Cookware and stovetops compatibility...need help
I am frustrated over cookware incompatibility with stovetops, and with manufacturers of both! In 2008, and after much research, I finally replaced my old cookware with All Clad Copper Core. Today I read that All Clad Copper Core made before 2009 may not work on induction stoves? We are going to remodel our kitchen and I am trying to select the best stovetop for my cookware. Also in 2008 I purchased a beautiful copper pasta pot by Mauviel/Williams-Sonoma, and I have hated my copper pot for 4 years because it takes nearly an hour to boil water! I have a JennAir radiant heat stove, and my understanding is that copper should work on it! Also in my arsenal are a few Lodgeware cast iron pans, and a couple of Le Creuset enameled cast iron pots. I have to say the iron pots and pans are my absolute favorite! So now the question is...what type of stove should I put in my new kitchen/remodel? I also have a cast iron griddle that I love to cook all sandwiches and pancakes on, and of course glass-top manufacturers will recommend not using my favorite cookware on their precious stove tops. We do not have natural gas available, but it would be possible to install a propane tank on our property and purchase some type of propane gas stove - not my first choice. I have looked at the Electrolux hybrid stovetop thinking two of those burners might actually heat the water in my expensive copper pot, but now I'm even wondering if my All-Clad Copper Core will work on the induction! And with my love of cast iron, I will be using those on any glass stovetop (as I do now, on my old JennAir). I've also thought of selling my copper pot and eliminating that item from the dilemma. It seems a propane gas stove would work on all: Copper, All-Clad copper core, cast iron. Does anyone have any thoughts or insight on this? I would so appreciate some input! :-D Thx.