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Product review
Updated July 2020

Pots

We tested 8 saucepans. Which ones hit the spot?

July 2020

Anko

20cm Stone Blast Saucepan 42689119

Price
$27
Score
88
Good
Recommended

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.

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

2 Member reviews

You get what you pay for.

Pros

Cheap- but nasty.

Cons

We bought these saucepans and pots based on the consumer test however short after purchase the coating of the saucepans was coming off. They look like a stone type surface but actually the are just a black stone LOOK coating and silver underneath. I had to throw them out and go and buy a quality set. My husband kept the little frypan but it is completely silver based now.

Recommend it?

No, this product has too many drawbacks.

Kate W.

Used 1 - 3 months

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

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