Induction pots

We last tested induction pots in 2016 and updated availability in October 2019. Obsolete models have been removed. A test update is scheduled for 2020.

Checking pot of steaming food.

Scanpan

Impact 22003

score

60

Avg price

$159

Member Reviews

    This induction saucepan is fast at boiling water and easy to pour from. But it’s heavy and its handle is uncomfortable with a non-slip grip.

    Test results

    • 70
      Balance-weight
    • 40
      Handle-comfort
    • 60
      Steam-control
    • 70
      Pouring

    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.
    • Oven safe.

    Bad points

    • Heavy.
    • Uncomfortable handle with no non-slip grip.
    • Steam escapes from around the lid and condensation builds up on handle.
    • Glass lid can accumulate grime and be difficult to clean.
    • Noticeable humming noise.

    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.

    Model

    • Avg price

      $159

    Specifications

    • Weight (kg)

      1.9

    • Volume (L)

      3.5

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

      3.59

    • Base diameter

      19.0cm

    • Base thickness

      0.6cm

    • Base material

      Impact bonded, aluminium base

    Features

    • Suitable for induction cooktops

    • Oven safe

      Up to 200°C

    • Steam vents

    • Glass lid

    • Support handle

    • Non-stick lining

    • Measurement grading

    • Dishwasher safe

      Yes (but hand washing recommended)

    • Claims no PFOA

      Not stated

    More Info

    • Notes

      -

    • Availability

      -

    Member reviews

    2 Member reviews

    Good pots

    Pros

    Solid pots, very easy pour . Have a set of three. Use them on a gas hob. Handles stay cool as do the lid handles.
    Easy clean, handwash or dishwasher.

    Cons

    Not really any negatives - maybe the large pot is a bit heavy, but then if it wasn't it wouldn't be as solid . Solid is good.

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Steve M.

    Used 3 - 6 months

    SCANPAN Impact

    Pros

    Purchased a set of 4 based on the frying pan I had purchased several years ago. Great for the gas hob especially with the SS handles. Easy clean in the dishwasher - bonus!

    Cons

    The frying pan and large pot is heavy but okay.

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Jane H.

    Used 6 months or more