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Using an induction stock pot on a regular gas cooktop?

Posted by lynnalexandra (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 18, 09 at 15:05

Hi. I bought a kitchenaid 8qt stockpot on Ebay. It looks wonderful but when I got it, I found that the bottom is quite thick and it is induction ready. I just have a regular gas cooktop. Can I use this induction pot on it? And what effect will this thicker bottom cause? take longer to heat? hold heat longer? Are there disadvantages to using this pot for non-induction purposes?

The ebay listing never mentioned it was induction cookware. If that is less than optimal for my uses (often boiling pasta, popping popcorn, sometimes making stock or soup), than I'll give it my friend who has induction range - and get myself another pot.

Any advice?

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RE: Using an induction stock pot on a regular gas cooktop?

Makes no difference if its induction ready--you can use it on gas or electric. It just matters the other way--if its NOT induction ready, its good for ONLY gas or electric. A heavier weight pot is, in general, better for cooking. So, never fear, go ahead and use it for whatever.

RE: Using an induction stock pot on a regular gas cooktop?

I agree. It'll be good for everything but the microwave. :)

RE: Using an induction stock pot on a regular gas cooktop?

Thanks. Now I can go ahead and enjoy it. I appreciate the quick responses. Lynn.

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