Yellow or Citron

This is the stuff that originally hooked me. I inherited an oval roaster from my great-grandmother. In our family it was known as the magic yellow pot. We swore that she could cook bricks of salt in that pot and it would make a lovely dinner. My aunts were very distressed when she picked this item to go to me since Gram was skipping a generation, but… I was born on her birthday. All the Aunties know that this has been very loved in my home– and daughter Katie will also cherish this item long after I’m gone. What great stuff… 5 generations of service to our family.

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7 Responses to Yellow or Citron

  1. Liz c. says:

    We have all been cooks in our family. My sister often has chefs over for dinner and she uses my Mom’s old stuff. I bought some at thrift shops and goodwill. It lasts forever with care and you get a great upper body work out! I find it at yard sales, and some European versions and grab whatever I can. this is the Best. Liz in Florida.

  2. Christine Tincher says:

    I was just handed a citron fry pan like the one pictured. My mother-in-law bought it for a dollar and has had it in the basement for years. Now I’m excited!

  3. Annette Andersen says:

    I recently purchased a casserole dish with cover for $3 at a yard sale. I had never even heard of this before. It is bright yellow with red and black farm animals and food on the dish and cover. Can I use this on top of the stove as well as in the oven? Any other info on this pattern would be appreciated. Thank you.

  4. Bonita says:

    I picked up the yellow bean pot just like the one in picture 7. Is it valuable and can I use it?…. I am not exactly sure what for. I think it’s adorable, that’s why I bought it. I paid $7.00 for it.

  5. Patti says:

    I have a dutch oven with out a lid. It is yellow and the bottom says 2-E and 10. I am looking for a lid to fit this…what should I do or who can I contact for help? P

  6. eBay. You’ll have to watch for a bit… but it will turn up!

  7. Kathy says:

    Growing up, we had only one Descoware item…the large yellow skillet with gray interior and a removable handle. It was perfect for everything from pan grilling steaks, steaming asparagus, to Dad’s famous pineapple upside down cake (thanks the removable handle). Unfortunately, it was my younger brother who got the skillet when my folks downsized about 25 yrs ago. The funny part is mom so missed that skillet, she recently repurchesed one on EBay!

    I could not believe my luck when I ran into a garage sale and got a SET of descoware in excellent shape… 8″ and 9″ skillets, AND lidded sauce pan, for $30–insides were perfect. No removable handles or grey interiors, but a BARGAIN!. The owner was smart enought to keep the 11″ skillet, DARN! Just yesterday I picked up the yellow casserole. No lid, but it was on $3 at the thrift store…and in PRISTINE condition. I’m still on the hunt for the skillet…just unwilling to pay $70 like my mom did!

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