- Joined Jul 24, 2019
So i bought a Tramontina 81500/108 induction cooker. Knowing the system requires a magnetic pan to complete the circuit and induce heat into the given pan, I decided to test if I could place a steel nut on the surface. Of course it didn't work. I assume the reason is there was not enough surface area to make it work. So I covered the entire surface with 60 or so steel nuts. Still the unit would not power on. Yes, of course I first used the pan which was included and it worked flawlessly to boil water in no time. The question is, 'does a solid piece ferromagnetic need to be used?'