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RE: Pots, plans and floors?

Yes, current pots and pans don't often have oven proof handles!  I use
corning wear in the oven, but hate cleaning after them.  The set of pots I
have are Revereware, too!  Have you checked with the company to see about
handle replacements?  (I've replaced a couple of lid knobs that way on
mine.)  It's too bad your m-i-l couldn't tell something and someone good
when she saw it.  Too bad for her!!!  LOL!!!

As far as getting through critters, I'm sure cats can trip you up too.
There is just more weight behind a bulldog wrapping himself around one's
legs.  (Mr. Face rubs legs like a cat does, but he weighs about 85lbs.  The
rest like to get on their hind legs to smell what's in the skillet or pot.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 3:31 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Pots, plans and floors?

Bonnie, I started with a set of Revereware copper-bottomed steel pots when
we were married - nearly 53 years ago.  They were expensive for the time,
and my m-i-l scolded me for spending so much on them (I never did anything
right in her eyes).  I still have most of them, though the handles have come
off a couple.  When I tried to replace those, all I could find are heavy
anodized aluminum, which I hate.  I still enjoy my copper-bottomed, but do a
lot of cooking in a hot oven - roasted vegetables, grilled meats, etc. - and
find the cast iron is better for that.  I realize that 4 bulldogs would
create more of a hazard than my 4 cats.

In a message dated 02/24/2006 3:03:55 PM Eastern Standard Time,
wmorgan972@ameritech.net writes:
I used to swear by cast iron pots and pans, but lately I've taken a liking
to copper bottomed steel pots and pans.  Even if something does stick (and
with a little light oil it seldom does) all I need to do is soak for five
minutes on low temperature with a little water and liquid dish soap, swish
and nothing is left.  I've found it much lighter and when trying to run the
gauntlet of 4 burly bulldogs around one's legs getting to the table, weight
for a "little person" is a big deal! 

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