The AppliancePro induction interface converter disc allows you to use non-induction cookware on an induction cooktop.
It simply transforms the induction element into a traditional radiant element!
New model now includes an easy grip soft touch handle that’s safe to touch and easier to move (and it’s dishwasher safe like the disc).
Pots, pans and cookware such as copper pots, cast iron, glass ceramic, Bessemer, Stainless Steel and aluminium can all be used on the induction interface disk. No need to throw out your old favourites just because you are upgrading to induction.
The disc accommodates any cookware up to 28cm diameter.
Can you use copper, glass, ceramic, cast iron, stainless steel, or aluminium pots on an induction cooktop? you can now! It’s simple to test whether cookware is induction ready or not; if a magnet sticks to the base of a pot then it is OK to use on an induction cooktop, if a magnet does not stick to the base – the induction interface disc is for you.
The disc will work with portable induction cookers however due to the low output of these units, heat up time will be a lot longer and some units may not heat the disc to the temperature required to boil water. We do not recommend using the disc on portable induction cookers.
Our FAQ section below covers a range of queries and instructions.
What cookware can I use on the disc?
Any cookware that has a base of copper, stainless steel, cast iron, aluminium, glass or ceramic can be used.
Will it heat as fast as induction?
No! induction is a very fast way to heat, the disc transforms your induction element into a traditional radiant element. The disc heats up and radiates the heat to the vessel. The heat up time purely depends on the conductivity of the cookware placed on it, for example, a copper pan will be quicker than an aluminium one.
Any important instructions for use?
Yes! a couple of things are important:
– Always use cookware on the disc when using.
– Place cookware on the disc before switching the element on.
– After cooking remove both the disc and cookware, do not leave disc on cooktop.
– Place disc gently onto your cooktop to avoid any damage.
Will the cooktop discolour?
It will, stainless steel material is a bit misleading, it won’t rust but will discolour after use, the good news is that it doesn’t effect the performance in any way, just doesn’t have the showroom shine it had when it was new.
Can you use it on a portable induction cooktop? It’s not recommended as the very low wattage of these units produces extremely long heat up times for the disc, it may not reach the temperature required to boil water.
What pots can I use on it? Any non-induction cookware, from old cast iron, aluminium, copper, glass & ceramic. If you can use it on a normal radiant element you can use it on the induction disc. Just like any radiant cooktop different materials will take longer to heat up than others.
Heat transfer is effected by:
The texture of the base (eg: rippled will take longer than smooth)
The material the pot is made from (eg: copper is quicker than aluminium)
The thickness of the base (usually thicker takes longer)
The temperature of the contents of the pot
Can I use my cooktops boost setting? Yes…. but, on some cooktops the boost function will not work for long with the disc, simply manually select a lower setting if this happens.
What heat setting should I use with the disc? A medium setting is usually sufficient to allow the disc to heat to it’s maximum temperature.