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Use caution with Revere Ware aluminum disc cookware

We’ve previously recommended Revere Ware’s Tri-Ply cookware, because it does a good job of spreading the heat on the bottom of the pan.  The Tri-Ply cookware came in two varieties, one with the aluminum sandwiched between the two layers of stainless steel that are part of the cookware, and one with an aluminum and stainless steel disk attached to the bottom of the cooking vessel.

We were previously aware of rare occurrences where the aluminum disc would fall off, spilling out molten aluminum.  These seemed like on-off rare occurrences.  However, more recently we’ve been receiving more and more reports of this phenomenon.  Here is the latest:

This only seems to affect the aluminum disc types.  Because molten metal pours out when the disk falls off, there is a danger of series burns, and damage to stoves, counters, and flooring.

It isn’t clear why this seems to be happening more now, or whether it has always been a problem and we are just hearing about it more now.  It is possible that as this cookware ages and is exposed to repeated use, something may be happening to the materials that allows this to happen.

In the case above, the use wasn’t extreme in any way:

It was a electric stove on medium/ high heat boiling water. the pot was steaming boiling  when i went to dump the water in the sink  i hear something hit the floor  i thought it was water but it was liquid metal  the melted the flooring.  The bottom was still some what attached.

Given everything we know about this type of failure, I would caution anyone using this type of Revere Ware cookware as it may no longer be safe.

5 Responses to Use caution with Revere Ware aluminum disc cookware

  1. Troy January 11, 2022 at 9:39 pm #

    Thanks for the warning.

    I wish I had more information about how this happened.
    What kind of stove ?
    Did they accidentally let the pot burn dry ?

    • Gilland McGuire April 17, 2023 at 5:21 pm #

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  2. Michael May 1, 2022 at 6:35 am #

    How old was the cookware? I have pans like this but they are very old.

  3. Gilland McGuire April 17, 2023 at 5:11 pm #

    Its AMAZING. Year 2000 discovered the original 17th Century Copper special designed Cookware by Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and PAUL Revere. I spent 2 years in Boston, visit the revere North End House, this product duplicate what your results.are. I see from this try product some one were listening in order to make this attempt…I have the proper ‘ FORMULATIONS….u only get what u pay for…

  4. Reveware Historian February 12, 2024 at 11:31 am #

    Aluminum Disc Bottom Line, (1985). – Revere introduced this line using components manufactured in Korea, and assembled at the Clinton Plant. It filled the needs of customers having the new ceramic/glass cook tops.

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