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A milk pan is the perfect size for boiling milk, making sauces, toasting nuts and much more. Discover high-quality pans with pouring spouts by the best brands in Australia, from non-stick and stainless steel to enamel in vibrant colours.



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Choosing the right milk pan for your needs

Milk pans are small, versatile saucepans primarily used for boiling and pouring milk. Their compact size makes them perfect for completing other kitchen tasks too, such as toasting spices in oil or ghee, making sauces and gravies and heating nuts and seeds. Before adding a milk pan to your cookware collection, consider these factors:

  • Material - You can find milk pans made from a variety of materials, including stainless steel, carbon steel, cast iron, enamelled cast iron and other durable materials.

  • Size - Milk pans are available in different sizes and depths. There are larger pans that hold a litre of milk and smaller ones made to hold just 350ml of milk.

  • Durability - A milk pan is in direct contact with cooktops, so they need to be able to withstand a high heat.

  • Design - Saucepans don’t need to be boring! Pick up a classic black or white milk pan or add a dash of colour to your kitchen with fiery reds and soft hues.

  • Price - The price of a milk pan will depend on its quality, material and added features.

  • Safety features - A pouring spout is essential for pouring milk without the mess while stay-cool handles covered in silicone provide a soft grip that’s comfortable.

  • Oven and dishwasher-safe - An oven-safe milk pan can go from stovetop to oven in a flash while a dishwasher-pan makes cleaning up fast and easy.

Difference between a milk pan and saucepan explained

The biggest difference between a milk pan and a saucepan is the size, with milk pans being significantly smaller than a standard saucepan. There are also other differences, as well as some similarities:


  • Versatile for boiling water, heating food and making sauces and soups

  • Usually sold with lids for faster boiling and controlled cooking at lower temperatures

  • Some glass lids have steam vents that let moisture escape

  • Typically have a long handle, although larger sizes may include a helper handle

  • Saucepans with straight sides carry more volume

  • Sloped sides and non-stick surfaces are useful for making sauces

Milk Pans

  • Smaller type of saucepan for heating milk and making sauces

  • Often has a lip on one side or an all-round lip for mess-free pouring

  • Some have two pouring lips for left and right-handed use

  • Typically have a non-stick coating

  • Most do not come with lids

Unique milk pan designs and shapes

Need a smaller pan for quickly boiling some water, instant coffee, milk, or tea? A multifunctional milk pan is the right size for whipping up a quick sauce, hot beverage and more. At Kitchen Warehouse, we have milk pans to suit every kitchen and purpose.

Discover the durable Anolon Endurance+ Milk Pan with a hard anodised construction for superior heat distribution and retention. The Wolstead Stonetek Milk Pan 14cm is ideal for heating milk and making everything from custard to gravy with double forged aluminium for even heat distribution. We have petite milk pans by Falcon Enamelware to melt butter and pour syrup plus larger vintage pans that hold 850ml of liquid with a pouring spout.

A non-stick milk pan, such as the Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick Milk Pan 16cm, will be easier to clean and maintain.

The best milk pans for induction stoves

Induction cooking is energy-efficient with fast and accurate temperature control, making induction milk pans handy for heating milk to the right temperature - fast. Only cookware capable of harnessing a magnetic field can be used with induction stoves. Check the product details before purchasing to ensure your chosen milk pan is designed for your stovetop.

We have a great range of induction milk pans to choose from, including the Avanti Mini Milk Pan 14cm and the Scanpan Impact Milk Pan 1L.

Tips for achieving perfectly boiled milk

Boiling milk might sound simple, but there’s an art to boiling milk correctly. Whether you’re adding milk to a recipe or making a hot beverage, these handy tips can help you get perfect results every time:

  • Bring the milk to heat slowly over a medium heat

  • Stir it while it comes to the boil

  • When bubbles appear around the edges and middle of the pot, turn off the heat

  • Continue to stir the milk as it cools to prevent a skin forming

  • The higher you heat the milk, the more chance of curdling or denaturing the proteins

Other kitchenware accessories to buy with a milk pan

At Kitchen Warehouse, there are unlimited cookware, kitchen accessories and gadgets to choose from that will perfectly complement your milk pan. Consider adding these items:

  • Saucepan set

  • Stainless steel saucepan

  • Milk jug

  • Cutlery

  • Non-stick frypan

  • Kettle

  • Saute pan

  • Roasting pan

  • Grill pan

  • Wok

  • Stock pot

  • Coaster

  • Blender

  • Apron

Alternative uses of milk pans

Your handy milk pan can do so much more than just boil milk! You can use it to make a wide range of sauces, gravies, pastes, chutneys, stocks and broths. You can also use your milk pan to heat spice mixes, dry-roast nuts, melt butter and pour syrup over pancakes and desserts.

Maintenance, cleaning and care

Milk pans are small enough to easily wash in the sink or pop in the dishwasher. At Kitchen Warehouse, you can find high-quality milk pans that have been constructed from durable stainless steel, carbon steel, cast iron and other metals that are dishwasher-safe.

Clean and maintain your milk pans using mild detergent and a soft, non-abrasive sponge or scourer. Dry the milk pan on an open-air dish rack to eliminate moisture and germs.

Brands we know and trust

Whether you are looking for a toughened non-stick frypan or a dainty milk pan, Kitchen Warehouse has exactly what you need from the best Australian and international brands at prices lower than RRP. Shop iconic brands like Avanti, Le Creuset, Scanpan, Anolon, Falcon, Chasseur and Pyrolux.

Buying online with Kitchen Warehouse

Kitchen Warehouse makes it easy to buy your new milk pan online by providing a streamlined and enjoyable online shopping experience. Our extensive range will fill your kitchen and your home with the latest products in cookware, cookware sets, dinnerware, bakeware, tableware, drinkware and so much more. Many of our products come with a warranty and we offer a 30 day returns policy for complete peace of mind. All you need to do is browse our categories, save your favourites in a wishlist for later or checkout now with free and speedy delivery to your door when you spend over $100. Know someone who could use some new kitchenware? Show them some love with a gift card to celebrate any occasion!


What is the capacity of a milk pan? Milk pans can hold anything from around 200ml to one litre of milk. Choose a mid-size or larger size milk pan if you cook with bigger quantities or go for a small 350ml milk pan, such as our pans by Falcon Enamelware, for melting butter and pouring sauces and syrups over food.

What temperature should milk be boiled at? The boiling point of milk is close to the boiling point of water at 100 degrees Celsius. However, milk doesn’t have to be boiled to be enjoyed. A milk pan heats milk fast and evenly so that you can choose your ideal temperature for your cooking needs. Discover our milk pans for heating milk, making sauces, toasting seasonings and more by popular brands like Wolstead and Avanti.