Updated 2 Dec 2016

Essteele

Per Vita 20cm/3.8L Covered Saucepan 792860

Snapshot: The Essteele Per Vita 20cm/3.8L Covered Saucepan 792860 has a 3.8L capacity and weighs 2.2kg. How fast does it boil water?

Per Vita 20cm/3.8L Covered Saucepan 792860
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$230

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Test results

Overall score
58
Balance-weight
?/10
Handle-comfort
?/10
Steam-control
?/10
Pouring
?/10

Good points

  • Very fast boiling time.
  • OK to use.
  • Pouring is easy (lip around top of saucepan means less chance of dripping).
  • Has support handle if two hands needed to pour.
  • Oven safe.

But

  • Very heavy.
  • Unbalanced (so there’s pressure on your wrist when lifting).
  • Handle has no non-slip grip.
  • Steam escapes from around the lid and condensation builds up on the handle.
  • Stainless-steel lid can become dangerously hot.

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.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$230

Specifications

Weight (kg)
2.2
Volume (L)
3.8
Time to boil 1L water (minutes.seconds)
3.30
Base diameter
18.0cm
Base thickness
1.0cm
Base material
Aluminium, copper, stainless-steel

Features

Suitable for induction cooktops
Oven safe
Up to 260°C
Steam vents
×
Glass lid
×
Support handle
Non-stick lining
×
Measurement grading
×
Dishwasher safe
Yes (but hand washing recommended)
Claims no PFOA
Not stated

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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