Corning Ware Profile: Saucemakers (1963)
Saucemakers with a 1 Qt capacity debuted during 1963 and a 2 Qt size arrived in 1964. The smaller Saucemaker remained on the market into the early 1970s, but the large size was discontinued earlier. Saucemakers might be the only Corning Ware stovetop product with a single tab handle, which makes a detachable handle essential for successful use.
Covered 1 Qt Saucemakers could be purchased individually with or without a handle. This size was also part of the 10-piece Young Moderns set which did not provide a lid for the Saucemaker, but did include a black handle. All Saucemakers have small tab handles even though they were produced before and after 1972.
Corning Ware Blue Cornflower 1 Qt Saucemaker.
Some are printed with a model number, and unusually, the 1 Qt size can be marked either P-55 or P-64. The number for the 2 Qt size is P-65. But frequently, they are identified only as "Saucemaker", "1 Qt Saucemaker", or "2 Qt Saucemaker". Their Pyrex lids often do not carry a model number either, but lids for the 1 Qt size are sometimes marked P-64, and P-65 appears on some of the 2 Qt lids. Model numbers are suffixed as usual with "B" for bowl or "C" for cover. Measuring corner to corner at the widest point, lid diameters are: 7" (1 Qt) & 8¾" (2 Qt).
Saucemaker interior, 4 cups, 32 oz. It is marked simply "Saucemaker" and the lid does not have a model number. Measures inside the 2 Qt size are stated in cups and quarts rather than ounces.
Date ranges pertain to the Corning Ware shapes & sizes in general; the dates of each individual pattern vary. The patterns listed here are confirmed, and there might be others too.
1 Qt Saucemaker (P-55, P-64):
morning glory design (avocado)‡
stars design (blue)*
2 Qt Saucemaker (P-65):
* - Official pattern name not known, the design consists of eight five-pointed stars of various sizes, the three largest stars are within solid blue circles. Most examples are marked with "For Range & Microwave", so the pattern cannot be much older than 1970.
** - Items with a gold-coloured Wheat pattern typically are prefixed with "W", so these Saucemakers might be marked W-55 or W-64. This pattern was available at Bon Marche. It is not clear whether Wheat was exclusive to that retailer, but it is possible, as it seems that other stores did not advertise it. Wheat was available in 1969 & 1970, but exact starting and ending dates are not known.
‡ - Official pattern name not known, the design is avocado green and depicts nine star-shaped blossoms on a vine.
1 Qt Saucemaker, marked P-55. Pattern name not known, it depicts eight blue stars. The lid's model number is P-64, and it has a slightly larger knob.
Leaflet included with 2 Qt Saucemaker, front cover.
Leaflet included with 2 Qt Saucemaker, page two.
Leaflet included with 2 Qt Saucemaker, page three.
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