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We tested 8 saucepans. Which ones hit the spot?

Checking pot of steaming food.

Anko

20cm Stainless Steel Saucepan with Lid 42128472

score

64

Avg price

$15

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    Test results

    • 64
      Performance
    • 60
      Scrambled egg
    • 72
      Boiling water
    • 65
      Ease of use
    • 70
      Balance-weight
    • 60
      Handle-comfort
    • 50
      Steam-control
    • 80
      Pouring

    Good points

    • Good boil time result.
    • Fairly balanced, moderately heavy.
    • Easy to pour, lip guides the pour, no dripping on to bench easy to hold with one hand.
    • Stainless steel fairly easy to clean if food not baked on .

    Bad points

    • Steam escapes from around the lid, condensation build-up on the handle
    • Handle is only OK comfort, round hard Bakelite handle.
    • Glass lid has crevices that can accumulate grime and be difficult to clean .

    How we test

    Performance (70% of overall score): we cook scrambled eggs (70% of the performance score) to assess the pot’s evenness and stickability and we time how long it takes to heat 1L of water (30% of the performance score).

    Ease of use (30%): we consider the balance of the pot, how comfortable the handle is, steam control, how easy it is to pour from, and how easy it is to clean.

    Model

    • Avg price

      $15

    • Price survey

      June 2020

    Specifications

    • Weight (kg)

      1.3

    • Volume (L)

      3

    • Time to boil 1L water (minutes.seconds)

      4.08

    • Base diameter

      17cm

    • Base thickness

      0.3cm

    • Base material

      Encapsulated base.

    Features

    • Suitable for induction cooktops

    • Oven safe

      Not stated

    • Steam vents

    • Glass lid

    • Non-stick lining

    • Measurement grading

    • Dishwasher safe

      Not stated

    • Claims no PFOA

      Not stated

    More info

    • Availability

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