Pots

We tested 8 saucepans. Which ones hit the spot?

Checking pot of steaming food.

Scanpan

Axis 20cm 3.5L Saucepan

recommended

85

Avg price

$239
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    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.

    How we test

    Performance (70% of overall score): we cook scrambled eggs (70% of the performance score) to assess the pot’s evenness and stickability and we time how long it takes to heat 1L of water (30% of the performance score).

    Ease of use (30%): we consider the balance of the pot, how comfortable the handle is, steam control, how easy it is to pour from, and how easy it is to clean.

    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

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