CorningWare is renowned world-wide for producing premium quality bakeware. First introduced in 1958, it's a brand that generally evokes fond memories of puddings and porridge and tuna mornay. And decades-old wedding presents that are still treasured and much used to this day.
The popularity of CorningWare can be attributed to the original glass-ceramic material, which meant it could be used on the stove top as well as in the oven. This is a unique feature still unsurpassed in the market today.
During the late 1990’s, CorningWare introduced a rage of timeless ceramic stoneware called French White. This ensured the brand adapted to the evolving tastes of consumers who today place a premium on colour and designs. No doubt you have some in your kitchen, or perhaps your mum and dad, or grandparents did.
'Yes, I have one in that range,' wrote my friend, Jane, when I mentioned CorningWare on my Bizzy Lizzy's Good Things Facebook page. 'Actually I got it from my mother and it still going strong,' she added. My food blogger friend, Shirley, said: 'I still have mine, wedding gifted in 1985 and I still use it.' And Lucy, another blogger friend and fellow cook from overseas said: 'My dad used to leave porridge in the oven in a Corningware dish for our breakfast when he'd been on call all night. I have lovely memories of him caring for us even if he was asleep when we got up.' Still more fond memories from Liz O in Wingham NSW, who said 'I had a cubby house when I was a kid and I had miniature versions to play with'. And Nancy from Washington wrote: 'My mom used it when it first came out but she still kept her other favourite cookery. I like it for its versatility. I still have pieces that we have used for years.'
I received two CorningWare stovetop coffee percolators when I was first married in 1978. I kept both and used them for many years. They were especially popular at my dinner parties back in the day and were great for making coffee, but also kept water beautifully chilled! I also have two treasured vintage pieces in the Spice O' Life range, which I use almost every day. And, thanks to World Kitchen, I also some much loved CorningWare etch (grass) pieces, some of which have featured here on Good Things over the last couple of years.
CorningWare is still a market leader today, popular amongst home cooks, brides-to-be and consumers ranging in age from the young home starter to the empty nesters. It’s convenient same-dish baking and serving, whether for casual or formal dining gives CorningWare its universal appeal. There are three CorningWare ranges available from department stores and selected independent home stores across Australia:
And now for the giveaway...
Thanks to the generosity of World Kitchen and CorningWare, I have a fabulous giveaway for readers of Good Things. Two lucky readers will each will a CorningWare prize pack containing:
Please see the collage below, which depicts the prizes. Total value per prize pack: $99.85!
As you can see, CorningWare etch is beautiful and functional:
Details of the competition...
To be in the running to win, please subscribe to Good Things via the box above RH side on my sidebar, (if you haven't already) and in the comments box below share with me in 50 words or less your favourite CorningWare memories and why you'd love to win a CorningWare etch blue cornflower prize pack.
The entries will be judged according to originality and creativity (chance plays no part in determining the winner), and the winner will be notified by email.
Please ensure that you enter your current email address (one you check regularly!) with your comment/entry so you can be reached in the event you're selected as the winner. If the winning reader does not respond within 48 hours, Good Things will redraw the competition and select a new winner.
Note: this competition is open to Australian readers only (with apologies to my overseas readers) and closes at midnight on Sunday, 6 July 2014 AEST.
This prize pack is sponsored by World Kitchen and CorningWare®.
Thank you for all the delicious entries. The competition is now closed and the winners were chosen by World Kitchen... congratulations to Andrea and Jodie.
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