The 10 Best saucepans

From hi-tech to non-stick – and even one that can go in the microwave – check out our pick of the pans

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1. AGA Cherish saucepan

From £66.49, twyford-cookers

This collection of recyclable pans boasts a wave technology base designed for outstanding energy efficiency and effortless cooking.

2. Jamie Oliver for Tefal

£48 (for full set), debenhams

The toughened-gloss range by Jamie Oliver has a long list of great features, including durability, scratch-resistance and a built-in pouring spout and draining lid.

3. Meyer Circulon Espree all-purpose saucepan

£56, amazon

For a huge, all-purpose pan, look no further. It's so versatile that it doubles up as a skillet or saucepan. Has a three-layer non-stick coating.

4. Muurla Design enamel pan

From £19, amazon

Jazz up your kitchen with this fabulously designed enamelware that is known for its durability. It's lightweight, can be used on all hobs and is dishwasher safe.

5. Morphy Richards non-stick saucepan

From £16, amazon

These pans, which come in plum or red, not only look cheery, but they are great value too.

6. Lakeland Tri-Ply stainless steel pan

From £41, amazon

Lakeland really has it nailed when it comes to quality pots and pans. This range is particularly outstanding.

7. Kitchen Craft microwave saucepan

£6.50, amazon

Who says that you can't use pans in the microwave? You can with this, and it has side fastenings to keep its contents safe in the fridge, too.

8. Raymond Blanc Anolon Professional

£54, lakeland

While some celebrity chefs seem to slap their name on almost any product going, Raymond Blanc is known for his exacting standards.

9. Le Creuset toughened non-stick saucepan

£76, johnlewis

This is a serious investment, but it doesn't get better than this for everyday cooking. No wonder there's a lifetime guarantee.

10. Ecocook

From £15, amazon

Baked beans? Gourmet sauce? You name it, this white non-stick coating, combined with superior thermal properties of aluminium cookware, will do the job well.

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