A pot magnet works in a similar fashion to a kitchen magnet, only instead of using magnetic properties to make a change on its surface, it uses metal parts and fittings. The first of these elements is a metal, for example, tin, nickel or steel. A pot magnet, like a kitchen magnet, has a metal shell, or ferromagnetism, that allows it to hold more ferromagnetic object on its surface. It uses these objects as its magnet fields and pulls on them using the force of the magnetic field. The second element is a fitting, such as threaded holes and studs on the outside of its shell.
Once a magnet’s surface has been pulled by a ferromagnet it will stay that way until it is removed, either by shaking it off or throwing it away. If you’re wondering why this is important, it’s because magnets are very reactive, meaning they can get their energy out of things much faster than normal. For example, if you leave your car battery charged, the battery is going to stay that way until you remove the magnet. However, if you put a magnet in a car battery charger that’s already full, the magnet will quickly become attracted to the magnetized car battery and will begin charging again.
Pot magnets have been used in a variety of ways in homes over the past few decades. They’re often used as decorative accents in bathrooms and kitchens, and they also make excellent kitchenware. For example, you can use a pot magnet in the centre of a baking tray to add extra attraction to the item and it will stay on the tray until you remove it.
There are many other uses for pot magnets. You can use one to attract a gift, such as a pair of socks, so that you can keep them in your fridge as well. Another use is to attract special items and remember them, such as pens, keys, tickets to a concert, even wedding rings or engagement rings.
A third common use for these magnets is to attract ceramic cooking tools. Ceramic tools are often very heavy, which means that sometimes you’ll have to leave them in a cupboard where they can’t be disturbed, but pot magnets can help you to lift them out of storage and keep them near your work surface so that they’re always accessible.
Magnetic pieces of art can also be used. Some of these pieces can be painted with any paint and magnetic ink can be attached to these pieces and they’ll stick to the paint with ease.