Hmmm...pretty. And heavy, though not as heavy as cast iron. It had a couple of dings on it but was otherwise in great shape. And I loved the handles on the side.
I flipped it over to see the price...only $5.99. At this point I honestly had no clue what I was looking at other than an enameled loaf pan but I like it and that was enough to sell me on it. In the cart it goes.
Of course, when I got home I looked it up. Dansk Designs France IHQ
Turns out, my $5.99 loaf pan is a mid-century Dansk Kobenstyle piece selling on eBay and Etsy for between $35 and $75. The thought of reselling it might have popped into my head for a bit, but I like it so much I'm keeping it for myself. And now that I know what to look for, I'll also be on the lookout for more pieces like it at thrift store prices.
FYI - I found the following instructions for cleaning your Dansk Enamel Kobenstyle Cookware so it looks like new. I haven't tried it since my loaf pan looks pretty good already but just in case someone needs the info:
- Boil a large stock pot, large enough to submerge the piece of cookware to clean in boiling water.
- Add 3-5 Tablespoons of Baking Soda to the water and allow the cookware to sit submerged in the boiling solution for 10 + minuets.
- Next, remove carefully from boiling pot and wash in hot soapy water and scour with a nylon (not metal) scouring sponge.
- Rub with white vinegar to restore finish to the enamel after the item has cooled.