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Product review
Updated July 2020

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We tested 8 saucepans. Which ones hit the spot?

July 2020

Hampton & Mason

Impact Pro Saucepan with Lid 20cm

Price
$130
Score
69

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

2 Member reviews

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