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How to Collect Vintage Food Memorabilia

“Cookbooks were like family Bibles,” says rare-book seller Elizabeth Young, who in November opened Cooking, Cocktails, and Culture, a bookstore in Brooklyn catering to a clientele that falls in a Venn...
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Learning about my new copper pan

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by manolotraveler 3 days ago

I'd been wanting a larger copper saute pan for a while since my 10" was getting kind of crowded for some meals, so I finally took the plunge and got this new one on ebay. Now i'm trying to learn m...

Guardian Service triangle pots, anyone?

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by jebaker 11 years ago

My mother recieved a set of 3 Guardian Service triangle pots for her birthday from her brother. The gift was recieved with many thanks but now we fid ourselves with a problem. What on earth do y...

Silver Forks: Science or Superstition?

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by vjb 4 months ago

Some old recipes specify the use of a silver fork in food prep: beating egg whites; beating whole eggs; mixing eggs, water and sugar; scoring a cucumber; scoring peaches; testing the consistency of...

Vintage copper cleaning challenge: Burned-on adhesive

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by betsy_VA 1 year ago

Hi folks -- Welcome ideas on whether and how to tackle the residue from a price sticker that is marring my otherwise fabulous vintage Dehillerin pomme-Anna. As the photos show, there is a rectangul...

Any other Le Creuset Fanatics out there?

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by ThriftedTreasure 4 years ago

Hi, this is my first ever post! I am a keen Le Creuset Collector (vintage and new) and love seeing other people's collections too but can't find any collectors groups out there. Thought it might be...

Dutch ovens/cocottes/casserole pots: Staub, Copco, or Falk?

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by GL003 7 months ago

I've been reading around a lot about LC vs Staub, etc., but one question I'm curious about is that when it comes to dutch ovens/cocottes/casserole pots, which one of the following three is the most...

Found a Dansk baking dish...

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by Nyleve 6 months ago

This was at a local thrift store and I picked it up for $14. It's Dansk but not the very trendy Kobenstyle. Hunting around online I found a post that says this style predates the Kobenstyle but I'm...

Turkey Shaped Clay Roaster - Römertopf?

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by CaliforniaJoseph 3 years ago

For the princely sum of $10 I took this bad boy home from a yard sale. I've never seen such a thing before. And I cannot find anything about it on the Internet. The bottom reads "4043 W. Germany...

Vintage enamelware safe to cook on?

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by thirtytwopaws 8 months ago

I don’t know much about cookware but I am trying to replace all my pieces that have a non-stick/Teflon type coating (and trying to do so without spending a ton of money). I picked up an old ceramic...

Locating an old mixer

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by whatsername85 8 months ago

I've been wanting a hobart era kitchenaid k5ss for a while, I recently moved into my own place and am finally ready for one. My mom wants to get me one for christmas but I don't have the first clue...

Can anyone identify this stamp on a vintage copper pot?

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by Joygetty 9 months ago

Hi! i was wondering if anyone has seen this identifying mark on the bottom of a copper pot or piece of cookware before? Thanks!

Bought this in 1997 and I need help identifying it!

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by jennmc31 11 months ago

I worked in a dr's office in 1997 in Ocala, FL and for the Christmas party there was this cookware decor that had different pieces that all the ladies wanted from their secret Santa. I was able to ...

Mystery Le Creuset Cast Iron Set

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by Asteria214 1 year ago

Recently my mom happened upon an estate sale where a woman was selling various cookware sets. She lucked up on a 6 piece cast iron set in orange with a very visible "Le Creuset Made in France" on t...

One day I will have a Chambers stove. Do you have one? If so, tell me about it. The good the bad and the ugly...

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by iL Divo 9 years ago

I want a Chambers stove/oven/broiler and one day I will own one. A couple of years ago a man had one on Ebay that I didn't buy because I'm a nitwit. It was copper, the pix were beautiful, in his ...

Q: How to turn on O'Keefe & Merritt oven?

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by charva 11 years ago

I recently moved into a house with a gorgeous antique stove, but I can't figure out how to turn on the gas oven. The pilots are all on and I've tried many "gas on" and then temp setting combos wit...

Does anyone know how old my Revere ware might be?

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by Glencora 12 years ago

A friend just gave me her late aunt's copper bottomed Revere ware. (My friend doesn't cook.) The bottoms say made in Riverside CA. A little googling told me that Revere ware was first made in NY...

Used/Vintage Le Creuset--Downside?

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by HalliePM 6 years ago

I am poised to purchase two used Le Creuset dutch ovens (enamel over cast iron). They appear in good condition. One has a slightly chipped handle. Both have slightly discolored inner surfaces from ...

Vintage copper questions grab-bag

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by betsy_VA 1 year ago

I've been doing some eBay and Etsy shopping for vintage copper pieces and have some questions for the hive mind. 1) Some copper pots and pans have brass handles and some (supposedly) have bronze...

Is a vintage Lodge cast iron skillet better than a new one??

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by Ritcheyd 7 years ago

There are so many cast iron skillet posts, I hope this doesn't get lost but I haven't seen my question addressed. I want a cast iron skillet but have read so many posters saying " Don't buy a Lodge...

Vintage Sunbeam Mixmaster Repair

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by cfhartzell 5 years ago

I have a vintage 1950's era Mixmaster. I can use it as a hand mixer but the mechanism that makes the bowl turn will not work. Any suggestions for repair? I tried the Sunbeam site but they could ...