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.

Greenpan

Kyoto 20cm Saucepan 631011

score

69

Avg price

$149

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 and steam escapes from around the lid and can rattle it.

    Test results

    • 80
      Balance-weight
    • 80
      Handle-comfort
    • 55
      Steam-control
    • 60
      Pouring

    Good points

    • Fast boiling time.
    • OK to use.
    • Balanced (so there’s less pressure on your wrist when lifting).
    • Comfortable handle with rubber non-slip grip.
    • Easy to clean non-stick surface.
    • Oven safe.
    • Claims to be PFOA-, lead- and cadmium-free.

    Bad points

    • Not dishwasher safe.
    • Steam escapes from around the lid and can rattle it.
    • Rim has a flat edge so load may drip on the bench when pouring.
    • Glass lid can accumulate grime and be difficult to clean.
    • Noticeable pinging noise.

    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

      $149

    Specifications

    • Weight (kg)

      1.5

    • Volume (L)

      3.0

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

      3.45

    • Base diameter

      18.0cm

    • Base thickness

      0.45cm

    • Base material

      Aluminium

    Features

    • Suitable for induction cooktops

    • Oven safe

      Up to 180°C

    • Steam vents

    • Glass lid

    • Support handle

    • Non-stick lining

    • Measurement grading

    • Dishwasher safe

      No

    • Claims no PFOA

      Yes

    More Info

    • Notes

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    • Availability

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