“I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.”
Quite a few peole have asked us if we plan on making replacements for the older vintage style handles. These handles, which came on the earliest Revere Ware cookware, have two screws on the narrow end of the handle and a third embedded in the hanging hook hole. Unfortunately, because they are pretty rare, we don’t plan to make them. It is possible however to adapt the newer style vintage handles to the older pots and you can find complete instructions here.
The number of manuals and recipe books on our vintage materials is growing. One recent acquisition is an instructional video for the Meal’n Minutes electric pressure cooker model 806. Another one is the Famous Revere Ware Chef’s cookbook, a wonderful 300+ page cookbook from the 50’s by a chef that was fond of the copper-clad cookware. Regardless of the nostalgic aspect, it is a pretty good cookbook.
If you haven’t tried Google Alerts, it is a handy tool that sends you an email whenever new entries in Google’s search database match your favorite search terms. I monitor the search term “Revere Ware” among others and today an interesting one came up. Of course, a new entry in Google isn’t necessarily a new story; it seems that the New York Times has been digitizing its archived story database so today’s and Google has been picking up the new entries. Today’s “new” Revere Ware story was from 1988, about the president of Revere defecting over to Farber Ware.
I discovered that Fitz-All makes a percolator top that fits the Revere Ware percolators with the glass knob. Look for model #246 (also called large size) that claims to fit 1 1/2 inch to 2 1/2 inch holes. Known to be available at Amazon.com or search Google. We also sell them in our store.
Fitz-All also makes generic pot handles (model # 782) that fit the newer (post 1968) Revere Ware pots quite well, although they will look a little different than the originals. Although we sell a replacement handle for the single screw variety, these handles are incredibly cheap if you don’t care whether they look exactly the same or not.
Single screw handles for pots are in the works. It will be a few months before they will be available.
We now have a number of vintage Revere Ware manuals and guides posted on our info page. If you have some vintage manuals, cookbooks, ads, or other Revere Ware literature, please send us copies or pdf files and share them with the rest of the Revere Ware community.