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seamunky Sep 17, 2013 07:25 PM

Hi chowhounds

Does anyone know what this piece was originally designed for? It has "points" on both the bottom and the lid. The bottom and lid are the same depth. The container is about 8 x 12 inches.

Bonus points if you can tell me approximately how old it is too. Thanks!

 
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    Philly Ray Sep 17, 2013 07:31 PM

    It is a marinating tray. The meat or veggies are raised by the points so the marinade makes contact with more surface area. It has points on the top and bottom so you can just flip it over to marinate the other side.

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      sueatmo Sep 19, 2013 04:25 PM

      You are correct. I used to own this.

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      SimonSaysWoof Sep 17, 2013 07:32 PM

      If I remember correctly it is for marinating. Its from the 80's at least.

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        kitchengardengal Sep 17, 2013 07:34 PM

        I have the exact same marinating container, and still use it. I would guess that I've had it since the mid 80s.

        1. juliejulez Sep 17, 2013 08:00 PM

          I don't know, but my mom has lots of Tupperware in that burnt orange color, purchased in the early to mid 80s.

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            lisaonthecape Sep 17, 2013 08:05 PM

            Definitely for marinating. My mom had one when I was in high school, so 1979 at the latest and most likely a few years earlier.

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              hummingbird Sep 17, 2013 08:14 PM

              I've got one too. Got it sometime in the early to mid 80's, but it certainly may have been first issued in the late 70's.

              1. porker Sep 17, 2013 08:38 PM

                I thought it was designed to bring together bored, lonely, open-minded housewives since 1948.

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                  seamunky Sep 18, 2013 09:30 AM

                  Thank you everyone! Mystery solved! The two pieces are really tight fighting so it would be good as a marinating tray. I wonder if the plastic absorbs smells and if strong marinades would linger.

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                    kitchengardengal Sep 18, 2013 11:03 AM

                    Mine never smells like marinade.

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                      kitchengardengal Sep 18, 2013 11:06 AM

                      As Philly Ray said, just flip the whole thing over when it's time to turn the meat. That's why it seals tight.

                    2. mrbigshotno.1 Sep 18, 2013 09:33 AM

                      Older tupperware was specificaly designed to blister, burn up and warp in the microwaves of the future.

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                        rasputina Sep 18, 2013 10:07 AM

                        They still make them.

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