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Mystery pressure cooker insert

Customer Kathy inherited a pressure cooker with some interesting inserts.  Does anyone have an idea if they belong to the vintage pressure cooker (they don’t appear in the manual) and what they might be for?


More and more Revere Ware on Ebay

It is hard to say whether the amount of Revere Ware on Ebay keeps growing because there are more people interested in Revere Ware or more people are using Ebay overall.  Our tracking continues to show the amount of Revere Ware related listings on Ebay increasing steadily.

Looking at Ebay’s revenue growth does offer some clues:


In the last 3 1/2 years, Ebay’s revenue has increased about 50%.  Clearly people are using Ebay more and more and a rising tide usually affects all boats.  But Revere Ware listings have increased by about 200%, clearly outpacing the growth of Ebay sales.  It seems likely that an overall trend of increasing participation in Ebay is helping the Revere Ware listing growth, but it also appears that people are listing more Revere Ware overall.


New vs Vintage Revere Ware

A call to our customer service line highlights the quality difference between vintage Revere Ware and the new stuff nicely.

Vintage:  You are using the cookware that your grandmother used, was used by your mother, and is now yours.  Other than a new handle, it still works great.

New: You lift a pot off the stove.  Part of the bottom of the pot sticks to the stove (melted).  Part of it falls off onto your linoleum floor and catches the floor on fire.


New old Revere Ware

If you’ve read some of the information on our site and blog, you are surely aware that the quality of Revere Ware cookware made after 1968 is poor compared to the high quality cookware the company made between 1939 and 1968 (the vintage era).  Stuff made in the last 20 years seems to be even cheaper; I’ve personally heard many stories about newer cookware falling apart.

So it is easy to get excited about finding some truly mint condition Revere Ware cookware like this brand new vintage Revere drip coffee pot on Ebay.  The seller was nice enough to send us copies of the manual for this pot for our archives.

If you are a true Revere Ware fan, keep your eyes on the Ebay auctions as new/unused vintage Revere Ware cookware does appear from time to time.  If you are simply looking to replace an old vintage piece, there are plenty available on Ebay and the number of Ebay listings is growing every year.

The best place to find Revere Ware cookware on Ebay is our site, which categorizes all Revere Ware listings on Ebay by type and size, so it is easier to find just what you are looking for.

Update: this piece ended up selling for just over $200.