Checking pot of steaming food.
Product review
Updated July 2020

Pots

We tested 8 saucepans. Which ones hit the spot?

July 2020

Scanpan

Classic Induction Saucepan 3L

Price
$451
Score
85
Recommended

Test results

  • 89
    Performance
  • 100
    Scrambled egg
  • 63
    Boiling water
  • 75
    Ease of use
  • 80
    Balance-weight
  • 80
    Handle-comfort
  • 60
    Steam-control
  • 80
    Pouring

Good points

  • Excellent result for evenness.
  • Easy to pour, flat edge rim makes a wider pour, less chance of dripping on to bench easy to hold with one hand.
  • Saucepan is balanced, moderately heavy.
  • Made of 100% recycled aluminium, a material that is considerably more sustainable and eco-friendly.
  • Comfortable, soft bakelite handle with molded grip area.
  • Non-stick surface easy to clean.

Bad points

  • Only OK boil time result.
  • No steam vents, steam escapes from around the lid, condensation build-up on the handle
  • Glass lid can accumulate grime and be difficult to clean.
  • Noticeable initial pinging then humming sound.

Model

  • Avg price

    $451

  • Price survey

    June 2020

Specifications

  • Weight (kg)

    1.6

  • Volume (L)

    3

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

    4.46

  • Base diameter

    14.5cm

  • Base thickness

    0.5cm

  • Base material

    Cast aluminium.

Features

  • Suitable for induction cooktops
  • Oven safe

    Up to 260°C

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

    Yes (but hand washing recommended)

  • Claims no PFOA

    Yes

More info