How does an induction cooktop stove work?

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Basically put, an induction cooktop creates heat in the pan or pot you place on it, whereas a regular cooktop heats a burner, which in turn heats the pan or pot. It's basically heating with magnetism. As such, glass, aluminum or ceramic dishware will not heat on this type cooktop. You must have stainless-stell, cast iron or enamelware. If a magnet sticks to the cookware, you can heat with it on a induction cooktop.

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