Vintage Duncan Hines Cookware

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2015-06-26 10:31:51

Vintage Duncan Hines Cookware is kitchenware produced under the famous U.S brandname Duncan Hines.

History & Description

Duncan Hines was an American food critic best known for his book Adventures in Good Eating, which highlighted restaurants across the United States.

Today, there is a brand of cookware and food products that bear his name. The cookware was first produced in the 1950s by Kitchen-Quip Inc. and then later by Regal Ware Inc. The brand is now owned by Pinnacle Foods having acquired it from Procter & Gamble in 1997.

Guide for collectors

Duncan Hines cookware comprises of stainless steel products, such as saucepans, frying pans, skillet pans, egg poachers and stock pots. One of the most popular products among collectors is the Salad Maker, which was first produced in the mid-1950s. This product consists of five-cutting cones – shredder, stringer, thin slicer, thick slicer and waffle – and typically sells between $30 and $50 on eBay.

At present, it is extremely rare for Duncan Hines cookware to be sold through national or international auction houses. However, the brand is occasionally advertised on eBay.

Although the official Duncan Hines website only relates to food products, the site’s forum regularly holds discussions regarding where to purchase vintage cookware.

Notable auction sales

On April 21st 2012, a 6-piece set of stainless steel cookware pots with lids, made by Regal Ware Inc., was sold on eBay for $152.50.

On April 20th 2012, a stainless steel salad maker, consisting of a food and vegetable cutter and five cutting cones, made by Kitchen-Quip Inc., circa 1955, was sold on eBay for $55.

On May 11th 2012, a 7-piece set of stainless steel cookware pots with lids, made by Regal Ware Inc., was sold on eBay for $49.99.

On May 27th 2012, a stainless steel salad maker, consisting of a food and vegetable cutter and five cutting cones, made by Kitchen-Quip Inc., circa 1955, was sold on eBay for $45.

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