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Can anyone recommend good non-stick pans for an induction hob?

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itm1960 Sun 25-Oct-20 11:46:48

We've just bought a new AEG induction hob. We have a set of Scoville Neverstick pans which are compatible with induction hubs, but they are REALLY slow to heat up, and the rapid heat up function doesn't work with them.
To give you an idea, it takes about 10 minutes to bring water to the boil in the small milk pan when it's only 1/3 full! We were told that induction hobs can boil water in super-fast time, but not with these pans!
Can anyone recommend a set of non-stick pans which really do work well with an induction hob - i.e. which heat up quickly as well as being non-stick?

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JoJoSM2 Sun 25-Oct-20 11:58:52

Le Creuset are fantastic: heat up well and remain hot so I can cook on a lower setting than other pans would require. They’re really really non-stick so even burnt food can just be scraped off with a wooden spoon easily.

PlanBea Sun 25-Oct-20 14:14:24

We have an AEG induction hob and Circulon pans. We've only been in the house about 9 months so not long but still really pleased with them.

itm1960 Sun 25-Oct-20 15:04:25

Thanks. The Le Creuset pans look great, but £100 each (!). PlanBea are your Circulon pans like these ones? -
www.amazon.co.uk/Circulon-Infinite-Anodised-Cookware-5-Piece/dp/B0018S13MM/ref=sr_1_7?hvlocphy=9045927&hvnetw=g&keywords=circulon+induction+pans&hvadid=259087221796&qid=1603637722&dchild=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwxNT8BRD9ARIsAJ8S5xbjhXTk3R-Dd0MIz-U7sUNmOrwTM70ztChqSwbzXL3VActuavLmvdAaAmYSEALw_wcB&hydadcr=18483_1816603&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&tag=mumsnetforu03-21&hvtargid=kwd-316691324361&adgrpid=53980274315&hvrand=18051096260812487222&sr=8-7

Do you have any idea how long one of your small pans takes to bring water to the boil when it's say 1/3 full?

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BoulangerieBabs Sun 25-Oct-20 15:09:54

I find pro-cook pans excellent. Never had a problem with their service and delivery.

TheNemesisOfLame Sun 25-Oct-20 15:11:21

I've just bought some circulon momentum pans (also from Amazon). Nice solid base, and a good 'feel' to the handle.
I've no idea how long they take to boil though... now I'm curious 🤔

MaisyMary77 Sun 25-Oct-20 15:11:58

I’ve got the circulon infinite pans. They’re absolutely excellent. On my hob, the small pan takes just under one and a half minutes to come to the boil when it’s a third full. I’ve just timed it. grin

NannyR Sun 25-Oct-20 15:14:19

I have circulon nonstick frying pans and a saute pan and Ikea 365 stainless steel saucepans for things like veg, rice, pasta that don't need a nonstick pan. Both types work brilliantly on my induction hob.

Didicat Sun 25-Oct-20 17:11:06

Another Procook recommendation

itm1960 Sun 25-Oct-20 18:22:48

Thanks for all the feedback. Has anyone had either the Circulon or Procook pans for a few years? Quite a few of the Amazon reviews of the Circulon Infinity pans complain about serious wear and tear/degradation after less than 18 months. Obviously it's difficult to draw conclusions from a minority of reviews (80% give them 5 stars), but having spent less than £50 on my set of Scoville pans which are still in great condition after 3 years I am proceeding with caution before shelling out £160+ for a new set!

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SuperheroBirds Mon 26-Oct-20 10:24:14

I’d recommend the Circulon pans, we have the infinite range. However, we only got them earlier this year, so I can’t comment on long term wear and tear.

Lily7050 Mon 26-Oct-20 10:32:03

Berghoff pans. Had them and the induction hob for about 5 years.

ReadySteadyBed Mon 26-Oct-20 10:33:09

I have the John Lewis basic range induction pans and they are great, my favourite one is a Wilko one though!

minipie Mon 26-Oct-20 10:40:27

I bought a set of Pro cook around a year ago and have been disappointed. They scratch really easily (ok DH did use metal on them <sigh> but only once) but more annoyingly the large one has warped so it’s concave, this means only the centre actually touches the hob and with induction that’s useless. On the other hand they are very non stick, handles are comfy and they wash well in the dishwasher. Maybe I was unlucky.

NastyBlouse Mon 26-Oct-20 10:41:41

I've got Circulon, the Premier Professional ones. I'd recommend, broadly.

That said, every induction hob I've ever had -- and that's four different ones now, because I've moved house a lot of times to new-build flats -- has taken a long time to heat up. I think it's just how they are. Whenever we go away to a holiday cottage and get a gas hob I'm always cooing over how quickly a pan of water heats up!

Bowerbird5 Mon 26-Oct-20 10:44:54

I bought the black shaped ones from Lakeland and I have been very pleased with them. They are on offer just now for about £185 for four or five pans. Can’t remember if fry pan was extra.

hotchocdrinker Mon 26-Oct-20 10:53:49

I have to say that I never buy non-stick saucepans, though I do buy a non-stick frying pan. No matter how lovely and non-stick they are I always end up replacing them after a couple of years. I bought a set similar to this www.marksandspencer.com/stainless-steel-5-piece-pan-set/p/hbp60446388?color=SILVER
when I first got an induction hob 16 years ago and the saucepans still look like new (the non-stick frying pan was binned many years ago!).

I also got some Schulte Ufer saucepans free with my last induction hob. Again, they were not non-stick, but still look fantastic 6 years on. And neither set takes too long to heat up.

AmandaHugenkiss Mon 26-Oct-20 12:11:53

I have both genuine Le Creuset and the knock off Aldi version. Both equally quick on my induction hob, and both bomb proof for several years. Would buy the Aldi version again in a heart beat!

itm1960 Mon 26-Oct-20 12:43:24

Many thanks again for all the feedback. Very interesting and encouraged to hear that MaisyMary77's Circulon pans can boil water in a minute and a half - that's exactly what I was hoping for with an induction hob!
Intrigued also by the Aldi Le Creuset knock-offs - is this the sort of thing you mean AmandaHugenkiss? :
www.aldi.co.uk/matt-black-cast-iron-skillet/p/706416403258200

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AmandaHugenkiss Mon 26-Oct-20 16:06:09

Exactly those, I have the huge cast iron casserole dish in red and I love it. Many a winter chilli has been made in that dish!

fussychica Mon 26-Oct-20 17:15:44

I've got Schulte Ufer that came with my Neff hob about 5 years ago. They are great but don't have a non stick coating. I only have non stick on my frying pans and have always been happy with Tefal Induction Pro pans.

FurierTransform Mon 26-Oct-20 18:19:53

I've had Circulon pans for 5 years. After 4 years some of them started failing - no longer non-stick, the outside paint started to come off. Circulon replaced them no problem under the guarantee with a more modern equivalent range. I'd recommend them for the price - nothing lasts forever when being used & dishwashered every other day. They heat super fast on my AEG induction hob.

itm1960 Mon 26-Oct-20 18:53:11

FurierTransform

I've had Circulon pans for 5 years. After 4 years some of them started failing - no longer non-stick, the outside paint started to come off. Circulon replaced them no problem under the guarantee with a more modern equivalent range. I'd recommend them for the price - nothing lasts forever when being used & dishwashered every other day. They heat super fast on my AEG induction hob.

May I ask which type of Circulon pans you have - e.g. are they the Infinity range?

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FinallyGotAnIPhone Mon 26-Oct-20 18:58:47

I have an AEG induction hob and recently I bought a set of John Lewis pans as I burned the last of my previous set (can’t remember the make of that set. Cheap one). I’m inclined to think that a pan is a pan though.... as long as it works on induction surely it’s fine. I have a big wok pan from Tesco, a frying pan from Ikea, an Aldi cast iron, some cheap steamer ones. Can’t say I think that any brand/ type is better than the other when it comes to induction hob use.

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