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Why we don’t have a customer service number

 

Every once in a while we get someone who is a little upset that we don’t have a customer service phone number.  I thought I would take this opportunity to explain why we don’t.

We tend to answer customer service emails within a few hours; often at night and on weekends; we often answer in minutes.  We provide copious amounts of help for things unrelated to our sales, just to be helpful to the Revere Ware community.

Our business is small by every measure.  We serve a very niche market, and provide our parts (and information) as much as a service to the dedicated Revere Ware enthusiasts, as we do because it is a viable business.

As small as we are, hiring someone to sit by the phone to wait for the occasional call (I would guess a few a week if we did have a number listed) is out of the question.  We simply can’t afford it.

That leaves a couple of options:

–> Have an office phone that us answered when someone happens to be in the office.  I can imagine that nothing can be more frustrating than having a customer service number when you need help, but not being able to reach someone.

–> Use a personal mobile phone for such support calls.  Who among us wants to give out their personal number, and risk getting calls at 3am from someone that happens to be in a different time zone?

Neither of these solutions are very satisfying.  So we choose not to list a customer service number, and just do the best job we can promptly and thoroughly answering support emails.

But perhaps the best reason not to offer customer service by phone is that it isn’t nearly as useful and efficient as email.  With email, you can send photos and screen shots. With email you can cut and paste exact error message.  Email is simply a much better medium for the kind of support our customers need.

We hope you understand.  You can contact us using our contact form.

11 Responses to Why we don’t have a customer service number

  1. M. lee May 10, 2019 at 9:51 am #

    I need a mailing address as I have written a letter that has been returned.

    • RevereWareParts May 10, 2019 at 10:18 am #

      At one time we did list our mailing address, and there is a story to why we don’t list our mailing address anymore. We had quite a few people send us old parts that we did not have replacements for, which caused us to incur postage to send back. We also had people sending us checks to order parts by mail, which we are unable to handle; our system only accepts orders from our website. It became enough of a problem that we decided to remove our mailing address from the website.

      However, if you do contact us using our contact form, you will see that the signature in our email reply does have our mailing address.

  2. Judy Rankin November 25, 2019 at 10:52 am #

    Good Day! I have only used Revere Ware for 53 years, My Mom starting using it when she married in 1945 and Revere Ware always made a wonderful and life long gift. I am in need of a screw on the handle of my 4 cup saucepan. Can you help? I only need one screw and cap. I tried to find a replacement at Ace Hardware…no luck. I thought of buying a Revere ware pan at Goodwill, but the thought dismanteling a perfectly usable pan for one screw doesn’t seem right.
    Thank you for producing solid and useful cookware used by millions…it does seem to last forever. Although it rarely needed replacement, it was purchased by many to continue to tradition of quality cookware.
    Thank you for your help.

    • RevereWareParts December 31, 2019 at 7:51 am #

      We don’t sell individual screws as our screw and barrel nut combination isn’t compatible with the original Revere Ware ones. Take a look at this hardware set, it sounds like it is the one you need with a 4 cup sauce pan. But make sure your sauce pan has the M, L, or XL handle size (you can find the dimensions for all of them on the product pages here) as there is one small size handle that the set won’t work for.

  3. Nathaniel December 31, 2019 at 7:11 am #

    I’m looking for some replacement handles for Health craft traditional pots I bought them in 1989 they don’t have a model number they are call traditional. NeedPots and frying pan handles Saw your handles on Amazon I’m a prime member if you have the handles can you supply the parts number so I can order them from Amazon

    • RevereWareParts December 31, 2019 at 7:47 am #

      Our parts are only guaranteed to work on compatible Revere Ware cookware. We don’t supply any part for Heath Craft pots.

  4. Nedra Bottieri July 16, 2020 at 6:30 am #

    Hello, I have a 2 quart pan that I left on the stove too long. The water that was in the pan completely evaporated and left the bottom of the pan black. What do you recommend to clean with? I am so upset….one of my favorite go-to pans
    Thank you for your help,
    Nedra Bottieri

    • RevereWareParts September 8, 2021 at 12:14 pm #

      The black at the bottom of the pan is probably burnt hard water deposits. I would give it a good soak with vinegar and scrub periodically with a nylon brush while the vinegar is still in teh pan. To finish I would scrub well with a green Scotch Brite pad and then polish with Bar Keepers Friend.

  5. Karen Mauchamer February 18, 2021 at 11:30 am #

    I just wanted to let you know that I have a set of Revere Ware that was a wedding gift for my parents in 1951. The patten number is 2363973 – they are over 69 years old. The entire set stills looks good and cleans up like new. They are wonderful pots and pans.

  6. Rebecca Adams September 8, 2021 at 11:28 am #

    I am interested in learning if the bottoms of the copper/stainless pans can be made flat again?
    I now cook on a glass surface and the pots move around a lot due to being uneven.

    • RevereWareParts September 8, 2021 at 12:12 pm #

      Not that we know of unfortunately. I’ve tried myself a number of times and was unsuccessful. Revere Ware, due to it’s tendency to warp even just a little, isn’t a good fit for glass top stoves.

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