I am bit confused by conflicting info about Lin's Kettles. The consensus, if I understand, is that they can be used on hotplates but not induction?
lin's kettles has 3 types of bases.
type 1 is traditional, its smooth and the same material as what the kettle is made of. this is the oldest design and can be seen on their purion gen 1 gen 2 kettles. only for hotplate/halogen
type 2 is a flat, round glazed ceramic base on the outside, this conducts heat better, more evenly, and boils faster. this is most common in kettles after '12. only for hot plate and halogen.
type 3 is the flat, round glazed ceramic base but with a metal plate inside, so that it can be used with induction heaters. i'm just about to get one or two pieces, BUT impossible to find in singapore. will hunt from malaysia instead...