apply with induction: -Bottom should be relatively smooth so it does not scratch or break the cooktop -Bottom should be relatively flat (more ...
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How does choosing good induction cookware differ from choosing cookware for other types of stove?

The things you need in a good induction pan are: The metal must be iron/steel, because induction stoves work using magetic fields they need a good sized flat section on the bottom, this is so that ...
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specific temperature vs "medium heat" on an induction cooker?

Low, Medium, Medium-low, Medium-high and High are weasel-words so that manufacturers/recipe writers cannot be blamed for misuse of equipment/recipes, so a specific temperature range for medium heat ...
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With what can you maximise energy from an induction stove?

An induction cooktop is already more efficient than a conventional electric range, but there are some "gotchas" due to the way it works. The way an induction heating element works is via magnetic ...
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My induction stove does not evenly heat a frying pan. Is it broken or am I doing something wrong?

What I would do is invest in a $30 - $50 single induction hob that can be put on your counter, and see if the problem persists there. At the worst case, you just have an extra hob for stocks or ...
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Can I used induction ready cookware with traditional stoves?

These days all cookware comes with a list of what it can & cannot be used with, usually as a set of symbols &/or text. Something along these lines, but no two manufacturers use the exact same ...
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Placing a steel disk inside a non-ferrous pan using an inductive stove

Let me add to the other answers - this is mostly a too long comment trying to clarify some of their points. We have 3 physical effects that are important for heating the food inside the pot heat ...
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I was able to cook on an induction stove with a non-magnetic pot, why?

It is likely that it was a different metal that supports inductive currents, such as aluminium. The problem with aluminium is not that it can't create inductive current and heat up. It can, but it ...
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