Induction pots

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

Checking pot of steaming food.

Circulon

Symmetry Hard Anodised 20cm/3.8L Saucepan 840020

score

68

Avg price

$250

Member Reviews

    This induction saucepan is fast at boiling water and has a non-stick surface that’s easy to clean. But its rim has a flat edge so it’s not easy to pour from.

    Test results

    • 80
      Balance-weight
    • 70
      Handle-comfort
    • 60
      Steam-control
    • 60
      Pouring

    Good points

    • Fast boiling time.
    • OK to use.
    • Easy to clean non-stick surface.
    • Balanced (so there’s less pressure on your wrist when lifting).
    • Comfortable handle with narrow non-slip grip.
    • Has support handle if two hands needed to pour.
    • Suitable for metal utensils.
    • Dishwasher safe.
    • Oven safe.
    • Claims to be PFOA-, lead- and cadmium-free.

    Bad points

    • Glass lid can accumulate grime and be difficult to clean.
    • Steam escapes from around lid and condensation builds up on the handle.
    • Rim has a flat edge so load may drip on the bench when pouring.

    How we test

    Overall score is the overall ease of use score. This is made up of:

    Balance and weight (25%)
    Handle comfort (25%)
    Steam control (25%)
    Ease of pouring (25%)

    We also tested how long each saucepan took to boil one litre of water, how hot the handles and lid knobs became during cooking, and how easy they were to clean.

    Model

    • Avg price

      $250

    Specifications

    • Weight (kg)

      1.7

    • Volume (L)

      3.8

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

      3.38

    • Base diameter

      15.5cm

    • Base thickness

      0.6cm

    • Base material

      Not stated

    Features

    • Suitable for induction cooktops

    • Oven safe

      Up to 200°C

    • Steam vents

    • Glass lid

    • Support handle

    • Non-stick lining

    • Measurement grading

    • Dishwasher safe

      Yes

    • Claims no PFOA

      Yes

    More Info

    • Notes

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    • Availability

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