Kettle Oven With Rack and Glass Cover from Guardian Service Cookware. ABOUT GUARDIAN SERVICE COOKWARE. Guardian Service cookware (GS), aka Guardian Ware, is a highly sought after collectible for a variety of reasons: the heavy-duty construction of this hammered aluminum waterless cookware makes it almost bullet-proof; the excellent way the cookware prepares food; and the nostalgia of cooking with the same type of cookware your parents or grandparents did. Century Metalcraft Corporation of Los Angeles, California manufactured Guardian Service cookware from the mid 1930s until 1956, when the plant burned down. A hostess would host a party at their house, and invite several of their friends over. GS cookware was considered to be an expensive set of cookware during the 1940s and 50s. GS cookware is constructed out of hammered aluminum, and is considered to be heavy-duty in contrast to today’s cookware. During the pre-WWII years, this cookware had metal lids. But, because of the rationing during the War, the lids were then made from glass. There were 3 different designs of the logo: One had the Knight’s helmet and crossed swords, the next had the helmet and 2 stars on either side, and the last version had the helmet and 3 stars on either side. The glass lids also were etched with the Knight’s helmet, but they also had crossed battle axes. The key to the excellent cooking qualities of GS cookware, is traced to its domed-lid construction. This waterless cookware utilizes high domed glass lids which are designed so that the food’s moisture would condense while cooking, and then drip back down on the food. Plus, the patented bases of the GS cookware insure uniform heating of the food. There are a variety of sizes of GS cookware pots and pans, ranging from 1 quart to 4 quarts. Roasters, griddles, kettle ovens, beverage urns, and double boilers are also part of the collection. And, an unusual set of triangle-shaped pots known as the “Economy Trio” can cook vegetables in three pots on one burner. This is done by setting the three pots on a large trivet. You can cook your food in it, and then set it right on your table to serve from, on hotplates of course. The item “Vintage Guardian Service Cookware Kettle Oven With Rack and Glass Cover (NIB)” is in sale since Friday, June 28, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Cookware\Other Collectible Cookware”. The seller is “guardianservicecookware” and is located in Stanton, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Stove Type Compatibility: Electric
- Brand: GUARDIAN SERVICE