Saturday, June 11, 2011

Homer Laughlin China Company Review!!


The Homer Laughlin China Company carries excellent bakeware, and all sorts of kitchen acessories such as trays, vases, teapots, bowls, and MUCH more that is made in the USA since 1871!!  I appreciate that everything isAmerican made.  They kindly let me review one of their Fiesta Deep Dish Pie Bakers.  Wow, lots of neat colors I could pick from such as emerald, cobalt blue, sunflower, ivory, scarlet, plum, tangerine, and peacock.  I decided on chocolate as that is one of my fav. colors (well... I guess I like to eat it too- LOL:)  Anyways, earlier today my mom & I baked an apple pie in it.  I really like how sturdy the pie baker is and that it's deep dish; this is definitely top quality!  The pie was delicious, and everybody loved it!  Here's some pics:)

The bottom crust

                                                                 Ready to bake!

Out of the oven

What's summer without pie??

Yum!
Fellow pie-bakers, I highly suggest you trying a Fiesta Deep Dish Pie Baker for your summer pies!

"History of Fiesta®

FIESTA®, America’s favorite dinnerware, was introduced by The Homer Laughlin China Company with great fanfare at the Pittsburgh China & Glass Show in January, 1936.
FIESTA® was the creation of Frederick Hurten Rhead, a second generation Stoke-on-Trent potter who had become Homer Laughlin’s design director in 1927.
FIESTA® was an immediate hit with the public and, by it’s second year of production, more than one million pieces were produced.
The original five colors were Red, Yellow, Cobalt Blue, Green and Ivory. Turquoise was added early in 1937. The shapes of FIESTA® were created in an Art Deco style with concentric circles highlighting the bright colors.
The first six colors were produced through the 1930’s and 40’s until a change in fashion direction dictated a change to a softer palette of pastel colors at the beginning of the 1950’s.
Color trends moved back to brighter colors in the early 1960’s and FIESTA® moved with the trend. By the late 60’s earthtones were in vogue and the dinnerware industry turned in that direction. Popularity of these colors proved to be short-lived and sales began to fall. At the end of 1972, FIESTA® was retired after 37 years of production.
The retired dinnerware line soon became popular with collectors, especially those who had childhood memories of this brightly colored dinnerware. As years passed, the value of the original FIESTA® colors and pieces grew as more people became avid collectors.
In 1985, officials of Bloomingdale’s, the prestigious retailer in New York City approached Homer Laughlin about reproducing a dinnerware line from the past. Soon the two companies agreed that FIESTA® had the greatest chance for commercial success.
In early 1986, Bloomingdale’s introduced a new line of FIESTA® with a new color palette and with improvements to the body and glaze. Homer Laughlin was the country’s leading producer of restaurant china and it was determined that the new FIESTA® should be made of the same durable, restaurant- quality china body as the company’s other products. The ceramic glaze would be lead-free, a comparatively new innovation in the china industry.
This new version of FIESTA® was an instant success and a new generation of consumers became converts to FIESTA’s popularity.
Over the next twenty years, new colors have been introduced and FIESTA® has become a trendsetter of color for the housewares industry. In the seventy years since FIESTA® was first produced, there have been a total of 38 colors in the line.
Today, Homer Laughlin introduces one new color each year and FIESTA® has become the leading dinnerware brand in casual tabletop, as well as a consistent leader in bridal registries across America.
All the while, collectors have continued to add to the dinnerware to which they were first introduced by their mothers and grandmothers. Today, FIESTA® dinnerware is the most collected dinnerware in the history of the tabletop industry with well over one half billion pieces produced."

Disclaimer: I received free product for this review.  All thoughts are my won.  Quotes are taken from the Homer Laughlin China Company.

2 comments:

  1. Oh yummy! The pie looks SO good =)

    Anna

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  2. We love this company!! Mom used to work for it when we lived down that way. All of our dishes we use are Homer Laughlin. I don't have the big pie plate but I do have 8 little ones....one for each of us!! It's perfect for chicken pot pie. Ok, I'm rambling now but we love this company!! (And I know it's been a long time but I plan on writing you back very soon! Sorry!!)

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