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Sep 14, 2011 07:33 AM

Demeyere Bargain at Amazon

I'm new here, so please forgive me if I am passing on old information. Amazon currently is offering the Demeyere Atlantis 3.2 quart saucepan with lid for $84.95:

It is listed as "10 new" and temporarily out of stock, but I ordered one a couple of weeks ago. After a short wait, it arrived as promised. Gorgeous!

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  1. I have never cooked with a 3.2-quart saucepan before -- used to 1-qt, 2.5-qt, and then bumping right up to 5-qt dutch oven. What sort of cooking tasks do you use a 3.2-quart saucepan for?

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    1. re: operagirl

      I've used mine for making caramel, tomato sauce, bechamel, pasta for one. I've even tried scrambling eggs in it. Maybe if you don't cook for yourself, it's too small a size.

      1. re: operagirl

        Bought one about a month ago, before they ran out. Surprisingly they got stock back and it sold out again. It is such a nice piece, it totally convinced me to complete my set.

        I use this size a lot to cook "potage" (is there a proper english word for that besides just soup?), which is a staple in my house except during summer. 4-6 cups of stock, same for veggies.

        1. re: rewok

          I noticed that in one of the Amazon reviews, someone said they received a different pot. Is the one you got the same as the one pictured?

          1. re: operagirl

            Yes, I did receive the correct pot: the saucepan with one long handle. I think the reveiwer had gotten the saucepot with 2 small handles.

            1. re: rewok

              Yes, I also got the correct one--as pictured. For me, 3.2 is a handy size: I can do anything in it that I can do in a 2.5 quart size, and then some. Soups, vegetables, custards, small portions of pasta all work fine.

              Now if they would just make the smaller sizes available for the same price....

      2. It's back in stock now at the same price. I like the look of my A-C better.

        1. Hi, dryad:

          That is a good price on a pan in a line that seems to get very high reviews.

          Coincidentally, I was in a better indie cookware store today, and was pleased to see that Demeyer provides actual cutaways of their pans to their brick-n-mortar retailers. The cutaway for Atlantis showed a bona fide 2mm copper base as advertised. But I was a little surprised by how thick the inner- and outer-layer SS was. Without a micrometer or a scaled photo it's difficult to tell exactly how thick the SS is, but my estimate is that each layer was around 1mm thick. So about equal total thicknesses of copper and SS are present.

          I was also impressed with the ergonomics and finish. I can see why Atlantis gets high marks in the clad category. Good on Demeyer for not hiding the ball when it comes to the innards of their wares.