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Product review
Updated July 2020

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We tested 8 saucepans. Which ones hit the spot?

July 2020

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ID3 Hard Anodised Saucepan with Lid 20cm

Price
$170
Score
51
Average

Test results

  • 45
    Performance
  • 40
    Scrambled egg
  • 57
    Boiling water
  • 65
    Ease of use
  • 70
    Balance-weight
  • 40
    Handle-comfort
  • 70
    Steam-control
  • 80
    Pouring

Good points

  • No PFOA, lead or cadmium.
  • Fairly easy to pour, flat edge rim makes a slightly wider pour, no dripping on to bench easy to hold with one hand.
  • D-shaped handle opposite side for extra stability.
  • Saucepan is fairly balanced.
  • Comprehensive instructions.
  • Non-stick surface is easy to clean.
  • Comprehensive instructions.

Bad points

  • Poor result for evenness.
  • Only OK boil time result.
  • Base is not all magnetic, reduced magnetic contact on the base.
  • Handle is uncomfortable, hard edge thin stainless steel slightly rounded no no-slip grip.
  • Some steam escapes from around the lid, limited condensation build-up on the handle.
  • Lid handle does not have sufficient gap under the handle to prevent touching the glass lid.
  • Glass lid has crevices that can accumulate grime and be difficult to clean.
  • Lid handle base area can become dangerously hot.

Model

  • Avg price

    $170

  • Price survey

    June 2020

Specifications

  • Weight (kg)

    1.7

  • Volume (L)

    3.7

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

    5.13

  • Base diameter

    18 (15cm for magnetic base area)cm

  • Base thickness

    0.3cm

  • Base material

    Triple layer non-stick. Stainless steel induction plate.

Features

  • Suitable for induction cooktops
  • Oven safe

    Up to 220°C

  • Steam vents
  • Glass lid
  • Non-stick lining
  • Measurement grading
  • Dishwasher safe

    Yes (but hand washing recommended)

  • Claims no PFOA

    Yes (no PFOA , lead or cadmium)

More info

  • Availability

    Exclusive to Farmers.

Member reviews

4 Member reviews

Stay away

Pros

Looks good

Cons

Doesn’t do the job, non stick coating peels not worth the money. Didn’t last more than two years even with only using soft utensils

Recommend it?

No, this product has too many drawbacks.

Stephanie S.

Used 6 months or more

Poor Quality Stay Away

Pros

Nice Design

Cons

The non-stick coating has weak adhesion to the pot and is easily damaged (despite taking upmost care). One year of use and this is in the bin. Disappointing. Nothing like quality of Tefal or Scanpan coatings.

I also had a baccarat skillet non-stick and that has lasted 6 months and also in the bin. Wont touch this brand again.

Recommend it?

No, this product has too many drawbacks.

Timothy M.

Used 6 months or more

Very disappointed, a waste of good money

Pros

I bought two saucepans and two frying pans. I never put them in the dishwasher and treated them gently. I am still using the frying pans, although the heat distribution is uneven, but the saucepans are in my inorganic pile.

Cons

Mashing potatoes and stirring sauces (wooden spoon) has caused the black layer on the bottom of the saucepans to wear off in a circle. Doing a white sauce, it ended up full of black spots from the coating, so I consider them a health risk to use.

Recommend it?

No, this product has too many drawbacks.

Lisz B.

Used 6 months or more

Disappointing

Pros

I bought these saucepans from the indings of Consumer's test results in 2019. I purchase the stainless steel brand.
Loved the availability from the Farmers so could purchase over a period of time or when on special.

Cons

After 2 months one of the lids glass shattered. Now I have discovered the bottoms of these saucepans are bubling so on the induction elements, the saucepan starts to wobble. I have 4 saucepans and two saucepans have bubbled on the bottom.

Recommend it?

No, this product has too many drawbacks.

Sandra B.

Used 1 - 3 months

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