Are you considering buying Demeyere cookware but can’t decide between Atlantis and Industry?
Both are high-end and top-performing collections, but they have a variety of differences to consider before you buy.
In this comparison of Demeyere Atlantis vs. Industry cookware, you’ll learn how they differ in materials, construction, design, performance, weight, price, and more.
By the end, you’ll have all the facts you need to decide Demeyere collection is right for you.
Use the links below to navigate the comparison:
- Demeyere Atlantis vs. Industry: Video Summary
- Demeyere Atlantis vs. Industry: Comparison Chart
- Differences Between Demeyere Atlantis and Industry
- Similarities Between Demeyere Atlantis and Industry
- Bottom Line: Should You Buy Demeyere Atlantis or Industry?
Demeyere Atlantis vs. Industry: Video Summary
Watch me break down the differences between Demeyere Atlantis and Industry in the video below. You can also watch it on YouTube:
Demeyere Atlantis vs. Industry: Comparison Chart
The following chart offers a quick look at how both collections compare:
|Demeyere Atlantis||Demeyere Industry|
|Construction||7-Ply Base or Fully-Clad||5-ply Fully-Clad|
|Interior Material||18/10 Stainless Steel||18/10 Stainless Steel|
|Exterior Material||18/0 Stainless Steel||18/0 Stainless Steel|
|Core Materials||Aluminum, Copper, Silver||Aluminum|
|Weight (11-Inch Pan)||5.21 lbs||3.34 lbs|
|Handle Design||Rounded, Rivetless||Squared, Rivetless|
|Exterior Design||Two-Toned Steel||Brushed Steel|
|Silvinox Surface Treatment||Yes||Yes|
|Time to Boil Water (2 cups)||3 minutes and 25 seconds||3 minutes and 10 seconds|
|Water Temperature After 5 Minutes||122.0°F||115.2°F|
|Water Temperature After 10 Minutes||106.3°F||96.6°F|
|Warranty||30 Years||30 Years|
|Where It’s Made||Belgium||Belgium|
|Where to Buy||Amazon, Zwilling.com||Amazon, Zwilling.com)|
So, what’s the difference between Demeyere Atlantis and Industry cookware? Let’s get right into it.
The Industry collection is 5-ply, and all pieces are fully-clad. Industry cookware is made of 18/10 stainless steel on the interior, a 3-layer aluminum core, and an 18/0 magnetic steel exterior.
The Atlantis collection’s construction varies based on the function of the cookware.
Straight-walled cookware like saute pans, saucepans, and stock pots have a 7-ply base. But conical-shaped cookware (curved side walls), including Atlantis’ ProLine fry pans and sauciers, is fully-clad with 7 layers from the base through the rim.
The 7-ply InductoSeal construction found in Atlantis saute pans, saucepans, stock pots, and other vertical-walls pieces is made of:
- An 18/10 stainless steel interior (top layer)
- A copper core with a layer of silver on either side (middle layers)
- A 3-layer steel base, called TriplInduc technology (bottom layers)
The 7-ply fully-clad construction found in Atlantis fry pans and sauciers is made of:
- An 18/10 stainless steel interior (top layer)
- Three layers of aluminum (middle layers)
- A 3-layer TriplInduc base (bottom layers)
Demeyere made these construction choices within the Atlantis collection to provide the best experience based on cooking functions.
Saute pans, saucepans, and stock pots mainly heat liquids, so the liquid inside the pot or pan will evenly distribute the heat. Thick fully-clad walls aren’t necessary with these pieces and would only create unneeded weight (and cost).
Alternatively, the fry pans and sauciers benefit from conducting heat in all areas for searing, browning, and pan frying.
I mentioned that cookware in the Atlantis collection has a 3-layer steel base, which Demeyere calls TriplInduct. It’s only available with the Atlantis collection and provides two benefits.
First, it makes the cookware more durable and ensures it will stay perfectly flat and never warp.
Secondly, it makes the cookware 30% more efficient on induction cooktops. Induction cooktops only work with cookware that’s made of magnetic materials. Steel is magnetic, and since Atlantis pans have three thick layers of steel on the bottom, they work faster and more efficiently on induction.
Cookware in the Atlantis collection is thicker and heavier than Industry pots and pans. While both are heavy, Atlantis pans, especially the ProLine frying pans, have considerable heft. In fact, they are the heaviest pans I’ve ever tested.
Atlantis weighs more because of its thick 7-layer construction. Atlantis fry pans are 5 mm thick, the conical saucepans are 3 mm, and the stock pots and pans with vertical sides have a 3.8 mm base. All Industry pieces are 3 mm thick.
Unfortunately, the added thickness and weight make the pans a bit cumbersome to pick up and maneuver. In fact, at a little over 5 pounds, the 11-inch Atlantis ProLine fry pan weighs as much as a cast iron skillet.
The following chart shows the weights of Atlantis vs. Industry cookware, highlighting similar-sized pots and pans.
|Atlantis 11-inch fry pan||5.21|
|Industry 11-inch fry pan||3.34|
|Atlantis 3-quart saute pan||6.50|
|Industry 3-quart saute pan||5.09|
|Atlantis 3.2-quart saucepan*||4.54|
|Industry 3-quart saucepan||5.00|
*Atlantis saucepans feature a 7-ply base, which is lighter than a fully-clad option.
Both collections retain heat well, but due to its additional layers, thickness, and sheer weight, the Atlantis collection absorbs and retains heat better than Industry.
Heat retention is important for several reasons. Most notably, you don’t want the cookware to cool down as you add cold ingredients.
For example, if you put a cold steak or salmon on a hot pan and the temperature of the pan drops, it’s tough to get a proper sear. The more stable the pan’s temperature is, the more evenly it’ll cook.
To find out exactly how the heat retention of Demeyere Atlantis cookware compares to Industry, I conducted a simple test. I poured two cups of cold water into both pans and brought the water to a boil.
As soon as the water began boiling, I took both pans off the stove and set them on the counter.
After five minutes, the water in the Atlantis pan was 122°F, and the water in the Industry pan was 115°F.
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After ten minutes, the water in the Atlantis pan was 106°F, and the water in the Industry pan was 96°F.
I repeated this test with several other pans. And, as you can see in the results, Demeyere Atlantis retained heat better than every other pan after five minutes and tied with Made In after ten minutes.
The heat retention of the Demeyere Industry pan wasn’t as impressive but still above average.
|Pan||Temperature After 5 Minutes||Temperature After 10 Minutes|
|Demeyere Atlantis fry pan||122.0°F||106.3°F|
|Made In fry pan||121.1°F||106.6°F|
|Misen fry pan||118.6°F||103.4°F|
|Rachael Ray fry pan||126.3°F||102.7°F|
|HexClad fry pan||120.7°F||102.4°F|
|Circulon fry pan||133.3°F||102.0°F|
|Demeyere Industry fry pan||115.2°F||96.6°F|
|Calphalon fry pan||112.8°F||101.1°F|
|Ballarini fry pan||120°F||99.9°F|
|Hestan fry pan||114°F||98°F|
|GreenLife fry pan||119°F||95°F|
|Gotham Steel fry pan||113°F||95°F|
|Anolon fry pan||112.7°F||90.9°F|
|T-fal fry pan||108.7°F||88.0°F|
Atlantis cookware is more forgiving, which makes it easier to cook with. Because it’s thicker and retains heat better, the temperature doesn’t fluctuate as much while you’re cooking and adding and removing ingredients.
You won’t burn your food if you accidentally turn the heat too high – it heats slowly and steadily.
Since Industry pans are thinner, they heat faster, but the temperature fluctuates quicker when you turn the knob or add ingredients, so you have to monitor your cooking more closely to ensure you don’t overcook or burn something.
To see how much faster Industry pans heat, I noted how long each pan took to boil two cups of water during my heat retention tests.
As the pans were heating up, the bubbles were uniform across the water, with no signs of hot or cold spots.
However, the Industry pan boiled the water in only 3 minutes and 10 seconds, while it took the Atlantis pan 3 minutes and 25 seconds to boil the water. I repeated this test with several other brands to get a benchmark, and the results are below.
|Pan||Time to First Bubbles||Time to Boil|
|Made In fry pan||1 minute and 40 seconds||2 minutes and 21 seconds|
|Misen fry pan||1 minute and 50 seconds||2 minutes and 25 seconds|
|Anolon fry pan||1 minute and 55 seconds||2 minutes and 27 seconds|
|HexClad fry pan||1 minute and 40 seconds||2 minutes and 30 seconds|
|T-fal fry pan||1 minute and 50 seconds||2 minutes and 32 seconds|
|Gotham Steel fry pan||1 minute and 58 seconds||2 minutes and 32 seconds|
|Rachael Ray fry pan||1 minute and 47 seconds||2 minutes and 36 seconds|
|Calphalon fry pan||1 minute and 45 seconds||2 minutes and 40 seconds|
|Hestan fry pan||1 minute and 52 seconds||2 minutes and 47 seconds|
|GreenLife pan||2 minutes and 11 seconds||2 minutes and 47 seconds|
|Circulon fry pan||2 minutes and 7 seconds||2 minutes and 55 seconds|
|All-Clad skillet||1 minute and 55 seconds||2 minutes and 55 seconds|
|Demeyere Industry fry pan||2 minutes and 3 seconds||3 minutes and 10 seconds|
|Ballarini fry pan||2 minutes and 15 seconds||3 minutes and 12 seconds|
|Demeyere Atlantis fry pan||2 minutes and 11 seconds||3 minutes and 25 seconds|
Atlantis features a two-tone silvery finish on the exterior (vertical-walled pieces only). It has a brushed stainless steel with a thick, polished stainless steel band toward the bottom where the walls and TriplInduc base meet.
Atlantis frying pans and all Industry pieces feature a brushed stainless exterior that’s uniform across the whole pan.
Both collections have Y-shaped handles that stay cool while cooking on the stove, but the actual shape and finish are different.
The handles on the Atlantis collection are angled higher, which keeps your hand further away from the heat and makes it a little easier to tip and rotate the pan.
They also have rounded edges and a shiny polished finish. Industry handles are straighter with squared edges and are bead-blasted for a matte, non-slip finish.
Atlantis is Demeyere’s most premium cookware collection and is priced accordingly. Prices vary by piece and where you buy, but Atlantis cookware typically costs between 30% and 50% more than Industry.
That said, both collections are expensive. Their prices are comparable to brands like All-Clad, Hestan, and Le Creuset.
Why is Demeyere cookware so expensive?
The cookware comes with unique 7- and 5-ply construction, innovative technologies (Silvinox, TriplInduc, rivetless handles, etc.), and high-quality manufacturing processes. Of course, pricing will differ depending on where you buy and if any special offers are available.
For exact pricing, refer to the following chart. Click or tap the prices to learn more about each item on Amazon.
|Demeyere Industry 9.5-Inch Fry Pan||Amazon|
|Demeyere Industry 11-Inch Fry Pan||Amazon|
|Demeyere Industry 4-Quart Saucepan||Amazon|
|Demeyere Industry 10-Piece Set||Amazon|
|Demeyere Atlantis 11-Inch Fry Pan||Amazon|
|Demeyere Atlantis 3.2-Quart Saucepan||Amazon|
|Demeyere Atlantis Proline 12.6-Inch Fry Pan||Amazon|
|Demeyere Atlantis 9-Piece Set||Amazon|
The most obvious downside of both collections is the high price, but let’s look at some of the other downsides of each collection.
Fry pan weight — The Atlantis ProLine fry pans are heavy. They feel more like a cast iron skillet than a stainless steel pan. If you’re looking for a lightweight pan that you can easily maneuver with one hand, this isn’t it.
Pre-heat time — Because of the thick walls and multi-layer construction, it takes time to heat up unless you use an induction stove. According to my test, Atlantis fry pans heat up slower than all other stainless steel fry pans. If you are used to quick heating with thinner cookware, it will take time to adjust to Atlantis.
Handles — The handles on the Industry collection pieces are straight and square. They’re not as comfortable as the rounded ergonomic handles of Atlantis cookware.
Heat retention — Since Industry pans aren’t as thick as Atlantis, they don’t retain heat as well, and they’re not as forgiving. They can still put a golden brown sear on meats but won’t cook as evenly as the Atlantis.
Now that you know the differences between Demeyere Atlantis and Industry cookware, let’s quickly review their similarities.
Atlantis and Industry collections both feature an 18/10 stainless steel interior.
With 18% chromium and 10% nickel, 18/10 stainless steel is Demeyere’s preferred alloy — a coveted blend of metal among quality cookware brands.
Overall, this blend is ideal for cookware because it gives stainless steel its hardness and resists rust, corrosion, and stains. Regarding performance, it’s nonreactive, works well in high temperatures, and can last a lifetime with proper care.
Demeyere cookware has a bright and silvery look — even after years of use. That’s thanks to Demeyere’s Silvinox surface treatment that removes iron and impurities from the steel’s surface, resulting in a brilliant shine that won’t discolor, smudge, or show fingerprints.
The treatment is applied to all Demeyere stainless cookware, including the Atlantis and Industry collections.
It keeps the cookware looking new even after using it for years. You can see the difference in Demeyere cookware when you compare it to other brands that don’t take this step.
Both the Atlantis and Industry collections feature flared rims. This design makes it easier to slide food out of pans for plating or to pour out pan juices and sauces.
On the fry pans, the contour of the pan up to the rim also makes it easy to flip, turn, or stir food just by manipulating the long handle.
Atlantis and Industry feature welded handles. Because there are no rivets, the interior of both pans is smooth and sleek.
Rivets tend to collect grime and become discolored, so this rivetless design is easier to clean and more hygienic.
If you have an induction cooktop, Atlantis and Industry cookware is compatible. In fact, all Demeyere collections are induction-compatible.
Atlantis and Industry are made in Belgium, just outside of Brussels. The company, founded over 100 years ago, started with metal crafting. It’s been manufacturing cookware for roughly 45 years, employing the same quality standards established at its founding.
Both collections boast a 30-year warranty that covers defects in materials and craftsmanship. Demeyere will replace the cookware within that timeframe if there are issues with the materials or craftsmanship.
Bottom Line: Should You Buy Demeyere Atlantis or Industry Cookware?
Now that you know the similarities and differences between Demeyere Atlantis and Industry cookware, it’s time to decide which is best for your kitchen.
Before I give my recommendation, let’s recap the key takeaways:
- Industry pots and pans have 5-ply, fully-clad construction. Atlantis cookware features a 7-layer construction that is either fully-clad or across the cookware’s base.
- Only Atlantis pots and pans offer a TriplInduc base, a unique 3-layer steel exterior that increases durability and efficiency on induction cooktops.
- While both collections are weighty, Atlantis is heavier.
- Atlantis features a two-tone stainless look that mixes brushed and polished stainless steel (vertical-walled pieces only). All Industry pieces are brushed stainless.
- Industry cookware heats up faster, but Atlantis retains heat longer and is easier to use because it’s more forgiving.
- The handles on Atlantis cookware are polished and more comfortable than Industry.
- Atlantis is more expensive than Industry.
Bottom line — Demeyere Atlantis is the best of the best. Each piece is crafted with high-quality materials and a thoughtful design process. Its thick, 7-ply construction allows it to heat evenly and retain heat better than almost any other cookware.
Because it heats up slowly and holds its temperature steady, you get more leeway while cooking. If you turn the heat up and look away for a minute, the pan won’t overheat and scorch the food.
Although Industry is one step down from Atlantis in terms of construction, thickness, and overall quality, it’s still high-performing premium cookware. With Industry, you get the same Silvinox surface treatment, rivetless handle design, and high-quality steel as Atlantis, but at a significantly lower price.
So which cookware should you buy?
It comes down to two factors: price and weight.
If it’s within your budget and you have the strength and willingness to handle heavier cookware, go with Atlantis. If you want to spend less or prefer lighter cookware that’s easier to maneuver, go with Industry.
If you’re ready to buy or just want to read more reviews, you can learn more about each collection on Amazon and Zwilling.com (Zwilling owns Demeyere) at the links below:
- Demeyere Atlantis vs. Industry Cookware (VIDEO)
- Is Demeyere Cookware Worth the High Price? An In-Depth Review
- Best Cookware for Gas Stoves: Top Brands Reviewed
- Demeyere vs. All-Clad: How Does Their Cookware Compare?
- Hestan vs. Demeyere Cookware: 9 Differences
- The Most Expensive Cookware in the World (That’s Actually Worth It)
- Best Cookware NOT Made in China: The Definitive Guide
- Sardel Cookware Review: Is It Worth Buying?
- 5 High-Quality Alternatives to All-Clad Cookware
- Why Does Food Stick to Stainless Steel Pans? (And How to Prevent It)
- All-Clad vs. Viking: How Does Their Cookware Compare?
- The Definitive Guide to the Best Cookware Brands