Do I need special Cookware to use the One Top? Matthew M. September 13, 2018 16:45 Updated Yes. Induction-compatible cookware is required when using the One Top. The cooktop does not generate heat until you place proper cookware on the cooking surface. If proper cookware is not used, the 8th LED on the front of the One Top will flash and your pan may not heat properly. The flashing LED means no pot was detected on the cooktop. You will need to place an induction-compatible pot or pan on the cooktop to continue cooking. Induction cookware guidelines Use the following guidelines when choosing cookware to use with the One Top: Cookware should be made of cast iron, iron, steel, stainless steel, enameled steel, enameled iron, or cookware with an induction base. Cookware made of magnetic material is induction-compatible. Use cookware with a flat bottom; warped or curved cookware will not heat evenly. Cookware must fully contact the surface of the cooking element. Induction disks are not recommended. Base of cookware should be 6 to 11 inches in diameter Most aluminum, copper, and ceramic cookware will not work with induction. Note: 💡 The cooktop will not operate if you place a very small steel or iron utensil (smaller than the diameter of the cooktop) on the cooking surface when it is on—items such as steel spatulas, cooking spoons, knives, and other small utensils. How can I test my Cookware for compatibility? Don’t know if your pans are induction compatible? Put a magnet (a refrigerator magnet will do) on the bottom of the pan and shake your pan. If it sticks, you’re good to go. If it slides off easily, your pan may not work. Note: To learn more about induction cooking 🤔, visit What is Induction Cooking? Why is my cookware not heating properly? On almost all counts, induction cooking on the One Top should be faster and more efficient than most gas or electric stove tops 🥘🔥. The amount of time it takes to heat a pot of water depends on the size and shape of the pot or pan, the amount of food or water, and many other variables. If you continue to have issues heating your pan, we recommend using cookware with a flat bottom; warped or curved cookware will not heat evenly, and would take longer to heat your pot. Flat bottomed cookware provide the best transfer of electromagnetic energy. Cookware with rounded bottoms, like woks may not provide the best transfer of heat and power with induction cooking. If you suspect your Cooktop is faulty, we advise you to contact customer support. Certain types of cookware may also cause small fluctuations in surface temperature readings. For the most precise temperatures, we recommend using the temperature probe when cooking. Is porcelain cookware safe? Yes, as long as the porcelain cookware is induction compatible it can be used with special care on the One Top, but can damage your cooktop if used incorrectly. Cooking at low temperatures is highly recommended. ❄️ When overheated, the porcelain enamel may melt and fuse to the cooktops glass surface. In order to safely use porcelain cookware on the One Top, don't set the cooktops power levels to the highest settings. Our chefs recommend no higher than level 6 and to never let the pot or pan boil completely dry. To boil dry means that a pot or pan is left unattended on the One Top allowing liquid to boil completely dry out of the pan. Note: For more information on power levels 🤔, visit How do I cook in direct mode? Cast iron cookware Wondering if cast iron works? Hell yeah it does! Cast-iron cookware will always work with the One Top. We ask that you do use caution when cooking with Cast iron as it can easily scratch the glass surface of the One Top. Contact support If you have any additional questions or concerns related to induction cookware, please contact support by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 💌 Need some more help with the One Top? Check out one of these articles below! 😉 Getting started with the Tasty One Top One Top 101 (Video) What mobile devices are supported? What recipes does the One Top support? Cooking modes overview Related articles 🎉 Tasty and Walmart FAQ What recipes does the One Top support? What do the lights and sounds mean on the One Top? How do I create an account? What is your return policy?