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Removing stainless steel burn marks

Houzz is a great (if not overwhelming) resource for all things house.  I recently came across this article on how to keep stainless steel clean.

The part that caught my attention was about removing burn marks from stainless steel.

6. Banish burn marks. If you have some burn marks that just won’t come off your stainless steel stove, try this simple DIY recipe:

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons Borax
  • Club soda (for rinsing)

Combine the first three ingredients to make a cleaning paste. Apply this paste to the entire stained area with a soft cloth. Scrub in the same direction as the grain of the stainless steel. Rinse with club soda and wipe dry with a microfiber cloth.

This might be a good way to occasionally clean the bottom of Revere Ware pans to get off burn marks of the more stubborn variety.


Revere Ware brochure from 1965

We recently came across this Revere Ware brochure from 1965.

It comes folded like this.

We’ve seen things like this included in new Revere Ware that we’ve come across on eBay, still in the box, from the same era, so it seems likely this brochure came with a purchased piece of cookware.

What is interesting, is that it appears to be some kind of order form, showing some sets, and quite a few individual pieces.  Do you think someone could get away with calling a set the “Homemaker” set in this day and age?

Here they are a bit larger.

Wow, look at the Art Deco styling of that beverage server.  I’ll be on the lookout for one of those.


What is interesting is that, there are places to check off what one wants to order, but there are no prices, and no instructions on how to place and order.  I wonder exactly how one used this form?

To consider where this brochure falls in Revere Ware history, this is just 4 years before they changed the design, reducing the thickness of the copper and stainless steel, and made the cookware that much less effective.

Lastly, there is an bit about their cleaners.

The copper cleaner is pretty standard stuff. However, the stainless steel cleaner has me curious, with the statement “Easily removes stubborn discolorations and heat stains …”

If you’ve ever overheated stainless steel, you are probably familiar with the rainbow swirls you can get on the stainless steel, also sometimes called heat tint.  We recommend Bar Keepers Friend for dealing with that, but it isn’t perfect.  I wonder if their stainless steel cleaner was better.



Revere Ware refrigerator magnets?

When we started selling Revere Ware replacement parts 8 years ago, we bet on the fact that, with an installed base going back to the 40’s, there would be a lot of people passionate about their vintage cookware like we were.  In the 9 years since, our business has grown at a moderate but health clip, and in all the ways you might measure the level of interest in all things Revere Ware, interest in the vintage cookware brand has grown considerably.

For example, the number of listings for Revere Ware cookware at any given time has roughly quadrupled in that time period.  Similarly, the number of impressions we see for our Adwords ads every month has more than doubled (meaning, people are searching a lot more on Revere Ware related terms).

However, I think the best indication that the vintage Revere Ware brand is seeing a revival is the fact that someone is making new refrigerator magnets out of vintage Revere Ware ads, and they appear to be selling.