Induction frying pans

We last tested frying pans in 2016 and updated availability in October 2019. Obsolete models have been removed. A test update is scheduled for 2020.

Cooking an egg in a frying pan.


Symmetry Open French Skillet 840050

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Member Reviews

    This induction frying pan heats very evenly, has good surface durability, and its comfortable handle doesn’t get hot.

    Test results

    • 80
      Evenness of cooking
    • 70
      Surface durability
    • 77
      Ease of use

    Good points

    • Very good evenness of cooking.
    • Good surface durability.
    • Easy to use.
    • Lightweight.
    • Balanced (so there’s less pressure on your wrist when lifting).
    • Comfortable rubber handle with non-slip grip.
    • Oven safe.
    • Very easy to clean.
    • Suitable for metal utensils.
    • Claims to be PFOA-, lead- and cadmium-free.

    Bad points

    No obvious bad points.

    How we test

    Overall score includes:

    Evenness of cooking (50%)
    Surface durability (25%)
    Ease of use (25%)

    Price is based on a November 2016 survey.


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    • Weight (kg)


    • Base diameter (cm)


    • Base thickness (cm)



    • Handle


    • Flatness of base when heated


    • Oven safe

      Up to 200°C

    • Non-stick lining

    • Suitable for metal utensils


    • Dishwasher safe

      Yes (but hand washing recommended)

    • Claims no PFOA


    More Info

    • Notes


    • Availability


    Member reviews

    3 Member reviews

    Works well IMO!


    I’ve used Circulon pans for years and I love them. Hand wash and medium heat is the answer. They remain non-stick provided very high heat isn’t used - they are not designed for it. I have no problem with searing meat etc. using medium heat setting.


    None that come to mind.

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Sarah T.

    Used 6 months or more

    works well until it doesn't


    I've had a few of these, they start off amazing - easy non-stick for cooking, great surface, easy to clean - and a lifetime warranty


    The non-stick stops sticking. I've had 3 now, some last longer than others, the shortest was week, the longest, 3 years. Following which they are useless. And who keeps receipts for frying pans, despite the $$$

    Recommend it?

    No, this product has too many drawbacks.

    Graeme W.

    Used 6 months or more

    Not as good as review suggests...


    Good weight & balance. OK for pancakes.


    Surface durability very poor IMO -- lasted about 9 months before sticking became a problem. Not good at all for frying eggs. (Never put in dishwasher, always carefully handwashed.)

    Recommend it?

    No, this product has too many drawbacks.

    Celendine Limited

    Used 6 months or more