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Choosing the right cookware

 

  • Only use cookware with a base suitable for induction cooking. Look for the induction symbol on the packaging or the bottom of the pan.
  • You can check whether your cookware is suitable by carrying out a magnet test. Move a magnet towards the base of the pan. If it is attracted, the pan is suitable for induction.
  • If you do not have a magnet:
  1. Put some water in the pan you want to check.
  2. Place a suitable pan on the cooking zone you wish to use. Make sure the bottom of the pan and the surface of the cooking zone are clean and dry. Turn on the cooking zone.
  3. If does not flash in the display and the water is heating, the pan is suitable. 
If the pan detection symbol  does appear on the display, your pan is not suitable and the cooktop will not operate. After 10 minutes without detecting any pan, the cooking zone switches off automatically and can only be switched on after the control dial has been returned to “0” (Off).
  • Cookware made from the following materials is not suitable: pure stainless steel, aluminium or copper without a magnetic base, glass, wood, porcelain, ceramic, earthenware.

Do not use cookware with jagged edges or a curved base.

Make sure that the base of your pan is smooth, sits flat against the glass, and is approximately the same size as the cooking zone. Always centre your pan on the cooking zone.

Always lift pans off the cooktop– do not slide, or they may scratch the glass.

the cooking zones will not operate if the pan diameter is too small ( will appear on the cooking zone display). To correctly use the cooking zones follow the indications given in the following table.
Induction cooking zone Minimum pan diameter recommended Maximum pan diameter recommended
Front right 110 mm 240 mm
Rear right 145 mm  300 mm
Rear left 110 mm  240 mm
Front left 145 mm 300 mm
Some types of pans can cause noise when used on an induction cooking zone. This noise does not mean any failure on the appliance and does not influence the cooking operation.
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