A couple of weeks ago hubby came home with a huge bag of Revere Ware pots and pans. I’ve sold these a few times in the past so he knew they could be a good seller and picked them up for me. I have to be honest that I wasn’t a happy camper. I knew these were valuable, especially the copper bottom ones (you can see the Revere Ware Sold), but I also knew they needed quite a bit of elbow grease to get them looking good again. They actually sat in my basement for weeks before I made myself get them and take care of business!
before and after
I did some research online to find the best way of cleaning these pots and pans and what I came up with were the Cameo cleaning powders.
Tested and they work great!
You will need both the Aluminum & Copper cleaners. Here are the ones that I purchased: Cameo Aluminum & Stainless Steel Cleaner 10 oz. (Pack of 2) (affiliate link) and Copper, Brass & Porcelain Cleaner, 10 oz, Powder, Can (affiliate link). These will probably last you for years. You don’t need to use very much of the powder to clean up your pots and pans. But you will need to use your strength!!
Now the cleaning powders won’t help you with the handles..especially when they look like this:
This awful looking handle looks like this because of long-term use in the dishwasher. What you need to do with these is actually use Mineral oil and rub it into the handles. Let them sit for a while (mine sat for a day) and then wipe off any access oil. This will bring them back to looking good.
Here’s how they came out:
Finally all done! (well almost..still had to do the handles) (btw..just noticed my reflection there on the bottom..lol)
Here’s a link to my listing. I have it at $169 or best offer. Maybe a little high..but we’ll see. We paid $37 total for the set. – UPDATE: I drafted this post on Wed to go live today and these actually SOLD last night for full price plus shipping. Sweet!
Have you guys ever restored vintage Revere Ware? How did you clean them and get them looking like new again?
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