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Farberware Retro Me Aluminum Clad

xetaprime2 | Feb 13, 201501:42 PM     12

Not sure if you've seen my post about my 30 year old cookware by Axel Enthoven. Then that I was thinking of buying again. It's funny how one can live with and not think about cookware for 30 years but then you do and forgettaboutit! I ended up buying an 18/10 Kitchenaid set that looked gorgeous in pictures, but when received man, the steel seemed really thin. Had that tinny tap to it and I was suddenly depressed LOL! Awesome handles, thick bases, but the bigger the item got the thinnier everything felt and I sold the damn set!

Last week at Goodwill I found 2 Aluminum Clad Farberware skillets. A 7" and 10" without lids. Cost me a total of $8. The outsides were mint! Anywho, that started a quest... Did I mention in-between finding these I bought some Bon Appetit Tri-Ply Clad off ebay?

Okay, so I'd read that tri-ply works great with skillets and bottom disc better for stock pots so after the thrift shop finds I inexplicably fell in love with vintage Farberware. Almost Revere ware but nope. Do you know how it feels to be addicted to cookware? I had the Bon Appetit which are nice by the way, that could go in a 500 degree oven. Fine, what about the loss of the Kitchenaid set?

I know, I'm yapping, but then found a couple new old stock Fabs on ebay and want to share their glory. Not old news but hey, one can share their joy right? I've actually bought 3 with one on the way. 10" with lid done, 1-1/2 quart lid done. Waiting for the 8.5". They tap nicely. Maybe it's because the rims are rolled and the Kitchenaid's rims flared. I know when I pressed on the kitchenaid's stockpot I could swear it would bend.

Aren't they glorious though? I think one is from 1976 but not sure. Still, I love the old ads. Sorry for rambling but if you know what's like to stand back and say "so beautiful" or better "My precious!" LOL you know what I mean.

P.S. The Goodwill pans being so old, the aluminum base was flat and grey. The new old stock, boy, shiny aluminum! You can see it in the pictures. Polished aluminum we'll see how long that lasts D'Ohhh!

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