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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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Why not fry a turkey on a portable induction stove?

There's no reason you can't use a portable induction ring, as long as you can find one with the power to heat up a big pot of oil and keep it at the right temperature. The challenge you'll have is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why not fry a turkey on a portable induction stove?

Sheer power is an issue. The lowest-power "turkey fryer" models I can find are 38000 BTU (example). That's equal to 10500 Watts. It's true that induction is far more efficient than flame-...
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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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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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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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Tramontina lid stuck to pot

I found an easy way to get the lid off after it happened to me with a pot of brown rice. I had set a timer, so I was pretty sure there wasn't any water left in the pot which made me reluctant to heat ...
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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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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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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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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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Do quiet induction burners exist?

Quieter, yes. Quiet, no. This was based on my recent research where I tested out 8 different portable induction burners, did a lot of reading, and ultimately decided not to buy one. Induction burners ...
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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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Can I place an induction cooktop on a 3/4-inch wood cutting board on top of a metal gas stove?

I put my portable induction single burner stove unit on top of a breadboard on my stove w/ no problems. However, I have now switched to a large stainless steel cookie sheet (in case someone ...
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Can an induction hob heat a wok as much as a gas burner?

TL;DR: you can make this work, but it will require adaptation, and you need to get a high-powered burner Despite not being Asian, I cook in my woks a lot. When I shopped for a new stove, I chose to ...
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Induction hob not working when oven is on

Every induction cooktop (called a hob in some places) I've ever seen has at least one cooling fan, this keeps the electronics from overheating. I suspect that either your fan has stopped working, or ...
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Anyone ever seen a "wok adapter" for induction cooktops?

I've never seen one of these and I don't think they would work. You could shape a piece of metal to fit the wok base and it would heat up, however you'd run into trouble with the heat transfer. Air is ...
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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?

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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Is induction cooktop supposed to heat with pauses?

It is normal for an induction burner to power cycle. I don't know about your brand specifically.
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