Before you even think about buying a pan, check your hob. If it’s induction, you need to look for a pan that specifically says that it will work with induction hobs. Unlike gas and electric hobs, induction hobs don’t actually produce any heat. Instead, when you place a pan on the hob, the metal coil in the hob creates a magnetic field that results in an electric current that heats the pan. But if your pan is made of aluminium, glass, or copper, it won’t work with an induction hob unless it has a layer of a magnetic material on the bottom.