Saturday, November 30, 2013

Nesco Roaster

We were guests at a welcoming home on Thanksgiving Day, but Sunday will see Thanksgiving guests in our home.  So Friday morning I went to the barn and got the Nesco roaster.  I brought it in, polished it, and set it up, ready to receive the turkey.

I mentioned to BBBH that the appliance was vintage 1949.  She seemed a bit incredulous, so I typed "1949 nesco roaster" into the search engine, and behold!

Our roaster is identical to the one pictured, sans cabinet, which was an optional extra.  It is being pressed into its sixty-fifth year of service in giving Thanksgiving the bird.

If you bigify the picture, you may see that the National Enamel and Stamping Company asserts that this is their Golden Jubilee edition of the roaster.  Think about that.  These things have evidently been around since Eve was fixing dinner for Adam and Cain.  Excellent appliance, well-made, and still cooking!










Our roaster.

10 comments:

Vee said...

I'm impressed. I had no idea roasters even existed back then. Things must have been made very well in the 1940's.

I hope you enjoy your second Thanksgiving celebration tomorrow and that the turkey is delicious.

Shelly said...

Wow wow! A true testament to good workmanship and good care. Enjoy your Sunday celebration!

Lin said...

Oh my gosh! That certainly brings back memories. We have a "family" Nesco roaster. My G'ma would have it at her house and whoever needed it would run over to borrow hers. I wonder if we still have it somewhere?

Grace said...

And it has the cloth covered cord - it's never frayed? Amazing...

vanilla said...

Vee, it seems things were sturdily built to last; and there are no computers in them to have to be replaced at the cost of the appliance. (Growl: have just bought new computers for two "modern" thingies.)

Shelly, true, it has been lovingly cared for, but quality of workmanship and materials made that easy.

Lin, I am sure your "family roaster" is still around somewhere!

Grace, indeed, amazingly the original cord still looks great. Two or three threads of the cloth covering have pulled loose at the molded rubber plug, but otherwise, like new.

KC Bob said...

Looks like a combo pressure cooker and roaster. Bet the turkey was tender!

Jim said...

I bought a new roaster last year, for $40 at Walmart. Now, there's not much to go wrong with these things. But I have little reason to believe that it'll still roast 10 years from now, let alone 60.

vanilla said...

KC Bob, the roaster does an outstanding job; and it is not just for turkey!

Jim, hope your appliance gives you many years of satisfactory service!

Sharkbytes said...

Those things were amazing. I remember a few from my youth at church. Haven't seen one in ages.

vanilla said...

As a footnote to history, the Nesco cooked the Thanksgiving turkey to a fare-thee-well again this year, 2014!