An induction hob works similarly to an electric hob, but it has coils beneath its surface that induce electrical current to generate heat in the pan or metal object. When using an induction hob, ferrous metal pans are required. Without a magnetic material, heat will not be able to transfer from the hob to the pan effectively.
Suitable pans can be identified with the induction symbol (please see image below). You can also test compatibility by using a magnet on the bottom of the saucepan - if it clings onto it, then it should work with an induction hob. To find out more about how induction hobs work, please read our dedicated FAQ.
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