Monday, September 21

revere ware

"REVERE® cookware have been part of American history since patriot and silversmith Paul Revere started making copper sheathing for naval vessels in 1801. Paul founded Revere Copper Company which evolved into Copper and Brass, Inc., the makers of Revere Ware Copper Clad Stainless Steel Cookware.

Designed by W. Archibald Welden and introduced in 1939, the REVERE copper-bottom stainless steel cooking utensils not only represented great advances in both technical and aesthetic cookware design, but proved to be incredibly durable without being heavy." via Revere Ware. These stainless steel/copper pots are good enough for what we do, and cheap too... V v lucky to have a larger set grandfathered to us.

My mental checklist for any thrift store goes, 1) wool shirts 2) french cuff shirts (easy to spot with their arms hanging so long) 3) blanket lined denim and 4) Revere Ware pots. Bingo. Add some copper cleaner and elbow grease = $2.50 well spent. (before above, after below.) Anyone know what the little numbers by the size measurement mean?? f93 etc... thinking it is related to year produced, emailed them to check. [Update 9/23/09: heard back from WorldKitchenInc. "The number you are referring to is a batch number. This is not the year the vessel was made."]


Apothecary Fox said...

think it is a serial or patent number for the design?

Aaron said...

I've got a Revere Ware tea kettle that keeps on going. I can't imagine how old it is - could be 10 or 20 years old. I was delighted to see the exact kettle in NY's MOMA industrial design collection.

Peter said...

If you find ones with the words "Process Patent" on the bottom, those were made before 1968 and have a copper layer that is about double the thickness of the ones made later, such as the one in your picture. They work much better at spreading the heat so things don't get burned.

David Rose said...

I was given a whole set of revere ware that was a set my Grandmother purchased way back when. I learned to cook with these pots and pans, and after 20 years I still love them. They do dent easily, they must be well greased, and they will last well into the future. I just cooked pasta and steamed some green beans with 'em tonight; for the 10,000 time in their life.

Beats the hell out of Target crap.