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Reproduction Enamel - Vintage Enamelware

Updated on November 7, 2011

Purchasing vintage enamelware allows you to inject a retro look into your kitchen. Enamelware will bring to life those days long gone when kitchens were warm and cosy, classic and timeless.

Who doesn't remember the old enamel pots and pans in Grannies kitchen - or the flour canisters all stacked in a line?

Vintage and retro décor has experienced a huge revival of late and it's easy to see why. Anything that invokes feelings of nostalgia for the days when life was easier, simpler and less complicated has got to be a winner.

There are other similar, popular themes, such as rooster kitchen décor or sunflower kitchen décor. Modern living somehow isn't what everyone wants. Many want to turn back the clock or just create a warm, country style feel

Warm up your kitchen, make yours the kitchen that's more than just a place to cook, or eat. Turn it into the hub of your home, then envy of your family and friends ... with some of the most beautiful and classy kitchenware currently on the market.

Vintage Enamelware

Enamel Ware

On the whole, vintage enamelware is like taking a trip back in time.

Most pieces are beautifully reproduced and have an authentic look about them. What's great about this style of kitchenware is the fact that most are largely inexpensive.

With prices starting at around $6 or $7, you've a wide range to choose from that are more than just good value for money.

Enamelware is durable and will stand the test of time and retain its appeal providing you take good care of it.

The range of reproduction kitchen enamelware is pretty extensive:

  • canisters
  • coffee pots
  • ladles and other kitchen cutlery
  • bread bins
  • pots and pans

This particular type of kitchenware has been in use since the late 1800's. Mostly used for storage, they're possibly the first mass produced range of food storage containers.

As ever, they remain easy to clean - hot soapy water is all that's required to keep your kitchen items looking as good as they do on the date that you purchase them.

Treat yourself to a little bit of the past, and bring some classic vintage enamel wear to your country kitchen

Vintage Canister Set

Amazon have a vintage canister set or two to choose from, with the best selling item being the metal serving tray.

Designed by Emma Bridgewater, it's one from a collection of reproduction enamelware, the set being completed with the tea, coffee and sugar canisters.

Though produced with the classic enamelware appeal, they've got a little modern twist, by the way of quirky slogans that carries a fun message.

The whole set is relatively inexpensive and will bring an added contemporary touch to your kitchen counter-top.e

Enamelware Kitchenware

Enamelware kitchenware brings a real retro feel to any kitchen, particularly if vintage or country décor appeals to you.

The kitchenware featured to the right are all great examples of what good quality vintage pots and pans should look like - and they're all functional too.

Enamelware Pots And Pans

Enamelware pots and pans were as popular during yesteryear as they are today.

Incredibly robust yet lightweight and great heat conductors, enamel ware pans were to be found in many an American kitchen.

Besides being practical, enamel ware was cheaper and more attractive than other types of kitchenware - and much hasn't changed in the last 100 years or more.

There's a good selection of pots and pans available on Amazon, in particular the hugely popular Graniteware.

Graniteware Vintage

The Graniteware vintage range is hugely popular. It's a name that's been around for around six generations and the company tag-line is: generations of Americans have been cooking with Graniteware.

More often than not, a graniteware roasting pan or cooking pot could be found bubbling on stove tops, full of wonderful home cooked dishes, right through the 40's, 50's and 60's.

To date, this particular style of enamel ware remains one of the most sought after, due to its almost effortless ability to cook more efficiently.

Interestingly, the Graniteware roasting pot was once voted as the best buy pan for turkey and chicken roasts by Cooks Illustrated - therefore the range certainly carries a high endorsement.

An additional aspect of the collection is the fact that it's manufactured in the USA - and who doesn't love anything that's not only home grown, but all American too?

For those wanting something that's classically reproduced with a retro appeal, Graniteware will make a fantastic addition to any kitchen that has a rustic theme.


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    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Kathy - Ebay. Nice and simple :)

    • profile image

      Kathy Woods 

      6 years ago

      I have a bread box that is white with black lettering. I would love to sell it. What would be a starting price to ask for it. It's in good shape. How would you try to sell it...

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Guys good to see you ... and yup, who isn't reminded of yesteryear with any kind of vintage enamelware?!

    • Dolores Monet profile image

      Dolores Monet 

      8 years ago from East Coast, United States

      frogdropping - who does not have one of those Granite ware roasting pans? They bring back memories of childhood and good times spent with family!

    • heart4theword profile image


      8 years ago from hub

      Love these vintage pieces! I just happened to buy a medium piece yesterday:) Your right it is like taking a step back in time:) Nothing like the good old days! Fun Hub!

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      PDH - you're most welcome pretty one :)

    • prettydarkhorse profile image


      8 years ago from US

      it is vintage and it is beautiful indeed, I remember my mother used graniteware, Thank you, Maita

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      lender - I love vintage anything. Even alcohol ;)

      Amber - vintage enamelware is beautiful but I have to agree - there's a serious lack of green :)

    • Amber Allen profile image

      Amber Allen 

      8 years ago

      If it isn't shaped like a frog it should be covered in pictures of frogs instead! Seriously though this enamelware has charm and style. Great hub.


    • lender3212000 profile image


      8 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

      Great hub! I've always liked the look of that vintage stuff. Having a little around the house makes me not feel so old.

    • frogdropping profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      drbj - I totally agree. How awful! Everything should be shaped like a frog. It's the only way to be! Tsk enamelware producers - get with the program ;)

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      What? No enamelware in the shape of a frog? Unforgiveable, I do declare!


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