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Best saucepan set

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  • 10-11-2020 4:50am
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 380 ✭✭


    Looking to get a good 5 piece saucepan set over next couple of weeks
    Was looking at around 100 to 150 euro

    Any recommendations


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,444 ✭✭✭✭Alun


    Stellar are a good brand and do some decent sets like this one for example which I have, although it's a bit over your budget.

    https://www.arnotts.ie/home/kitchen/stellar/s7c1d-draining-lid-saucepan-set-of-5/104234995.html?channable=006f85696400313034323334393935fd

    Arnotts have some other Stellar sets as well.

    Otherwise IKEA are worth a look.


  • Registered Users Posts: 499 ✭✭Helmet


    Circulon are great, we've been using a set for years.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,444 ✭✭✭✭Alun


    Helmet wrote: »
    Circulon are great, we've been using a set for years.

    I agree, for non stick pans, but personally I'd never use non stick for normal everyday saucepans. I have a Circulon "chef's pan" which I use all the time and love it though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,899 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    I'd advise staying away from glass lids.
    Most of my pots have glass lids and I hate them.
    The break.
    Moisture gets under the handles.
    The handles get lose and fall off.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,051 ✭✭✭afatbollix


    I went with these,

    https://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-partners-5-ply-thermacore-saucepans-with-lids-set-3-pieces/p1369523

    Like the poster above I hate glass lids, Useless in the real world.

    Its 5 ply and honest to god the heat retention is amazing, I only have to heat up to 75% to the aluminum frying pan I have. It boils water quicker than my kettle.

    I could of gone down Le Creuset route but this was half the price and I know they will last till I die.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,444 ✭✭✭✭Alun


    I'd advise staying away from glass lids.
    Most of my pots have glass lids and I hate them.
    The break.
    Moisture gets under the handles.
    The handles get lose and fall off.
    I've had my Stellar pots with glass lids for several years now, none of that has happened.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,899 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    Alun wrote: »
    I've had my Stellar pots with glass lids for several years now, none of that has happened.


    I bet, if you look, that there is water and stuff under the handles.
    Maybe some are better constructed than others - so maybe there isn't on yours.

    Anyway, despite your experience all of those things have happened with my lids.
    And I hate glass lids on pots!


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,444 ✭✭✭✭Alun


    I did look :) They are metal handles and are riveted on, not the big round plastic ones held on by screws, nowhere for anything nasty to hide.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,899 ✭✭✭✭the beer revolu


    Alun wrote: »
    I did look :) They are metal handles and are riveted on, not the big round plastic ones held on by screws, nowhere for anything nasty to hide.

    I've never seen a design like that.
    It's the screwed on plastic handled ones I hate.
    Still, I prefer a metal lid, though:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,444 ✭✭✭✭Alun


    They're like this ...

    2020-11-10-14-55-37-Stellar-7000-5-Piece-Draining-Saucepan-Set-Saucepans-Cooking-Pots-Pans-UK.png


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,628 ✭✭✭Feisar


    I have a Stellar set, can't fault them at all.

    I'd say at this stage wait until Jan for some serious savings in the likes of Arnotts.

    First they came for the socialists...



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,628 ✭✭✭Feisar


    Yer buying something that is a ten year plus investment, hell my mother has a Prestige pot that was in the house that's over twenty years old I'd say and that's no record.

    I'd avoid any non stick coatings, and glass lids (I know they may be grand but steel is harder, remember longevity) and look for solid riveted handles. And a good thick base.

    First they came for the socialists...



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