Magnetic stainless steel can be used for induction

In induction heat transfer, electromagnetic heating eliminates heating of the stainless steel. The metal acts merely as a "bearer" of the heating heat directly to the food. This process with magnetic stainless steel reduces the amount of electricity required and leads to faster heat transfer.

Swirling alternating current

Prerequisite for the induction is magnetic stainless steel. He can convert the generated by an electric coil electromagnetic vortex into heat and lead into the food. In addition to the effectiveness of the heat conduction, the induction method has the advantage that no heat carrier such as a hot plate must be heated.

If the stainless steel grades were magnetized by the addition of iron-containing alloying partners during production, the kitchen utensils are induction-suitable. A stainless steel pot can be checked for suitability with a magnet.

Hob stays cool

By not heating the hob, the cleaning of both metallic and usually glass existing induction surfaces is easier. Burnt-in food particles do not develop when heated by induction and burning due to subsequently hot cooking zones is almost impossible.

An effect on the food such as microwave radiation does not have induction in the technical sense. The heat arrives at food in the same way as with conventional heating. The health and quality of the food will not be affected. However, electromagnetism may cause interactions and interference with the environment during operation of the coils.

Electromagnetic voltage leakage

The technical structure of the electromagnetic coils is more sensitive to the usual power fluctuations in the public power grid than conventional hobs. Therefore, the hobs must have separate protection fuses. It is also important that the stainless steel completely covers the coil field to completely "capture" the electromagnetic waves.

Free waves that radiate into the room, for example due to small stainless steel pots or pans or by a non-opaque placement, can lead to interference with other electronic circuits. Typical interference-prone devices are nearby radio-controlled watches, wireless routers, mobile phones, and pacemakers.

Tips & Tricks

The induction capability of your cookware is usually awarded an embossed coil image on the bottom of the pot or pan. But you should still confirm the possibility of functioning with a magnet.

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