@ybmuG, I liked Cambodian Red pot, back in the day [70 & 71], and later Panama Red, Columbian, Skunk weed, and Delta Delight, not necessarily in that orde
r,…or maybe it was but, Hell, I was solo high, I do not 'member!¿!
Oh,… wait, you were talking 'bout the Dutch Oven,Pot, eh,…Okay, Yeah, they are top of the line of comparable & competitive lines of kitchen wares. They’re Great for a pot of Navy Beans & Ham hocks /w Corn Pon OR some tasty Menudo /w Hominy & plenty of Hot, Hot Chile Peppers + & a little Pot!!
That’s what I would have thought as well, but that has not been our experience.
We have both and my wife reaches for this one 99% of the time now. It’s lighter and, for us, has produced outstanding caramelized onions and roux-based sauces or dishes. The only thing we now prefer the heavier Tramontina for is deep frying, as the thicker walls hold heat for the oil more effectively.
@heartny@Kerig3@rjquillin@werehatrack My parents 1970’s Sears Kenmore Avocado green Refrigerator with side by side doors lasted for approximately 40 years. They also got a matching Dishwasher, which was only used a few times because my father did the plumbing wrong. The Refrigerator outlasted my father.
A few years ago, my stacked dryer’s heating element went out. I was about to go to repairclinic.com to see if I could fix it, then I realized that the set was something like 17 years old. I decided I could get a new set, and I’m glad I did; the new washer has a bigger capacity.
@heartny@Kerig3@rjquillin@werehatrack That’s no exaggeration. Moved into a new house in 1985, bought a Whirlpool refrigerator (Almond, btw) - it’s still going strong in a rental today. Moved into a new house in 1998 - we’re currently on our third refrigerator.
@rjquillin@werehatrack You’re right, it was Harvest Gold. I remember my mother having the Avocado Green appliances but instead balanced it with yellow over the gold because our kitchen had another item of pure 70s decor, the wall mural wallpaper. Ours was the inside of a greenhouse, where Autumn colors wouldn’t have worked as well. It was still rediculous looking, but better than wood-like panelling!
Thinking back at what wall colors were used at home in the '50’s…
Kitchen: think butter yellow, popcorn white and black
Living: a pretty dark green
MBR: brown, like dark saddle leather or mud
my BR: a dark fire engine red, white ceiling
Bath: don’t remember, perhaps something ‘normal’. could have been blue…
My mother moved into a house in the 70s that had a very … creative paint job in the living room. One side had a triangular wedge of kelly green slanted up to the ceiling, and the other had a royal blue wedge; the middle triangle was left white. The bedroom was the real gem, though - red wallpaper with brocaded red flocking. No, it wasn’t a former brothel, as far as we know.
@rjquillin@werehatrack I was lucky enough that our kitchen was the only room in the house that had 70s decor—the house was over 100 years old back then and my parents collected antiques and it was decorated as such.
But that kitchen tho’…
@screechowl@Telanis Yes, a serious joke. The pots were judged largely on appearance and ‘heritage’ - meaning that they could last for generations.
[Lodge got high marks here as a well established manufacturer, while another company was mildly dinged because they were too new to have a multi-generation track record. News flash: Lodge has been around for over 120 years, but their enameled cast iron (made in China!) was introduced in the early 2000s.]
The water boiling test - timing how long it took to boil a quart of cold water, and then checking its temperature after an hour - was the only ‘cooking’ test.