So, I was planning on getting a portable induction cooktop as well as some induction cookware for dorm room cooking. I was wondering if you guys could help me out with what exactly I'd be looking for.
Right now, the plan is to get some Lodge cast iron for the majority of cooking. Probably their three main skillet sizes, maybe something deeper for frying. But that still leaves some things that I would need, hence asking about what Induction Cookware to get.
As far as I can tell, stainless steel, aluminum, and copper all would not work unless coated with a layer of magnetic steel. Which means basically means that very few pans work. This leaves what tend to be mutli-ply cookware. But is there any way or place to find out whether or not the cookware I'd be considering is magnetic other than to find a store and get my hands on it?
I'm looking for a 6" nonstick pan, mostly for eggs, a larger stock pot, big enough to get most jobs done. I would add to the pans that I would want later. I know that I could get All-Clad, but that's just a bit too pricy for what I'd like to be spending. If there really are no other options, I suppose I would splurge.
Also, any idea on which portable induction cooktop is the best? Price is a factor too here.
One last thing, Lodge makes a cast iron trivet. Any good on an induction cooktop?