1. When an induction stove is used with induction cookware, the pan heats evenly while the stove stays cool enough to touch. In a house with curious children reaching to help in the kitchen, that's a big safety plus.
2. Induction cooking only seems new. It's been around for decades, but thanks to popular demand the price of induction cookware sets has dropped. Now anyone can afford the benefits of high-efficiency induction cookware sets.
3. How much time do you spend in the kitchen waiting around for pans to heat, water to boil, oil to shimmer? Induction pots and pans heat almost instantly, so you don't waste a watt of electricity. It saves money, and puts dinner on the table a lot faster.
4. Everything you can do with regular pots and pans can be done with induction cookware. Braising pans, stock pots, saute pans, even woks all come in induction cooking versions.
5. Play favorites! The best names in pots and pans are also the best brands of induction cookware sets. You'll find induction pots and pans by all your favorite manufacturers, like Calphalon, Bonjour, Paula Dean and Cuisinart.
6. Induction pots and pans don't collect the greasy byproducts of gas cooking, and since induction stoves have smooth tops you don't have to tear them apart to clean out crumbs and spills. Faster more efficient, and cleaner too.
7. Induction stoves never get hot. They use electromagnets to generate heat in the specially designed induction cookware, so the pan itself becomes the heating element. It's instant, so there's no wasted heat.
8. Induction pots and pans work just fine on electric or gas stoves too. If you want to give a cookware set as a gift but don't know what kind of stove they have, induction cookware is a no-fail choice.
9. Are you partial to copper, steel or aluminum pans? Induction cookware sets often use all three metals to get the best properties of each, layering them together. (They call it cladding.) Get the strength of steel and the even heat of copper in one pan. Those gorgeous Le Creuset enameled cast iron pots work wonderfully too.
10. For best results, only use pots and pans labeled as "induction-ready" with your induction stove. But if you're not sure, here's a trick: hold a magnet to the bottom of the pan. If it sticks, the pan will probably work with an induction stove.