Don't have to buy new cookware!!

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by mykidslovesdisney, May 24, 2010.

  1. mykidslovesdisney

    mykidslovesdisney DIS Veteran

    Aug 30, 2006
    We own a set of Revereware cookware that is 15 yrs old-- we got it for our bridal shower. It is aluminum clad stainless steel. Over the years the handles have loosened up. I called Revereware about 5 yrs or so ago inquiring about new handles. They said that they would sell us new handles. I decided to forgo buying the new handles and just keep tightening up the screws. I have finally gotten to a point where I am tire of the wobbly handles. I was going to replace the set with something new. wasn't sure what but something new.

    Then the budget guru in me starting thinking- the pans are still great = lets just pay for the new handles. I called Revere ware and explained our problem with the pans. I did let them know they were 15 yrs old. She said that they no longer have a parts department but the pans fall under their 25 yr warrenty!! They no longer make the same ones we have but they would replace them with a similiar item!! They are sending us 3 new pots in the stainless steel tri- ply!! At no cost- they will be here soon via fed ex!!!

    I told DH about it -- he wanted to know if we needed to send them our old ones. I said no they didn't request that we do!

    So I don't have to buy any new pots and pans!! Soo glad I checked into getting the handles replaced.

    Their Customer Service rep was great!
  2. lorac4disney

    lorac4disney Mouseketeer

    Sep 28, 2008
    Wow! That is good to know since I have some that are about 20 years old. My handles aren't loose though, but it's nice to know just in case something goes wrong.
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  4. Cheryllynn74

    Cheryllynn74 Less than 2 hours away from the happiest place on

    Sep 30, 2009
    That's awesome. I bought about 6 antique revereware pots and pans at goodwill about a year ago. Could not believe I found them all dirty and sad looking on the shelf. Took them home and scrubbed until they shone. They are the best pots I have.
  5. KJF

    KJF <font color=blue>I remember thinking it was "cool"

    Oct 20, 2005
    Hmmm.... I wonder if Tfal does this also? I have a nice large pan w/ lid & the small grab-handle is loose - to the point that moisture seeps out & down the sides when the lid is on. And it's not that old - maybe 1-2 years. I never thought about trying to call them.
  6. ctinct

    ctinct DIS Veteran

    May 22, 2005
    I LOVE my RevereWare pots and pans. When I first started buying pots and pans, I went through so many different brands it was ridiculous. Teflon wore off, handles broke, etc. Then I remembered that my mom had used RevereWare for as long as I could remember. I bought a set and have used them for over 20 years now. Frankly, I wasn't sure they were still around. I never see them advertised, and, once you buy them, you really never have to buy pots and pans again.
  7. englishteacha

    englishteacha Have courage and be kind.

    Apr 2, 2006
    I love my RevereWare! My set is 8 years old. My mom has some she's had for 40+ years!
  8. edk35

    edk35 DIS Veteran

    Jul 18, 2004
    I have a set I got in 1986 and THEY ARE STILL IN FINE WORKING CONDITION. :thumbsup2 I use them more than my Emeril Cookware I got several years ago. So 24 years and still cooking!!!!
  9. Taja

    Taja DIS Veteran

    Sep 3, 2003
    I'm still using my mother's stainless steel wih copper bottom Revere Ware skillet, ca. 1955! It--and the lid--are in perfect condition! :thumbsup2

    Her stainless steel Revere Ware dutch oven (same era) had to have the handles replaced in the late 1970s. Other than that, it's still going strong!

    I don't use them a lot, but there are certain things I prefer to cook in them. And they hold a lot of memories! :)
  10. squirrel

    squirrel DIS Veteran<font color=deeppink>

    Aug 19, 1999
    Wow, your cookware company is better than mine.

    I just sent two of my Lagostina pots to them to get repaired or replaced. One the bottom part fell off (aluminum detached from the copper) and the other one was my fault - a burnt pot, but my mom said send it anyway.

    They replaced both pots with new ones but my cookware set doesn't match anymore as they no longer carry it. They didn't even send me the lids that match the new pots! I had to call them and they said they will send them. Still had to pay $10 + in shipping to get the old pots to them.
  11. tar heel

    tar heel <font color=royalblue>Where will we get our news i

    Aug 17, 1999
    My Revereware is 24 years old. Except for the pot I killed (left something too long unattended and burned it big time), they are in great condition. My MIL's are even older.

    It always amazes me when people on here are talking about buying those fancy pots that cost four figures. I've seen them demonstated and was perfectly happy to go home and use my Revereware.
  12. sissy_42

    sissy_42 DIS Veteran

    Feb 23, 2010
    Well I know what I'll be buying! :thumbsup2
  13. hsmamato2

    hsmamato2 <font color=magenta>Tink in Training-Good Girl,Bad

    Mar 28, 2005
    Revereware rocks!!!!!!:cool1::cool1::cool1:
    I have a lot of old pieces, I got a set from my moms friend when we got married 21 years ago,they had been used by her already for at least 20 years....:scared1: they are still PERFECT!
    I scoured Goodwill till I found a number of extra pans in all sizes, it goes into the oven(lids and all) on the grill,over an open cooking fire,on the stovetop
    these are so incredible,I would never ever buy any other pans!
    mine are the stainless/copper bottom pans that never die!:thumbsup2
  14. cdrn1

    cdrn1 <font color=royalblue>what I wouldn't give to have

    Oct 15, 1999
    I am still using the Revere pans that I got as a wedding gift 35 years ago! They are my favorites and still in great shape. I got a new set of Revere when I remodeled the kitchen a few years ago...but guess which ones I pull out when it's time to cook? :)
  15. mykidslovesdisney

    mykidslovesdisney DIS Veteran

    Aug 30, 2006
    YEAH!! the new pots came in - only 2 and 3 qt. Not sure what happened to the 1 qt (will have to call). They are really nice. Covers are interchangable. The only drawback it they don't nest inside each other - but not a biggy.

    Can't wait to cook with them!
  16. Halle

    Halle DIS Veteran

    Nov 12, 2000
    My Mom's Reverware will be 63 years old on the 15th....their 63rd anniversary!

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