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by Ron Kurtus

A total of 447 comments and questions have been sent in. They are listed according to date.

List of most recent 10 letters



Cookware parties USA
Ultra Craft waterless cookware handles USA
United States
Unmarked saucepan needs fixing USA
Replacement lids for Mastercraft waterless cooker USA
1962 cookware needs handles USA
Handles for Treasure Chest Cookware USA
Needs handle for Dine Rite cookware USA
Wants replacement knobs for 1985 cookware USA
Cookware lid whistles USA

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Cookware parties


March 28, 2018

Looking for recommendations of leading cookware doing parties and recurring help?

John - USA



You might check with some local stores that sell waterless cookware for referrals concerning cookware parties.

Also, a Google search on "cookware parties" can give a listing for the various brands. I've seen some from cookware salesmen promoting their services, but of course you want someone local.

Best wishes in your efforts.

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Ultra Craft waterless cookware handles


November 2, 2017

Do you know where or what company took over Ultra Craft waterless cookware? I need some replacement handles. Thank you

Joleta - USA



You might try Regal Ware or Kitchen Craft, since they bought out many cookware companies. Otherwise, you can try some repair shop to get generic handles that may fit.

I hope that helps.

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July 14, 2017

I'd like to add to your list of cookware companies

Tracy - United States


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Unmarked saucepan needs fixing


February 10, 2017

I have a double boiler saucepan 2-3 qt with no brand mark. It's heavy and appears to be waterless. There is a circle on inside bottom of pan. The lid is Saladmaster and fits well. Did Saladmaster make a pan not branded??
Also missing handles on both pieces and the rectangular metal stub that handle fits onto is 1/2" x 3/4". The handle from the marked Saladmaster pan that came with this unmarked one fits on either pan. Need to know a possible brand so I can order handles to replace them.

Diane - USA



It is unlikely that Saladmaster would not have a brand mark on their cookware.

You can try to order parts from Saladmaster Parts. Personally, I would check into getting a new saucepan instead of trying to fix the old one.

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Replacement lids for Mastercraft waterless cooker


January 14, 2017

Do you have a source for replacement lids for Mastercraft waterless cookers? They have the steam release valves on them. These were purchased in the 80's. Any help you can offer would be appreciated.


Teresa - USA



Mastercraft cookware has been out of business for some time now. There are various used sets available online, but I doubt you could find replacement lids. Sorry.

Best wishes in finding a solution or source.

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1962 cookware needs handles


December 2, 2016

I have waterless cookware purchased in 1962 by Future Homes. Stainless steel pan needs replacement handle. Any suggestions?

Linda - USA



You can check a local repair shop. They may be able to install generic handles. Best wishes for success in getting new handles.

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Handles for Treasure Chest Cookware


November 29, 2016

Hi, I have a set of treasure chest cookware from the mid 70s. To the best of my memory, they were 18/8 stainless steel waterless cookware. They are still in excellent condition, except for a couple of handles. Any ideas where I can find them. Thanks

Susan - USA



Your cookware sure has lasted a long time. You can check Treasure Chest Cookware, but the company is based in England.

You can check a local repair shop. They may be able to install generic handles. Best wishes for success in getting new handles.

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Needs handle for Dine Rite cookware


October 11, 2016

Do you know where I can find long pot handle for Dine Rite waterless cookware? Bought them in 1973

Lizabeth - USA



I have no listing of the Dine Rite company. The company probably went out of business in the past 43 years.

You might try local repair shop or cookware store to see if you can use some generic handle.

Best wishes in getting your cookware fixed.

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Wants replacement knobs for 1985 cookware


May 12, 2016

I purchased a set of Society cookware for my daughter when she graduated from high school in 1985. the knobs on the lids broke.I need to know if I can purchase replace knobs.

Barbara - USA



Check the website. They have a link to replacement parts.

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Cookware lid whistles


April 11, 2016

Dear Mr. Kurtus,

Thank you so very much for the educational review of this unique product. It's much appreciated.

I have inherited an old, but pristine set, from my beloved professor of 32 years ago. He may have them that long or longer. He told me he got them from United Surgical Steel Co Inc. in Montgomery ALA on a teacher's discounted plan. He taught in New Orleans.

At any rate, I did some investigation (thanks to your informative site) and it seems they were manufactured by American Cookware Inc.

Which brings me to the reason for reaching out:
The tops have a spring loaded handle. I have tried to tighten them so they would sit flush to the lid but there is a space where steam escapes from. The issue is a very loud whistling that occurs when steam escapes. It's rather irritating to say the least. If I tilt the top the steam releases that way and no whistling occurs. But then the pot's not completely covered.

Would you be able to offer any advise regarding how to manage this feature?

Other than that the cookware is phenomenal. I enjoy cooking and so did he. This, in part, is what makes my inheritance so very special, as they lasted his lifetime. I'm certain they'll last mine.

Thank you so very much,
Gigi Canales

Gigi - USA



One thing you can try is to call United Surgical Steel Co Inc. at (334) 281-3440. It is a long shot, but they may be able to help you.

You might also check American Cookware's Facebook page.

Also, you might try a local repair shop to see if they can fix the problem.

I hope this helps. Best wishes on getting your cookware lid fixed.

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