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Tole Revere Ware percolator

I’ve never heard of Tole painting before coming across this very unique Revere Ware coffee pot on eBay.  According to Wikipedia:

Tole painting is the folk art of decorative painting on tin and wooden utensils, objects and furniture. Typical metal objects include utensils, coffee pots, and similar household items. Wooden objects include tables, chairs, and chests, including hope chests, toyboxes and jewelry boxes.

It’s certainly interesting and unique, but I don’t think my wife would want it displayed prominently in the house.

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Colored handles – some are and some aren’t

In our periodic investigation of colored Bakelite handles, and whether they are really colored Bakelite or just painted, today’s eBay listings give some great examples.  Here is what appears to be a real colored Bakelite handle:

The fact that the box shows a colored handles is a pretty good indicator.

You can also look into the screw holes and see that the color appears to be through and through.

On the other hand, take a look at this white knob:

 

It clearly shows signs of being painted:

so I think the answer is, some are truly colored and some are painted. Whether painted by a Revere Ware owner or by Revere Ware itself, who knows.

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Corelle shows even more disinterest in the Revere Ware brand

We’ve written about the abandonment of the Revere Ware brand by Corelle, its owners since 2017 when they bought World Kitchen.  While the Revere Ware website pages would still show up in Google, they would land on a “not found” page on the Corelle website.  Now it gets even worse; it appears they are letting the URL itself slide.  Here is what we got when we visited their site today:

I would have thought they might still try to get some traffic out of the brand that they could redirect to their other products, but it seems they see no value in it at all.

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How to make beer elegant

My first reaction to the Revere Tapster was, “How elegant!”  Take a boring can of beer and serves it like a fine beverage.  You insert a can of beer, and close the lid, which punctures the can, and allows you to pour it out of a beautiful looking server.

 

It’s available for purchase at a very reasonable price.

 

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Revere Ware world tour

Every once in a while, one of our shipments goes on a while ride far away from where it should have been destined.  This seems to be some mis-routing by the USPS.  Once a package gets severely mis-routed, it usually disappears and never returns. The frequency of these mis-routings seems to has increased in the last year, and the one we discovered today is the worst.

It departed our shippers on February 27th destined for Canada.  From the shippers, it made its way to to Los Angeles, and then San Francisco, and then, um, Paris France.

Apparently someone figured out the mistake because it came back to first Jamaica, NY, and then Newark, NJ.  But then, for some reason, it went back to France where it arrived yesterday.

After 6 weeks of travel (packages normally take a week or less to Canada), and two visits to France, this one takes the cake.  I can’t wait to see where it goes next.

The moral of this story is, if your package seems inordinately delayed, please contact us.  If we determine it is unlikely to arrive in a timely fashion, or at all, we’ll send another package.

Update 4/12/19

Well the Postal Service in the US and France must be very proud of themselves.  Somehow they delivered this to someone in France.

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The demise of the Revere Ware brand – the insult continues

In the ongoing saga of the thoughtless silent termination of the official Revere Ware brand, I have come across yet another prescient indicator of how little thought actually went into the decision and its aftermath.

If you search for Revere Ware on Google, here is the first result:

This takes you to this page on the Corelle website:

How fitting … it simply no longer exists.  But you can still sign up for Revere news and promotions.  And, rather than revising this page further than the no longer exists message, they left the prior categories of products (Stainless Steel, Hard Anodized, Open Stock, and Sets) and simply replaced the images with stock photos of other Corelle products that don’t at all related to the titles.

And to top it all off, they proudly announce at the top, Revere, since 1801.

Despite the fact that the most iconic Revere Ware products, the copper bottom cookware, was a complete dud as a quality product for the last decade few decades, it is sad that Revere Ware met such a demise, rather than passing the brand on to someone else that might make a better go of it.

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RIP Revere Ware 1939 – 2018

We wrote last summer that it appears that World Kitchen / Corelle Brands, the owner of the Revere Ware brand, was preparing to ditch the brand altogether.  This is after coming out with a new line or Revere Ware branded cookware back in 2016.

We got a tip off this week from a customer that tried to contact Revere Ware support:

I contacted by phone World Kitchens and talked to a rep about revere ware warranty replacement of a knob on my 3 quart sauce pan.  She said her company no longer represents revere ware or their warranties anymore.  I am interested in the knob replacement you show for the saucepan as that is the exact knob that will no stay on the screw of my saucepan.

If you go to revereware.com, this is what you see:

There is no mention of Revere Ware anywhere on the site anymore.

The Corelle Brands corporate site also no longer has any mention of Revere Ware.

This seems a very unceremonious end to the Revere Ware brand, to be silently disappeared without any public contemplation, explanation, or appreciation.  The Revere Brand was once the most popular cookware brand in the US.

It would appear that we are the last place you can go for any type of Revere Ware support and replacement.

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