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Product review
Updated July 2020

Pots

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July 2020

Scanpan

Axis 20cm 3.5L Saucepan

Price
$239
Score
85
Good
Recommended

Test results

  • 94
    Performance
  • 100
    Scrambled egg
  • 80
    Boiling water
  • 65
    Ease of use
  • 60
    Balance-weight
  • 70
    Handle-comfort
  • 60
    Steam-control
  • 70
    Pouring

Good points

  • Excellent result for evenness.
  • Very good boil time result.
  • Fairly easy to pour, flat edge rim makes a wider pour, less chance of dripping on to bench. D-shaped handle opposite side for extra stability.
  • Comprehensive instructions.
  • Saucepan is fairly balanced.
  • Stainless steel fairly easy to clean if food isn't baked on.
  • Measurement grading in the pan.
  • Magnetic base and sides of pan for even induction heating.

Bad points

  • Very heavy.
  • OK comfort, round narrow stainless steel no non slip grip.
  • Steam escapes from around the lid, condensation build-up on the handle and causes the lid to rattle.
  • Glass lid can accumulate grime and be difficult to clean.
  • Noticeable humming vibration noise.

Model

  • Avg price

    $239

  • Price survey

    June 2020

Specifications

  • Weight (kg)

    2.4

  • Volume (L)

    3.5

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

    3.34

  • Base diameter

    15.5cm

  • Base thickness

    0.2cm

  • Base material

    18/10 stainless steel with a copper nucleus.

Features

  • Suitable for induction cooktops
  • Oven safe

    Up to 200°C

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

    Yes (but hand washing recommended)

  • Claims no PFOA

    Not stated

More info

    Member reviews

    1 Member review

    Excellent Pots - A great investment

    Pros

    The Axis range is very high quality stainless steel and keeps an even temperature and the design is lovely. Feel like a Michelin chef when cooking with them. Very happy that Consumer reviewed them. The steamer is great and fits all x3 pots. They can be a bit heavy but I like that.

    Cons

    I had to get them from AUS and they took awhile to arrive. If you shop around you can pick them up on sale at times. There is only time x3 sizes available and it would be nice to have a super small size.

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    May L.

    Used 3 - 6 months

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