Teflon cookware has had its day in the sun (and then some), it's time to bring back some of the great, and older, cookware options. While we're big fans of copper cookware, it can be a little too pricey for most of our budgets. You can't go wrong with cast iron, it's strong and will definitely outlive you, but is also heavy enough to break your wrist. And then there's the fun and retro enamel cookware.

We love enamel cookware for its great colors and patterns -- why is cookware always gray anyway? But the fact that it's light as a feather makes cooking just that much easier. Oh, and the best part is, if you opt for vintage enamel cookware, you can get pieces for great prices too.

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  • Vintage Dansk Enamel Dutch Oven

    <strong><a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/118047207/vintage-dansk-made-in-denmark-kobenstyle?ref=sr_gallery_41&ga_search_query=enamel+ware&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=8&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=enamel+ware" target="_blank">Vintage Dansk Enamel Dutch Oven</a>, $28, <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/WhatsNewOnTheMantel?ref=seller_info" target="_blank">Etsy: WhatsNewOnTheMantel</a></strong>

  • Lime Green Enamelware Cup

    <strong><a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/126334218/lime-green-enamelware-cup?ref=sr_gallery_10&ga_search_query=enamel+ware&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=15&ga_show_panel=true&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=enamel+ware" target="_blank">Lime Green Enamelware Cup</a>, $14, <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/Meanglean?ref=seller_info" target="_blank">Etsy: Meanglean</a></strong>

  • Blue Enamel Bowl

    <strong><a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/126474762/vintage-blue-enamel-bowl-big-bowl?ref=sr_gallery_32&ga_search_query=enamel+ware&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=10&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=enamel+ware" target="_blank">Blue Enamel Bowl</a>, $15, <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/BankandPearl?ref=seller_info" target="_blank">Etsy: BankandPearl</a></strong>

  • Vintage Enamel Turkish Pot

    <strong><a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/90483535/1-vintage-enamel-turkish-pot?ref=shop_home_active" target="_blank">Vintage Enamel Turkish Pot</a>, $12 (for one), <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/WhatsNewOnTheMantel?ref=seller_info" target="_blank">Etsy: WhatsNewOnTheMantel</a></strong>

  • Yellow Enamel Sauce Pot

    <strong><a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/123649993/yellow-enamel-sauce-pot?ref=shop_home_active" target="_blank">Yellow Enamel Sauce Pot</a>, $45, <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/GallivantingGirls?ref=seller_info" target="_blank">Etsy: GallivantingGirls</a></strong>

  • White Strainer With Red Trim

    <strong><a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/126475991/vintage-strainer-enamelware-white?ref=sr_gallery_20&ga_search_query=enamel+ware&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=17&ga_show_panel=true&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=enamel+ware" target="_blank">White Strainer with Red Trim</a>, $16, <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/BankandPearl?ref=seller_info" target="_blank">Etsy: BankandPearl</a></strong>

  • Vibrant Orange Enameled Fondue Pot

    <strong><a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/123091196/awesome-vintage-vibrant-orange-enameled?ref=sr_gallery_5&ga_search_query=enamel+ware&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=29&ga_show_panel=true&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=enamel+ware" target="_blank">Vibrant Orange Enameled Fondue Pot</a>, $21, <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/SlyfieldandSime?ref=seller_info" target="_blank">Etsy: SlyfieldandSime</a></strong>

  • Pastel Graniteware Enamel Pots

    <strong><a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/127770197/pastel-graniteware-enamel-pots-three?ref=sr_gallery_26&ga_search_query=enamel+ware&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=6&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=enamel+ware" target="_blank">Pastel Graniteware Enamel Pots</a>, $44, <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/SwirlingOrange11?ref=seller_info" target="_blank">Etsy: SwirlingOrange11</a></strong>

  • Enameled Cast Iron Skillet

    <strong><a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/123453854/vintage-prizer-ware-enameled-cast-iron?ref=sr_gallery_25&ga_search_query=enamel+ware&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=22&ga_show_panel=true&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=enamel+ware" target="_blank">Enameled Cast Iron Skillet</a>, $18, <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/cupolavintage?ref=seller_info" target="_blank">Etsy: cupolavintage</a></strong>

  • Vintage Turquoise Enamel Pan With White Pattern

    <strong><a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/93744686/vintage-turquoise-enamel-pan-with-handle?ref=sr_gallery_42&ga_search_query=enamel+ware&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=12&ga_show_panel=true&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=enamel+ware" target="_blank">Vintage Turquoise Enamel Pan</a>, $16.15, <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/FrenchKlimBim?ref=seller_info" target="_blank">Etsy: FrenchKlimBim</a></strong>

  • Vintage Enamel Mold

    <a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/70749472/vintage-enamel-mold-orange-cream-city?ref=sr_gallery_12&ga_search_query=enamel+ware&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=23&ga_show_panel=true&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=enamel+ware" target="_blank">Vintage Enamel Mold</a>, $36, Etsy: DonkeeHouse

  • Vintage Red Teapot

    <strong><a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/126547073/vintage-red-teapot-enameled-teapot-made?ref=sr_gallery_26&ga_search_query=enamel+ware&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=24&ga_show_panel=true&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=enamel+ware" target="_blank">Vintage Red Teapot</a>, $14, <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/YesterdaysSilhouette?ref=seller_info" target="_blank">Etsy: YesterdaysSilhouette</a></strong>

  • Open Lotus Pan

    <strong><a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/128526689/yellow-cathrineholm-open-lotus-pan?ref=sr_gallery_32&ga_search_query=enamel+ware&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=31&ga_show_panel=true&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=enamel+ware" target="_blank">Open Lotus Pan</a>, $110, <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/GallivantingGirls?ref=seller_info" target="_blank">Etsy: GallivantingGirls</a></strong>

  • Robin Egg Blue Dinner Plate

    <strong><a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/128885947/enamelware-dinner-plate-in-robin-egg?ref=sr_gallery_14&ga_search_query=enamel+ware&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=16&ga_show_panel=true&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=enamel+ware" target="_blank">Robin Egg Blue Dinner Plate</a>, $10, <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/susantique?page=2" target="_blank">Etsy: susantique</a></strong>

  • Blue And White Mug

    <strong><a href="http://www.etsy.com/listing/123135745/granite-ware-blue-white-mug?ref=sr_gallery_5&ga_search_query=enamel+ware&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=24&ga_show_panel=true&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=enamel+ware" target="_blank">Blue and White Mug</a>, $10, <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/ObjetsduMonde?ref=seller_info" target="_blank">Etsy: ObjetsduMonde</a></strong>

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