How to Score Gems at Paris Flea Markets, According to a Parisian

“I love that everything you buy in a brocante has a story,” Jackie Kai Ellis tells me over the phone. “You really get a snapshot of history.” The Vancouver native, who has a design background, moved...

Any other Le Creuset Fanatics out there?

by ThriftedTreasure 5 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...

Question on Vintage FISSLER ASTA Enamel Cookware

by KIF 4 years ago

I just got a vintage Fissler Asta enameled pan. It is absolutely wonderful in quality and heavy in weight. Can anyone tell me the age of this enameled line of cookware, how high end it was/pric...

Buy a vintage Cuisinart DLC-7 Super Pro or modern food processor?

by Tomji 3 months ago

I have an opportunity to pick up a NOS, DLC-7 Super Pro food processor. With all the great modern food processors out, is it worth it to buy something like this, or would spending an extra $100 and...

Vintage All Clad LTD 2 Qt saucier

by Jirachi 3 months ago

Good afternoon Chowhound, I'm on the hunt for a sauteuse évasée bombée style pan from the original All Clad LTD hard-anodized line and I was wondering if anyone has one they would sell to me. I lov...

Are copper pans over 3.5mm thick overkill?

by Jirachi 4 months ago

Good afternoon chowhound, I am always on the lookout for vintage, tin lined, French copper pots and pans 3mm thick and thicker. I am familiar with the sort of classic opinion of 3.175mm (1/8") as t...

What's so great about vintage CorningWare?

by IamLaura 5 months ago

My husband was thisclose to giving away all his recently deceased mother's CorningWare. When I discovered that it was older than him, and told him to pack it all up. It's mostly the common blue cor...

COPPER NERDS: ASSIST! Mysterious Korean copperware—seems to *actually* be awesome. What do I have?

by Somethingsfishy 5 months ago

Hey all! First post here. I've recently begun the process of learning to cook properly. I moonlight as a professional thrift shopper, so my "step 0" has been finding good cookware. That has gon...

Guardian Service triangle pots, anyone?

by jebaker 12 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...

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

by charva 12 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...

Ideas for Storing/Hanging Pots & Pans in Small Apt

by manolotraveler 9 months ago

Hey everyone - I'm moving in a few weeks and wanted to get some ideas for how to store my collection of copper and carbon steel pans. Also thought it'd be fun to gather pictures of peoples' collec...

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

by GL003 1 year 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...

White crust / coating on tin?

by manolotraveler 11 months ago

Hi all - I recently picked up a nice old Barth & Son copper saute pan, and I'm trying to decide if it needs retinning or not. There's a dull, white layer over the tin and I'm not sure if it's some...

Found a Dansk baking dish...

by Nyleve 1 year 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...

Learning about my new copper pan

by manolotraveler 12 months 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...

Silver Forks: Science or Superstition?

by vjb 1 year 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

by betsy_VA 2 years 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...

Turkey Shaped Clay Roaster - Römertopf?

by CaliforniaJoseph 4 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?

by thirtytwopaws 1 year 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

by whatsername85 1 year 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?

by Joygetty 1 year 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!