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Archive | August, 2009

Vintage vs Newer Revere Ware

Are recent Craigslist ad for a set of Revere Ware is a perfect example of the difference between the vintage era Revere Ware (1939-1968) and the newer Revere Ware. The ad claims “6 qt. Dutch oven is the only piece that is NOT copper clad. It too is a later piece.”

Non vintage pot

Note the newer style handles. This is clearly a post-1968 pot.  I’m not sure if Revere Ware maid stainless only pieces exactly like this but I suspect what happened is the thin copper layer of the inferior process used after 1968 has worn off over time. Something that can wear off from simply care means the copper layer is so thin it isn’t doing what it is supposed to – spreading the heat to avoid burns.


Revere Ware Warranty Claims

People often confuse us with the company that owns the official Revere Ware brand, World Kitchen LLC; we receive the occasional request for warranty claims, despite the disclaimers posted both on our home page and contact form. Yes there is a Revere Ware in our name (we sell only parts and have information for Revere Ware cookware) but I suspect it is more wishful thinking than anything else that drives people to contact us; we actually respond to every single email and letter we receive, and have tons of useful information posted on our site. I have yet to get a response from an email I’ve sent to World Kitchen’s customer service, and I’ve tried quite a few times.

So, just to reiterate, we are NOT the Revere Ware company and can not handle warranty claims for broken Revere Ware cookware. You can find the official Revere Ware company here, their warranty information here, and their contact information here.


Helping People

We started this business because of our own frustration of not being able to get replacement parts for older (and even newer) Revere Ware cookware. We thought perhaps there were others like ourselves that really wanted to keep their cookware going. But, it still surprises us sometimes the extent to which people really love their Revere Ware, like our customer Maggie who continued to use her pot even though the handles were mostly gone.
Stubs Stubs


We Made the First Page!

To compare Google vs the new Bing search engine, someone created a page (called Bingle) that shows the results from each side by side. To try it out, of course, we tried searching “revere ware.” We are happy to report that we’ve made the first page for BOTH search engines, landing in the 6th slot in Google and the 9th slot on Bing. Of course, results like this change daily.

Update: the Bingle site is no longer active

If you haven’t figured us out, we are all about preserving the Revere Ware heritage. Anything that helps get the word out is good. We appreciate any help getting the word out, as well as contributions to our information archive.


How Popular is Revere Ware

We’ve been selling our replacement parts since mid-January and we just reached our 600th transaction and have sold over 1000 parts to date. As we hoped when we started making our parts, there are lots of people out there still using there vintage Revere Ware and in need of replacement parts. We’ve been tracking Ebay listings for Revere Ware cookware for the last several months and there are consistently 400-500 pieces listed at any one time.