If you are the proud owner of a Wolf induction cooktop, you know that you have made a wise investment. These cooktops are some of the best on the market, offering many features and benefits that other cooktops cannot match. Using the the best cookware for Wolf induction cooktops, can ensure you get the most out of your appliance.
What is an induction cooktop?
An induction cooktop uses electromagnetic energy to heat food. This type of cooktop is very efficient and can be controlled precisely, making it an excellent option for cooking delicate dishes.
How to Choose the Best Cookware for Wolf Induction Cooktops
When shopping for cookware to use on your Wolf induction cooktop, there are three things to look for: ferromagnetic materials, flat bottoms, and cookware with a similar diameter to the burners.
Ferromagnetic materials are attracted to magnets, which work with electromagnetic energy to heat your food. You can test if a pot or pan is compatible with your Wolf induction cooktop by holding a magnet to the bottom. If there is a strong magnetic force, then it will work on your cooktop.
Flat bottoms are important because they ensure that the pan’s entire surface is in contact with the cooktop, which helps distribute heat evenly. Balanced and smooth induction cookware also helps ensure the cooktop does not become scratched or damaged.
The cookware should be close to the same diameter as the induction element, for food to cook evenly. Pans should not be larger than the marked ring around the heating element.
The Wolf induction cooktop senses the size of the pan and produces the exact amount of heat needed. Induction cookware less than 2 or 3 inches should not be used on on the cooktop because they will not be detected.
What is the Best Cookware For a Wolf Induction Cooktop?
The best cookware for a Wolf induction cooktop includes cast iron, enameled cast iron, stainless steel, and copper. These materials are ferromagnetic and have flat bottoms, therefore, they will work with your Wolf cooktop.
Wolf provides their own cookware, compatible with gas, electric, or induction cooking. Each piece of Wolf’s 10 Piece Cookware Set is seven-ply constructed, made of an aluminum core surrounded by layers of pure aluminum and durable stainless steel. They have beveled walls to reduce sticking, can withstand heat up to 500°F, and are dishwasher safe.
You can also use cast iron or enameled cast iron induction cookware. These materials are durable and will last many years with proper care. They also conduct heat well, so your food will cook evenly.
Stainless steel and copper are also good choices for induction cookware. These materials are not as durable as cast iron, but they are still good options if you are looking for good cooking performance.
What Not to Use on an Induction Cooktop
There are some types of cookware that you should avoid using on your induction cooktop. Glass, aluminum, and ceramic cookware will not work with an induction cooktop because they are not ferromagnetic.
In addition, any cookware that is not flat or has a warped bottom should not be used on an induction cooktop. These pots and pans won’t cook food evenly and can damage the cooktop.
Caring for Your Wolf Induction Cooktop
Taking care of your induction cooktop is essential to ensure that it lasts for many years. Be sure to clean the cooktop after each use to remove any food or grease on the surface.
Be careful sliding pots and pans across the cooktop’s glass surface because it can become scratched. To prevent scratching, be sure to use cookware with smooth bottoms and avoid sliding pots and pans across the cooktop’s surface.
If you have any questions about using or caring for your Wolf induction cooktop or other Wolf appliances, reach out to Blue Sky Appliances. We are here to help you with all of your appliance needs!