If you’ve just got an induction hob and are looking for some new pots and pans to use on it, you’re in luck. Below, you’ll find the best frying pans for induction hobs available in the UK right now.
However, before we get to the frying pans, induction hobs come with a few questions.
Do you need very specific (costly) pots and pans for an induction hob is probably the most-asked question about induction hobs. So, do you? Well, before we get to the pans, let’s answer that, shall we?
Do You Need a Special Frying Pan for an Induction Hob?
Induction hobs create a magnetic field when a pot or pan is placed on the glass.
When you place the pan on the hob, it completes a circuit. An electric current passes through the pan and heats it. This means that a frying pan must be made out of ferrous metal or have a ferrous metal base.
Thankfully, though, there are plenty of frying pans that can be used on induction hobs. In fact, a large portion of frying pans on the market are suitable for induction hobs.
So, while you do need a suitable frying pan for an induction hob, they are not hard to come by and not that costly either.
If you decide not to purchase one of the fantastic frying pans below, just make sure that the frying pan you choose is made from ferrous materials or has a ferrous base.
So, how do you choose a frying pan for an induction hob? Well, you could just choose one of the frying pans on our list below. However, how did we choose these induction pans? Well, just before we get to list, let’s look at selecting the right frying pan for your needs.
What to Look for in a Frying Pan for an Induction Hob
A frying pan needs to be the right size. As you know, frying pans come in an array of sizes. From 20cm right up to 40cm and sometimes bigger!
The best size of frying pan depends on the type of cooking you do. However, we do recommend getting a few different frying pans. This is because a lot of the cooking you do with a frying pan depends a lot on the pan holding as much heat as possible.
Buying a larger frying pan to fit a lot of food in isn’t ideal. This is because adding cold meat, for example, into a pan will draw the heat out. Instead, you can use different pans and hold the heat in.
Another good reason for having a few frying pans is cooking different things. A lot of chefs like to have a dedicated pan for eggs, for example. We aren’t saying you should go this far, but certainly having options in the kitchen never hurt anyone.
So, having a few good quality frying pans that are different sizes is a good idea.
Next up, the non-stick coating. Which is better? Well, that depends on the type of cooking you do.
For example, if you enjoy searing and then transferring to the oven, you may want to buy a frying pan without a non-stick coating at all.
For general use, though, a non-stick coating is better. It makes cleaning a frying pan very easy and cooking with it a lot less stressful too.
You’ll notice that all of the frying pans on the list below have riveted handles. This is because rivets will not loosen over time. They will keep the handle firmly attached to the body of the pan for the entire life of your frying pan.
Safety-wise that is paramount, of course. However, it also suggests that the manufacturer cares about quality. So, the body of the pan and non-stick coating will likely be very good too.
Frying pans can be made from a whole variety of materials. You can get steel, stainless steel, copper and a great deal more.
But which should you choose? You may think that having an induction hob would narrow down your choice, but not anymore. You can find frying pans for induction hobs made from any material nowadays.
These materials hold heat differently. Some heat up extremely fast but don’t hold the heat too well. Others take a bit of time to heat up but will keep the heat in the base of the pan and the walls for a good amount of time.
Material thickness also plays a part. The more common materials (stainless steel and steel) hold heat very well and heat up quickly. These are general purpose frying pans that will be suitable for most home kitchens.
That is about all there is to saying about frying pans and choosing the right one for you. Choosing the best frying pan for your style of cooking ensures that you enjoy cooking as much as possible. Now, let’s get onto the list of the best frying pans in the UK right now, shall we?
Best Induction Frying Pans in the UK
1. ProCook Granite 28cm Non-Stick Frying Pan
This granite-coated frying pan is a wonderful tool on all hob types, but it is a joy to use on an induction hob. If you can make something stick to the surface of this pan, then you are either a wizard or just very talented at burning food!
We chose the 28cm frying pan for our list, but this pan is also available in 20cm and 24cm options, and there is a three-piece set too.
If you love cooking and need a set of excellent quality frying pans that are very well-priced, these granite ones are certainly a fantastic choice. The bodies are aluminium, so the pans heat up nice and quickly, and the coating is one of the toughest on the market right now.
2. Tefal Jamie Oliver 26cm Frying Pan
This Tefal frying pan is from the Jamie Oliver range and has all of the fabulous features that Tefal is known for.
Firstly, it has the Thermo-spot to let you know when the pan has reached the perfect cooking temperature.
It also has a stainless-steel handle so you can transfer this frying pan to the oven without worrying about the handle. Plus, it has a titanium coating which is very durable and won’t get damaged by high heat.
Tefal has used a very classic design for this frying pan. It looks lovely, but, more importantly, it works extremely well too.
This frying pan is built to last and can bring years of joy to a family kitchen. It has five-star reviews coming out of its ears, and it really isn’t difficult to see why when you use this frying pan.
3. WMF 24cm and 28cm Frying Pan Set
These two frying pans are made from stainless steel but have a ferrous metal bottom meaning they will work on induction hobs. They have an excellent non-stick coating, which is made from PFOA. This means that these frying pans are designed for more gentle cooking tasks.
Still, these frying pans hold heat really nicely thanks to the stainless-steel construction. They also have tall sides which further their heat holding capabilities. It also offers a really nice design. Plus, the curved, stainless steel handle, makes these very comfortable to use.
If you enjoy frying on low heat, this frying pan set is one of the best tools on the market for the job.
4. De Buyer 28cm Steel Frying Pan
Switching gears slightly, here is a frying pan that wouldn’t be out of place in any professional kitchen around the world. This steel frying pan is pretty simple in construction and design. Still, it is built to last and offers a huge amount to your cooking arsenal.
There is no non-stick coating, no plastic handle or anything like that. So, you can transfer from your induction hob into the oven easily with this frying pan.
If you want a frying pan that is designed for the pros, this is it. This frying pan may look pretty basic, but it will help you create meals that are anything but basic! Once again, this frying pan comes in a variety of sizes but has a very traditional style and shape.
5. Scoville Neverstick 24cm Frying Pan
This Scoville frying pan offers a non-stick coating that is five times stronger than most other non-stick coatings on the market. It is suitable for induction hobs, and all other types of hobs and the non-stick coating is even dishwasher safe and will never peel or flake off.
I know, you’ve heard that about other non-stick coatings before, we all have! However, Scoville offers a lifetime guarantee with this frying pan, and that includes the non-stick coating!
Put simply, if you want a frying pan with one of the best non-stick coatings in the UK, this is it. What’s more, the frying pan is lovely to use, has a nice weight to it and is very well built and designed too.
Well, there is our list of frying pans that are perfect for induction hobs. We hope you’ve found your next frying pan on the list above.
If we had to pick just one to recommend, it would be the ProCook Granite 28cm Non-Stick Frying Pan as it is non-stick, has a flat base and generally works great on an induction hob.
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