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.

Essteele

Per Vita 20cm/3.8L Covered Saucepan 792860

score

58

Avg price

$230

Member Reviews

    This induction saucepan is very fast at boiling water and easy to pour from. But it’s very heavy, unbalanced, and its lid can get dangerously hot.

    Test results

    • 40
      Balance-weight
    • 60
      Handle-comfort
    • 60
      Steam-control
    • 70
      Pouring

    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.

    Bad points

    • 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.

    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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