Steamer may have induction symbol on the base.
There are many food steamers that are made of metal. Some of them are induction compatible and work on induction cooktops, some are not. The best way to check it is to see if a magnet sticks to the bottom of the steamer. If it does it is induction compatible. But what if you want to purchase a steamer online? How to check it ? Some product descriptions will tell you or have the induction symbol, some don’t.
Induction Ready Steamers & Pasta Pots
Magnetic metal steamers are induction compatible.
Induction cooktops work well with any steamer pots with a high ferrous metal content at their bases. Cast iron is a magnetic metal, so any cast iron pot will work on induction cook top. When searching stainless steel steamer for induction cooktop look for a stainless steel pot that is made of 18/0 magnetic grade stainless steel, 18 % of chromium content and 0 % nickel content. Chromium is a hard, rust and corrosion resistant metal. Nickel is a corrosion resistant and shiny metal that is often used to coat other metals. Nickel enhances the hardness, corrosion and rust resistance of stainless steel, but makes the ferrous content non magnetic. In simple words lower quality 18/0 stainless steel (without nickel) steamer pots are cheaper and more likely to rust (than 18/10), but are induction compatible.
Due to poor stainless steel conductivity some 3 ply, 5 ply and 7 ply stainless steel steamers have an aluminum core in their bases for even heat distribution with 18/0 magnetic grade stainless steel layer added for induction compatibility. Quality and durability of the steamer also depends on the manufacturer. There are many 18/0 products on the market made of high quality fine stainless steel. When purchasing steamer or other metal cookware for induction cooktops choose one from well known, trusted companies.
Remember: In order for stainless steel steamer pots to be induction compatible they have to have 18/0 stainless steel or other magnetic metal added into it.
Induction Ready Steamers
List of Metal Food Steamers for Induction Cooktops
Viking 8 quart, 18/8 stainless steel pasta pot with strainer & steamer basket has durable riveted handles & 3 ply magnetic base. It works on induction, ceramic, gas & electric cooktops. Viking 8 quart pasta pot construction Viking pasta pot is made … Read Review
Update International 12 quart stainless steel pasta pot consists of induction ready 12 qt stock pot with 3 ply magnetic base, pasta strainer and a stainless steel lid. Update International pasta pot construction & compatibility Update International 12 quart outer pasta … Read Review
Lagostina 6-quart, 18/10 stainless steel pasta pot is a multi cooker with pasta insert and a stainless steel lid. It works on induction, ceramic glass, gas and electric cook-tops. Lagostina 6-quart pasta pot construction All parts of Lagostina pasta pot are … Read Review
Tramontina 18/10 stainless steel 8 quart pasta pot is a multi purpose cooker with 3 ply magnetic base and a glass lid. It works on induction, ceramic glass, gas and electric cook-tops. Tramontina pasta pot construction Tramontina pasta pot is constructed … Read Review
Culina 18/10 stainless steel 12 quart pasta pot steamer is a multi purpose cooker with 3 ply encapsulated base and a stainless steel lid. Culina stainless steel 12 quart multi pasta pot steamer features Multi purpose 4 piece steamer and pasta … Read Review
WMF Vitalis stainless steel large steamer is versatile and induction compatible high quality steamer. WMF Vitalis stainless steel large steamer features Stainless steel construction. Measurements with handles: 16″ by 11″ Built in removable thermometer in the glass lid. Suitable for … Read Review
Fagor Duo 5-piece pressure cooker steamer pasta set is multi purpose stainless steel set with pressure & glass lids, thick 3 ply bases and Low-High pressure settings. Fagor Duo 5-piece pressure cooker steamer set features 18/10 stainless steel constructions with 3 ply encapsulated … Read Review
Fagor 8-quart pressure cooker is a multi purpose stainless steel cooker that has high-low pressure settings and comes with a steamer basket for steaming foods & cooking pasta. It works on ceramic, gas, electric and induction cooktops. There are 4 qt, 6 qt, 8 qt … Read Review
Demeyere Resto 4.7-quart asparagus pasta cooker pot is made of 18/10 stainless steel with magnetic exterior for induction compatibility. Demeyere Resto 4.7-quart asparagus pasta cooker pot features 4.7-quart capacity. Multi purpose pot for steaming, cooking pasta and other foods. Made of … Read Review
Heavy gauge All-Clad stainless steel 6-quart pasta pot & steamer insert is a well designed multi purpose pasta pot set with a 3 ply encapsulated base construction. All-Clad stainless steel 6-quart pasta pot & steamer insert features 6-quart capacity pasta pot. 4-quart steamer … Read Review
All-Clad 5-quart steamer pot is made of heavy gauge stainless steel with 3 ply encapsulated base construction. All-Clad 3 ply stainless steel 5-quart steamer pot features Steamer steams vegetables, poultry and seafood. Cooking pot is great for cooking various types of dishes. … Read Review
All-Clad BD55303 W/ST-2 brushed d5 stainless steel 5-ply 3-quart steamer & casserole with lid is multi purpose steamer with durable 5 ply construction for unsurpassed heat distribution. All-Clad brushed d5 stainless steel 3 quart steamer & casserole features. Durable 5 ply … Read Review
All-Clad E414S564 polished stainless steel steamer pot 5-quart is complete food steamer pot with 4.5 quart capacity insert & 5 quart cooking pot with 3 ply base. All-Clad stainless steel 5-quart steamer pot features. Steams seafood, poultry and vegetables. Pot is great for … Read Review
Cook N Home stainless steel double boiler & steamer set with mirror polished exterior & interior works on induction, ceramic, gas & electric cook-tops. Cook N Home NC-00313 stainless double boiler steamer set features. Stainless steel construction with 3 ply encapsulated base. … Read Review
Norpro stainless steel steamer & juicer is a multi purpose cooker & juice extractor with 3 ply magnetic encapsulated base for induction compatibility and a glass lid. Norpro stainless steel steamer juicer features Stainless steel construction. Oven safe to 400F/205C. Steamer … Read Review