There are basically two ways to prepare a teapot with any type of infusion: by adding hot water (which we have boiled ourselves beforehand, for example, with a kettle) or by filling it with water and heating it directly on the hob. Teapots for induction hobs belong to the second group and are logically the ones you will need if you have an induction hob at home.
In essence, they are normal teapots, but they simply need to have a material in the base that allows the heat to be transmitted by induction from the hob to the inside of the recipient. And that material is usually stainless steel. This is exactly the same as with induction coffee pots that are put on the fire.
Many induction teapots are whistling teapots, but it is also true that there are glass teapots for induction or made of other materials. Some of them can be seen here:
Teapots with an induction filter that are made of glass, logically, what they do is to mount a stainless steel base, and in this way, they can transmit the heat upwards. We will talk about them in more detail later.
Characteristics of teapots for induction cookers
Teapots for induction cookers have a number of mandatory features. If you have been using this type of hob in your home for some time, you will be more than used to knowing how to look for your kitchenware, but if you have just changed your ceramic hob for an induction hob, then this review will not be a bad idea:
- We need to look at kettles that can be heated, not kettles that are just for adding boiling water.
- Regardless of the material of the container or the style of our kettle, they should have a stainless steel base. Otherwise the heat will not be transmitted by induction.
- The simplest is a 100% stainless steel teapot, but there are also teapots made of other materials that have a steel base and are suitable for induction cookers. We will now look at some examples.
What types of teapots are suitable for induction?
In this section, we include a summary of which teapots are suitable for induction, although we have already made some brief notes throughout this article:
- Teapots made of stainless steel. For example, Arabic or Moroccan teapots are usually made of this material and almost all of them can be used on an induction cooker.
- Cast iron teapots.
- Kettle teapots with a whistle (provided they have a stainless steel bottom).
- Glass teapots with stainless steel bottoms.
Any teapot made of any other material can be used on our induction cooker as long as we use an induction adaptor. You have to make sure that the diameter of the adapter is suitable for your hob and your kettle (not a little more and not a little less).
Glass teapots for induction
Glass teapots can be used in two ways, and when buying one of them, we have to pay attention to what type of teapot we are buying. If we only look at the appearance, we can confuse them.
Most glass teapots are used by heating the water beforehand and pouring the hot water into the teapot so that the leaves begin to infuse. These conventional teapots cannot be placed on an induction cooker or any other heat source.
However, there are other teapots made of glass that can be placed on the stove. These are the ones with a fairly thick base. If this base is made of stainless steel, as is usually the case, it will be suitable for our induction hob. Here are some examples of what we mean:
For example, there are glass teapots with a stainless steel heater to attach a candle to keep the tea hot. These are also not induction teapots and cannot be placed on any artificial heat source.
The best teapot with filter for induction: the Ibili teapot
You will have already seen that there are different types, and above all different materials, of induction teapots on Amazon. As they do not all use the same material, the list of pros and cons is different in each case, and choosing the best induction teapot objectively is a difficult task.
If we had to highlight one, and only one, our candidate would be this glass kettle by Ibili. Why have we chosen it among all the others? Mainly for these reasons:
- It is a long-established manufacturer in the industry.
- It is available in various sizes: 400, 800 and 1200 ml. It is therefore very versatile and suitable for any situation.
- We can use it on an induction cooker because the bottom is made of stainless steel, but the container is made of glass and allows us to see how the leaves are infused in detail.