Demeyere cookware is some of the finest stainless steel cookware anywhere. Founded in 1908, Belgium cookware manufacturer Demeyere is a leading innovator for quality, stylish, and technologically advanced cookware. As a leader with induction cooking, Demeyere cookware works on all styles of stoves, and is easy to clean in the dishwasher.
Demeyere made news on May 30, 2008 with its acquisition by ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS AG, a.k.a. Henckels cutlery fame. ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS AG is building a high-end cookware powerhouse, as it is also in acquisition talks to purchase French enameled cast iron manufacturer Staub.
Demeyere Cookware Technologies
As the only cookware manufacturer to modify its technologies for the type of cooking utensil, Demeyere cookware design is highly influenced by professional chefs. They offer two product lines, Atlantis and Apollo, which they recommend for professional use. While none of their products have a lifetime warranty, they do have extensive 30 year warranties.
Demeyere Cookware Finishes
With two unique cookware finishes, their distinctive look is practical and stylish. The Atlantis, Apollo, Athena, and Venus product lines have a mat polished surface treatment called Silvinox. While some foods, overheating, and dish-washing detergents can discolor and damage normal stainless steel, Silvinox protects the cookware, keeping its original luster in tact. Silvinox is an electro-chemical treatment that enriches the surface by eliminating iron and impurities. Also unique to Demeyere is their shiny surface treatment called Brinox. The high polishing method of Brinox helps the cookware maintain a shiny appearance.
Demeyere Cookware Bottoms and Layers
Demeyere makes several different technologies for the bottoms and layers of their cookware. Their TripInduc and ControlInduc assure a flat bottom and use in all types of stove tops. So advanced is their ControlInduc, on compatible induction stoves, the special alloys limit the maximum heat the cookware can attain no matter how high the stove settings or length of time on the induction stove. They offer 3 and 7 layer cookware, and dependant on utensil type, whether the layers are clad just on the bottom or extend up the sides.
Demeyere Commitment to Hygiene and Health
While virtually all cookware manufacturers use two or three rivets to attach handles to the utensil, Demeyere welds the handles in place. Welded Handles keep the inside of the cookware smooth and eliminates the chance of food or bacteria being trapped around the rivet seal. They take extra caution with their easy to grasp handles and hermetically sealed bottoms to assure proper utensil hygiene when in use.
The Apollo and Atlantis cookware lines are designed for rigors of professional use. Stylish and practical, the quality of these lines are impeccable. While the other lines may be designed more for home use, their distinguishing characteristics lie in the type of bottom, layering, and style. All lines have a wide range of products both in type of utensil and ratings.
Demeyere cookware definitely ranks as some of the best stainless steel cookware available. Especially if you use or consider using induction cooking, Demeyere deserves to be on your short list.