Monday, February 02, 2009

Club Aluminum Cookware

You never know where you'll find some tidbits of blue, you just have to look around. Every Monday Sally sponsors BLUE MONDAY where bloggers can show off anything blue, home decorations, fashion, jewelry, flowers, whatever floats your boat!

Before I get to my blues this week, I need to announce that the winner of my Bloggy Giveaway from last week is Carol from Charli and Me, one of our regular Blue Monday gals! She is receiving a blue Chinese silk wristlet purse and 3 Chinese cloisonne bracelets, along with a few small purse-related surprises.
This week I have some blue that I have been looking at for my entire life. This is my mom's Club Aluminum cookware set that she received as a wedding gift in 1963. They still have all their handles and lids, and she uses them daily. If you are unfamiliar with Club cookware, it is wicked heavy, and the bottom of the pots have raised ridges in circles, similar to the coils on an electric stove. Regalware, the owners of Club Aluminum, ceased production in the mid 1980s. People who use Club love it and are always looking for pieces online.
Visit Sally and the other participants to see the cool things they are showcasing. Then, look around you and see what you can share with us next Monday!

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40 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

Saying hi from SITS!

bj said...

Good morning...are you a SITS? Me, too!!
I have always heard cooking with club aluminum might be dangerous. Have you ever googled it? My mom collected it, too, and I have a few pieces of hers. I've cooked with it in the past but once I heard it might be dangerous, I stopped using it.. Your mom's blue set sure is pretty to look at!!
Thanks for sharing.
Happy day, bj

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Cool pans, the really do have the retro look. I never knew what their official name was, but I know my mil used to have some that were avocado green.

Happy Blue Monday :-)

Mojo said...

The blue of these reminds me of my childhood... I'm a few years older than your mom's cookware, but I remember that color being very popular back in the day...

Bridget said...

I read BJs comment and it seems to be an urban myth. Your mom can keep using it.
I think Mom needs one more timer. How is she supposed to time something on the fourth burner if she has something in the oven?

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

I have never seen Club Aluminum in blue before. It's pretty.

Smilingsal said...

Congratulations to my buddy, Carol!

Now, you've done it! I'm feeling OLD. Your mom's wedding date was AFTER mine! Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

White Iris Designs said...

Nice collection & with all the parts too....hold tight to those!!

ellen b said...

Wow, those are in great shape!! Ya gotta love the turquoise blue :0)

xinex said...

Love your blue pots! Aren't they great for cooking? Next to my Le Creuset, I like heavy aluminum pots for cooking...Christine

Happy To Be said...

GM Liz...my Mama had this cook ware and just swore it was the best..Happy Blue Monday to you girl..hope you are feeling good today...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

JudyBug said...

I have heard of club aluminum but haven't thought about it in years. What a neat set!

JudyBug said...

I have heard of club aluminum but haven't thought about it in years. What a neat set!

Susan said...

Love the blue cookware...and how special it is that it was your Mom's!

Have a great day
Susan

Neabear said...

I don't remember that kind of cookware. Probably because my mom did not have it. The comment about the timers made be go back and enlarge the picture to see the timers better. Never thought about having several timers. LOL! Happy Blue Monday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What pretty pots! Neat color, Elizabeth! And congrats to that sweet Carol on her winnings. Loved that wristlet and the bracelets. I'm glad Carol won! :-)

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila

judicreations said...

Hi Elizabeth
Happy Blue Monday
Oh I remember those types of pots. Those are such a pretty shade of blue too. Special that they were moms...enjoy.
hope you have a great day today...
Judi

Charli and me said...

Hi Elizabeth, I do remember that cook ware but I don't remember seeing it in such a pretty shade of blue.I love how you have kept it all this time and that it was your mother's.

Carla said...

Love your blue on this old stove top! I have what is left of a yellow set, which is missing parts and burnt looking. Mine was bought in the early eighties, so, do you think your mom's was better made-or (shudder to think) just better taken care of???

Dorte H said...

Hi Elizabeth.
I was not quite sure I´d participate in Weekly Geeks this week, but when I saw your post I decided to do it because I could also call it Blue Monday.
Something old, something new, and perhaps something which really belongs to my husband, and all blue :)

Raggedy Girl said...

I still use cookware from 1961. They used to make things to last. Great blue post.
Roberta Anne

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh those are so nice! And they look brand new. Happy Blue Monday!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Ooo! I love it! My aunt has some, but hers is a avocado green color. She doesn't use it much anymore though.

Sweetie said...

I remember this cookware also. I love it in blue. If I remember correctly, usually a salesperson would visit the bride to be with a wide variety of Club cookware. It was very "in" to start housekeeping with Club cookware.
Hugs,
Sweetie

kbbryant said...

What do you know! Blue cookware from the 60's. That is so cool!
Pretty color too.

Kathy b

Kitten said...

That is a gorgeous shade of blue!

Justine said...

It's so funny that you mentioned how heavy they are, because when I first saw them I thought they were those really cheap, light aluminum things you'd take camping. I guess I should have known better if your mom has been using them for 46 years! The stove looks almost as old too, but in beautifully kept condition!

Does anyone ever call you Liz? It's a lot easier to type than Elizabeth!

Justine :o )

Lisa said...

Memories from my childhood came flooding into my mind as soon as I read your post. My mother (married in 1960) had a set of those pots, too. They were very heavy. I can remember trying to lift a filled pot, afraid that I would drop it.

I had to run into the kitchen to check our stove. You would think I would know the brand, since the stove is 19 years old. LOL I also cook on a Hotpoint.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh I love the color of the Club Aluminum.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful.. the color alone makes me ready for spring.. and bunnies.. and eggs and all things spring. Is it spring yet?

I'll remember my blog info and sign on next time.. until then..

Have a lovely day Elizabeth with thoughts of spring.

Rhonda Irizarry

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I think my mom had a pot similar to one of those but in orange. I'll have to see if its still at the old house which my brother now owns. He has a lot of old treasures that and I don't think he quite realizes the worth!

Kady

Marilyn D. said...

I have 2 pcs. of Club Aluminum in Yellow that belonged to my mother. I don't know how old they are but I have had them for 14 years. I am looking for a Club Aluminum Oval shaped roaster. Can't find any store that still has them. Anyone know?

Lisa said...

I love the color of the pots.

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imrbarnett said...

I have the exact same set, color and all. I have heavier other items so I don't feel mine are so heavy. I love mine. It belonged to my mil. I am looking for handles for two pots and the skillet, which is how I got to this blog. Does anyone know how to find these handles. I also need the handle for the dutch oven lid. HELP! You can also answer to imrbarnett@gmail.com
Wish my set was as complete as yours.