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Induction Compatible Cookware

KitchenAid Induction Cookware

Is the correct cookware for induction being used?

The number on the surface cooking area heat setting display will flash if:

  • no pan is placed on the surface cooking area.
  • The pan is not made of the right material.
  • The pan is not the right size.

It will stop flashing once a suitable pan is placed on the surface cooking area.

Pan size, material, and positioning are essential to achieve maximum wattage.  Ideal cookware should have a flat bottom, straight sides, and a well-fitting lid, and the material should be of medium-to-heavy thickness. Pans with rough finishes may scratch the cooktop.

Induction cookware material

All KitchenAid cookware manufactured after 2013 is induction capable.  How to tell if yours is induction compatible?

Magnetic cookware bases are induction compatible.

  • By taking any magnet, you may have, check and apply the magnet to the cookware base. 

  • If the magnet sticks, then your cookware is compatible with induction cookware. Magnetic bases are key for induction cooktops to conduct heat to the cookware. 

Induction cookware size

Choose the correct pan size for each surface cooking area.  The diameter of the pan’s base should be equal to the size of the surface cooking area.

If the pan is too small, the surface cooking area does not sense the pan and will not activate.

NOTE: Cookware manufacturers often give the diameter across the top of the pan. This is usually larger than the diameter of the base.

If using a pan smaller than the surface cooking area, the pan should not be less than 1/2 inch or 1.3 cm smaller than the surface cooking area.  Using a pan smaller than the recommended pan size may heat but will not provide the best results.

Contact Support for KitchenAid Cookware

Meyer Corporation, U.S. is responsible for the production, distribution, and service for KitchenAid cookware. 

The following link to Meyer’s support portal for KitchenAid provides all support needs. Meyer’s support team is available Monday through Friday, from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm PT, excluding holidays. 

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PLEASE NOTE: Do not use this support link for any other KitchenAid product that is not associated with “cookware”. 

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