These are large sized replacement handles for vintage era Revere Ware pans. Please use the information below and the pictures to make sure they will fit your pan before you buy.These parts are newly manufactured by reverewareparts.com and are made to look and work just like original Revere Ware handles.
Material: Bakelite, stainless steel
Includes: Two handle halves + hardware set
Measurements: 5.25 in (130 mm) long, 3.1 in (79 mm) between holes on center. Fits a metal spline approx 3/4 in tall.
Fits: Vintage era 7 in pans, 8 in skillets, 9 in square skillets, and possibly others (definition of skillet, pan, etc. here). These fit Revere Ware pans with handles that have two screws through the Bakelite.
The screw and barrel nut in the hardware set included with this handle are a different thread pattern than original Revere Ware hardware and are not interchangeable with original hardware parts.
Replaces: Revere called this handle style “Style No. 2” and “2-screws”. The original Revere part number for this handle (large size) was 35981. It also had an older part number of the 6xx type that we have not been able to determine.
The screws in the hardware set are Phillips head, not slotted like the original Revere Ware screw sets were. Because the original slot head screws strip very easily, we consider this an improvement.
Bakelite is a great heat resistant material, but it can be a bit brittle. The most important thing is to not over tighten the screws when assembling the pan handle or you can crack the handle.
It is generally not a good idea to put Bakelite parts in the oven; it can make them dull or in some cases crack. We do not offer our Bakelite parts as oven-safe.
It is generally not a good idea to put Bakelite parts in the dishwasher; the soap will eventually dull and dry out the surface of the Bakelite. We do not offer our Bakelite parts as dishwasher-safe.
When removing your hanging loop from the old pan handle, first remove the handle from the pan. Then, if you open the loop up just a little bit with a pair of pliers, you can slide one half of the handle out, and then the other half. Before you put the new handles on, put the hanging loop in one half of the handle, then slide the other half in and squeeze the loop closed a little. You will find it much easier to put the loop on before attaching the handle to the pan than after.
We have seen about 5% of handles where the screw holes are off just enough to make it very hard to get the nuts to go all the way through. The is just a natural variation in the original Revere manufacturing process. Widening the hole slightly with a drill or file has fixed every one of these for us.
In some cases, the old screws can rust together and are very hard to get off. Twisting the screw also twists the nut on the other side. You can try pressing a slotted screwdriver between the edge of the nut and the Bakelite to create some resistance to keep the nut from turning, but if it is truly corroded, the only real solution we’ve found is to break the Bakelite off by prying between the two halves with a screwdriver. Once the Bakelite is off, you can grab the nut with pliers.