What are the ideal induction saucepan sizes to buy? Small 14cm to 16cm saucepans (about 1L to 2L) are best for making sauces and single meal portions. Large 18cm to 20cm saucepans (with 2.5L to 3.5L capacity) are the most versatile and best for cooking grains, making soups and deep frying. These saucepans can be used for cooking in small or bigger batches, which make them a better choice if you’re not keen on having a saucepan set. Shop online or at any Kitchen Warehouse store near you, and enjoy good customer service, fast shipping and a reassuring 30-day money-back guarantee.