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Posted on Nov 25, 2014 5:19:09 PM PST
I am looking for a light blue DRU individual little cassarolle with lid, cooks enough for one single person. The number written in the botton is #12. I have 3 of those, so I need one more to make a set. Thank you.

Posted on Nov 8, 2014 5:38:50 PM PST
RC Holmberg says:
I have many pieces, and am looking for the tea kettle - I also have an original ad from 1957 for the blue ;-)

Posted on Sep 8, 2014 8:44:33 PM PDT
I just bought a 12 quart blue tulip pot at the thrift store for $3.50. I made the best soup ever! I plan on keeping it but haven't seen any for sale. Are they rare? Does anyone know the value of the large Dru Holland pots. It has a 12 stamped on the lid.

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 7:26:53 AM PDT
I just found two of these lovely pieces in the orange with grey inside. They are oval, shallow and have a pour spout. The larger one is marked DRU 31 and the smaller FE 28

Posted on Jul 17, 2014 3:21:52 PM PDT
Dawn says:
I have a DRU pot with lid....it was a wedding present in 1960 and I still use it.....the enamel on inside is discolored but it is a wonderful pot for cooking small roasts etc....on top of stove or in the oven.....I have been looking at all of the DRU pots on EBay...... Dawn elle

Posted on Jun 14, 2014 2:27:55 PM PDT
K. O'Brien says:
I have 4 pieces of DRU in yellow that I love . I understand I can put them on the cooktop and in the oven. Do these pans need to be treated before I cook w/ them? Does the combination of cast iron and enamel conduct heat differently than say my stainless pans?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2014 2:19:51 PM PDT
Susan says:
You are in for a treat when you begin cooking with these! I have ones that have already been used so I didn't treat them in anyway. Since DRU cookware was made several decades ago, yours must have been used in cooking before. The heat conducts much differently than stainless steel....it's far more even and heats at a lower setting. You can cook lovely dishes in these that are slowly cooked. The best gumbo ever is made in DRU cookware, the best braised baked beef or pork hearts...long slow soups and stews of any kind. You'll have fun.

Susan

Posted on Jun 14, 2014 1:04:48 PM PDT
K. O'Brien says:
I have 4 pieces of DRU in yellow that I love . I understand I can put them on the cooktop and in the oven. Do these pans need to be treated before I cook w/ them? Does the combination of cast iron and enamel conduct heat differently than say my stainless pans?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2014 10:55:18 AM PDT
I have a 1 qt oval yellow oral lidded roaster that belonged to my great aunt.
Would you share any info on these pieces.
Sally Richmond
Ludington, MI

Posted on Mar 8, 2014 8:51:00 AM PST
B. Margolis says:
I believe that this is one of the companies that La Creuset bought to reduce the competition.

Posted on Feb 8, 2014 8:43:36 PM PST
Susan says:
Can any of the DRU savvy people tell me which is the largest yellow oval lidded roaster made? I have a 2 qt oval that is my favorite piece of cookware and everytime I use it, I wish that I had a larger size.

Susan Englebry
Patagonia AZ

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2013 4:36:43 PM PST
R. Lowe says:
Dawn,
What would you want for each of these pieces.
I might be interested in that my grandfather worked at DRU in the early 1900's.
Roy

Posted on Nov 20, 2013 7:25:29 AM PST
dawn says:
I have 3 Dru Holland pieces that have never been used. I have the pan with wooden handle and lid, a 3 qt casserole dish and a smaller frying pan. If anyone is interested please email dsalone92@verizon.net. Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 22, 2013 4:24:29 PM PDT
B. Morrison says:
Hi! There is so little information on this company! Is there any way of knowing what the plain mint green are valued at? I have one of the sectioned casserole dishes with the lid that I can't find anywhere online. Please let me know if you might be able to help me with this, thanks!

Posted on May 25, 2013 8:48:35 AM PDT
R. Lowe says:
The old DRU factory in Ulft Netherlands is in the process of being redeveloped as cultural center, called DRU Fabriek. currently there is a library, theater, restaurant/cafe. archives room and museum with many of the remaining vuildings being refurbished as residences.
My family visited there recently as our grandfather worked there starting in 1910 -1916 and 1919-1927.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 9, 2013 1:22:17 PM PDT
W. Boytim says:
I would also like to know about this. Some companies do use lead in the enamalware coating before they spray it on the piece. Most crockpots have lead in them. I was hoping that by getting an older enamelware piece might not have the lead but am wondering. I have an older Dru blue tulip piece but not sure what year made. Does anyone know if Dru ever used lead in their product?

Posted on Mar 30, 2013 6:12:32 AM PDT
To the person who asked about the name on them, I have some that are Dru Holland and some that are Dun Holland. Not sure what the difference is, but I guess the name adds something to value.

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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2013 10:35:50 PM PDT
Loretta says:
I would like to know more about this I have 2 of the blue Holland dutch ovens. excited to know more about them.

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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2012 9:18:08 AM PDT
41charlie says:
Hi! Romaney,

I would be very interested in hearing more about DRU Iron from Holland. I have a number of pieces I have collected in both yellow and blue. I find the adaptation of a 200 year old Dutch process of fusing iron to enamel etc very interesting as I am a retired mechanical engineer.

Regards,

Anthony Haynes
Bremen, Georgia

Posted on May 30, 2012 3:50:09 PM PDT
I have, I believe, a Dru small butter warmer set (base, spouted pan & lid) in light blue w/3 petal design. It is cast iron and each piece states Made in Holland. My question is, does it have to have the name Dru on it to be an authentic Dru piece? Thanks in advance if anyone knows! p.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2012 2:43:19 AM PDT
Sundeb says:
it is cast iron covered with enamel no lead in it. Nothing will make you sick from these.

Posted on Apr 5, 2012 10:04:25 AM PDT
I'm glad I found this conversation. I have a bunch of the Blue tulip cookware I inherited from my mother and I love it. It had been in her basement for years, because she switched to calphalon when that became popular. I actually prefer my Dru cookware (execpt for that rust ring someone mentioned).

Also, I have been searching with no luck, but does anyone know if there is any lead used in the manufacture of these? (perhaps the daughter in law of the folks that produced them!) I have been searching google for this information to no avail. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 2, 2012 12:41:24 AM PDT
Paug gy says:
i have a DRU yellow tulip 6" pot w/lid if interested plz email me @ rpauggy@yahoo.com...put DRU in the subject line...thanks Paul
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