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Old 04-10-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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I love the vintage stuff

I found this at my mother's house today. One of her friends gave it to her because a couple of my siblings are into cooking, like myself. It is an old deep aluminum pan with lid in great shape. Ironically, I was shopping for something like this a couple of weeks ago. I wonder if these things can be seasoned very well. Never tried....

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Old 04-10-2011, 07:36 PM   #2
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I've got an old heavy aluminum pot that looks kinda like that. It has one use and that is to steam crab legs. I've got plenty of other pots and pans I could use, with steaming racks or inserts, but it just wouldn't be the same, lol. I don't even know how I came to posses it, but it serves a purpose and I ain't gettin' rid of it. Ugly color, too.
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Looks almost like a piece of Club Aluminum. My mother had a set of that and the stuff was built like a bomb shelter. My youngest brother still has a few pieces. That's when things were made to last.
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The first object that came to mind as I looked at that pot was an Airstream.
Nice pot.
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The first object that came to mind as I looked at that pot was an Airstream.
Nice pot.


Now that you mention it...
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:06 PM   #6
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How old does a pot have to be to be vintage?

All my Copco, enamelled, CI pots are from the '70s. Does that count?
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:12 PM   #7
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If the 70s count then I am not an old pot, I am vintage!
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:20 PM   #8
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Looks almost like a piece of Club Aluminum. My mother had a set of that and the stuff was built like a bomb shelter. My youngest brother still has a few pieces. That's when things were made to last.
That's what kind I have, Club.
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Looks almost like a piece of Club Aluminum. My mother had a set of that and the stuff was built like a bomb shelter. My youngest brother still has a few pieces. That's when things were made to last.
It is cast aluminum. My mohter still has a few pots like this from the 50's. Most of the handles have been broken or chipped. Luckily, this one is still in excellent shape.
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:16 AM   #10
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I collect(buy, sell and play) old\vintage drums and this is a discussion that arises quite often. The dealer I use to sell some stuff says that 70's is not really considered vintage yet. Somehow, it also depends on the quality of the item. Like if it was state of the art at the time, lasts through the years and maintains its quality. I don't know how he comes to that decision.
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