Induction hob question, advice please (1 Viewer)

ambulancekidd

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I'm considering buying an induction hob, one for the moho if it'll work & one for the house.
What I'd like to know is, does a pressure cooker work with an induction hob?
I do know that the pressure cooker metal needs to be ferrous (steel) but, haven't got a clue if this would be a good pairing?
Be gentle with me, I'm a bit of a luddite. :Eeek:

Regards...Robert :notworthy2:
 

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Robert, if a magnet will stick to the bottom of your pressure cooker it should work on induction. Do you own the pressure cooker already or have to buy one?

I will say that I have found it a bit tricky to get the heat on my induction hob low enough to keep the pressure cooker on a low simmer. It might be just my set up, but the food always seems to catch, where as it doesn't on gas.
 
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I'm considering buying an induction hob, one for the moho if it'll work & one for the house.
What I'd like to know is, does a pressure cooker work with an induction hob?
I do know that the pressure cooker metal needs to be ferrous (steel) but, haven't got a clue if this would be a good pairing?
Be gentle with me, I'm a bit of a luddite. :Eeek:

Regards...Robert :notworthy2:

Pressure cookers are often made from cast aluminium so won’t work on an induction hob
Only steel, stainless steel or cast iron pans will work on induction hobs
You can use a magnet to check your pans
If the magnet sticks it’s ok
 

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Be warned any one who has a pacemaker should not go near an induction hob as the hob can seriously interfere with the pacemaker

Peter

https://www.johnscross.co.uk/products/outwell-grimsby-induction-hob.html
a mate of mine had a pacemaker fitted and found automatic doors also affected his pacemaker. Hi neighbour had an electric garage door installed and every time it operated, he got an erection. He bought the neighbour a new car

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I will say that I have found it a bit tricky to get the heat on my induction hob low enough to keep the pressure cooker on a low simmer. It might be just my set up, but the food always seems to catch, where as it doesn't on gas.
Have to agree with you. I thought it was just me I haven’t a pressure cooker but finding the frying pan especially difficult to keep to an even temp. Also it never seems to be an even heat across the pan. Mine was a single hob from Aldi, good price and nice size for van but not in a hurry to use one in the house now. The other issue I had was the smaller diameter pans don’t work on it so I end up using a bigger pan than I need, not a big issue except when boiling eggs as need a lot more water.
 
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The advice re pacemakers and induction hobs is to keep at least 2 feet away to prevent any interference. Because I'm a bit sad and it's half time at the rugby I thought I'd measure. I'm 5ft 5, I measured from where your average pacemaker would be placed to the bottom of a saucepan on a front ring as though I was stirring soup. It was 20 inches. In theory I would be OK with one of those combi hobs with a rear induction ring ( not that I have a pacemaker).

However if I did have a pacemaker I wouldn't have an induction hob but they aren't so dangerous that you need to worry about guests dropping dead wandering around your kitchen!
 
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a mate of mine had a pacemaker fitted and found automatic doors also affected his pacemaker. Hi neighbour had an electric garage door installed and every time it operated, he got an erection. He bought the neighbour a new car

Oh in that case I gotta get me a pacemaker & an induction hob, along with auto garage door.
The things you can find out on a Saturday afternoon!!!!
 

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I got a Von Shef double one which fits perfectly on top of the gas double hob. One high speed ring and another which goes as low as 200w and is perfect for gentle simmering. Great bit of kit, especially as it was half price. People complain about the touch buttons not working but you don’t press the panel; simply hold finger on the control for a second and it works. Took me a while to get used to it

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I know one thing once you have had induction you won't go back, Mrs CC fought me a few years back and wanted gas when we had a new kitchen that included an induction hob, she has said she must have one in the new house we are building!

As said you will probably need new pots and pressure cooker as did we but well worth it especially when it comes to cleaning..
 

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We have an induction hop in the van, bought from either Aldi or Lidle several years ago. Its the same size and weight of a small laptop. We also have a 4 burner induction hob at home. Both work perfectly (so cook tells me). We also use a pressure cooker, a big one at home which is designed for induction and a small one bought in the market in Morocco years ago. The small one is alloy and wont work on the induction, but for the odd occasion it is used in the van we use gas.
 

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I've got an old Tefal pressure cooker which I use on an induction hob indoors but haven't got an induction hob in the van. Have thought about it but just haven't got round to buying one as we rarely use EHU so probably won't bother.

Certainly no problem getting the hob low enough to keep the pressure up on induction. Have to change rings when using in the van! Use big ring to bring up to pressure and move to smallest ring to keep at pressure as can't get the big ring low enough to not steam the van up!

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Have to agree with you. I thought it was just me I haven’t a pressure cooker but finding the frying pan especially difficult to keep to an even temp. Also it never seems to be an even heat across the pan. Mine was a single hob from Aldi, good price and nice size for van but not in a hurry to use one in the house now. The other issue I had was the smaller diameter pans don’t work on it so I end up using a bigger pan than I need, not a big issue except when boiling eggs as need a lot more water.

I put my eggs in my kettle,, as long as they don’t break I can even still make my tea!!
 

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I put my eggs in my kettle,, as long as they don’t break I can even still make my tea!!
... like the taste of chicken sh..... ?o_O

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a mate of mine had a pacemaker fitted and found automatic doors also affected his pacemaker. Hi neighbour had an electric garage door installed and every time it operated, he got an erection. He bought the neighbour a new car
... been cheaper just to buy a door opening for himself ... at least that way he wouldn't be reliant on the neighbour pressing his button! o_O:D:LOL::X3::p
 

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As a pressure cooker works well on gas, I'm not sure why you'd want to use an induction hob.
Aldi ones may be less effective than more expensive ones. Ours will heat at anything from 500W to 3000W, else set the temperature (to 110°C) to run a pressure cooker. As said, induction pans need iron in the base to work. Induction is an easy way to cook if you must use electricity. Easy to clean, too.
 
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We have a Lidl pressure cooker Robert and it works fine with our Hotpoint induction hob that we have at home:)
 

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Be warned any one who has a pacemaker should not go near an induction hob as the hob can seriously interfere with the pacemaker

Peter

https://www.johnscross.co.uk/products/outwell-grimsby-induction-hob.html
Very good advice which also applies to ICD's. In reality as others have said if you don't lean over the hob should be no problem but as an ICD patient I err on the side of caution.

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I found the single ring one I had for the van nigh on impossible to cook with. I couldn’t turn it down enough to do anything but boil water (which it did brilliantly). You couldn't simmer pasta, scramble eggs or even fry pancakes. Everything burnt too quickly.

We have just inherited one with the house, and while it’s taking a bit of getting used to, it’s much better, so my conclusion is that the single ring ones are a bit rubbish. I had an expensive Andrew James one. MH concern with a pressure cooker on induction is that it does a lot of on/off cycles so the pressure possibly wouldn’t be very even.

I also left a full kettle on in, forgot all about it and came back later after the fire went out (the van was in the field at the bottom of the garden at the time). For the the record, sicilone kettles burn quickly and cleanly leaving little ashy residue behind, and the hob is still in full working order three years later, despite being puddled in two litres of water (at least, what didn’t flash into steam straight away). It didn’t even trip the fuses, and the van was not damaged at all, after I’d cleaned the ash of the ceiling.
 

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A ferrous disc between induction hob and pressure cooker will do it they are readily available on eBay and means any pot can be used on an induction hob. They also help get over the "catching". The better quality have a handle and are a sandwich of steel with a copper filling. Google induction discs/diffusers
 

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