Best Saucepans to Buy in the UK (2018)

Buying saucepans can be an exciting time for any home chef. However, this excitement can be short-lived if you don’t buy the right saucepans. Suddenly, you have more food stuck to the bottom of the saucepan than you have on your plate, and you spend years cleaning them with no avail and cooking, the hobby you loved the most in the world, becomes just another dreaded chore.

This is slightly dramatic we know, but a good set of saucepans can save you a lot of annoying hours spent scraping burnt food off the bottom of pans and provide you with an easy and pleasurable way of cooking your family a great meal.

So, today we’re looking at saucepans, if you hadn’t guessed already. Below are the best sets of saucepans in the UK right now. Whether you have just moved into your new uni digs, in with your partner for the first time or your new family home, there is a set of saucepans on this list for you.

 

1. Tefal Essential Cookware Set

This essential cookware set from Tefal is perfect for anyone starting from scratch. If you have nothing to cook in, this set is going to provide you with everything you could possibly need to cook in for years! This set comes with two frying pans and three saucepans with lids. Every piece of this set is non-stick and has an easy-to-clean exterior.

The frying pans in this set also come with the Thermospot. This is a red dot in the middle of the pan that lets you know when the pan is ready to fry, a very simple little red dot that helps you control your cooking perfectly. Plus, every piece of this set (including the saucepan lids) is dishwasher safe making cleaning even easier!

Pros

  • Extremely durable, this set will last you years
  • Non-stick
  • Holds the heat very well
  • Very affordable

Cons

  • Not suitable for induction hobs

Summary

We said above that there was a set of saucepans on this list for you whether you were moving into your first uni home, with your partner or into a new family home, well, honestly, this is perhaps the perfect saucepan set for all three of these scenarios! They offer great control when cooking, will last years and be easy to clean for that whole time!

 

2. ProCook Gourmet Induction Non-Stick Strain & Pour Saucepan Set

This Procook Gourmet saucepan set was certainly designed for a serious home cook! Every saucepan in this set (you get four altogether) comes with a lid that offers very quick straining and pouring. So, whether you are making soup or boiling some veg, these saucepans come in very handy! You have all the sizes you need with this set too. From a small 14 cm saucepan for sauces and things to a massive 20 cm saucepan for the most amount mash potato anyone has ever seen!

Of course, as these are made for the more advanced household chef’s, it goes without saying that they are non-stick. They are also suitable for use on gas, electric, halogen, ceramic, glass and induction hobs. So, no matter what you like to cook on, these saucepans are perfect for you.

Pros

  • Induction hob safe
  • Non-stick
  • Professional quality
  • Strain, drain and pour lids are a godsend!

Cons

  • Handles and lid handles do get quite hot

If you love cooking, or just like cooking to be easy, you have to try these Procook saucepans. This set will set you up for years and provide extremely easy and enjoyable cooking for the foreseeable future!

 

3. John Lewis Classic Lidded Saucepans

John Lewis Classic Lidded Saucepans

These John Lewis saucepans are for the chef of the home. They certainly aren’t the saucepans for you on this list if you are on a tight budget, but they are incredible and worth their price tag. These saucepans are made of stainless steel which provides excellent durability. They have a 6mm aluminium base that disputes heat evenly and retains heat perfectly.

Each Classic saucepan from John Lewis has a liquid indicator inside for more control while cooking. Plus, one of the best features of these saucepans is the stepped non-drip pouring rim. You can pour stuff out of the saucepans, but the rim actually helps to prevent things boiling over.

Pros

  • Professional look and quality
  • Induction hob compatible
  • Non-stick
  • Loads of sizes and pots and pans to choose from with the same style

Cons

  • The handles heat up a lot during cooking. We know these are metal handles, and they will heat up during cooking, but if you aren’t used to that, you may burn yourself, so be careful!
  • Expensive, but the majority of users don’t mind the price because the quality is so good.

Summary

These saucepans are expensive, there’s no getting around that. However, they will probably last you the rest of your life and provide you with enjoyable cooking for the entire time! If you are a passionate chef, these will help you take your cooking to the next level!

 

4. Le Creuset 3-Ply Stainless Steel Saucepan Set

Le Creuset 3-Ply Stainless Steel Saucepan Set

Le Creuset has been a cookware leader for the past 100 years. So, it goes without saying that these saucepans are some of the best that you can buy! These three-ply stainless steel saucepans provide expertly distributed heat from the base to the rim, making cooking or boiling anything easy and quick.

This set provides all the saucepans you can need and the lids to go with them. What’s more, they are stackable saving you space and dishwasher safe, making cleaning a dream. They also have professional quality handles and “handle helpers” so you’ll never lose your grip or your dinner again!

Pros

  • Stylish and professional
  • Induction hob compatible
  • Grill, freezer, hob, oven and dishwasher safe
  • Energy efficient

Cons

  • Not non-stick

Summary

This is a professional-grade set of saucepans for the home perfect for any family that is serious about cooking!

 

5. ProCook Gourmet Steel Induction Saucepan Set

We have another set of Procook saucepans on this list for good reason, they are amazing! This set can be used on any hob and is totally dishwasher safe.

Each saucepan is also made from the highest quality of stainless steel possible to provide the best heat distribution possible. However, unlike the other pro-grade saucepans on this list, these Procook ones have stay-cool silicone handles. So, if you want to take your cooking skill to the next level but are worried about using metal handles, these are the best saucepans on this list. They provide the quality and cooking power you need, but won’t cook your hands as well as the food!

Pros

  • Professional-grade quality
  • Beautiful styling
  • Induction hob compatible
  • Dishwasher and oven safe
  • 10-year guarantee

Cons

  • Not non-stick

Summary

If you want to start getting serious about cooking, these are the best saucepans on this list for you. For the price, they are outstanding value and will help you create stunning dishes for your family and friends.

 

Conclusion

We hope this look at the best saucepans in the UK has been helpful in your search for saucepans. If you are still hunting for other kitchen products, check out our website further. We have everything you need to create a kitchen that is the heart of your home.