Category Archives: Paul Revere Ware

Removal of Protective Copper Coating

The Paul Revere Collection had a couple of different labels over the years, with two different sets of instructions on removing the protective coating.  One basically says to soak in hot water, and the other describes using 409 or some other cleaners to remove it, so I assume they have used various types of coatings over the years.   You can read the instructions of both by clicking on each picture in this post.   If you don’t know which kind you have, I would recommend soaking it in hot water first, and if that doesn’t work, try the cleaner.  Keep in mind that these instructions were intended for removal of this stuff 40-50 years ago, so it might not work so well after all these years.  It isn’t easy to remove, in my experience, but it must be done if you intend to use them for cooking.

Once the coating is removed, the copper will begin to tarnish.  If you want to polish them back up again, try this copper tarnish remover.  It is all natural, and works great in about a minute.   http://www.ebay.com/itm/TEXAS-MAGIC-Sparkle-Green-Copper-Natural-Tarnish-Remover-Cleaner-Non-Toxic-Pan-/281162099784?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

 

 

Really Really Rare Paul Revere Ware Line Items

Double boiler insert.  I’ve only seen 2 ever.  This one fits this 3 qt stock pot, the 2 and 4 qt stock pots, and the 3 qt sauce pan.  There is also a ceramic one that is technically a Bain Marie, and it fits the 2 qt sauce pan.  See the post here that I’ve written that contains the set and you can see what it looks like.

Fondue pot.  This is the same size pan as the smallest (2 qt) stock pot, but with a single handle.  I don’t believe they made them very long, because I’ve not seen one with a signature, but there may be one out there. This is a limited edition.


Small round paella or two-handled skillet.  The 10″ one is fairly rare, but this small one is only 8″ diameter.  Even rarer.

Some Info About Paul Revere Ware

This blog is to add information on various Revere Ware that ordinarily I would not include in the information when I am selling them.  Some people don’t want to read all that

Paul Revere collection set

extra stuff, but if you do, I’ll share some things I think I know about Paul Revere Ware here.

This special “High-End” cookware was produced in Oneonta, Alabama, about 50 miles NE of Birmingham.   Production began about 1967, right about the time Revere converted their “process patent” heavier copper bottom cookware to a somewhat lighter style, and dropped the “process patent” logo.   This Paul Revere Ware was made from a solid copper sheet and a solid stainless steel sheet bonded together with pressure, unlike the Revere Ware copper bottom pans, which were a stainless steel sheet with an electroplated layer of copper.

When America’s Bicentennial came around 9 years later in 1976, this line of cookware was stamped with Paul Revere’s signature and 1776-1976 on the bottom.  They produced the Bicentennial version for a couple of years, and then dropped the 1776-1976  from the logo, and kept the signature and the “1801”.  6 years later, Revere Copper & Brass (the original company) filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.     4 years after that, around 1986, the Oneonta plant was closed.

This special Paul Revere Line was so beautiful, (and still is) that many people hesitated to actually use it on the stove, and simply hung it on the wall for decoration.  Eventually they might have taken it down and stored it in a box with some other pans, causing a few storage marks, etc.  Lots of it has never been cooked in, even though it is an excellent heavy-duty line of cookware.