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Old 04-10-2016, 11:17 AM   #1
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Scored a treasure at Goodwill!

Last Tuesday after I finished our grocery shopping I stopped at the local Goodwill Thrift Store just to do some "grazing." I looked at this and that and didn't see anything that really struck me until...

On one of their "housewares" racks I spied what appeared to be a large rectangular clay baker with its top. Hmmmm, better look more closely. We have a clay baker but it's a smallish round one. I've really coveted a Romertopf one for years but never could justify the expense for something I might not use very often.

Picked it up. Inspected it. "Dinged" it with my knuckle to see if there was any evidence of any cracking. It was nearly pristine. Don't think it had been used much or at all. No chips, crazing or cracking.

Then, on the top and the bottom, in nice big letters "Romertopf." Yeah, rah!! Then...the kicker. It was only $3. I couldn't get it into my cart fast enough.

I've cleaned it up and I honestly think it has never been used. It's the 4.2-quart size and I can't wait to use it.

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Old 04-10-2016, 11:26 AM   #2
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Yay, Katie! Cool find
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Old 04-10-2016, 11:30 AM   #3
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Congrats! I rarely find a bargain because I hate shopping. I did get my best quality pot and my best quality pan for next to nothing from a place that sells mostly junk.
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Old 04-10-2016, 11:36 AM   #4
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Great deal Katie! Especially since it's something you actually needed.
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Old 04-10-2016, 11:43 AM   #5
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Wooo Hooo Katie, now the fun begins!

Romertopf Recipes
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Old 04-10-2016, 11:51 AM   #6
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Wooo Hooo Katie, now the fun begins!

Romertopf Recipes

Thanks, Kayelle, for the link. I'm going to have fun surfing through all the information.

I was quite lucky to get the baker but we live in a very, very rural area and I honestly think folks didn't know what it was. The staff at Goodwill apparently didn't either because of the low price. They price crappy skillets much higher. I could believe that, since it was made of terra cotta, it might have something to do with planting/gardening. Especially with the scroll-like embossing on the top. No matter. It's mine now.

I was just at the right place at the right time.
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Old 04-10-2016, 11:56 AM   #7
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I wuz gonna grab that but you snatched it up just before I wuz!

I wish I could find bargains like that. Of course, it would help if I went into thrift shops more often than once every few years. The stuff I've seen in them really should have gone to the dump.
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Old 04-10-2016, 12:01 PM   #8
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Katie, I know you love to make bread and I was looking at that Pumpernickel bread on the link.
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Nice!

It's always a thrill to find a great bargain!
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:48 PM   #10
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Great find Katie. I have several different
sized ones, that I found at yard sales, two
three dollars each really enjoy them .I make a
five hour, no peak beef stew in then
I also bake bread in them. Have fun with it.

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Old 04-10-2016, 10:24 PM   #11
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Watch out for the recipes.

Now we'll have to keep with her...oh boy. LOL!

Great find, Katie!
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Wonderful, Katie. So fun to find something great.
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Great find Katie. I have several different
sized ones, that I found at yard sales, two
three dollars each really enjoy them .I make a
five hour, no peak beef stew in then
I also bake bread in them. Have fun with it.

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I'd be interested in your beef stew recipe. Could you post it or PM it to me.

Thanks.
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:40 AM   #14
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Katie, Here is the recipe you asked for.
Hope you enjoy
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http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...tew-95506.html
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Katie, Here is the recipe you asked for.
Hope you enjoy
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http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...tew-95506.html

Thanks, Josie. I've already printed it out for use later this week.
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Could you post it or PM it to me.

Thanks.
I was hoping to see a post pic of the OP's find...so we could all collectively oogle over it. Shame on you!
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I believe this is like what Katie bought.

http://www.amazon.com/Romertopf-9911...topf+clay+pots

Do you have to soak it in water before using ? How easily does the casserole clean up after using?
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:08 PM   #18
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I was hoping to see a post pic of the OP's find...so we could all collectively oogle over it. Shame on you!
I would have but I don't have a camera anymore. The one I used to have went belly up last fall and I haven't replaced it. Sorry 'bout that.
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I believe this is like what Katie bought.

http://www.amazon.com/Romertopf-9911...topf+clay+pots

Do you have to soak it in water before using ? How easily does the casserole clean up after using?
Yes, it's exactly like the one I bought at Goodwill. And, yes, it does have to be soaked according to the instructions on the manufacturer's website.
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Yes, it's exactly like the one I bought at Goodwill. And, yes, it does have to be soaked according to the instructions on the manufacturer's website.
Woooo! I want one!

Katie, if you find another one, send it to me. Here's my address:

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1313 Mockingbird Lane
Transylvania, NC 13130

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