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List of brands we tested in this review.
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This is the price we paid. RRP is not always a great indication of price as cookware can be heavily discounted, so it's worth shopping around.
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We conduct two performance tests on the saucepans. We time how quickly one litre of water can be brought to a boil as well as assessing the evenness of cooking and sticking of food when cooking scrambled eggs.
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Stated volume (L)
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We assess evenness of cooking and sticking of food when cooking scrambled eggs.
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Boil time score
We time how long it takes one litre of water to come to a boil.
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Ease of use score
We assess how comfortable the saucepan is to hold and pour from without dripping, taking into consideration the weight, balance, handle and rim. We also assess condensation build-up during cooking (steam vents, splattering and rattling lids). We also comment on how much effort is required to clean the saucepan.
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A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- CHOICE Expert Rating
- Performance score
- Boil time score
- Evenness score
- Ease of use score
- Boil time (min:sec)
- Good points
- Bad points
- Dishwasher safe
- Oven safe
- Suitable for induction cooktops
- Steam vents
- Measurement grading
- Glass lid
- Lip or spout
- Base thickness (cm)
- Stated volume (L)
- Weight (kg)
- Country of origin