Updated 2 Dec 2016

Le Creuset

Classic 3 ply Stainless-steel Saucepan

Snapshot: The Le Creuset Classic 3 ply Stainless-steel Saucepan has a 3.8L capacity and weighs 2kg. How fast does it boil water?

Classic 3 ply Stainless-steel Saucepan
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$290

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Test results

Overall score
66
Balance-weight
?/10
Handle-comfort
?/10
Steam-control
?/10
Pouring
?/10

Good points

  • Fast boiling time.
  • OK to use.
  • Balanced (so there’s less pressure on your wrist when lifting).
  • Pouring is easy (lip around top of saucepan means less chance of dripping).
  • Has support handle if two hands needed to pour.
  • Has measurement grading in the pan.
  • Dishwasher safe.
  • Oven safe.

But

  • Very heavy.
  • Handle has no non-slip grip.
  • Steam escapes from around the lid and can rattle it.

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
$290

Specifications

Weight (kg)
2.0
Volume (L)
3.8
Time to boil 1L water (minutes.seconds)
3.50
Base diameter
18.5cm
Base thickness
0.3cm
Base material
Stainless-steel, aluminium

Features

Suitable for induction cooktops
Oven safe
Up to 220°C
Steam vents
×
Glass lid
×
Support handle
Non-stick lining
×
Measurement grading
Dishwasher safe
Yes
Claims no PFOA
Not stated

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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