Distribution of Heat on a Cast Iron Skillet via Induction

danlembekJune 22, 2008

I got this cast iron skillet that I was pretty psyched to use on my portable induction burner. I just kind of assumed that even though the skillet is larger than the induction 'burner,' that the heat would distribute across the whole skillet, as I thought iron absorbs heat very well. However, it seems as though it is only heating directly over the burner. Is this normal?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dbaguy

Seems normal to me. What is above the burner will be heated by induction. After that it is conduction towards the pan edges. It's not particular to cast iron but to any ferromagnetic pot/pan.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2008 at 9:16AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Recommendation for pans for high heat cooking
I like "high heat" cooking, not the kind...
azmom
Pasta rolling pin aka mattarello
I'm planning on purchasing a mattarello or pasta rolling...
miscel
Is there lead in this antique brass pitcher?
Hello, I have a fondness for antique metal cookware...
bradleyd_svh
Favorite tea kettle for induction?
Waiting patiently for my induction cooktop to be installed....
txjoyce
tea kettles
Hi - does anyone know of a whistling tea kettle that...
chilloway
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™