Oh, how I would love more of these vintage pink Ekco utensils. But they are never cheap when I stumble upon them. And that stops me from buying the few, I occasionally run across in the antique malls. I refuse to pay 20.00 for a pink spatula. No matter how much I love it.
These were purchased years ago. I bought them from a estate sale. And this was all that was there. These two lonely pieces. The ladle and knife. I do use the ladle constantly.
But to be fair.... these solid color handle Ecko utensils are pricey in any color. I recently saw a set of turquoise. That had eight pieces. A loose set of 8. In wonderful condition. Their cost listed on the tag.... $95.00 For eight utensils. As much as I wanted to buy them. It wasn't going to happen, for that kind of cash. But it did not stop me from truly wanting them.
I actually have three pieces of the painted wood, pink Ekco utensils. But for the life of me I have no idea where I put the potato masher. I swore it was in the cabinet above my refrigerator. But nope, not there.
But I was able to locate my potato peeler! These are in decent shape. With minimal wear to the pink, black and gray paint.
I have always used this solid pink handle one for slicing carrots. When I make soup... I like to have pretty carrots sliced up in it. But to be honest I am not sure what the original intent for it, would have been. But the paint on it, is in great shape.
Now I never ever... put any of the painted wood handle Ekco's in the dishwasher. I use them and then promptly wash them and dry them off. So the paint has held up over the years.
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