Having retired, I now have time to travel and gadabout, and so I have established this blog to share my travels with family and friends. Most of my posts will cover travels away from home, but occasionally I may post local activities. I hope you enjoy my posts, and I welcome feedback from you. Photos by me unless otherwise noted.
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.
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.