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Archive | January, 2018

Sizing sheet for vintage 2-screw skillet and sauce pan handles

For our 2-screw handles, which fit pre-1968 vintage style cookware, we provide specific measurements to compare existing handles with, to find the correct size.  Still, people do seem to have difficulty with correct sizing often enough that we decided to make a helper sheet to help determine the correct size.

 

You can can download the PDF version of this sheet here.  If you download the PDF file and print it in portrait mode on an 8 1/2 x 11 (letter size) sheet of paper, you can just hold it up to your old handle to determine the proper size replacement.

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Using eBay saved searches to find rare items or get a deal

Some Revere Ware piece are very rare.  For example, the square skillets.

As you can see, they are expensive and there aren’t that many listed.  What I do when I am looking for something on eBay that is expensive, and I want to find a deal, or is very rarely listed, is to save a search, such that I get notified by email whenever new items appear.  Notice the Save this search link at the top of the search results.

Once you click the link, you get a confirmation, and are automatically subscribed to emails when new listings are added that match your search.

When are looking for a long item, sometimes it takes playing the long game, being willing to wait as long as it takes to get what you want, at the price you want.  I’ve gotten some great deals on all kids of stuff this way, as long as I’m not in a hurry to get them.

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Sizing sheet for single screw handles for post 1968 skillets and sauce pans

Our 1-screw handles fit the type of newer (post 1968) skillets and sauce pans that have a single rivet or screw through the metal part of the handle.  The connection of the handle to the pot is the same on all handles, so, in theory, you could use the smallest handle in the largest skillet or sauce pan, but it won’t look right.

While we do include measurements of all of our parts in the part details, we recently came up with something simpler, this sizing sheet.

You can can download the PDF version of this sheet here.  If you download the PDF file and print it in portrait mode on an 8 1/2 x 11 (letter size) sheet of paper, you can just hold it up to your old handle to determine the proper size replacement.

If your existing handle has a rivet, you can find the guide to removing the old rivet here.

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Replacement plastic lids for Revere Ware stainless steel mixing bowls

Over the years, we’ve regularly been asked if we can supply new lids for the Revere Ware stainless steel mixing bowls.

Over time, the plastic lids wear out as the plastic ages, and they crack.  Unfortunately, we don’t have a line on replacement lids of this type.

However, we recently came across an Indiegogo campaign for a new type of lids that is made to fit different sizes; The Unlid.

While we don’t have a set of the mixing bowls we might try the lids out on, they sure look like they will work.  The lids are rubber and stretch to fit many different sizes snugly.

The only downside is that they aren’t expected to ship until May 2018.

Update

We’ve had an number of people ask us whether these will fit the Revere mixing bowls and how they can get them.

In answer to the first question, we don’t know for sure if they will fit.  They look like they will from reading the specifications.  We will only know once they ship and someone tries them out.

In term of timing, we originally reported that these were expected to be available in May 2018.  As of April, the latest update from them doesn’t make a May delivery date likely, but perhaps later this year sometime.  Please check the updates page on the campaign for the latest news.

In terms of how to get them, the only way we are aware presently is to sign up for one of the perks on the campaign.

Update 10/2/18

These have started shipping as of July and it appears you can still purchase them here (I just did).  Just click on one of the perks to expand it and then select Get This Perk.

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Other sources for vintage Revere Ware

About 10 years ago, when I started looking into making parts for Revere Ware cookware that I couldn’t find elsewhere, I built up quite a collection of pieces to use as samples and to test the fit of the new parts.  At the time, my wife and I loved going to thrift stores, which turned out to be a great source of Revere Ware (and Pyrex and other neat vintage cookware pieces).  I think in all we ended up with about 80 or so pieces, all bought on the very cheap.

While they appear to be getting somewhat rarer (possibly because  buying stuff from thrift stores to resell on eBay has become a popular activity), I still do see some good finds to be had when I visit thrift stores for used children’s books (those care free days are over, for now).

The point is, if you are resourceful, there are lots of other more local places to get Revere Ware that are cheaper than eBay (where you can find most anything admittedly) and won’t cost you to ship.

In addition to thrift stores, sometimes entire sets are sold on Craigslist, like this one.

I’ve looked at a lot of sets for sale on eBay; let me tell you, that is a great deal.

So, if you are looking at replacing some Revere Ware, or building a collection, consider your local sources.  Many towns have thrift stores, secondhand stores, or stores that specifically consign items like cookware.  Also, setting up a Craigslist RSS feed that you can check occasionally in an RSS reader is pretty easy.  You may be surprised what you find, and you may just find a wonderful rare piece, or find what you need on the cheap.

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