When looking for the best heavy bottom saucepan for candy making and sweets, it is important to note that the best kinds of pans for this purpose are chiefly made of aluminum. While saucepans made from other materials can also work, they don’t provide the best end result possible. The reason for this is that aluminum pans conduct heat evenly. And as any candy maker will tell you consistency throughout the product is the key factor in a good end result. Another benefit of the aluminum pan is that it is perfect to use with gas hob which evenly distributes heat across the utensil.
Here we have curated for you, a list of the best heavy bottom saucepans for candy making and sugar that you can currently get on the market right now. While by no means a comprehensive list, it is still a way for you to gauge the pricing of the best brands currently in the amazon store.
Saflon Titanium Nonstick Sauce Pan (3 Quart)
If what you’re looking for, is a quick and easy solution for all your candy making needs then the Saflon Nonstick Sauce Pan is an easy choice. While not the most feature-rich of products it is a multi-purpose appliance that can be used both for candy making and as a standard Saucepan. The key feature is the 4mm Aluminum coating. Owing to the properties of the material, the pan heats up very fast and more importantly, very evenly. Since the material is durable enough, it works on all kinds of stovetops without any trouble. Even though the Aluminum coating makes for a relatively thick pan, it doesn’t add much weight so it is not hard to handle.
On top of the aluminum that the pans are made of, there are additional coatings of Titanium on the pan that make it nonstick. Unlike traditional nonstick coatings, these coatings are scratch resistant and don’t come off easily. You can easily wash it using a dishwasher as it is rivet free. As an added bonus, the nonstick coating doesn’t contain any sort of Lead, PFOA or Cadmium. The capacity of the pan ranges from 1.5 Quart to 3 Quart and since we’re talking about making candy, it’s usually better to have more space so we’ve recommended the 3 Quart version.
Gotham Steel Stock Pot (5 Quart)
As candy makers know, it is imperative to the candy making process that you get accurate readings from the thermometer. This means that the saucepan that you’re using needs to be the correct size in order to give accurate readings. Too big and the mixture sticks to the bottom and you can’t measure anything. Too small and boil overs become a real issue. This is why we’ve added a variety of sizes in this list for the best heavy bottom saucepan for candy making and sugar in order to provide our readers with some options both on the smaller side and the larger.
The Gotham Steel 5 Quart Pot is one such option. It is not so much a saucepan as it is a veritable pot. It can be used for large scale projects owing to its 5 Quart capacity. There is even a 7 Quart version if you’re looking for something even bigger for a, particularly ambitious project. Don’t be misled by the “Steel” in the title, it is merely the name of the brand “Gotham Steel” and not the material this pan is made out of. The material used for its construction is Aluminum that ensures a light, durable product that can be relied upon for its longevity.
To make the pan nonstick, a Ti-Ceramic coating is used. The end result is a silky smooth surface that prevents anything from sticking to it. You don’t need to use butter or oil as an essential base to cook anymore. It is also PTHE, PFOA, and PFOS free.
Anolon Nouvelle Copper Sauce Pan (2 Quart)
Often times, we need to make a small quantity of Candy or sugar for just one dessert. Saucepans on the bigger side can become a hassle in these cases and smaller becomes the way to go. The Anolon Nouvelle Copper Saucepan is not only smaller but is also taller than it is wide. This makes taking thermometer readings a breeze even if you use them on gas hob.
What makes this Saucepan stand apart from the rest is in the construction of its base. The base is chiefly made out of copper which is layered between Aluminum and magnetic stainless steel. This allows the pan to heat up extremely quickly and efficiently. It is hard anodized and it is compatible with stoves of all kinds, even induction stoves owing to the stainless steel at the bottom. The nonstick coating is triple-layered. It is also safe to be used with steel utensils. The lid is made out of stainless steel which makes it safe for use in ovens for up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
The stainless steel handle is attached to the pan with flat rivet technology, making it safe for dishwashers. And it also comes with a lifetime warranty.
Breville Thermal Pro Sauce Pan (4 Quart)
The Breville Thermal Pro is a bit on the traditional side of things. But don’t be fooled by its unassuming exterior. It is one of the most reliable options on this list. It is nonstick through and through, on the outside and on the inside. There are three coats of nonstick so it’s extra slippery.
Another key feature is that the insides of the pan are curved at the bottom. This makes stirring the pan when cooking effortless. And the problem where some of the stuff being cooked gets stuck to the edges of the pan is a nonissue. This also makes it extremely easy to clean. On top of that, it is dishwasher safe and you can use it in the oven for up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
One thing to keep in mind is that this is not scratch resistant. So don’t use any metal cooking utensils for stirring in the pan as it will leave scratches which can severely lower its life expectancy.
Amazon Brand – Stone & Beam Sauce Pan (4 Quart)
The Amazon Brand Stone & Beam Sauce Pan is a bit of a sidestep from our previous recommendations. While it remains nonstick as that is the industry standard. And it is made out of Hard Anodized Aluminum that provides even heating throughout the pan, it is not dishwasher safe. You need to hand wash this saucepan with soap. If you pop it in the dishwasher, it will lose its integrity very quickly. But don’t let that put you off as it offers a reliable choice that is hard to pass up.
The Stone & Beam Sauce Pan’s key feature is in the lid. There are different sized holes in the glass lid for indicating when the cooking is done. This is great for not only viewing what’s going on inside the pan but also for recognizing when the candy is done and when to take it out.
Candy making is a passion for many and if you’re passionate about something, forking out a bit of cash here and there, is not too big of a deal. But being careful with your finances is key to leading a stable lifestyle no matter how small the purchase. We hope our list of the best heavy bottom saucepan for candy making and sugar has helped you make an intelligent decision. Until next time.