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    Hello guys

    I got a bit of a problem with my equipment. I'm setting up a separate workshop for my soap and beauty products and so thought it would be a good idea to buy a one hob induction cooker. Once I purchased this I realised I can only make soap in a stainless steel pan and 99% of them are not compatible with induction cookers!

    Any advice on what sort of stainless steel pans I can use? Anyone had this problem before? I dont want to spend massive amounts on a pot but the only ones I think are compatible are Meyer cookware and they are so expensive!!

    Any ideas guys??

    And if anyone asks why I can't do it in the kitchen - 2 crazy kids on the loose, can't afford accidents to happen

    Thank you!!

  • #2
    It would probably be less expensive to spend £40 on a non induction hob unit;-)

    Jane
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    • #3
      Id recommend Anodized pans work on all hobs including induction and very durable
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bluesilver View Post
        Id recommend Anodized pans work on all hobs including induction and very durable
        NO NO!!! they are made from aluminium!!!!!!!

        Jane
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        • #5
          Lol! Wish I had thought about that before I bought it but honestly thought stainless steel would heat up on an induction cooker.

          Very confused now! I have heard that the pot can also be ceramic or am I wrong. I want to be really safe with everything I use so any experienced soap makers, your opinions are very welcome!!

          Anyone used Meyer cookware before - think at this rate I'm forking out 30 quid on a pot I would rather use for yummy soup instead of gooey soap! Hehe

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          • #6
            THere is something called an induction disc that can let you use non indiction cookware on it, but I don't knwo how much they cost.

            Ceramic...I don't know...does it have iron under the ceramic outside??

            No glass, even pyrex.

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            • #7
              Here's the product info for my lovely Meyer stockpot

              This Meyer Commercialware stainless steel stockpot is constructed of premium high quality stainless steel and has a fully encapsulated aluminium base to evenly distribute the heat. The sloped sides offer more surface area on the top of the pans that facilitates the reduction process. Use with a cover to accelerate the cooking or govern the evaporation levels.

              Do you think this is safe to use?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cosmic grammie View Post
                THere is something called an induction disc that can let you use non indiction cookware on it, but I don't knwo how much they cost.

                Ceramic...I don't know...does it have iron under the ceramic outside??

                No glass, even pyrex.
                Do you know if its definitely called an induction disk - I can't seem to find it any where?

                Thanks

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                • #9
                  Heavens to Betsy, it's p-p-p-pricey!!

                  http://www.metrokitchen.com/product/...induction-disc

                  Do either of these sites help you?

                  http://www.metrokitchen.com/inductio...tible-cookware

                  http://www.induction-cooktop.com/iccookwarebrand.html

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                  • #10
                    Ok, so it's an electric hob!!! Deary me, everything is so confusing!


                    So apparently you can use a stainless steel pot on it. How much did everyone spend on their pots? X

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                    • #11
                      Every time I answer a post or look something up, I learn something....so it's all worthwhile!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bubblebeauties View Post
                        Ok, so it's an electric hob!!! Deary me, everything is so confusing!


                        So apparently you can use a stainless steel pot on it. How much did everyone spend on their pots? X
                        Look at catering sites, my advice would be buy the best quality you can afford and the largest pot you can get - it is amazing how quickly all your gear becomes too small.

                        We use a 50kg saucepan on a £15 electric hob

                        jane

                        Jane
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                        • #13
                          I use an Ikea pasta pan which they don't sell anymore but something like this stockpot http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/00101160should work on your induction hob

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