Induction pots

We last reviewed induction pots in 2016. New test results will be available after April 2020.

Checking pot of steaming food.

Le Creuset

Classic 3 ply Stainless-steel Saucepan

score

66

Avg price

$290

Member Reviews

    This induction saucepan is fast at boiling water and easy to pour from. But it’s very heavy and steam escapes from around the lid and can rattle it.

    Test results

    • 80
      Balance-weight
    • 60
      Handle-comfort
    • 55
      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.
    • Dishwasher safe.
    • Oven safe.

    Bad points

    • Very heavy.
    • Handle has no non-slip grip.
    • Steam escapes from around the lid and can rattle it.

    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

      $290

    Specifications

    • Weight (kg)

      2.0

    • Volume (L)

      3.8

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

      3.50

    • Base diameter

      18.5cm

    • Base thickness

      0.3cm

    • Base material

      Stainless-steel, aluminium

    Features

    • Suitable for induction cooktops

    • Oven safe

      Up to 220°C

    • Steam vents

    • Glass lid

    • Support handle

    • Non-stick lining

    • Measurement grading

    • Dishwasher safe

      Yes

    • Claims no PFOA

      Not stated

    More Info

    • Notes

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    • Availability

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