About Pot Saver
Pot Saver claims to be a “clever” kitchen timer that attaches to any cookware handle that helps you save time and money by preventing you from burning your food—and your expensive pots and pans.
According to the manufacturer, Pot Saver achieves this by featuring a heat-proof silicone band that works on all types of pan handles (whether around the outside of the handle or through the hole at the end), and features internal gripping ridges to ensure a secure fit. All you have to do is set the timer, stretch the band around the handle, and you can multitask without having to constantly watch over your stovetop. In fact, the company claims you can add a Pot Saver to any long-handled pot or pan, so that you can keep track of multiple dishes at once.
Finally, your Pot Saver’s alarm will signal once your pre-set cooking time has been reached. Then, you simply remove the Pot Saver from the pan and store in your favorite drawer for later use.
Granted, the Pot Saver commercial makes these cooking timers look like the greatest things since sliced bread, but is this actually the case? Consider the following:
What Types of Cookware Can be Used with Pot Saver?
Despite what the product’s name might lead you to believe, most larger pots have looped handles (e.g. both ends are attached to the body of the pot), so Pot Saver won’t work in these instances. Instead, Pot Saver will only work with long-handled pots and pans.
Pot Saver will only work with long-handled pots and pans.
How Well Will Pot Saver Remain in Place?
Even if you plan on only using your Pot Savers with long-handled pots and pans, we’d have to wonder how well the silicone band would hold up to the intense heat generated from your cooktop. In fact, we could imagine that this band might easily become warped and lose its stretchiness, so you’ll definitely want to keep your Pot Saver as far away from your burners as possible.
When it Comes to Kitchen Timers, You Have Options
Finally, it’s important to remember that kitchen timers are nothing new, so you have a wide variety from which to choose. This includes magnetic timers (can attach to any metal surface), multi-event timers (can set different timers for different pans, all in the same unit), and more.
On top of this, many of these types of kitchen timers are priced lower than Pot Saver, especially when you factor in the heft S&H charges. Many will even be available at retailers near you.
Pot Saver Pricing & Refund Policy
One Pot Saver is priced at $9.99 plus $6.95 S&H. If you choose, you can also order a second Pot Saver for an additional $6.95 S&H. Note: If you don’t want the second Pot Saver, be sure to uncheck the box located in Step 1 of the checkout process.
Uncheck this box if you don’t want the second Pot Saver.
Pot Saver comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. This means that if you purchase the buy-one, get-one (BOGO) option, you’ll immediately lose nearly $14 in S&H, plus whatever it will cost to ship the timers back to the manufacturer. After everything is said and done, you might lose upward of $20 in S&H charges and only receive a $6.95 refund.
Pro Tip: For more information, be sure to read our article titled Not Following These 6 Tips Could Cost You Money on Your Next “As Seen on TV” Purchase.
Despite providing a 30-day refund policy, there wasn’t a customer service phone number listed on the Pot Saver website at the time of our research.
Can Pot Saver Help Reduce Stress & Make Cooking Easier?
When it comes down to it, having multiple timers to monitor several different pots and pans can certainly make things easier.
However, we have some concerns about how well Pot Savers’ silicone bands will hold up to repeated exposure to intense heat, as well as its high S&H charges—especially considering that a variety of kitchen timers will be located near you, often at lower prices.