Saturday, August 20, 2011

Among my Fav-o-rite Things: Vintage Aluminum Pot

Whenever I'm ready to cook oatmeal, without the crock pot, or vegetables or make soup, I look for the heavy three-quart aluminum vintage pot that has been in the family since Dan was a child.  If others have been cooking, I may have to dig around in the back of the cabinet to find it, because few other family cooks share my enthusiasm for this pot.


Vintage Wear-Ever Aluminum Pot
The pot is very heavy with a secure handle that grips nicely and a lid that fits tightly to retain steam.  Because of the thickness of the aluminum, food doesn't burn easily.  I've looked on Ebay occasionally to see if I can find another like it with no luck.  The mark on the bottom of the pot reads "No.986, WEAR-EVER, Aluminum Trade-Mark, Made in Canada".  I suspect it is 1940s or perhaps even 1930s vintage.
Back mark.
This old pot is among my favorite things in the Marble Mountain house.  I wonder how many cooks over the years have prepared potatoes, turnips, peas, or carrots with the pleasure this pot gives me.

Making soup in my favorite pot.
                                                                                

2 comments:

  1. I have Ware Ever; bought it before I married Jim. I can't find a new handle for my small frying pan. It's really great stuff. I'm envious of your soup pot! Other than handles,the pieces are so durable I can see them lasting for generations. Unfortunately I ruined the outside finish on mine trying to clean w/ oven clearer . . .

    Wish you were here. Trying to figure out how to get to The Help. Things are fairly calm. Bob and I baked an apple pie from scratch yesterday and Chloe's here until the afternoon, so we're all getting fat together.

    There was a big crown at the north end of the lake this morning, so I knew the doe was back begging bread with the ducks and geese. She is one beautiful animal and is entirely reckless.

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  2. The handle on this soup pot is extremely durable.

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