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    Posted 3 years ago

    AnythingOb…
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    Here's just a few of my favorite antique pots and pans, still in semi-regular service in my kitchen. Made of heavy-gauge aluminum, West Bend introduced its line of "Flavo-Seal" waterless cookware in the late 1930's.

    http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/west-bend-co-history/

    These pieces are a 10" skillet with high-dome (rare?) lid and 8" (3qt?) and 6" (1qt) saucepans, the latter two also with their matching lids. The 8" pan is likely the oldest (certainly the most 'previously used'?!) of these 3, its bottom is still encrusted with a thick layer of somebody else's black fired-on grease (whatever) drippings that I haven't yet scrubbed off, and it *might* have a different variation of logo on it than the one pictured (on the 1qt pan) which matches the logo on the skillet. The knob on the small pan lid is also different than those on the larger two pieces, but otherwise the lids (and the knob material itself, if not its shape) appear to be the same so I believe that lid is still correct/original.

    An accidental fact that nobody at WestBend woulda ever been able to guess. (since it wasn't invented yet...) The skillet turns out to be the ABSOLUTELY PERFECT pan to use when cooking up a yummy 'bachelor's dinner' of Hamburger Helper. (trademark GeneralMills, yada yada) <LOL>

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Remember the small pot in our kitchen when I was on the farm.
    2. clmason456 clmason456, 3 years ago
      My mother-in-law had those. I wish I knew where they were now.
    3. OldCook, 2 years ago
      I've been Downsizing and just discovered here..I have the 10 incher with the rare lid pictured above. Thanks for the pic. It was a agreat help in identifying it.
    4. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      THANKS so very much to:
      fortapache
      racer4four
      PhilDMorris
      melaniej
      aura
      & worthit2
      for looking in and hitting the <love it> button -- and especially to:
      PhilDMorris
      clmason456
      & OldCook
      for your kind comments!! OldCook -- you're quite welcome, glad to be of help! :-)

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