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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.

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          1. re: juliejulez

            It's pretty much red in real life.

          2. 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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            1. re: lisaonthecape

              "... most likely a few years earlier" matches my recollection. The height of my Tupperware-party going was in graduate school days (late '60s and early '70s) when most of my friends were newly-weds and we all stocking kitchens. I know there was another wave of Tupperware shopping when we moved into our first house in 1975.

              As a testimonial to Tupperware quality, my husband and I recently retired and we split our time between two down-sized homes. I gave away lots and lots of cookware/equipment as I got ready for the two moves. Years before the move, I'd given away my green Tupperware Jello mold with the changing decorative top -- a victim of changing taste in food. I gave one item to my DIL, but all the remaining Tupperware products -- all at least 35 years old -- made it through the downsizing:
              o One oversize, translucent yellow mixing bowl
              o The same size mixing bowl in an opaque white
              o Two translucent lidded white rectangles, perfect for storing bar cookies -- one in each location.
              o The marinade gizmo that is the subject of this thread. (P.S. I can put several layers of aluminum foil over the points of the bottom layer and use that happily for storing bar cookies, too.)

              1. re: Indy 67

                My biggest collection is my cake and cookie holders, I will NEVER give them away. Even though I don't bake as much anymore.

                Last time I took something to a friend's in one of those high domed cake holders with the detachable handle, she exclaimed Oh! Vintage Tupperware! I made sure to remember to take it home, guess it's somewhat collectible?