4 quart cladded SS


(john) #1

Which brand has the thickest aluminum up to the lip in cladded SS for a 4 quart sauce pot? I doubt it’s AllClad which is why I ask. TIA.


#2

Demeyere Industry has a 4 quart “sauté” that is deep enough to call a pot. It is fully clad 3mm. It is more of a deep casserole at just 24cm diameter. Not sure what you will find any thicker without a long handle.


#3

The Demeyere Industry/5Plus actually has a regular saucepan in that size. I have it and it’s 3.3+ mm up the sidewall. There is also an All Clad d7 that may be thicker, but has more stainless steel in that mix. It’s a workhorse in our kitchen and was put to good use today. .


#4

I thought you were a copper sort of person. Are you looking for a long handled sauce pan or a 2 handled pot/? Does it need to be induction compatible?


(john) #5

I am agnostic. I have copper, Demeyere, carbon steel, cast iron, and enameled cast iron.

I am researching my options. Ironically, used copper might be my least expensive option.

I have the 3.5 quart Demeyere Atlantis saucier, but I am unhappy with the amount of real estate it takes on the stove during a busy cooking day. Thinking I might get better service with a regular sauce pot with about an eight inch diameter.

Many thanks for the references to the Demeyere Industry. I love Demeyere but that pot is aesthetically challenged to my eye. I actually like the looks of the Vollgrath better. Not sure how they compare in terms of aluminum thickness.


#6

The Demeyere 5Plus actually has softer lines than the Industry, as does the Sensation. If I was starting over, I’d go with it. Cutlery and More has it on sale. The Tribute is advertised as 8 gauge, aka 3.1 mm. I’ve been experimenting with ordering tinned copper from France – its in that price range or less with the Euro being so low.


(john) #7

Demeyere Atlantis makes a tall stock pot, 5.3 quarts under 8 inches in diameter. Disk bottom.

Does anybody know the thickness of the copper in the disk?


(john) #8

2 mm of copper.


(Kaleo) #9

All-Clad LTD saucepans were nearly 3.6mm. Don’t know what current production is. No exterior SS though.


(john) #10

Thanks. If I go copper, which I might, I want tin lining.


#11

@Hiracer: I have the Demeyere 8qt; it’s a great pot. If you are interested in copper disk, I think Sitram Catering comes in 5.4 quarts as well, in the sauce pan format.

My second attempt to source a 3.6qt tinned lined Mauviel is underway. I had to get a replacement as my first order from Europe got a small ding. It’s a 2.5mm hammered copper version. We’ll see. It’s not quite as thick as the 3mm I picked up at Cookin’


(Kaleo) #12

That’s smart. At and above the 4Q size, you can occasionally find 3.5-4mm tinned copper. Gotta do your time at the gym, though…


(john) #13

Kaleo, I already have a ten quart 3.5mm saucepot, so I ‘gots the guns’ for a little four-quarter. LOL.

Gooster, good luck with the search.


(Kaleo) #14

Hi, Hiracer:

Good, stay strong. My 2G copper saucepan is still manageable for me since I added a helper loop. But the 12G stocker is dangerous without help.

Many people do not have the wrist strength to wrestle an “un-helpered” 4Q, 3.5mm copper saucepan. But I didn’t mean to question yours…

Aloha,
Kaleo


#15

Thanks Hiracer – they are replacing the pot on their expense, so I hope they ship it correctly. It was only $120 with shipping, I recall. I’m actually trying to stop buying – for now, that is.

@Kaleo The 2.5qt 3mm+ I got weighs a ton, and the 28 mm 3.3+mm new rondeau even more. I actually won (in like third place, a fall through offer on Ebay) a 4 mm 10+ qt ginormous pot. I ended up declining it. I decided I probably wouldn’t ever use something that huge. I need to stop buying — at least for now.

At least the Demeyere Industry has a helper handle. It’s the most used pot in the house, right now.


(john) #16

I use two hands on the long handle. I figure that’s why the handles have such length. That, and reliance on a ladle once full.


#17

I own this pot and love it. At first ai though it was an odd bird but it has ended up being really versatile, allowing me to avoid the larger stocker 9 out of 10 times.