Using non-stick frying pans for inductions cooktop can revolutionize your cooking experience. This combo makes meal preparation quicker and easier.
We get it! All the jazz about induction stovetops, aka the high-end energy-saving cooktops that are much safer around kids. Induction ranges deliver fast preheat while the cooktop surrounding area remains relatively cool. But it is an inconvenience at the same time if you don’t have induction compatible pots and pans.
The induction range works by transferring heat energy and creating a magnetic field. It’s the reason the non-stick pots and pans should have ferrous (iron or steel metal) at the bottom that comes in contact with the induction burner.
Additionally, the bottom must be flat and heavy for even and rapid heating and reduce the hum and buzz sound and vibration you experience with induction burners. The non-stick pan’s size should also be almost equal to or smaller than the induction burner.
These small details are enough to keep your mind muddled among so many so-called induction-compatible non-stick pans. If you are searching for space saving cookware, you can check our recommendations for the best stackable non-stick pans and also check our top picks for the non-stick cookware without Teflon.
- Best-Selling Non Stick Frying Pans for Induction Cooktop
- 1. Carote – Best Granite Coating
- 2. T-fal E93808 – Best Large Frying Pan
- 3. All-Clad H1-E785S264 – Best Induction Cookware Set
- 4. Sensarte Swiss Granite – Best 11 Inch Pan
- 5. Hunsubute – Best Induction Safe Pan
- 6. Ozeri Stone – Best 12 Inch Frying Pan
- 7. MSMK Pan – Best for Making Eggs
- 8. Cuisinart Chef’s Classic – Best Stainless Nonstick Pan
- 9. Ozeri with ETERNA – Best Non-Stick Coating
- 10. Scanpan Pro- IQ – Best Toxic-Free Pan
- Buying Guide For Best Non-Stick Induction-Ready Cookware
- Best Nonstick Induction Pans
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Wrapping Up!
Best-Selling Non Stick Frying Pans for Induction Cooktop
Kitchen Under 100 have done all the research and tested several pans, and curated a list of induction compatible pots and pans. Let’s have a look at some of the best non-stick induction frying pan.
Our Top Pick
|2. T-fal E93808
|3. All-Clad H1-E785S264
|4. Sensarte Swiss Granite
|6. Ozeri Stone
|7. MSMK Pan
|8. Cuisinart Chef’s Classic
|9. Ozeri with ETERNA
|10. Scanpan Pro- IQ
1. Carote – Best Granite Coating
Carote pan is known to produce a five-layer granite stone non-stick coating. An aluminum layer lies at the center of the pan that ensures heat spreads evenly throughout the pan and retains the heat, so your food cooks faster.
Carote pan has a 12 inches diameter and weighs 2.77 pounds, 50% lighter than cast iron. This helps prevent scratches on the glass surface of the induction burner even if you accidentally thump your cookware on it.
The steel bonded plate at the bottom makes it workable with an induction burner and also contributes to remarkable heat distribution. However, it takes time for the pan to heat up.
The non-stick pan is large and deep, and you can cook a large amount of food for your family.
Carote pan has a wood-grain handle made of bakelite that remains cool to touch, and you won’t need kitchen mittens to lift the pan. But due to the soft bakelite handle, you can’t pop the pan into the oven.
The pan’s rivetless interior and slick non-stick ensure a painless and hassle-free cleaning with no need for scrubbing to take the burnt bits out.
The pan also tends to discolor on high heat. Other than that, a good investment with a decent non-stick coating free of harmful chemicals menaces.
- 5 layer non-stick coating makes the cooking surface smoother.
- Sides are high enough for sauteeing and turning food.
- Distribute heat and cook food evenly
- Handle is comfortable and remains completely cool.
- It is 50% lighter than cast iron yet is very sturdier.
- Takes a couple of minutes to pre-heat
- Cannot be stacked inside other pans
- Not an oven safe pan
2. T-fal E93808 – Best Large Frying Pan
With decades of being in the cookware industry, T-Fal produces one of the best non-stick cookware without PFOA.
It’s one of the sturdiest, non-warping, and heat-resistant pans with a solid heft to it. This is a prerequisite for an induction burner to quiet down the buzzing, humming, or vibrating sound by the burners.
The pan has induction-compatible material at the bottom in a rim shape that promotes even heat dispersion and when it gets in contact with the induction base, it heats up promptly.
Its trademark Thermo-Spot Technology (red circle in center of the pan) turns solid, indicating that the pan has preheated sufficiently.
Other notable features are its silicone sheath handle for a comfortable, spatula-free sauteing with just the hand’s movement. The pan walls are neither too steep nor too angled, which helps in maneuvering the food.
The pan is oven safe up to 400° F but the best bit about it is the slick, non-stick coating.
While many ceramic-coated non-stick pots and pans fail within months, the time-tested T-Fal lasts longer. However, we don’t recommend you to use steel turners or spatulas, or abrasive cleaning methods.
Regarding cleaning, the pan’s rivets are not flush with the non-stick wall, so the food debris collects around it, especially if you negligibly put off cleaning after every use.
- T-fal Thermo-Spot heat indicator which turns red when the pan is perfectly preheated.
- Sturdy, warp-resistant, and long-lasting design
- It is oven safe to 400 degrees F
- Highly budget friendly non-stick pan
- Very slight pool around the edges of the pan
- Not safe for metal utensils
3. All-Clad H1-E785S264 – Best Induction Cookware Set
All-Clad is the brand name of quality that doesn’t disappoint. The pan set that we are reviewing is from their HA1 collection, which is compatible with induction burners, unlike their Essential collection.
The pan has a flat base that lays flush with the induction burner which helps in rapid and even heating and browning of the food.
It is not a flimsy pan set but has a heft to it and is resistant to warping even with sudden temperature changes. This attribute adds to its performance on induction burners as we all know that warped bases of pans are unusable on induction ranges.
The non-stick quality of All-Clad definitely justifies its price. The pans don’t have a single or dual-layer non-stick coating but three layers of coating that make it more durable and scratch-resistant (not scratch-proof, though).
These three layers of coating also make it washable in the dishwasher. Again, we don’t recommend frequent abuse of pans in the dishwasher.
The only caveat of the pans is that these pans have a very uncomfortable handle design. Although the stainless steel material of the handle gives the pan the benefit of high-temperature tolerance (500° F.) in the oven, the handle’s design takes away the bonus point.
- Three layered non-stick coating makes food release ultra-smooth.
- Flat base prevent pooling of oil in middle and around edges of the pan
- Good for high heat cooking and oven safe up to 500°F
- Easy to clean and dishwasher safe
- Handle is awkward and difficult to grip
- A bit heavy to lift
4. Sensarte Swiss Granite – Best 11 Inch Pan
Look-alike with Carote non-stick pans, Sensarte also offers Swiss Granite coating free of PFOA. Sensarte has an aluminum core for better heat distribution, and the pan has a sturdy feel to it.
The 11-inches pan has a wood-grained bakelite handle that resembles wood from afar. But we haven’t selected it for its grip or as the best oven-safe pan; we chose it for its induction compatibility, which works great on induction burners.
The stainless steel bottom properly heats the pan so you can enjoy the convenience of non-stick on induction burners too.
The heavy-gauge base with metal bonded at the bottom is warp-resistant, which means the pan will not lose its induction compatibility due to its deformed bottom.
Moreover, it has a deep base that can hold a lot of food in it. Maneuvering the pan on the burner is easier due to lightweight and cold handles.
Another positive is the ease of cleaning. Unlike riveted pans on which food sticks and burns around the rivets, Sensarte has a rivetless interior, making cleaning a breeze. You won’t have to worry about scrubbing around the screws because of which the pan gets scratched.
The only downside is that the pan is oven-proof to only 302° F, but as we mentioned earlier, we selected the pan for its induction compatibility and non-stick performance.
- PFOA free, SGS approved ultra non-stick coating.
- Flat and thick bottom ensures even distribution of heat.
- Stay cool and comfortable to grip bakelite handle.
- Absence of rivets makes cleaning super easy
- Bakelite handle adds a little extra weight to the pan.
- Not suitable for high temperature
5. Hunsubute – Best Induction Safe Pan
Hunsubute Non-Stick pan has a granite stone non-stick coating that doesn’t contain PFOA or any other harmful chemicals. The 8 inches pan has a medium weight and a sturdy feel to it.
It has an aluminum core for better heat conductivity and a magnetic base for making it usable on induction ranges. Its performance on induction ranges is great because of the pan’s flat bottom.
Besides that, the pan has a wood grain soft handle that is easier to hold and remains cold during cooking. It also has a heat-sensitive accessory at the handle. When it turns pink from red, it means that the pan is hot, indicating young chefs and kids to exercise caution while handling the pan.
But there’s a catch. The pan’s handle is screwed from the back of the recessed handle. Since it has only one screw, it needs to be tightened if it gets loose.
Apart from that, the pan is warp-resistant, and the pan takes a little longer to heat up, but the non-stick is slick, and the food easily releases the surface.
It’s a budget-friendly induction compatible pan, so it’s a great option if you can’t afford any expensive pans that we have reviewed.
- APEO, PTFE, PFAS, PFOS, PFOA-free non-stick coating provides ultra-smooth food release
- Unique temperature sensitive indicator installed on the handle
- Compatible with all stovetops i.e. induction, gas, ceramic, electric, and halogen
- Easy to clean and dishwasher safe
- Not suitable for oven
- A slight bump in the middle
6. Ozeri Stone – Best 12 Inch Frying Pan
Ozeri induction-ready non-stick pan is from their stone earth series that has the safe stone-inspired coating called Stonehenge.
The coating is free of all harmful chemicals such as PFOA, Gen X, PFOS, etc. Its desirability doubles by the pretty color choices, non-stick performance, and even rapid heating.
This 12-inches pan has high-gauged aluminum in the core to promote heat conductivity and a magnetic base bonded at the bottom, making it compatible for induction ranges.
Ozeri pan heats up superbly from the center to the edges on the induction hob. The pan has a flat base that increases its efficiency on the glass surface of the induction and electric stove.
You won’t notice any humming or buzzing sound on the induction, which you sometimes experience if the pan is flimsy and not much weight to it.
Ozeri’s Stone earth series pans have a silicone-coated handle that remains cool during the cooking and is affixed with three rivets.
You don’t see three riveted pans in other expensive non-stick brands, and some of the expensive brands don’t even have a non-stick coating on the rivets, which increases food and grease buildup around the rivets.
Ozeri pans have a non-stick coating on their rivets which makes the cleaning super easy.
The pan is not made for high-heat cooking, or else the pan’s bottom will have a raised center which will affect its performance. And we recommend you to choose the dark interior of the pan as the interior discolors if the food burns on it or you cook the food on high heat.
- 100% free toxic-free and scratch resistant nonstick coating.
- High gauged warp-resistant bottom.
- No pooling of oil around the edges and in the middle.
- Highly durable, lightweight, and easy to clean
- Not suitable for oven use
- Cooking on high heat is not recommended
7. MSMK Pan – Best for Making Eggs
The 12 inches non-stick frying pan from MSMK got its place on our list due to its safe non-stick coating, the pan’s depth, and its effectiveness on induction hobs.
MSMK non-stick pans have Teflon-free diamond and Titanium reinforced coating, which is five times harder than other non-stick pans.
The pan has a hard-anodized aluminum core and a 4 mm thick induction compatible bottom. Its bottom is kept smooth to prevent scratches on your glass top induction range. The pan has a flat base that means there would be no headache of “induction-range cannot detect the pan.”
The non-stick pan is deep enough with sloping sides to hold a large amount of food for your family. The sloping sidewalls of the pan help in easy transfer of the food from the pan to the plate.
Another positive point of the MSMK pan is its ergonomically designed stainless steel handles that are not only comfortable in your hands but also remain cool during cooking.
The forked handle has dual rivets to secure it firmly, but the rivets are not coated with non-stick. So expect some burns and food remains to be stuck in the rivets area that means the pan would need a thorough cleaning.
- Diamond infused and titanium infused excellent quality non-stick coating.
- Quick and even heat transfer.
- Flat and anti-warp bottom prevent wobbling.
- It is oven safe up to 450°F.
- Food particles get stuck in the rivets
- Not suitable for cooking on high heat
8. Cuisinart Chef’s Classic – Best Stainless Nonstick Pan
Cuisinart’s stunning non-stick pan set with an exterior mirror finish has an appeal and professional feel.
Cuisinart Chef’s classic pans are triple coated with Teflon derivative Quantanium, and each layer of the coating is reinforced with titanium particles to increase its resistance to wear and tear.
The coating ensures that the pans have a durable shelf-life and resist scratches if not badly abused.
It’s a pan set of 9 and 11 inches with aluminum encapsulated in it. The set is induction compatible and ticks all the boxes of an excellent induction-compatible pans. It heats up evenly and retains heat due to the thick base.
The pans have a flat and sturdy base with nice heft but too heavy, and the bottom of the pan doesn’t cause scratches.
The Cuisinart pans have a stainless steel handle with a slight curve to its design for comfortable handling. However, the handles are thin, and you feel the weight when the non-stick pan is filled with food. The pan is oven-safe up to 500° F.
Cleaning the pan is a breeze, the non-stick works, and the food easily slides off its drip-free edges. Although the pan is dishwasher-safe, frequent dishwasher usage will accelerate the wear and tear of the non-stick coating.
- Titanium re-enforcement makes non-stick coating durable and long-lasting.
- Elegant exterior mirror finishing.
- Smooth flat bottom won’t cause scratches on induction hob.
- Handle offers comfortable and stay cool
- Diswasher cleaning reduces non-stick coating life.
- A bit heavy to lift.
9. Ozeri with ETERNA – Best Non-Stick Coating
Ozeri 10-inches non-stick pan is a triple-layered pan with an exterior of stainless steel. It has a Eterna non-stick coating, which is touted as the world’s longest-lasting coating, made in the U.S.A.
The pan we are reviewing has an encapsulated induction-compatible bottom, which is different from the other Ozeri Stone Earth pan we reviewed above. Both pans’ construction is also different and this variant is relatively expensive due to its stainless steel exterior and handle.
The pan’s magnetized base enhances its induction performance and doesn’t leave any scratches on the glass top of the electric or induction range.
The pan heats distribution is remarkable on both electric and induction cooktops. The bottom is warp-resistant and sturdy, and the interior coating is strong enough to resist scratches.
It has sloped walls which means food transfer from the pan to a serving dish is easier, and the food simply slides onto the plate.
Stainless steel comfortable handle with triple rivets that are coated with a non-stick layer. It means pan cleaning around the rivets won’t be a hassle. The pan is oven-proof up to 450° F.
- Has world’s most reliable and long-lasting non-stick coating
- Magnetized base spread heat quickly and evenly
- Pan is oven safe up to 450° F
- Handle rivets also has non-stick coating
- Magnetized base makes it a bit heavier
- Its handle gets hot
10. Scanpan Pro- IQ – Best Toxic-Free Pan
Scanpan is a Denmark-made brand reputable for its remarkable non-stick line. The brand was the first one to offer PFOA-free and healthy non-stick coating.
Non-stick pans from Scanpans are one of the most expensive, and their non-stick coating Stratanium is the result of two years of research.
The pan has five layers of non-stick coating with reinforced small and large particles of Titanium to increase its strength and durability and make it resistant to scratches.
All this interlocked layering increases the pan’s thickness, which we look for when buying induction-compatible pans.
The pans have a flat base, distribute heat remarkably well, and are perfect for any induction hob. The 8 inches pan that we are reviewing has steep but short sidewalls that make food turning with a spatula easier and make it an ideal candidate for cooking eggs, crepes, or pancakes.
The Scanpan has a stainless steel handle with a forked design and a curve to it. The comfortable handle has dual rivets to secure the handle to the pan.
The pan is oven-safe up to 500° F, and although its robust construction allows you to wash in the dishwasher or use metal spatulas, we would never recommend it.
- PFOA-free and excellent performing non-stick coating.
- Thick flat base compatible with all stove tops.
- Oven safe up to 500° F
- Highly durable and scratch-resistant surface.
- Due to thick base it takes longer to preheat
- A bit expensive
Buying Guide For Best Non-Stick Induction-Ready Cookware
Wide and Flat Bottom
The induction burner only heats the area that comes in contact with the induction stovetop glass surface. So, that’s the reason you should choose a flat and wide bottom non-stick cookware to get even heat distribution.
Sturdy and Heavy
If your non-stick pan’s flimsy and lightweight, it will start vibrating on your induction cooktop. Choose a heavy, sturdy pan to avoid it.
If the pan’s bottom warps, it will decrease the contact area of the pan to the induction burner. It means the part that has warped and doesn’t touch the surface will not heat up, and the food won’t cook evenly. Worse case is your pan would become undetectable by the induction range, and you won’t be able to cook on it.
The pan’s size or diameter also matters. You can’t use a large pan on a small induction coil. The point to consider is that the pan’s diameter is measured from rim to rim, and the surface area that touches the induction cooktop is smaller than the diameter. Keep it in mind before buying the non-stick pan.
Magnetic Plate Diameter
The stainless steel plate bonded at the bottom of induction-ready cookware is sometimes smaller than the bottom. For example, if the non-stick bottom’s diameter is 10 inches, the stainless steel diameter might be 8 inches. So, only the 8-inches surface would heat up on the induction burner, and food on the edges will not cook properly.
Induction cooktops have a flat glass surface, and the last thing you would want on your stove is scratches. The heavy textured bottom will soon cause scratches on the glass top, especially when you slide the pan on it. So the pan’s base should be smooth to avoid scratches.
Note: You can use fiberglass and silicone mats between the induction cooktop and pan to avoid scratches and prevent the pan from sliding.
Best Nonstick Induction Pans
- Carote – Granite Coating Pan
- T-fal E93808 – Large Frying Pan
- All-Clad H1-E785S264 – Induction Safe Cookware Set
- Sensarte Swiss Granite – Best 11 Inch Pan
- Hunsubute – Induction Safe Pan
- Ozeri Stone – 12 Inch Frying Pan
- MSMK Pan – Best for Making Omelet
- Cuisinart Chef’s Classic – Stainless Nonstick Pan
- Ozeri with ETERNA – Non-Stick Coating
- Scanpan Pro- IQ – Toxic-Free Pan
Frequently Asked Questions
Induction pan vs. normal pan, what’s the difference?
A regular pan doesn’t have a magnetic stainless steel plate at the bottom, and if you put it on the induction range, it won’t heat up. These pans have a regular coating at the bottom, similar to the outer walls.
An induction pan has a stainless steel plate bonded to it or encapsulated within the bottom to make it induction compatible.
A simple test to know if your cookware is induction compatible is to stick the magnet at its bottom. If it sticks, the pan is usable on induction burners.
Can you use induction pots and pans on a regular stove?
Yes, you can use induction pots and pans on any regular stove, be it electric or gas. In fact, induction pots and pans with metal bonded at their bottom are more sturdy, warp-resistant, and evenly distribute the heat. So, it’s a good choice for regular stoves too.
Are induction pans, dishwashers, and ovens safe?
Induction compatibility or incompatibility has nothing to do with the pan’s dishwasher and oven safety. Many pans that are not for induction stoves are dishwasher and oven safe and vice versa. So, always check the manufacturer’s manual to confirm the pan’s dishwasher and oven safety.
Are induction pans ok for gas?
Yes, induction pans are ok for gas stoves. You can fearlessly use an induction pan on any kind of stove, be it gas or electric.
What are the disadvantages of induction cooking?
First of all, induction ranges are more expensive than any other stovetop. The second thing is cookware made of glass, aluminum, or copper can’t be used on an induction range. You will need to buy induction-compatible cookware with a magnetic base to be able to cook on induction. You can’t use a round-bottomed wok as only the area that touches the induction surface gets hot, so you need flat-surfaced cookware.
Is induction cookware better?
Yes, induction cookware is more durable and warp-resistant with thick bottoms. The induction cookware is recommended to use even if you don’t own an induction burner.
Choosing an induction-compatible non-stick pan is more challenging and tricky than any other non-stick pan. So many things should be considered – design, weight, sturdiness, magnetic bottom, heat retention, and distribution. We have tried to simplify your search for better induction-compatible non-stick pans. Go through the reviews and enjoy cooking on your induction range.