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Old 03-07-2012, 04:48 PM   #1
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Can someone identify the name of this container for me please?

I need help finding out what type or the name of this container is called. This container has been used by my naany(grandmother) in recent years then it was given to my auntie. I just wanted to know what is it called? When my naany made Indian Chapattis in it she would line the container with a kitchen towel of paper towel. And after she is done with the chapatti she would place it in said container and cover it with the cloth then the lid to keep the steam and heat in. I'm not really looking for a replacement for it but rather just the name. I am moving out on my own soon and I want one just like it. Here are some pictures of it:






And I'm sorry for the bad quality but this was shot with an old camera in natural light.

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Old 03-07-2012, 04:58 PM   #2
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I don't know what it is called but I might have found one in the basement last night.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:02 PM   #3
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I don't know what it is called but I might have found one in the basement last night.
RLY? :O Is there a name at the bottom? With the name of the brand maker? Ours was melted/burt off long ago. As you can tell we use this container everyday. (It's not dirty just worn out lol)
I would be so in dept to you if you did that for me.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:11 PM   #4
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Kinda looks like a crock pot insert.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:24 PM   #5
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After going down there to have a look, while the lid is similar is shape, I suspect mine is just a plastic bowl with a weird lid.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:25 PM   #6
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Seeing that you said that your Gran used it for for flat breads, I would say that it is a ceramic version of a tortilla warmer. Either that or a crock pot insert. Oh......but to be more sure we would need the size and depth first.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:57 PM   #7
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Is it made of something breakable, or some kind of plastic?

I'm even wondering the lid and bottom were made for each other.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:08 PM   #8
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It resembles some of the old Rival crock pot inserts, but not with that stoneware lid. Perhaps it was simply a baking pot that originally had a wicker basket to put the hot pot in for table service.
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Well it is made of a plastic material but it use to be white. But with all the use it is now a deep tan. but the top and bottom were made for eachother, I can say that. But it might just be an insert like people have said so far. I might look it up. But in the mean time I will look up tortilla warmers.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:38 PM   #10
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Oh, sorry. Then very likely a tortilla warmer that used to have a basket. Maybe a restaurant model.
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