Pans for cooking on a ceramic plate
Pans for cooking on a ceramic cooking plate must have a flat and ideally a thick base. The flat bottom of the pan allows the heat to warm the entire bottom surface of the pan. A thicker bottom ensures optimal heat transfer to the sides of the pan. A pan with a bottom that has multiple layers can retain the heat well and is more efficient.
How does a ceramic cooking plate work?
A ceramic cooking plate consists of a hard ceramic surface that is heated by a heating spiral or, nowadays, by infra-red radiation. The ceramic plate quickly heats and can be adjusted to the preferred heat. Cooking on a ceramic cooking plate is similar to induction cooking. The difference being that with induction cooking the heat gets transferred by electromagnetic radiation. Although a ceramic plate does not depend totally on the magnetism of a perfectly flat bottom surface, it does benefit from it. It improves the efficiency of heat transfer and ensures the pans stay flat on the ceramic plate. Another big advantage of a ceramic plate is that it is really easy to clean.
Pans for ceramic cooking should not be confused with ceramic pans. With ceramic pans we mean the pans that have a ceramic coating that acts as a non-stick coating. We of course sell those as well. Ceramic pans can often also be used on a ceramic cooking plate.