Upgrade Your Kitchen with a Whirlpool® Induction Cooktop
Induction cooktops have been popular in Europe for years. Our induction cooktop line also offers options such as glass touch controls and a boost feature for faster heating when you need it most. Are you ready to bring this cooktop technology to your home? Take a look at our induction cooktop collection to find the right fit for your kitchen.
What is an Induction Cooktop?
Induction cooktop technology uses electromagnetic energy to heat up your cookware, resulting in fast heating and boiling, optimal temperature control and a smooth glass top surface for easy cleaning.
Why Choose Induction?
Choosing between an induction cooktop vs. gas or an induction vs. electric cooktop can be similar to deciding between a convection or regular oven. Consider that induction cooking offers the precision heating of gas with the easy cleanup of an electric cooktop surface, and that induction cooktops require magnetic pots and pans in order for the electromagnetic energy to transfer directly into the cookware.
Induction Cooktop FAQs
Can I use normal cookware on an induction cooktop?
Induction technology only works with magnetic cookware—you can check if your cookware will work by seeing if a magnet sticks to the bottom of the pot or pan.
Can you use cast iron on an induction cooktop?
Yes, both cast iron and enameled cast iron will work with induction technology.
Can I use stainless steel on an induction cooktop?
Most stainless steel cookware is induction-compatible, but do the magnet test first to be sure.
Can you use aluminum cookware on an induction cooktop?
Aluminum cookware on its own is not compatible with induction, but will work if a magnetic layer has been added to the bottom of the pot or pan.
Does an induction cooktop use gas?
No, induction cooktops require electricity.