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Your host is Kevin, an artist and writer from the San Francisco Bay Area. I was born on my Great Grandmother’s birthday and was lucky to have her until I was 26. When she passed, I inherited what everyone in the family called “Gramma’s Magic Yellow Pot.” The favorite dish served in that Descoware Citro yellow oval roaster was peach cobbler.

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32 Responses to Site Info

  1. Candy Eve says:


    I am taking the Dreamweaver classes for the fourth time! I am finally getting starting building a site. I am in the Ventura County area below Santa Barbara, and above Los Angeles. I love what you have done with your site! So, we have 2 things in common!

    Are you working on MAC or PC?

    I’m a Mac!


    PS I just noticed you mentioned me in the site, and I thank you! I will kept looking for more ads and photos of other items.

  2. Hey Candy

    You might want to give WordPress a try… I quit using DreamWeaver a couple years back. It’s great for clients since they get their own edit button. Let me know when you have a site going and I’ll add a link. I really appreciate that you’ve sent pictures.

  3. Bill Holland says:

    Hey Kevin,
    I just posted more or less the following on another page, but I wanted to make sure you’d get this and perhaps reply. I recently found a 2 1/2 or 3 qt round Dutch oven in dark pink, close to rose. It is unmarked buyt has the telltale lid handle. Further confusing the issue is that the top of the lid has two concentric raised circles. Shed any light?
    Bill Holland

  4. Hi Kevin,
    All these years I thought my greatest rice cooking pot was a Le Creuset….but, today, called them to get a replacement since the inside of my 4qt dutch oven is marked, I saw on the back, the Descoware label. No more Descoware. But, truly, this is the best rice cooking pot I have ever used for my brood of 6 kids who are all gone, married, parents and now getting older with me! So glad to see your site…lucky you to have gotten your Granny’s pot. Even with the pock marks on the inside my pot works great…I would love others and will search online. Thank you.

  5. Carol says:

    Hello Kevin –

    Many years ago my grandmother’s best friend decided to stop cooking and she gave me her treasured orange descoware set – several pristine skillets w/ wood handles and 2 large lidded pots. This lady had been quite the cook and hostess!!! I never used them, and just now pulled them out of storage. They are gorgeous! But I am haunted by my inability to remember her admonishment to me as she handed them over. She said – I never EVER used them….. – and I can’t recall if she said on the stove or in the oven!!! The bottoms and exteriors or pristine, so I’m guessing she never used them stovetop?!!

    Any input?


  6. Betcha she had an electric stove with those circular metal rings for burners. The sizes of the little burners will fit inside that protective edge on the bottom. Thanks for the note!

  7. Carol says:

    Cool. So it’s OK to use them both on a gas stove & in the oven? Nice site by the way!

  8. I flip one of my pieces over and use it as a stand for car engines. [kidding!] It’s hard to hurt… just go easy on cleaning. Some good notes on the maintenance page.

  9. Marion says:

    Hi, I just bought my first Desocware which is pan and skillet set (pan doubles as a lid) in yellow at an estate sale. In researching descoware I can’t find excactly what I have. My question is why do I not see any other pieces anywhere that has the same bottom on the pan? The bottom is waffle-like cast iron with Descoware embossed in it and the other pertinent info. Any info??? Thanks in advance.

  10. Hey Marion

    The links on the right have lots of photos including a few sections that include the griddle bottom like yours. The pieces that you have are later manufacture–and that’s good news. They were made late 60s early 70s and should last a bit longer.

  11. Candy Eve says:

    Did Descoware make a wok?

  12. I’ve never seen one, but then–I’ve can’t remember seeing any enameled woks. A wok would have been a pretty rare item in an American kitchen before 1980.

  13. Kristen says:

    Hi there,

    I have a Descoware Dutch Oven in the Flame color and I just dropped it (by accident) and noticed that it has a crack in it! I do not want to throw it away because it has a lot of meaning to me and my family. I’ve tried looking for a new one but I cannot seem to find the one I am looking for. Is there any way I can get it repaired?

  14. D'Anna Sharon says:

    I was making my usual thrifting rounds in Ventura, Ca., when I spotted a heavy blue lidded enamel pan. After taking a look at it I knew it was well-made. So glad I picked it up for a mere $3.95! I was thrilled to find your site and see exactly what I had found. I took photos to send to you for your site–my piece is a medium saucepan with lid of the “Tulip Blue” pattern–but could not get your email address to work.

  15. Melissa says:

    My Great Grandma Gave me her descoware casserole dish today, I remember it always being on her stove with something yummy in it. I did some research today and could not find anything like it on ebay, Thanks to this site i found it. It is from the Markley set. It is absolutly beautiful. Thanks for your site, it was very helpful in my research.

  16. Dale Freeman says:

    email site didn’t work. would like to send some pix. is there another email address?

  17. fred harner says:

    I inheirted ayellow descoware dutch oven -3qt. white interior with tulips (just the tops of tulips on the lid)full tulips on the pot and the initals DBH onthe bottom and also Belgium on the bottom.Desoware not listed.Is this a rare piece?

  18. Lisa says:

    Hi. I was looking for a lid for my Mother’s green oval dutch oven. Any ideas as to where to find one?

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  20. ischa says:

    I just received a Descoware Belgium orange Dutch oven. Can I use it on top of the stove? Thanks for any info……

  21. jglevin says:

    Does anyone know the numbering system for Descoware, lids in particular? I have a 16-2-H dutch oven for which I need a lid. I bought a “16” lid but it is slightly small. I’ve asked others to measure their size “30” lids or “S-30” (sometimes referred to as “replacement lids”–don’t know why) but they appear to be the same as a 16. I’ve seen one lid marked 16-2-H but it was overpriced. If anyone knows of a 16-2-H for sale, I’d appreciate knowing about it but it would be interesting to know if every pot, skillet and oven had it’s own lid made especially for it. Thanks.

  22. Joyce says:

    Hi, It seems like many people have pots/pans with no lid, and there are lots of lids on ebay. How do you know which lids will fit which pots–just by measurement? I can’t seem to find a size guide for descoware anywhere on line. I have to email each individual seller to find out the quart capacity of each piece, because few sellers list them. Does anyone know what the LARGEST sized saucepan is that descoware made? The only ones I’ve seen on ebay are 2.5 quarts. Does the line then jump to Dutch Ovens?

    ANY info would be appreciated!

    Thanks, Joyce

  23. Harry says:

    Yep, descoware actually made a wok. It’s a small model, black outside and white enamel inside. Bottom says fe9 and r1. If anyone s interested, let me know. Harry

  24. Harry says:

    Is probably not descoware, but Dru, a similar mark from the Netherlands. Widly available here. Harry

  25. greg says:

    I have a pot ,yellow i don`t know any thing about descoware .I have one that is oval the lid is marked FE 8 think it`s a # 3-A BELGIUM the thing i would like to know is harmful to cook wit h this because it has pits at the bottom of this dish?

  26. greg says:

    is it save to cook or eat out of the older pan that has pits that are a 1/4 inch long down to the metal/it has about 15 tiny ones/pits thanks, Greg

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  28. Debbie says:

    We have an 11″ Descoware skillet, handed down to me by my mom, and the glass cover for our 10″ cast iron Dutch oven works perfectly – the lid measures about 10-1/2″: it sits down into the skillet a little, but still works fine. You may try looking on E-Bay or Craigslist, or at a flea market (or you could buy a Dutch oven w/glass lid and get an extra pot!). There are all kinds of glass lids on Amazon, too. Here’s an 11″ lid – I don’t think you’ll find a replacement lid for an oval Dutch oven.

  29. Teresa Barchuk says:

    Can you tell me if it just has “”made in Belgium””. is it descoware?
    I have a round with handles covered casserole (around 1 quart)?
    Thank you

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  31. Wendy says:

    I have my mom’s yellow small dutch oven. The bottom is marked I-B 6 H. It measures 7-7/8″ across (from outside to outside edge) and is 3-1/2″ tall. Where can I find a lid for this sweet pot?
    Thanks, Wendy

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