Can anyone recommend good non-stick pans for an induction hob?
itm1960 · 25/10/2020 11:46
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?
JoJoSM2 · 25/10/2020 11:58
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 · 25/10/2020 14:14
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 · 25/10/2020 15:04
Thanks. The Le Creuset pans look great, but £100 each (!). PlanBea are your Circulon pans like these ones? -
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?
BoulangerieBabs · 25/10/2020 15:09
I find pro-cook pans excellent. Never had a problem with their service and delivery.
TheNemesisOfLame · 25/10/2020 15:11
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 · 25/10/2020 15:11
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.
NannyR · 25/10/2020 15:14
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 · 25/10/2020 17:11
Another Procook recommendation
itm1960 · 25/10/2020 18:22
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!
SuperheroBirds · 26/10/2020 10:24
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 · 26/10/2020 10:32
Berghoff pans. Had them and the induction hob for about 5 years.
ReadySteadyBed · 26/10/2020 10:33
I have the John Lewis basic range induction pans and they are great, my favourite one is a Wilko one though!
minipie · 26/10/2020 10:40
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
NastyBlouse · 26/10/2020 10:41
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 · 26/10/2020 10:44
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 · 26/10/2020 10:53
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 · 26/10/2020 12:11
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 · 26/10/2020 12:43
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? :
AmandaHugenkiss · 26/10/2020 16:06
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 · 26/10/2020 17:15
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 · 26/10/2020 18:19
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 · 26/10/2020 18:53
May I ask which type of Circulon pans you have - e.g. are they the Infinity range?
FinallyGotAnIPhone · 26/10/2020 18:58
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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