How practical is using bismuth for stovetop heat transfer? Answered
A stove that heats pots by induction is a nice idea, but it is still not common and will not work with all pots.
Suppose, instead, the pot and resistive heating element were placed in a well that was filled with bismuth or another metal that has a low melting point. How would the efficiency of this compare to a pan sitting on an induction cooker, gas stove, or ordinary resistive heating element? What would be some important practical considerations, if this were implemented?