There are actually a couple of different types. Finding a replacement when the threads wear out can be a chore.
Tag: cookware enamel
This piece is just freaky looking to my well trained Descoware-at-the-thrift-store spotting eyes. Very unusual.
Unusual Chafing Dish
Ads and Booklets
Since the product hasn’t been made in 40 years, it’s a pretty rare site to see something on paper about Descoware. Thankfully a couple of people have forwarded some really nifty stuff.
Very special thanks to reader Candy, who compiled half of these all by her lonesome. Thanks!!
Did you know that Descoware made an ashtray? Weird, but true. They made lots of different pieces–here’s a few.
Is It Rare? Am I Rich?
Nope. You aren’t rich–at least not from finding a piece of DescoWare. What you do have is an amazing high quality piece of cookware.
Some pieces do auction for a few hundred dollars. The highest result that I ever saw was about $250. As with any collectible, there are rules for higher values.
Is it DescoWare?
There are actually lots of pieces that are Descoware that don’t have the stamp on the bottom. Check out the page for Japanese Era for an example. Here are some pieces where you just can’t quite tell…
Flame or Sunburst
This is the color that most people know as Descoware. In the gallery is a typical GREAT garage sale find. A couple in this set show the overused bottom. I’m looking into some enamelware repair process- if you have some knowledge in this area…
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.