Which pans/pots do you recommend for an induction hob?

(37 Posts)
Smallgoon Sat 15-Aug-20 22:09:21

I know stainless steel and cast iron are the ideal types to use, but can anybody recommend the best ones they've purchased please, and from where (ideally dishwasher safe)?

If you bought a set, was it worth doing so, or would you have been better off buying a few individual ones?

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OhWifey Sat 15-Aug-20 22:10:15

Ikea 365. Years and years old and still like new

suze28 Sat 15-Aug-20 22:10:57

I use Dunelm own brand pans which are reasonably priced and have lasted.

FloreanFortescue Sat 15-Aug-20 22:18:25

I went straight into Le Creuset and spent a ridiculous amount of money on new pans.

I have no regrets! They are fab.

Only thing is, I've just moved house and back to a gas hob for how. I'm so scared of ruining the pans that I packed them away and borrowed some ancient ones from my mum. sad

Dollywilde Sat 15-Aug-20 22:20:46

I have an Oxo brand frying pan from Lakeland which works a treat on my induction hob, I love it. We do have other frying pans which work on the induction but I refuse to use them grin

Crabbo Sat 15-Aug-20 22:21:44

Ikea 365. Plus a cast iron frying pan.

BIWI Sat 15-Aug-20 22:23:17

I bought several of these They were cheap enough as a 'trial' set, but actually they're pretty good.


JoJoSM2 Sat 15-Aug-20 22:24:46

We upgraded to Le Creuset a few months ago. Amazing on induction, everything cooks faster, doesn’t burn and uses less energy on lower setting. They’re basically magic grin

KittyMcKitty Sat 15-Aug-20 22:26:04

The Le Crueset stainless steel pans - much better then anything else.

NannyR Sat 15-Aug-20 22:26:08

Another vote for Ikea 365. I didn't buy a set, just two or three stainless steel saucepans and I bought a circulon infinite frying pan and saute pan, they were a bit more expensive but it was worth splashing out on decent non stick.

sahbear Sat 15-Aug-20 22:28:18

We bought a set of 3 from Procook plus a frying pan. We are really pleased with them.

andadietcoke Sat 15-Aug-20 22:35:10

Le Creuset cast iron in satin black. Bloody heavy but they're 8 years old and look brand new. We bought via a combination of the outlet at Cheshire Oaks, Amazon offers and internet sales. Definitely much more expensive now, I think we spent about £700 on everything and it looks like now that would buy about 5 items (we have 3 x pans, griddle, 3 x casseroles, frying pans, baking dishes, wok etc).

dottyaboutstripes Sat 15-Aug-20 22:41:13

Le Creuset here too. They are amazing.

Lougle Sat 15-Aug-20 23:02:21

We bought Tefal Ingenio (they have removable handles and stack). They're still perfect after a few years.

Smallgoon Sat 15-Aug-20 23:46:11

Thank you!

Seems as though it's Ikea for the win - not sure my purse will stretch to Le Creuset levels...

For those recommending non-stick frying pans; are these dishwasher safe?

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askmehowiknow Sat 15-Aug-20 23:49:39

We've always used me crueset. Worth the extra £ imo

GrumpyHoonMain Sun 16-Aug-20 00:39:18

John Lewis’ stainless steel and cast iron pans is what I have been recommended. I do a lot of Indian cooking and apparently while Le Creuset pans get ruined by heavy duty spice tempering John Lewis’ pans don’t. Considering how much cheaper they are I thought I’d give them a go.

bouncydog Sun 16-Aug-20 14:17:47

We had some with our Neff induction hob and they are fantastic. I've found them on Amazon for a lot less than Neff were charging (ours were all thrown in).

JoJoSM2 Sun 16-Aug-20 14:23:35

For sth less pricey than ale Creuset, my sister has Tefal ones and they’re decent. Not ale Creuset by any stretch but better than any Ikea, Brabantia or anything else I’ve ever had. Not sure about being dishwasher safe but it should tell you in the product description.

WelshMoth Sun 16-Aug-20 17:11:25

@FloreanFortescue what do you prefer? Gas or induction?

Sorry to derail OP!

Twizzleisadancer Sun 16-Aug-20 17:14:28

if you can't afford le creuset consider looking at Stellar Pans we have these they are a thing of beauty!


FloreanFortescue Sun 16-Aug-20 17:15:51


*@FloreanFortescue* what do you prefer? Gas or induction?

Sorry to derail OP!

Induction wins every single time. We switched because it was clean and I was so sick of the hob but we had it about a year before we moved and it is so much faster. I can bring a pan to the boil in the same time as the kettle. I'm waiting ages for the gas. It goes off when you remove a pan so far safer and no waste like with gas. It's just brill.

Thecazelets Sun 16-Aug-20 17:40:05

We have a mixture of Le Creuset (wedding presents over 20 years ago) and the Sainsbury's fake versions. Both are fine, the Sbos ones obviously considerably cheaper.

Crabbo Sun 16-Aug-20 17:54:40


*@FloreanFortescue* what do you prefer? Gas or induction?

Sorry to derail OP!

You can get mixed ones - we have an induction hob with one gas burner for when we’re cooking Chinese food. It’s great

picklemewalnuts Sun 16-Aug-20 18:06:48

What do you rate for a frying pan? I can't get one that keeps any kind of non stick. I'm on the enamel coated ones at the moment. Fabulous for a few months, then suddenly no good.

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