Pots

We tested 8 saucepans. Which ones hit the spot?

Checking pot of steaming food.

Anko

20cm Stone Blast Saucepan 42689119

recommended

88

Avg price

$27

Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 93
      Performance
    • 100
      Scrambled egg
    • 76
      Boiling water
    • 75
      Ease of use
    • 80
      Balance-weight
    • 80
      Handle-comfort
    • 60
      Steam-control
    • 80
      Pouring

    Good points

    • Excellent result for evenness.
    • Good boil time result.
    • Balanced, moderately heavy.
    • PFOA-free.
    • Comfortable, soft Bakelite handle with molded grip area.
    • Easy to pour, flat edge rim makes a wider pour, less chance of dripping on to bench easy to hold with one hand.
    • Non-stick surface easy to clean.

    Bad points

    • Steam escapes from around the lid, condensation build-up on the handle
    • Slight vibrating noise.
    • 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

      $27

    • Price survey

      June 2020

    Specifications

    • Weight (kg)

      1.3

    • Volume (L)

      2.5

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

      3.52

    • Base diameter

      16.5cm

    • Base thickness

      0.3cm

    • Base material

      Heavy-guage three-ply encapsulated base.

    Features

    • Suitable for induction cooktops

    • Oven safe

      No

    • Steam vents

    • Glass lid

    • Non-stick lining

    • Measurement grading

    • Dishwasher safe

      Not stated

    • Claims no PFOA

      Yes

    More info

    • Availability

      Exclusive to Kmart.

    Member reviews

    1 Member review

    Don’t buy

    Pros

    It’s price

    Cons

    Definite cons
    Once used it bent out of shape so the lid no longer fitted.
    Didn’t heat as fast as our other induction pots

    Recommend it?

    No, this product has too many drawbacks.

    Sally Grimmett

    Used 1 month or less