Sunday afternoons listening to the Top 40 countdown while my mum cooked one of her killer roasts; one of my happiest and fondest memories. Now I’m a mum myself I’ve tried and tried but I can’t emulate her gravy despite the hours I must have spent stirring it over a low heat in a baking tray while she desperately tried to teach me. I’ve even ‘acquired’ a few of her dishes in an attempt to recreate some of her meals but it’s just not happening. Mum’s cooking always was and still is the dog’s dooda’s.
And it appears I’m not the only harbouring a nostalgia over food memories from the past as Prestige have just launched a vintage range of cookware. Just check out this funky saucepan, with its retro styling, it complimented my beloved cream range cooker perfectly to the extent that it’s sat pride of place on the hob ever since it arrived. I just can’t bear to hide it away.
I’ve not used enamel coated steel cookware before and was surprised how light it felt, a great feature for a light weight like me when trying to drain a pan full of spuds! We’ve used it for various meals, including curry, and was chuffed that it didn’t leave any marks despite the white coating carrying on through the inside as well as outer pattern.
It’s been through the dishwasher several times too, I was nervous at first as I have this niggling belief that anything pre year 2000 just isn’t designed for modern kitchen appliances and as it looks like something straight from the 1950’s I was a little concerned how it would fair in a hot wash but fear not, it’s fine. The toddler even test drive it, it makes a great noise when you bang the lid on!
My only bugbear now is that the rest of my collection looks somewhat lacklustre in comparison. This saucepan has a rrp of £25, so I’ve got my eye on the milk pan, baking dish, scales and teapot set now to complete the range and revamp my classic shaker kitchen
I was sent an item from the Prestige Vintage collection to review, all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.