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I took a magnet and went to Bed, Bath & Beyond. After finding sets that would work, I bought a set and gave away the pans I didn't need. Maybe not the cheapest way to do this but it certainly was easy to do and I appreciated being able to see how handles were connected and how they felt in my hand and what the shapes were not just the capacities.

Linda Sand

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Newer Copper Fit pans are advertised as safe for ALL heating sources, they even sell an induction cooktop. DW likes the fact a metal spatula or spoon may be used with them.

She also uses a set of T-Fal induction-ready pots N pans, but one must use nylon or similar material spoons in them to prevent damaging the non-stick surface. These were the best buy at that time.

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I am sure it will shock some folks for "me", of all people, to advocate cast iron (;)), but in an RV where storage space is limited... you really can't go wrong. Induction, LP, barbeque grill, oven, campfire... It's a one for all and won't break the bank. 

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i have a "marcus samuelsson signature cookware" 10 inch skillet. good hard non-stick lining, aluminum with a magnetic base. i use it lots and lots. <$20 at an overstock place.  I have two stainless pots, one unknown brand for boiling pasta, and one that has a steamer insert, like a double boiler, by Kitchenaid. That is a good one. The others are ok. All were found at Olly's. Try to match the pan size to the element size. Cast iron works, but not as well. Enameled steel works. I have a magnet on my key chain to check any bargains i find. I wish the induction could work on my house battery. So easy to cook with it.

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2 hours ago, Yarome said:

I am sure it will shock some folks for "me", of all people, to advocate cast iron (;)), but in an RV where storage space is limited... you really can't go wrong. Induction, LP, barbeque grill, oven, campfire... It's a one for all and won't break the bank. 

I had been looking for a pot to make small batches of chili or soup that was induction ready and wasn't having much success finding what I wanted. Then a light went off as I was looking at pots in the kitchen of our S&B. Why not use that small,, enamel coated, cast iron dutch oven? It was the size I wanted and works perfectly. 

For those of you in Texas you can find the one we have at H-E-B.

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13 hours ago, eddie1261 said:

 Anything a magnet will stick to.

Just to clarify for those who haven't used induction before--make sure a magnet will stick to the BOTTOM of the pot.  I've had some stainless steel cookware with bonded aluminum bottoms where a magnet would stick to the sides of the pot but not the bottom.

Personally, we've had good luck with Cook's-brand pots and, of course, also with All-Clad.  There is at least one dealer on the internet that sells All-Clad "seconds" which are (almost) affordable!

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We have the 10 piece Magma stainless steel nesting non-stick ceramic set.  It was not cheap but we both love it.

The detachable handles are solid, the nesting is space saving, and there is always a smaller pot for storing leftovers in the fridge.

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I am going to throw out another source for VERY reasonably priced induction cookware. One that I was not aware of prior to my previous post in this thread.

IKEA! They have a cookware selection and are clearly labeled if they are induction ready or not. 

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We found some on sale at CW and were not really impressed.  For under $100 we found a pretty nice set at Target.  They are very light weight, good quality, made for induction, and consisted of just what we needed.

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