What you’ll find in this post about Canadian Induction Pots and Pans:
An Introduction to Induction Pots and Pans
A Review of all the sets I considered
Photos of many of the sets
A few words about the Manufacturers
Introduction to Induction Cooking
In the never-ending reno, the kitchen is getting an Induction Cooktop. Induction cooking requires special pots – they have to have flat magnetic bottoms. My old Revere Copper bottom pots meet neither of those requirements. (You can test the magnetism of your pots by holding a magnet up to the bottom. If it sticks, your pot is magnetic.)
So, what to buy? Well, I wanted something handsome, shiny and silvery. This meant, to me anyway, stainless steel. Stainless steel is an iron alloy with chromium and nickel. It is corrosion resistant, and non-reactive to alkaline and acidic foods. It is also resistant to scratching and denting. The best percentage of chromium and nickel is 18/10, but some pots are 18/9 and many are 18/8. The thickness of stainless steel will vary with the expense of the pot. Lower end pots will be made of stainless steel that is .5 mm thick. Most pots will be .6 mm, while premium pots will be .7 mm to 1 mm.
Stainless steel doesn’t conduct heat very well, so pots will have aluminum or copper or both of them to conduct and retain heat. Less expensive pots will have these metals only in a conductor disk on the bottom of the pot. More expensive pots will be clad, that is they will have a layer of copper or aluminum extending over the entire pot, in addition to the conductor disk on the base. The conductor disk will be enclosed in stainless steel, with the layer next to the induction cooktop made of a magnetic metal.
I expect to make a lifetime commitment to these pots, so I looked on the internet for local Canadian retail outlets where I could visit my prospective purchase before I bought. I checked internet listings for pots that came in sets, because that is the cheapest way of buying them. All in all, I collected data on 34 prospective lines of pots, though there are likely more. The information that follows may have inaccuracies – I didn’t actually go to the store to verify the information.
Most of the pots listed below will be 3 ply stainless, unless otherwise indicated. Most will have riveted handles. Most of them will likely be Made in China, even when the manufacturing company lives elsewhere. Many of the pots listed below are available from other sources, often directly from the manufacturer via their website.
A Review of the Pot and Pan Sets – All of the prices are in Canadian Dollars (in December of 2010).
1. I didn’t want pots with black handles – no big reason, just a preference. (However, black handles are generally less slippery.) That eliminated:
Lagostina Elysee – available at Sears.ca; 5 pots, 4 lids; black handles, tempered glass lids; $500
Lagostina Ticino – available at Canadian Tire; 5 pots and 5 lids; black bakelite handles; $350
Lagostina Venezia – available at The Bay; 6 pots and 5 lids; black bakelite handles; $500
Lagostina Verbania– available at The Bay; 10 pots and 7 lids; black bakelite handles; $700
Paderno Artistry – available at Sears.ca; 5 pots and 4 lids; handles black silicone; $540 (was on sale for $400)
Paderno Royale – available at Home Hardware; 4 pots and 3 lids; black handles; $290
2. I didn’t want pots with “pot bellies”. I also didn’t like the appearance of some pots. Again, no big reason, just a preference. That eliminated:
Henkels Twin Select – available at Sears.ca; 5 pots and 4 lids; $950
IKEA 365+ – available at IKEA; 4 pots and 3 lids; $50
IKEA FAVORIT – available at IKEA; 4 pots and 3 lids; $170
Lagostina Commercial Pro – available at Canadian Tire; 6 pots and 6 lids; $200
Lagostina Gastronomica – available at Sears.ca; 7 pots and 5 lids; handles have santoprene inserts; $700
Lagostina Padova – available at Canadian Tire; 6 pots and 5 lids; handles have santoprene linserts; $600
Lagostina Capri – available at Canadian Tire; 5 pots and 5 lids; $430
3. Some pots didn’t appear to be high temperature oven proof, according to the information I found. That eliminated:
Kuraidori Kuradri – available at Home Hardware; 5 pots and 4 lids; handles have black inserts; oven safe to 350F; $200
Lagostina Windsor – available at Sears.ca; 6 pots and 5 lids; oven safe to 350F; handles have santoprene inserts; $600 (was on sale for $300)
Wolfgang Puck Gourmet – available at Bed Bath and Beyond; 5 pots and 5 lids; oven safe to 400F; $180
4. Some sets contained pots that I didn’t want. Some pots were more expensive than other pots of equal specifications. And some pots were just very expensive. That eliminated:
Calphalon Tri-Ply– available at Bed Bath and Beyond; 8 pots and 5 lids; $380
Calphalon Contemporary– available at The Bay; 5 pots and 3 lids; $1000
Gordon Ramsay Maze – available at The Bay; 6 pots and 5 lids; $800
Weil – available at Bed Bath and Beyond; 5 pots and 3 lids; $650
Kirkland Signature Tri-Ply – available at Costco; 7 pots and 6 lids; $300
Paderno Everlast – available at Paderno.ca; 5 pots and 5 lids; $600; (was on sale for $400)
Paderno Paradigm – available at Home Hardware; 6 pots and 5 lids; $400
Paderno Hearthstead – available at Sears.ca; 7 pots and 5 lids; $750 (was on sale for $200)
All-Clad Stainless Steel– available at Bed Bath and Beyond; 8 pots and 5 lids; stainless steel lids; $1400
Culinary Institute of America – Masters– available at Bed Bath and Beyond; 6 pots and 4 lids; 7 ply; $700
Lagostina Academy FivePly Copper – available at Sears.ca; 5 pots and 5 lids; 5 ply; $1350 (was on sale at Lagostina.ca for $800)
Costco Heritage – available at Costco; 6 pots & inserts and 6 lids; manufacturer unknown; $200
Mauviel 1830 – available at Bed Bath and Beyond; 5 pots and 4 lids; 5 ply; $900
5. This left me with only 5 sets that met with my approval. In order of apparent quality, starting with the best, they were:
Lagostina Pro-clad VII – available at Sears.ca; 6 pots and inserts and 5 lids; 5 ply body; $900 (was on sale for $450)
Paderno Copperline – available at Sears.ca; 6 pots and 5 lids; 5 ply; $750 (was on sale for $350)
DeLonghi Genoa – available at Sears.ca; 7 pots and 7 lids; stainless lids with steam holes; $700 (was on sale for $350)
DeLonghi Venice – available at Sears.ca; 10 pots and inserts, 7 lids; stainless lids with steam holes; $700 (was on sale for $350)
Paderno Flair – available at Home Hardware; 6 pots and 5 lids; $700 (was on sale for $230)
And the Winner is:
A trip to the store let me look at the pots, feel their weight, and admire their features. After much consideration, I chose a set of Paderno Copperline pots, and one 8L Pasta Pot from Paderno Flair. All the Paderno pots I looked at above are made by a Canadian Company, not the Italian manufacturer also called Paderno.
Here are Photos of many of the pots I reviewed in 2010.
Styles and availability of these pots will likely be different today. To see these photos in full size, and view the slideshow, click on any of the photos. To close the slideshow, click your ‘ESC’ button, or the little ‘X’ in the top left corner.
The Major Manufacturers of Pots and Pans that are available in Canada are:
All-Clad – All-Clad is an American Company that was formed in 1971. Their products are made in America, from American metals.
Calphalon – Calphalon is a company formed in 1963 in Ohio, USA.
Culinary Institute of America – Masters – The Culinary Institute of America is a non-profit culinary college. The Masters collection is high end cookware.
DeLonghi – DeLonghi was founded in 1902 in Italy.
Gordon Ramsay – Gordon Ramsay is a Scottish celebrity chef living in London.
Henckels – Peter Henckels registereds the ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS logo with the Cutler’s Guild in Solingen, Germany in 1731.
IKEA – IKEA is a Swedish company founded by Ingvar Kamprad in 1943. The company is committed to providing good quality, affordable products manufactured in a sustainable way.
Kirkland – Kirkland is Costco’s store brand.
Kuraidori – Translated from Japanese, the word means grade, class, quality, unit, digit. As for the pots, I can’t find any information on the internet about the manufacturer.
Lagostina Canada – Lagostina is an Italian Company founded in 1901.
Mauviel 1830– Mauviel was founded in France in 1830. It is still a privately owned company.
Paderno Canada – Paderno was formed in 1979 in Prince Edward Island (Canada). They still have a plant there, and it makes their Classic line (which is trademarked as Pots for Eternity), their Chef’s Choice line, and their new Fusion 5 line. Their plant does not have the machinery or capacity to manufacture some cookware demands (tempered glass lids, induction cooking, copper encapsulation, etc). These come from different countries around the globe (Germany, Italy, China, Indonesia, etc) but are made to Paderno’s standards from inspected manufacturing plants. Their importation of these products have allowed them to increase their Canadian employment in administration, retail and warehousing without eliminating any Canadian manufacturing jobs. Paderno is the only Canadian cookware manufacturer.
Weil – Dr. Andrew Weil is an American who writes about healthy lifestyles through alternative medicine.
Wolfgang Puck – Wolfgang Puck is an award winning chef from Austria who has a line of professional quality cookware.
71 thoughts on “Induction Cooking – Pots and Pans”
Interesting to know that not all Paderno pots are made in Canada! Where are the Copperlines from? How are you enjoying them now that you’ve used them for a few months?
The Paderno Copperline set is made in China. The website says: “Paderno’s new copperline cookware range is made from heavy weight stainless steel with an encapsulated copper base. Copper is one of the world’s most durable and fast heat conductors providing quick even heat control. Thick riveted handles will never loosen and the gleaming exterior with satin finish interior will never lose their appeal. 25 year warranty, dishwasher safe, oven safe, and good for use on all stovetops – including induction.” Customer service added: “The pots are 18/10 stainless steel with a line of visible copper then a layer of aluminum with an encapsulated 18/0 stainless steel bottom over that, which is what makes them induction.”
I am very happy with the pots, and find they provide much more even cooking than my old set. Because they are heavier than my old pots, I have to be more careful with how I carry them when they are full of hot food. They don’t have neoprene handle insets, so I would have to use oven mitts if the pot had been heating long enough for the handle to get hot.
The Paderno Copperline functions as a decent set but honestly, there is NO copper in the pot. What looks like a copper disc is actually an aluminum ring around the exterior facade of the pot. The copper color is just colored foil afixed to the outer ring. The Paderno company was misinformed about the product.
The paderno Classic II is the best choice: Made in Canada, induction compatable, quality workmanship.
The Paderno website says the pots have an encapsulated copper base. Paderno is a reputable company – I’m not sure I would agree with you that there is no copper in the pot.
I didn’t see the ClassIIc pots when I was looking for pots, but if they are everything you say they are they would be a good choice.
We replaced our stove with a gas range and are looking for new cookware. We found a set at Cosco-lagostina commercial capsule technology (using aluminum vs copper) and I was wondering if the Pandero copper clad or another set was overall better?
Hi Mary – I’m sorry I can’t give you any advice on Lagostina – I haven’t tried any other cookware other than the Paderno set I bought.
I’m absolutely overwhelmed… That’s a tremendous research work for pots and pans. Thanks for sharing!
Hi Amy – I did spend a lot of time looking at pots and pans, so it made sense to share what I had learned.
Saw a 11 piece KitchenAid Clad set at canadian tire this week on sale for 239.99 – looked AMAZING
I haven’t looked at the Kitchen Aid, but I would imagine they make a good product.
Thank you very much Margie for sharing the info which no doubt took hours to research. I’m was considering buying the Copperline pots which are on sale at Costco right now and your research makes me feel confident with my choice! Thanks again!
Hi Anon – I’m very happy with the Padrno Copperline pots. They are, I think, a bit heavier than pots without the copper, but I can only compare them to my old Revere set, which were very light weight.
I noticed your info on Induction pots and pans. Thank you. You have saved me hours of research and I like the idea of buying Canadian.
Hi Joy – I’m very happy with my Paderno pots, and though they weren’t manufactured in Canada, they are certainly a Canadian owned company.
I wish we had an induction cooktop & a huge kitchen! 🙂
Hi Cardinal Guzman – be careful what you wish for – I just had 17 people filtering in and out of my kitchen making pyrogies and cabbage rolls. While my kitchen isn’t huge, it is the largest one in the family, and home of the annual Ukrainian feast. I think I’ll be wiping flour off surfaces for days to come!
The induction cooktop worked very well, and it was a breeze to clean when we were all done – just a good wash with soapy water and then a thorough rinse!
Sounds like a great deal to me: lots of guests & good food!
Before I buy anything, I too, research out info to help me make decisions. It now was a decision between Lagostina and Cuisinart until I found Sears website with Paderno Copperline. Just by chance I came across your website this morning and was surprised at how similar our preferences to cookware was. Having read your comments has been a big help. My first pots were Revere(copper bottom) which I liked a lot but I lost them in moving. Than I went into Visions (made in France) which I still use. Now I’m looking for pots for making candy in. I don’t need a whole line of cookware but mainly different sized pots geared for high heat for candy. Paderno Copperline seams to be my first choice at the moment. I was hoping to get clear lids with them but maybe it’s not available. I was wondering if you or any other readers can recommend any pots that they may use for candy, (peanut brittle to start)?
Thank-you for sharing your findings with us. Lots of long, hard hours you’re put in.
Hi Rose – I would have liked clear lids too! I’m not a candy maker, so can’t advise you except to say that I am enjoying my Padeno pots. They are certainly heavier than my old Revere ones, but they heat very evenly.
Perhaps one of my readers can recommend some pots for candy making!
Wow, great information…thanks!
Hi Jess – Glad it was helpful!
Thank you for posting this. I JUST bought the Paderno Copperfield 11 piece set from Sears today (reg $549.99 on sale for $179.99!!); but when I saw they were made in China I wondered if I’d made a wrong decision (I’ve been doing some research, but not near as much as you did!). I’m glad that you are happy with the set, eases my worry, and now I’m really looking forward to cooking my first meal for my family in my new pots and pans!
Hi Lynea – I think quite a few companies manufacture most of their pots and pans in China. I contacted Paderno about where their pots were manufactured, and they assured me that their plant in China met their exacting requirements.
I sure hope so, I’m excited to use them!… And toss my junky non-sticks!!
I am not a pro at cooking, but I enjoy good tools when I do anything. This write up gave me a lot of ideas and insights as to what to look for. I thought the Paderno Copperline pots were beautiful too when I saw them after reading your article. I just got home with a 12 pc. set.
Thank you so much or this write-up. I feel confident buying a product knowing someone put a lot of work and energy into comparing so many variations of cookware.
Hope you enjoy your purchase as much as I enjoy mine!
I sadly found out (along with some shocked appliance salesmen) that the magnet test does not mean much….you must try your pot on the cooktop. I have very expensive cookware, the magnet stuck but sadly the range did not work with them. Now I am one the hunt to replace my $3000.00 pots and pans with something significantly less. Is the induction worth it?
I’m so sorry to hear that, Dawna. All the websites I’ve found said induction pots have to be magnetic and must have a flat bottom, of course. Perhaps you would like to tell me, and other websites, what brand your pots were so that others know what to avoid.
As for whether induction is worth it, perhaps not in your case. If you love your current cookware, a different type of cooktop might be a better choice for you!
Do you know if the Paderno Flair line has handles that stay relatively cool when using on a gas or electric stove-top. I’m looking for a set that the handles stay fairly cool when cooking with them.
Joanne, I would think you would want to check to make sure the pots were labelled as having ‘stay cool handles’. This would be more important if you were cooking on gas or electric ranges because the ranges themselves give off more heat than an induction one does.
You can contact Paderno customer service at: Customer.Service@padinox.ca
Thanks for your help Margie..I will contact them.
I’m so impressed with all the homework you did for this purchase! Still loving my 15 year old Calphalon but I’ll refer to you if it ever wears out. Great post!
Thanks. I would expect that a good set of pots like yours must be will never wear out! At least, that is what I am hoping for with my pots.
just got my new Induction Cooktop.. struggling with what to buy? I have a really old set of pots, I did the Test with the magnetic strip .. It does stay on, But some of the material in the pot is copper, is that OK to still use Margie?
From what I’ve read, if a magnet sticks to the bottom of the pot, you are good to go! If you aren’t entirely sure, you could contact the place that sold you your cooktop and ask them.
Do you think I could talk my children into throwing a shower for me? Wouldn’t be great fun to get new pots at this stage of the game?
I really don’t know why I waited so long to go out and buy shiny new pots. They really weren’t all that expensive, and I love using them. Now, if only they instantly made me a better cook…
Same renovation , same solution, different pots. Have you heard of Demeyere? Our cooktop is Miele. We also bought a few Sur La Table pans and and Scan Pans to round out what we needed. You did awesome research, I had no idea there are so many options! Our gorgeous copper ones are no longer in use, except to make a sauce on the grill burner. I love this induction, don’t you?
No I hadn’t heard of Demeyere – a Belgium product, I see. They were acquired by
ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS in 2008, so I would expect them to be a good product.
I’ve very happy with both my pots and my inductions cooktop (Bosch). Everything cleans up very easily, which is high on my list of what makes a product good!
Thank you for this very informative post.
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I did purchase the 12pc copperline set from Paderno. Unfortunately was surprise to see it was made in China (but imported by some company based in PEI) and that nowhere on pot/package/instructions where 18/10 stainless steel was mentionned but it is advertised as 18/10 on the costco.ca website.
So now I having such difficulty finding any official literature or any Paderno web page to confirm that type of stainless steel those pot are made of. I am very doubtfull these are 18/10 but want to make sure before I return them. I am trying to get official details from Paderno but they are very slow to respond and have yet to provide an offical answer.
I already returned 2 sets (Cuisinar copper and Benix) which were made with that ungrade/cheap stainless steel made in China (probably 18/8). These pots were showing pitting and permanent white stains right after the first use. My 13 years old set which is made of 18/10 SS still looks better and never pitted or permanently stained but no longer usuable since i switched to a gas range because the plastic handles sometime burn.
Would anyone know what type of stainless steel is used for those Paderno Copperline cookware, especially the inside?
I don’t know what type of stainless steel they use. All the questions I have sent to Paderno were answered in a reasonable length of time.
I’ve used my pots for two years now, and I haven’t seen any pitting. I hand wash them. I use Barkeepers Friend to clean them and it removes all stains and discoloring.
hmmm…wonder if you have heard of Cutco? Their knives and hostess sets are first class and then my husband and I found out they offer pots and pans, too. They are manufactured in NY.
I’d never heard of Cutco, but the description I read on their website makes them sound like they are good quality.
Margie, this a nice and helpful review.
There is a comment on the Costco.ca web site that supports Scott remark above, dated November 12, 2012, to the effect that the copper color is just a colored foil affixed to the outer ring. Here is a copy of the text followed by the reference link:
“Well the set is absolutely gorgeous and appears to be of excellent quality. So I would have no problems what so ever referring this set to a friend.
However … after contacting the supplier Paderno to inquire on the thickness of the copper layer, I was informed that the copper is only for aesthetic and that in fact the core of the set is aluminum encapsulated in stainless steel. This information was confirmed by email and via the phone…
Unfortunately, I will return this cookware set, since I was expecting a copper core…
In addition I truly believe that responsible distributor / supplier should correct the item description to properly reflect what the item is made of in a non-misleading way.
I would like to reiterate that if you are not dead set on a copper core cookware set, then I highly doubt that you will be disappointed by this set and I would recommend it…”
So, the Copperline pots may not have a copper core but they are an excellent choice. I saw this cookware set this afternoon, it meets my need, and I intend to buy… Thank you for your help Margie!
Thanks for the link Claude. I have sent an email to Paderno to verify the comment on the Costco-ca website. I’ll post Paderno’s response when I get it.
I have to agree with your comment about a copper core – whether they have a copper core or not, I still am very happy with the pots. However, if they don’t have a copper core, then Paderno should not advertise them as such.
Here is the response from Paderno:
“The Copperline does have an encapsulated base; there are two layers of
aluminum and a paper thin layer of copper throughout the entire base of each
item. The outer copper design is a thicker design for appearance.
Hope this information is helpful
Warranty and Customer Relations
Paderno’s web site describes the Copperline set as “…made from … stainless steel with an encapsulated copper base.”
I feel that, for clarity’s sake, Paderno should modify the product description on their web site to better reflect the response from Warranty and Customer Relations. This should assist in building customer’s trust. This product is excellent and would only benefit from complete information.
I agree. It would be interesting to know what thickness of copper is used by other manufacturers who also claim to use copper.
BOY, I wish I’d seen this post a year and a half ago when we were considering an induction hob for our RV! Our choices would have been so much easier! We’ve been cooking on the induction all the time since then — even when we had to move (temporarily) back into our house because of a failed home sale contract. There we had a conventional electric range with four burners but I preferred cooking over the single burner induction because I like it so much more!
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Welcome to my world of induction pots. Of course, this is the only post I ever did about them, but it continues to be the most viewed post in my whole blog.
I am very still very happy with my induction cooktop.
I look forward to following your RV travels.
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thanks, I had no idea what pot set to buy my wife this x mass. I am going with the paderno copperline which are on sale at sears right now nov 22 2013 for $149.99 for an 11 piece 18/10 set. she is also getting a kindle so don’t yell at me
I’d never yell at a man who bought his wife a new set of pots and pans! They sparkle like a diamond, you know!
What a great find! I loved reading the blog and the discussion. I ordered the Paderno Copperline from Costco. They were $239.99 for 12 piece set. I hope they come before my family comes for Christmas. I’d like to get the stainless steel question answered and will keep looking for clarification on that matter. Years ago I had a whole set of LeCruset–yup a wedding gift from the in laws. Would you believe I gave them away. All but the Dutch oven which I still have. Who knew that at 50 I’d finally appreciate quality tools!!! Still remember leaving tomato soup in my Revere overnight and having a pitted circle left behind. Well, I was young ….
Never underestimate the value of the right tool. I just wish I had bought my new pots and pans back when I actually liked to cook! (Forty odd years of churning out the family meals has not made me an enthusiastic gourmet cook, alas.)
You’re a very good comparative shopper. I hope they made you happy.
Yes, I love them. I think I put way too much effort into the research for the price of the product, though!
Almost bought Paderno.
BUT for my family…when it comes to anything that involves food….Made in China = a big fat NO.
Even the Canadian-made Paderno lines seem to be using China-sourced steel. I tried but didn’t get any answer from Paderno when asking where their steel is sourced/made.
So, while it’s great they’re creating Canadian jobs, for health reasons we couldn’t buy Paderno. Too many stories of lead, mercury, radioactive waste and other contaminants in Chinese metal. Nobody – not the companies, not the government – is testing or doing safety monitoring on imported products. Not in any meaningful way.
We went with All Clad. No mystery metals…they use American steel.
Lol I sound like an activist, but it’s so frustrating to realize how many top-brand manufacturers are side-stepping safety and environmental issues. The movie Death by China really opened my eyes…highly recommend it!
Love the blog!!
I’ve sent a message to Paderno – they have been very good about answering all my questions, so I’ll see what they say.
I bought a 12-piece Paderno ClassIIc set at the Paderno roadshow in Ottawa this week. It was a smidge over $300. Lovely set, great quality, looks exactly like the original stuff except it’s induction- friendly. But, I think I’ll return it and buy more useful-to-me pieces from their shelves of open stock, or at the next Home Hardware sale (mid-July) as I really don’t need, or want, two teeny pans and two tiny frying pans!
It’s an amazing sale, though, well worth attending when it hits your area – details on their website. I bought a TON of stuff, including half-price hand-blender, beater, and coffee grinder – all cuisinart.
I’ve been at a couple of Home Hardware sales, and they usually have a good selection of stock if you get there early enough! I’ll have to check the website for other sales in our area!
Hi Margie, i’m so glad to have read your very informative blog about induction cookware. I just bought a Paderno kettle two days ago after searching from so many stores here in our area. The store clerk said it is made in Canada & has 25 years warranty. The box label at the bottom indicates it’s imported by PADINOX Inc. , Prince Edward Island and made in China. I promised myself never to buy China cookware but this kettle metal finish is so similar with my US made ($3,000) induction cookware which i have been using for 7 years. Anyway, thanks Margie for all the information and to who shared their informative posts.
Hope you enjoy your kettle. I believe Paderno takes a lot of care to make sure the manufacturer in China meets exacting standards.
Some times it seems like just about everything is made in China!
I am curious to know if any of yor readers have tried the logastina line of “induction” non stick cookware. The bottoms have a pattern with small circles cut out so the bottom is not perfectly flat. I found 3 non stick pans at sears and bought them. They were non stick but I found they did not heat up as fast or as hot as my other stainless steel flat bottom pots and pans. Now canadian tire is selling logastina bianco which is an 11 pc. white ceramic of non stick pots/pans. I haven’t opened the box yet as I am still researching. I contacted logastina a while back about my induction concerns but they didn’t answer the question about the effectiveness of their bottoms on induction ranges. I hope someone replies to this before too long.
Hi Allison. I hope someone can answer you too!
My research says that if a reputable manufacturer says that their cookware is ‘induction’, then it should be designed so that it works well on an induction cooktop. If it doesn’t work as you expected, then a reputable dealer should be glad to refund your money. You might want to check with Canadian Tire to confirm what their refund policy is for pots and pans.
Wow – you certainly did your research! I must have led a sheltered life: I had no idea cookware could be expensive!
Yes, it certainly can be expensive! Fortunately, a good quality product could last a lifetime.
I’m on my third set of pots and pans. The first was the old type of non-stick, and the coating wasn’t great. The second set is now my camping set. Good pots and pans, but not induction.
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