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Small skillet induction friendly

mrotmd Feb 5, 2011 03:50 PM

I am looking for a small skillet. Has to be induction friendly and preferably non-stick. Size... 1 - 2 eggs to top a muffin. B, B & B sells one but is not induction friendly. It is about 3" or so.
Thank you. Also used for blinis

  1. c oliver Feb 17, 2011 01:57 PM

    When I first switched to induction a year ago, I carried a magnet with me all the time :) I'm finding these days that more labeling is indicating induction compatible. Just a general comment.

    1. KansasKate Feb 7, 2011 01:23 PM

      ScanPan CTX 8" fry pan. It's one of our favorite pieces of cookware. (CTX is their induction-friendly line)

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        subal Feb 5, 2011 08:59 PM

        I use a small non-stick coated "All Clad" skillet about 7".
        Expensive, but works fine on my DIVA induction top.

        1. tanuki soup Feb 5, 2011 08:47 PM

          Hi, mrotmd,

          Although Politeness has kindly mentioned my Iwachu cast iron omelet pan, I actually prefer using a nonstick induction-capable aluminum pan for eggs and omelets. IME, aluminum pans conduct heat out to the edges much faster.

          The pan I usually use is made by Archetun. It is a rivetless design that is great for omelets, and it even looks like a cast iron pan. Unfortunately, Archetun pans seem to be hard to find in the US.

          My second choice would be a Debuyer CHOC Induction frying pan. I have one in a larger size and really like it. It is a very simple design with a long and comfortable tubular stainless steel handle.

          Another pan to consider might be Swiss Diamond. They now offer many of their pans in induction-capable versions. The model numbers are the same, but with a little "i" stuck on the end.

          Hope you find this info helpful.

          Pics of an Archetun frying pan and Debuyer CHOC Induction frying pans attached.

          1. paulj Feb 5, 2011 05:15 PM

            I found a nice 8" nonstick cast aluminum induction ready skillet at TJMaxx. It's a Red Rose England brand. I also got a 10" Berndes of similar construction.

            What's the smallest diameter that your induction burner can use? Probably 4 or 5". For a skillet, I think 8" (rim diameter) is the smallest practical size.

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              E_M Feb 5, 2011 05:01 PM

              I vote for a carbon steel blini pan: http://www.amazon.com/World-Cuisine-C...

              Tanuki Soup has the absolute coolest kitchen gear. I have severe kitchen envy.

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              1. re: E_M
                mrotmd Feb 6, 2011 04:06 AM

                I saw the blini pan. Is carbon steel induction friendly?

                1. re: mrotmd
                  tanuki soup Feb 6, 2011 07:02 PM

                  Since E_M doesn't seem to be around at the moment -- Yup, carbon steel pans work great on induction.

              2. Politeness Feb 5, 2011 03:59 PM

                Ask Chowhound tanuki soup, who owns one of these: http://ginkgraph.net/articles/product...

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