Crofton Saucepan Set

I’ve been needing some new saucepans, and Aldi often seems to have what I need when I need it, thanks to the store’s rotating stock of limited-time ALDI Finds (Special Buys). I picked up the Crofton Saucepan Set for $12.99 at the time of publication. Aldi’s ad called them Crofton Speckled Saucepans.

Crofton Saucepan Set

Crofton Saucepan Set

The saucepan set comes with two saucepans, each with their own lids, making it a four-piece set. One saucepan is 1.5 quarts, and the other saucepan is 2 quarts. I wish the set came with a 3-quart saucepan, but, alas, it does not. The saucepans feature shatter-resistant glass lids, PFOA-Free nonstick material, and comfort-grip handles with heat resistance.

The nonstick material on these pans is called QuanTanium, which is a registered trademark of Whitford. Whitford manufactures specialty, high-performance coatings in the automotive, energy, housewares, industrial bakeware, medical, and textiles industries.

The QuanTanium surface is “reinforced” and “designed to create maximum resistance to scratching and abrasion with superior release.” Whitford’s website states: “QuanTanium® is a multi-layer nonstick coating system reinforced with a unique blend of titanium particles – a particle far harder than the chrome and steel typically used in the production of cooking utensils.”

Whitford’s site also states that QuanTanium is:

  • “An internally reinforced waterborne multi-coat offering excellent scratch resistance”
  • “More durable than conventionally reinforced coating systems due to the incorporation of titanium particles”
  • “A cost-efficient cookware coating offering superb nonstick properties at a very reasonable price”

The saucepans made in China and are suitable for use on gas, electric, or glass ceramic ranges.

The set comes with a short user manual with use and care instructions. Before using, it recommends hand washing in warm, soapy water with a dish cloth or soft sponge. Then rinse and dry. The saucepan should be used on a burner that is no larger than the bottom of the pan, and the pan should heat up gradually on the burner; do not put the pan on a pre-heated burner.

The manual states heat settings of medium or lower will yield the best results, and avoiding high heat settings will preserve the nonstick surface. Also, it says to not overheat an empty saucepan, and make sure that oil, water, or food are in the saucepan before heating.

The manual recommends using nylon, wood, or plastic tools to preserve the nonstick surface. Don’t use abrasive cleaning products such as steel wool, scouring pads, or abrasive cleaners. Hand washing is recommended.

How are the saucepans regarding functionality?

I used one of them immediately to prepare a boxed pasta salad mix from Aldi. The pasta salad instructions said to prepare it in a 3-quart saucepan, but the 2-quart saucepan from Aldi worked fine. When it was time to drain the cooked pasta, the saucepan handle was comfortable to hold and tilt. The pan also washed up easily afterward.

These saucepans did not come with a warranty, and I’m uncertain how they will hold up over time. We once owned a skillet from Aldi that was one of the best we’ve ever owned, but we also own some fry pans from Aldi that developed chips on the edges of the nonstick surface after a few months. Check back for updates on how these saucepans perform after some use.

The Verdict:

Aldi’s Crofton Saucepan Set is an ALDI Find (Special Buy) that includes a 1.5-quart saucepan with lid and a 2-quart saucepan with lid. The pans feature a QuanTanium nonstick surface that claims to be more durable than other nonstick surfaces or coatings. We’ll definitely be putting these two saucepans to the test in our kitchen, so come back later to see how the pans are holding up.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at


  1. It fails on INDUCTION TOPS.

    It might be clever to mark that it isn’t suitable for the most advanced cooking surfaces made.

  2. Ok, I came back. Update the article plz.

  3. I bought a Crofton wok at Aldie’s and the black surface comes off on your rag or paper towel just giving it a rinse. It never stops emitting this black stuff. the black is not flaking or peeling, but just slowly turning your rag black. I am returning it as it made in China and I do not trust that this black film is not getting in our food.

    • We purchased a turkey roaster, worked great the first couple of times we used it. The third time it was used the finish is coming off. Is it safe to use? Probably not! Disposable aluminum pans would have a lot less money!!!

  4. Brought the green fry pans and 2 saucepans my wife just loves them want to get 2 more saucepans. just use butter or marg not oil it burns the pan.

  5. Bought the “non stick” copper crofton set and EVERY time I cook an egg on them it sticks. Don’t waste your money.

  6. I have just bought a 2 piece saucepan set and on opening it only 1 of the 2 saucepans has a lid. Is this right? As what is the point of having 2 different sized pans and only 1 lid?

  7. Mine work fine on most induction stoves, but not all. Occasionally there’ll be one that doesn’t. I’ve tried quite a few.

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