The cookware that can be used on an induction hob will be generally the same as those that can be used on a conventional electric or gas hob. Some manufacturers mark the cookware or packagaging with symbols to indicate compatibility with induction, gas, or electric heat. Induction hobs (cooktops) work well with any pans with a high ferrous metal content at the base. Cast iron pans and any black metal or iron pans will work on an induction hob. Stainless steel pans will often work on an induction hob provided the sole of the pan is a grade of stainless steel that is magnetic. If a magnet sticks well to the sole of the pan, it will work on an induction hob.