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Selecting an Induction Frying Pan

The technology used in induction cook-tops has become affordable enough for people to use in their homes. This is the preferred method of cooking for chefs and serious cooks everywhere. It is efficient, safe, fast, and cost-effective. Because the heat is transferred by a magnetic frequency, the cookware used must be intended for the induction process. Cookware can be purchased in complete sets or collected piece by piece which are sold separately.

Cooks who are used to cheap department store pots and pans will need to adjust to the higher-quality and weight of induction cookware. The pricing will be higher, but the cookware will last much longer and perform unlike any cheap pan used in the past.

Look for Specific Qualities

There are a few elements to consider when selecting an induction frying pan, pots, or complete sets. High-quality cookware for induction surfaces is not cheap. A low price typically means low-quality. A decent set of cookware will last a long time and will not cost a small fortune.

It is important to distinguish between cheap and high-quality and there are some ways to do that well. The first is to look for pieces that have some weight to them. There is a lot of vibration that happens during the cooking process. If the pots or pans are thin and lightweight, they will shake and rattle while being heated.

Handles

It is essential that handles are solidly attached to the cookware. First, the handle must be able to support the weight of the pan while it is being moved off the surface and to the table or area where food is being plated. The second reason is to withstand vibrations without becoming loose. Wobbly handles are a sign of poor manufacturing and cheaply made cookware.

Non-Stick

Many cookware sets are coated inside with hard-anodized materials that are non-stick. In simpler terms, that means aluminum that has been electrochemically treated to be non-stick, easy to clean, and durable. These interior surfaces can withstand metal spatulas and utensils, although constant use is not recommended. Clean-up can be done with a damp cloth which saves time after meals are completed.