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nacco (like le creuset) chipped enamel

cheryljoy Feb 11, 2009 05:05 AM

I've been searching the internet to find nacco cookware but haven't been successful. On the bottom, it says NACCO Denmark. Have any of you heard of it? My mom gave me her set and it's absoluteley wonderful, but has some chips, and one pot, like a sort of a wok type, has a cracked handle. I want to try to find if it's got some kind of warrantee like lc, or to see if there's any way to reapply enamel to the chipped areas (like in a pottery kiln or something.)

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    assamwithtoast Dec 29, 2011 06:09 AM

    Funnily enough I took a loaf of bread to a friend who runs a Christian Book stall on our indoor market saw 2 Nacco made in Denmark casseroles on large one small. Ask the price was told £4 I offered £5 as I thought was for charity thats $8 more or less have not used it yet but will post a photo Saturday and tell you how the cooking went .

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      cheryljoy Mar 8, 2009 06:59 AM

      Thanks for the replies again. I've deduced that my pots and pans are designed by Michael Lax, sometimes with Nacco on the bottom, and sometimes Copco (Danish made). I think it started out being Nacco, and the more recent is Copco, though I'm not sure. Anyway, it's great stuff, though extremely heavy!

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        bewildergeist Jul 9, 2009 02:55 AM

        Both Copco and Nacco pots and pans were produced by Morsø Jernstøberi (Morsø Cast Iron Foundry) in Denmark. Nacco is short for "N. A. Christensen & Co." (who founded the company in 1853), although I'm not sure what Copco is short for.

        Unfortunately, Morsø phased out their production of pots and pans ca. 1993 to focus exclusively on their cast iron wood burning stoves, according to this brief history (in Danish): http://www.hoflev.dk/article.asp?id=132#

        This is the company's website: http://www.morsoe.com/us/About_Morsoe...

        I own (and love) a Copco cast iron pot myself, and today I just found a Nacco cast iron bread pan at my local second hand store for $10 (!), which I am excited to put to use (see photo). My Google searching led me here, so I thought I'd contribute what little I know, although I'm a bit late to the game.

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          Politeness Jul 9, 2009 08:26 AM

          bewildergeist: "Unfortunately, Morsø phased out their production of pots and pans ca. 1993"

          The AGA (Rayburn) company of England continues to sell what appears to be the original Michael Lax designed enameled cast ironware. Whether AGA has found a different company to manufacture it or whether AGA convinced Morsø to resume production or whether AGA is just selling NOS, I do not know.

          Copco was the first of three successful companies (the others: OXO and WOVO) founded by the famed entrepreneur Sam Farber. Farber explains how he designs and brings products to market here: http://www.cdf.org/issue_journal/entr...

          We have four pieces of Copco/Michael Lax enameled cast iron cookware, and love them, but, like cheryljoy and her Nacco cookware, I do not know where we could go to get any of the Copco cookware repaired should that be required. A lot of the Michael Lax Copco cookware remains available (used, of course) on eBay at reasonable prices.

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            jhamiltonwa Oct 25, 2009 01:39 AM

            I'm too late for this topic but it wan't too late for me. Just today I was lunching with my elderly parents and they served the chicken curry out of their trusty blue enamel casserole. I know they've had it for over 40 years and it is still in fine condition. I looked at the bottom and saw NACCO DENMARK, hit Google and here I am. Strangely I bought a Michael Lax designed AGA casserole for some dear friends' wedding and never connected the two pots in my mind. Belated thanks to everyone in this thread. JH, Western Australia

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          blondelle Feb 11, 2009 07:47 AM

          Here's a link to their site with contact info. I found it immediately. Give them a call!


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            cheryljoy Feb 18, 2009 06:48 PM

            Thanks for the reply, blondelle, though this is a different company. The nacco pots were made in Denmark and my mom had them at the latest in the early 70's. This nacco didn't get into housewares until 1988 when they got proctor silex, etc. - this info is on their history page.

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              chuckl Feb 18, 2009 07:53 PM

              do you have a picture of it?

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                blondelle Feb 19, 2009 08:45 AM

                Happy to help! It's still worth giving them a call to see if they can lead you in the right direction. Good luck ;-)!

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