CORNING VISION WHITE COOKWARE

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A variant called VISION WHITE, or "White Vision", was produced in France circa 1988. It was mainly sold in Europe, though there is some evidence it was retailed in Canada as well. It is rare, but occasionally turns up, on the second hand market in the USA.

VISION WHITE is made out of an opaque version of Pyroceram commonly used for Pyroflam or Corning Ware. The temperature the vessel is exposed to during the ceramming process dictates the translucency of the final product. In this case, the VISION cookware is cerammed until the Pyroceram turns white as opposed to transparent amber. This line is similar to the VISIONS saucepans and skillets sold in the USA but is made using French VISION molds and features its own unique decorative patterns.

NOTE: As this was a European release it was sold under the "VISION" name rather than the "VISIONS" trademark used in the USA at the time. Some plain VISION WHITE skillets were apparently sold under the "VISION DECO" line, as well.

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VISION WHITE DECORATIONS

  • "Vienna" pattern

  • "Tokyo" pattern

  •  Unknown geometric pattern

    Unknown geometric pattern

  •  Plain

    Plain "White" pattern

VISION WHITE was produced in at least three decorations. A plain white version was also available.

*NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, the first two letters in a VISION WHITE model number changed based on the decoration. For example: VV= Vienna, VT=Tokyo

CORNING VISION WHITE SAUCEPANS

VISION WHITE saucepans were available in sizes ranging from 0.7L up to a 2.5L work horse… The 1.5L saucepan is notable for featuring a pour spout that is missing from USA models of that size.

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Vision White 0.7 Liter Saucepans

These 0.7 Liter saucepans with lip are ideal for making sauces, gravies, melting butter, and cooking smaller portions. Perfect for serving on top of a warmer at the table.
  •  0.7L Saucepan

    0.7L Saucepan

  •  0.7L Saucepan

    0.7L Saucepan

MODEL:
VV11 10*
ERA:
1988-?
FACTORY:
France
SIZE:
0.7 Liter
LID:
None
CW Variant:
None

"0.7L White Saucepan"

MARKING (Handle): VISION CORNING FRANCE 0.7L

Circa 1988, this 0.7 Liter saucepan with lip is ideal for making sauces, melting butter, and cooking smaller portions. This was sold without an available lid (Though the glass cover from a small "Grab It" bowl will fit).

Vision White 1 Liter Saucepans

These 1 liter saucepans are perfect for heating ready-to-serve soup or vegetables, up to 2 or 3 servings.
  •  1.0L Saucepan

    1.0L Saucepan

  •  1.0L Saucepan

    1.0L Saucepan

  •  1.0L Saucepan (Photo Courtesy eBay Listing)

    1.0L Saucepan (Photo Courtesy eBay Listing)

MODEL:
VV12 20*
ERA:
1988-?
FACTORY:
France
SIZE:
1.0 Liter
LID:
16cm
CW Variant:
None

"1.0L White Saucepan + Knob Cover Lid"

MARKING (Handle): VISION CORNING FRANCE 1L

Circa 1988, this 1.0L saucepan came with a 16cm clear glass cover.

Vision White 1.5 Liter Saucepans

These 1.5 liter saucepans are just right for 3 to 4 servings of vegetables, larger soups, etc…
  •  1.5L Saucepan

    1.5L Saucepan

  •  1.5L Saucepan

    1.5L Saucepan

MODEL:
VV13 20*
ERA:
1988-?
FACTORY:
France
SIZE:
1.5 Liter
LID:
18cm
CW Variant:
None

"1.5L White Saucepan + Knob Cover Lid"

MARKING (Handle): VISION CORNING FRANCE 1.5L

Circa 1988, this 1.5L saucepan came with a 18cm clear glass cover. Typical of European models, but unlike those sold in the USA, this saucepan features a pour spout.

Vision White 2.5 Liter Saucepans

These 2.5 liter saucepans are ready for serious duty in the kitchen. Cook potatoes, carrots, other vegetables for up to 6 servings.
  •  2.5L Saucepan

    2.5L Saucepan

  •  2.5L Saucepan

    2.5L Saucepan

MODEL:
VV15 20*
ERA:
1988-?
FACTORY:
France
SIZE:
2.5 Liter
LID:
20cm
CW Variant:
None

"2.5L White Saucepan + Knob Cover Lid"

MARKING (Handle): VISION CORNING FRANCE 2.5L

Circa 1988, this 2.5L saucepan came with a 20cm clear glass cover.



CORNING VISION WHITE COOK POTS

Though only one size of cook pot was available in the VISION WHITE line, the 2.5 L is equally at home as casserole or sauce pot.

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Vision White 2.5 Liter Cook Pots

  •  2.5L Cook Pot

    2.5L Cook Pot

  •  2.5L Cook Pot

    2.5L Cook Pot

  •  2.5L Cook Pot (Photo Courtesy eBay Listing)

    2.5L Cook Pot (Photo Courtesy eBay Listing)

MODEL:
VV24 20*
ERA:
1988-?
FACTORY:
France
SIZE:
2.5 Liter
LID:
20cm
CW Variant:
None

"2.5L Casserole + Knob Cover Lid"

MARKING (Handle): VISION FRANCE 2.5L

This cook pot features the same easy-to-grip, rounded handles as seen on French-made VISION casseroles… It came with a 20cm clear glass cover.



CORNING VISION WHITE SKILLETS

The VISION WHITE line offered 9"/24cm and 10"/26cm skillets. These skillets feature a unique "waffle" texture on the interior bottom. The lower areas of the design act as reservoirs to hold oil/butter more evenly across the width of the vessel resulting in more uniform cooking.

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Vision WHite 24cm Skillets

These 9 inch/24cm skillets are the perfect for morning bacon and eggs, pork chops, hamburgers, and browning other meats.
  •  24cm Skillet

    24cm Skillet

  •  24cm Skillet

    24cm Skillet

MODEL:
VV54 10*
ERA:
1988-?
FACTORY:
France
SIZE:
9 Inch / 24cm
LID:
None
CW Variant:
None

"24cm White Frypan"

MARKING (Handle): VISION CORNING FRANCE

Circa 1988, this 24cm skillet was sold without a cover.

Vision White 26cm Skillets

These roomy 10"/26cm skillets will handle large omelets, steaks, and other family sized meals.
  •  26cm Skillet

    26cm Skillet

  •  26cm Skillet

    26cm Skillet

  •  26cm Skillet, marketed as

    26cm Skillet, marketed as "VISION Deco" (Photo Courtesy eBay Listing)

MODEL:
VV56 20*
ERA:
1988-?
FACTORY:
France
SIZE:
10 Inch / 26cm
LID:
26cm
CW Variant:
None

"26cm White Frypan + Knob Cover Lid"

MARKING (Handle): VISION CORNING FRANCE

Circa 1988, this 26cm skillet was originally sold with a 26cm clear glass cover.

Vision White 24cm "Chicken Fryer" Sauté Pans

These 9 inch sauté pans are the ultimate Visions vessel for browning chicken and slowly cooking other meats, fish, and vegetables to perfection. Great for saucy or water-based cooking. The ideal depth to hold lots of chicken plus the required oil to fry to a crisp brown. Large, family-size, capacity is also great for browning roasts and stove-top braising.
  •  24cm sauté pan (Photo Courtesy Deb Talamantez Ellis)

    24cm sauté pan (Photo Courtesy Deb Talamantez Ellis)

  •  24cm sauté pan (Photo Courtesy Anna Dziewulska)

    24cm sauté pan (Photo Courtesy Anna Dziewulska)

  •  24cm sauté pan (Photo Courtesy Anna Dziewulska)

    24cm sauté pan (Photo Courtesy Anna Dziewulska)

MODEL:
V-12?
ERA:
Mid-1990s?
FACTORY:
France?
SIZE:
9 Inch / 2.5L / 24cm
LID:
?
CW Variant:
None

"24cm "Chicken Fryer" Sauté Pan"

MARKING (Handle): VISION CORNING 12 H

This sauté pan is a bit of a mystery. Unlike other VISION WHITE pieces that date to the late 1980's, there are several details which indicate this was produced much later.

The location and marking, in addition to the pebbled texture on the exterior base of the pan, seemingly date this to the mid-1990's. The place of manufacture is notably missing, as well.

It is currently unknown whether this was sold with a glass cover.



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