For a couple of months the revereware.com URL has been shrouded in mystery, with the following message on the site:
They recently unveiled their new site.
They still offer the same limited selection of the classic copper bottom Revere Ware; that hasn’t changed. They do now show a nice little history of the Revere brand (or perhaps we never noticed that before in their confusing and cluttered site with many brands).
All the hubub seems to be about two new lines they are offering (press release). The two new lines are the Revere Copper Confidence Core Stainless Steel Cookware and the Revere Clean Pan Hard Anodized Aluminum Non-Stick Cookware. Both lines include a new feature called Nest&Protect, which looks like this:
The hanging hooks for the handles can be hooked over the lower handle to keep the insides of the pots from touching, so as to prevent the outside of the top pot from scratching the inside of the pot it sites inside.
My immediate reaction on this feature is two-pronged:
- For stainless steel cookware, this isn’t really a problem. The insides of cookware are going to get scratched and dulled from the likes of acidic food and metal utensils. And being able to use an abrasive scrubber, like a Scotch Brite pad, is very helpful at times. I tend to prefer the inside of my cookware to have a uniform dull finish, which is how it always ends up.
- I am imagining the hassle of always having to unhook those handles to get at the one at the bottom or in the center.
These two lines may be otherwise interesting, but I don’t think Nest&Protect would be a reason for me to buy them.
The other thing that comes to mind is World Kitchen’s long history of producing inferior cookware, opting to lower costs and wring profit by offering a very cheap product while capitalizing on any value left in storied brand names. For example, their picture above of the nested pan cutaways shows very very thin stainless steel on the sides, and, while the bottom does appear to be a bit thicker, I’m not seeing any actual copper in the copper core cookware.
So, I remain a skeptic as to the quality of the new lines.
I was personally hoping that they might improve and expand the classic Revere Ware line they offer, from the very low quality bar it currently meets and the very limited selection.
We have a Revere Ware skillet and have owned it like 20 no. The brass handle has started to come off, it is riveted on and two rivets out of three have come loose. Is there any way this can be repaired? They are not screws but rivets
That is a pretty hard issue to fix. The only suggestion we have it so try a local machine shop or weld shop and see if they can braze it back together or install new rivets.
I have a set of vintage Revere Ware copper bottom pots and pans from my mother-in-law. None of them have lids. Do you sell replacement lids?
Also, do you think the “integrity” of the hard plastic handles is still good after 50+ years? I don’t want to lift a pot of boiling liquid and have the handle break off.
We don’t sell replacement lids, but you can find a wide variety of sizes on eBay.
It is rare for the handles to fail like that if they don’t have visible damage. A good visual inspection of these parts removed from the pot will tell you if there is cause for concern. If there are already cracks or some heat damage, it is possible they could be damaged and crack on you. See our replacement parts catalog to see if we have the part you need in that case.
Lids knob threads, can fail, especially the ones that don’t have a metal nut insert. It is helpful to unscrew the knob and inspect the threads, and to see if the Bakelite is damaged around the nut insert. If everything looks OK, they should be safe.
I presently own a Revere Ware food scraper that is white and about 2″ x 2″‘s. Is this item still available for purchase? If not,
where might I purchase it. Elizabeth
No, unfortunately not. We’ve never seen one of those.
My parents gave my husband and me Revere Ware in 1953 for a wedding gift. Have loved them….as you can guess, I need to replace a couple of pots. Where can I purchase them ?
The only way to replace them would be with used cookware from eBay or your local thrift stores. From 1953 you’ve got the good stuff, which they stopped making in 1968.
You can use our helper site revereware.org to find the right piece.
Look for the cookware with the circle stamp that includes the words “process patent” on the bottom to get the good stuff.