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What's was this Tupperware designed for?

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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  1. 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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    1. re: Philly Ray

      You are correct. I used to own this.

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

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

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

          1. 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.

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

                1. 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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                    1. re: seamunky

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