How to choose a cauldron for an induction cooker

The popularity of induction cookers among consumers is only increasing. Such household appliances heat up quickly and also cool down quickly, saving energy. When selecting a product for such a hob, you will have to spend a certain amount of time, here you need to pay attention to the shape and material of manufacture of products. Choosing a frying pan or pan is quite simple, but finding the right cauldron for an induction stove is very difficult. Let’s consider this question in more detail.


What should be the dishes for induction Cooktop

The main difference between the induction stove and other household appliances is heating the bottom of the installed dishes. In the rest, the burner or hob warms up. This effect is achieved due to the structural features of the equipment, under the glass-ceramic coating of the device a coil is installed through which the current passes. Under the influence of an electromagnetic field, currents are transferred to the bottom of a pot or cauldrum with a flat bottom. Thus, eddy currents are created that heat the liquid and other contents of the containers. Products for an induction stove must absorb current to protect a person, that is, have ferromagnetic properties.

Similar qualities have products made of such material:

  • aluminum;
  • cast iron;
  • enameled tableware;
  • metal products with magnetic bottom.

For an induction stove, old dishes are also suitable, the main thing is that it has a smooth and even bottom. The compatibility of a frying pan or pan with a household appliance is quite simple to check, for this it is enough to apply a magnet to the bottom (it must pester). Modern models of plates independently determine the desired dishes. Products made of ceramics or glass, the device will not see, turn on, only give a special sound signal.

On the market there is also modern tableware for induction cookers. To check its compatibility with a household appliance allows a special icon in the form of a coil on the bottom of the product. The word induction is often applied to the surface. Such designations can be seen at the bottom of the induction cauldha.


Choose a cauldron for an induction cooker


We got acquainted with the materials of manufacture of tableware, which can be used for induction cooker. Now let’s talk about a specific product cauldron. It is most often used in Asian countries, made in a hemisphere, which allows you to immerse the entire container in the fire. Thanks to this design of the product, rapid and uniform heating of liquid and other products, long-term heat retention is achieved.

This form of tableware is considered traditional, but it is not suitable for home use. For an induction stove, the preferred option would be a flat-bottomed cauldron, which is more like a pot. A household appliance heats the bottom of the container, so a standard spherical cauldron on such a plate will be ineffective.

Cauldha material

In the modern market, there is a huge range of tableware used for use on induction boards. All products are made of different materials, have different sizes and shapes.

Cast iron

The ideal option for use in the home kitchen will be a cast-iron cauldron for the induction stove. It is this material that most cooks prefer, as evidenced by numerous user reviews. The product has thick walls and retains heat in cooked food for a long time, allowing it to be used for roasting meat with vegetables and long lanking of food. Such characteristics of the product are especially attractive when using a cauldha for an induction plate for pilaf.

The main disadvantage of the product in question is the increased weight. Some models of dishes have an enamel coating, but food often sticks to such walls. In this regard, it is recommended to choose products made of ordinary cast iron for operation at home.



Kazan’s made of aluminium is used to prepare traditional daily dishes. The process of languishing food in words is not as active as in products made of cast iron. The ideal choice will be a model with thick walls (from 1 centimetre) and the presence of a non-stick coating.

Do many users wonder which cauldron is better, aluminium or cast iron? It is difficult to say for sure; it is necessary to get acquainted with the technical characteristics of each of the materials. Aluminium cookware with the exact overall dimensions is twice as light and cheaper, but it requires more careful care. The surface of aluminium is destroyed during cleaning with detergents with abrasive particles. Cooked food is better not to store in aluminium dishes; it reacts with metal and oxidizes.

In today’s market, you can find cauldrons, the walls of which are made of two layers of stainless steel and aluminium in the middle. Such dishes retain heat well, quickly and evenly warm-up, but food sticks to its walls, which increases the risk of burning. In specialized stores, there are pots made of different materials, resembling the shape of a cauldron. Dishes have thin walls, can not retain heat for a long time. Pots are used for instant roasting of products.


Shape and size

On the shelves of stores, you can find different volume cauldrons for ceramic plates. For home use, it is recommended to select dishes with 3 to 8 litres; the ideal option will be a 5-litre product.

On sale, most often, there are cauldrons of spherical, oval or elongated shape. In tall round models, additional lugs are usually provided for mounting the arc. In products with low sides, there is a long handle. Side holders are also installed on the lid of the dishes.

Other criteria

When choosing a candle for a home stove, it is necessary to pay attention to its cost and the popularity of the manufacturer and user reviews. On the market of tableware, there is products of Belarusian, Ukrainian and Russian production. There are no products of the European output; there are no such products, only a semblance of a cauldron (French brazier).

Cast iron tableware is manufactured by the Ukrainian enterprise “Seton”. This company’s goods the goods of this company small assortment provides the goods of this company with a capacity of 3.5 to 8 litres. Products made of cast iron can have an enamel or titanium coating—the cost of the cauldron ranges from 2500 to 4000 rubles.

The Belarusian manufacturer, the company “Tenolit Polotsk”, received a considerable number of positive customer reviews. The products of this company are provided in a wide range, the capacity of dishes from 4 to 20 litres, the price of products ranges from 3000 to 7000 rubles.

The products of the Russian manufacturer are provided on the market by aluminium models of cauldrons from Tatarstan by the Kukmara brand and by Tima from the Balezinsky plant, which manufactures cast-iron dishes. The price of the goods ranges from 4000 to 8000 rubles, the cost of products depends on the material of manufacture and capacity.


How to care for the cauldron

After purchase, the cast iron cauldrons need to be called to remove harmful impurities. Vegetable oil is poured into the container and put on the stove. After using and removing food residues, the container is washed with warm water using a soft foam sponge, then thoroughly wiped with a towel. The inner and outer surface is rubbed with a soft cloth pre-moistened in vegetable oil if the product is used periodically. The grease will penetrate the material’s structure and create a stable coating that prevents corrosion of dishes.

Aluminium pans also need to be washed with a soft kitchen sponge with a cleanser. It is forbidden to use powders with abrasive particles; they will only damage the surface of the dishes. Products made of stainless steel well resist various mechanical stresses are not afraid of cleaning products.



The Kazan should have a flat bottom and thick high walls. This design accelerates heating, retains heat for a long time, contributes to the laying of food. When choosing a specific model, it is necessary to pay attention to the capacity and material of manufacture of dishes. Each model has its strengths and weaknesses; consider this.

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