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Product review
Updated July 2020

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We tested 8 saucepans. Which ones hit the spot?

July 2020

Scanpan

Axis 20cm 3.5L Saucepan

Price
$239
Score
85
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

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