How to cook pancakes on induction cooktop? November 04, 2017, 01:23:13 pm The pancakes cook in the center 4" but are raw on the outer half. The only way to have pancakes turn out like they would on a griddle is to cook one at a time in the center of the pan. Grilled cheese sandwiches brown in the center of the pan but not on the outer half. I have induction approved Kitchen Craft waterless cookware and I bought a 10" cast iron skillet but continue to have the same problem. Any suggestions?