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Product review
Updated July 2020

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July 2020

Hampton & Mason

Impact Pro Saucepan with Lid 20cm

Price
$130
Score
69
Average

Test results

  • 69
    Performance
  • 60
    Scrambled egg
  • 89
    Boiling water
  • 70
    Ease of use
  • 70
    Balance-weight
  • 80
    Handle-comfort
  • 60
    Steam-control
  • 70
    Pouring

Good points

  • Excellent boil time result.
  • Balanced, moderately heavy.
  • Comfortable stainless steel handle.
  • Fairly easy to pour, lip guides the pour, less chance of dripping on to bench ok to hold with one hand.
  • Stainless steel fairly easy to clean if food not baked on.

Bad points

  • Steam escapes from around the lid, condensation build-up on the handle and causes the lid to rattle and water to splash on to the cooktop
  • No protective rim around the lid handle.
  • Glass lid has crevices that can accumulate grime and be difficult to clean.
  • Lid handle base area can become dangerously hot.

Model

  • Avg price

    $130

  • Price survey

    June 2020

Specifications

  • Weight (kg)

    1.7

  • Volume (L)

    3.5

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

    2.56

  • Base diameter

    18.5cm

  • Base thickness

    0.5cm

  • Base material

    5-ply encapsulated base.

Features

  • Suitable for induction cooktops
  • Oven safe

    No

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

    Yes

  • Claims no PFOA

    Not stated

More info

  • Availability

    Exclusive to Briscoes.

Member reviews

3 Member reviews

Avoid if you can!

Pros

It holds water. It looks nice out of the box.

Cons

The spot welds that hold the handle are poor and very likely to fail. Ive had a couple near misses with boiling food using these. Be aware there cheaper and better out there.

Recommend it?

No, this product has too many drawbacks.

Michael M.

Used 3 - 6 months

Defective products

Pros

No pros, this product is cheap Chinese knock off

Cons

Leaking around the bottom after a year and are now fully unusable

Recommend it?

No, this product has too many drawbacks.

Charissa W.

Used 6 months or more

lid grip problem

Pros

Have had one for 3 years or so. Pan itself is fine - easy to use and clean and cooks well

Cons

The knob/grip on the lid is an issue - it accumulates moisture under the metal flange (presumably from washing etc) so you need to unscrew and clean every now and then, but within a fairly short time of getting the pan the plastic seating for the attachment screw threaded. So I now need to superglue the whole thing back on every couple of months - which frankly is a pain.

Recommend it?

No, this product has too many drawbacks.

Neil C.

Used 6 months or more

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