Can the induction in a pot/pan break?
No! The induction is not inside the pot or pan – it is inside the cooker. Induction works by sending current through the electrical coils in the cooker, creating a magnetic field. This is the energy that heats the pots and pans. That’s why your pot or pan must be magnetic for it to work on an induction cooker.
Can the magnetic base ‘break’, or become damaged from excessive heat or from use on a gas cooker?
No. In SCANPAN’s aluminium induction products, the steel plate is cast into the aluminium body, which means the magnetic bottom cannot be damaged as easily as if the magnetic layer were only sprayed on.
Can you put induction kitchen equipment in the oven?
Yes, it makes no difference whether the kitchen equipment is for induction cookers or not when using it in the oven. The product’s magnetic base will not be damaged by being used in an oven or under a grill.
What is different about SCANPAN’s induction products?
In short, the ‘difference’ is the way SCANPAN creates its induction products. In our aluminium products, we cast the steel plate inside the pot or pan to make it more magnetic. This means that the aluminium and steel are tightly linked, which ensures excellent heat distribution.
As well as aluminium products, we also make induction kitchen equipment in steel, some of which is made with an aluminium core running through the ‘body’, meaning it is both in the base and the walls. Other kitchen equipment has a sandwich base with an aluminium core.
It is all carefully made with optimal base thickness, maximum efficiency and perfect heat distribution.
How does SCANPAN’s method for making induction products differ from that of your competitors?
This is linked to the previous question, where we explained that SCANPAN casts a steel plate into the pot or pan, which ensures even heat distribution.
There are also other production techniques that some of our competitors use. They might glue or rivet the steel plate in place, thereby pressing it onto the pot or pan. This method can result in a thin layer of air forming between the metals, which impairs the pot or pan’s heat distribution. Products may also ‘take in water’ between the different layers, which also impairs the product.
Another point where SCANPAN stands out is that our production is based in Denmark – as opposed to China, where production can be inconsistent. At our factory in Ryomgård, we make kitchen equipment of the highest quality and durability, which is rooted in traditional principles of craftsmanship.
Can you use induction kitchen equipment on other cookers?
Yes you can. But, we recommend that you use kitchen equipment suitable for the heat source you are using, as different series are carefully built to suit the different heat sources.
That’s why if you have a glass ceramic or gas cooker, the best solution is to select a pot or pan that isn’t built for induction, such as the Classic series, for the best heat distribution.