Originally Posted by zannej
I've heard people saying that you can use a paper towel or even newspaper underneath a pan for induction cooking, but I wonder if that is a fire hazard...
Paper ignites at 218°-246° Celsius and yellows at 150.
Boiling water limits the temp to 100C, see below.
If you do this, try not to get on the Evening News.
You can boil two or three drops of water on wax paper using a candle flame. It takes a minute or so.
You can also dip a wet finger into a pot of molten solder for a very short time with no sensation of heat and no injury.