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demeyere cookware. How much does it weigh?

timwaltham Feb 19, 2013 10:43 AM

im considering the demeyere 24cm saute pan, people say its heavy but i cant find the weight of any piece of demeyere cookware on the net, im beginning to think its a conspiracy.

any ideas?

  1. kaleokahu Feb 19, 2013 12:43 PM

    Hi, Tim:

    Call City Kitchens here in Seattle and have them weigh it for you. They have most everything Demeyere offers.


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    1. re: kaleokahu
      timwaltham Feb 19, 2013 01:38 PM

      im in the uk, but i have considered asking a stockist for the weights. it seems like a last resort though particularly when most companies are open about how much their pans weigh.
      i suspect demeyere are hiding it because theyre heavy and they know it will reduce sales if they say the weight.

      1. re: timwaltham
        kaleokahu Feb 19, 2013 02:03 PM

        Hi, Tim:

        If you give me the specific line and size of the pan you're looking at, I'll call City Kitchens.


        1. re: kaleokahu
          timwaltham Feb 20, 2013 12:40 AM

          thanks for your offer kaleo, i was looking at the atlantis 24cm saute pan with lid, but i feel i cant impose on you to do this

          1. re: timwaltham
            kaleokahu Feb 20, 2013 08:57 AM

            Hello, Tim:

            No imposition.

            According to Williams-Sonoma: The Atlantis 2.5Q saute (9.25") weighs 8.5 pounds with lid. And the 4Q saute (11") weighs 10.5 pounds with lid. These lids are double-wall, so they are probably >1lb.

            I contacted City Kitchens, and will give you an actual weight when I have it.


    2. rcspott Feb 19, 2013 06:03 PM

      Don't know if this helps; the 12" sauté is 4.83 lbs.

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      1. re: rcspott
        timwaltham Feb 20, 2013 12:45 AM

        yes thats useful, i was looking at the atlantis 24cm saute pan, which im guessing from this will be a few 100g lighter. seems like its slightly lighter than falk copper. odd that the saute pans are designed to be so heavy as part of what you want to do is flip things around in them.

      2. s
        seattle_lee Feb 19, 2013 07:35 PM

        As Kaleo has implied, that depends on which Demeyere line you are talking about. I have a Proline5 skillet that is very very heavy for an 11" mostly-aluminum skillet, and a 3 qt saute from the Industry5 line, which isn't as heavy.

        1. t
          timwaltham Feb 20, 2013 12:49 AM

          i was looking at the atlantis line, although i would be interested to know the specific weights of other lines too as weight and being too heavy is an issue for me. there seems to be no info on any of there lines about this.

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          1. re: timwaltham
            Sid Post Feb 20, 2013 06:00 AM

            My Proline 5 star/Atlantis skillets rival Lodge Cast iron in weight in my hand. Whether they scale the same is unknown.

            My 3.2 quart Atlantis saucepan has a very heavy base but, a thin lid and sides so overall weight empty isn't bad. Empty balance is a little odd at first compared to my previous pan experiences.

            My Spring 5 layer pans are all relatively heavy because the 5 layers go all the way to the pan edge.

            A ~20 inch saute pan won't be too heavy but, you also need to factor in the weight loaded with food. For control and handling in a "heavy" pan, nothing beats a helper handle. In my case I would go slightly larger and get a helper handle in most pans if the size and cost are still reasonable.

          2. t
            timwaltham Feb 20, 2013 07:21 AM

            just had a stockist come back to me with the weight of the atlantis 24cm saute pan without the lid on.
            3.2kg!!.....im shocked.
            if thats correct then no-wonder they wanted to keep the weight quiet.

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            1. re: timwaltham
              kaleokahu Feb 20, 2013 09:05 AM

              Hi, Tim:

              7lbs for the pan and 1.5lb for the lid makes sense. The disk base is what causes this--7 layers, including 2mm of copper.

              Still, it's no heavier than a straight-gauge 3mm copper pan of the same size. But definitely a 2-handed toss for most cooks.


              1. re: kaleokahu
                timwaltham Feb 20, 2013 09:52 AM

                thanks for your inquires Kaleo, the Williams-Sonoma weight agrees with what the stockist here said.

                i have to admit i wasnt expecting it to be anywhere near that heavy, 10.5lbs for the 11inch is insane.
                i think even the 8.5lb pan will be completely unmanageable as i like to use one hand for most pan maneuvers.

                1. re: timwaltham
                  ellabee Feb 20, 2013 10:34 AM

                  Tim, are you asking about a low-sided frying pan / skillet, or about a straight-sided, thicker-base pan (what most people in the U.S. understand by the term 'saute pan')?

                  For a frying pan, those weights are IMO almost unmanageable. My 9.5" skillet weighs 3 1/2 pounds; it's stainless-lined 2mm copper, with a long cast stainless handle. A pan of four pounds is about the outer limit of what I can comfortably manipulate with one hand/arm.

                  1. re: ellabee
                    timwaltham Feb 20, 2013 11:18 AM

                    the straight sided saute pan with lid. i always thought saute pans have most of the benefits of a frying pan with extra functionality.
                    i agree, 2kg is the limit of one-handed handling. the atlantis is so heavy you wouldnt be able to shuffle the pan contents by moving the pan which i often do.
                    im guessing it will retain so much heat in its mass that it will also continue cooking when off the heat which isnt a good feature.

                    1. re: timwaltham
                      Sid Post Feb 20, 2013 06:23 PM

                      Use the right pan for the right purpose. There are places for light and heavy pans, straight and sloped sides, etc.

                      1. re: timwaltham
                        kaleokahu Feb 21, 2013 10:35 AM

                        Hi, again, Tim:

                        "...wouldn't be able to shuffle..."

                        Oh, I think you can manage that. My 11" saute is 12 pounds empty, and while lifting the pan and tossing the contents is impossible with one hand, shaking without lifting isn't bad.

                        You might also be surprised that tossing 2-handed on a single handle isn't very difficult. Elbows in to your sides.

                        Also, remember that the 4Q Atlantis has a helper handle, so you could also toss as you would in a rondeau.


                        1. re: kaleokahu
                          timwaltham Feb 21, 2013 01:55 PM

                          12lbs!...thats a seriously heavy pan you have there.
                          its also the carrying and pouring, which i find is a bit of a palava if you have to use two hands.
                          i used to have a heavy iron skillet and it felt like a liberation when i went back to a much lighter 1kg tri-ply pan.

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                mikie Feb 21, 2013 10:47 AM

                Don't know if this is going to help much, but the 4.2 qt. Demeyere Atlantis sauté is a beast, the weights I found were from 9 lbs. to 10.5 lbs. This is an 11" pan and is as heavy as any copper pan of similar size, if not heavier. It wasn't exactly the pan I needed, as I was looking for more area and this has taller sides, but the weight really convinced me that somewhere down the road, this was not going to be a pan I would hoist up onto the range very often.

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                1. re: mikie
                  timwaltham Feb 21, 2013 02:03 PM

                  yes the weight was enough to put me off and find something (thankfully) cheaper. having to use two hands to move it anywhere is a major drawback. im just glad i asked the question here before i dropped any money on it.

                  1. re: timwaltham
                    Sid Post Feb 22, 2013 05:36 AM

                    I find using the helper handle helps stability and control as I move the pan or pour from it. Sure it isn't a simple one handed toss but, I have other pans for that.

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                  laraffinee Feb 23, 2013 08:59 AM

                  I started with the larger Demeyere Atlantis sauté pan - loved it and have since added the smaller one, the saucier and the two Proline fry pans. Yes, they are all heavier than a lot of other cookware, but they rock in the kitchen! I love them.. All of my cookware is heavy - my copper cookware weighs a ton, my Demeyere, and my Staub. I guess I just prefer that kind of cookware. Even my cookie sheets are 10 gauge aluminum and are quite heavy. My Fissler Solea pots are probably the lightest cookware I own - no, my T-fal non-stick pans are. I do not have any health issues that would make heavy pans an issue, so I adjust to how to pour from them, etc.

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                  1. re: laraffinee
                    timwaltham Feb 25, 2013 08:23 AM

                    how are you finding that fissler pan?
                    i was interested in them because of the 8mm aluminum tri-ply base thats supposed to be dead flat when hot and guaranteed against warping.
                    after my lecruset stainless tri-ply warped within one month the fissler is looking like a good alternative to the demeyere.

                    1. re: timwaltham
                      laraffinee Feb 25, 2013 07:12 PM

                      I am loving the Fissler Solea. I have the set of small to large pots and they are just perfect. I haven't had any warping at all. I have had them for just over a year now. My All-Clad sauté pan warped in the first month. I took it back and they replaced it and the second one did the same, but took about 3 months. I donated it to a monastery that needed cookware. It was All-Clad Ltd. That was about 10 years ago, and I never bought another All-Clad piece since. I am thrilled with my Demeyere and Fissler cookware.

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