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Old 05-07-2005, 08:58 AM   #11
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That is a really interesting contraption. Your post piqued my curiousity (my wife LOVES potatoes) and I did a lot of research, but couldn't come up with anything. I trust you have looked closely at it and haven't found a brand name - sometimes they are fairly small and in odd places (under lid?).
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Old 05-07-2005, 09:59 AM   #12
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That's similar to a pot a friend of mine bought a while back - but it goes only in the oven, not on the stove top. Hers had small handles on both sides and was like a small french 'Marmite' with a tightly fitting lid. Hers was made by a local potter in Scotland. She just calls it a potato baker!
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Old 05-13-2005, 01:36 PM   #13
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I have seen that pot in Mediterranean kitchens before but I never knew it was used for potatoes, the hostess was cooking rice in it. If all else fails try getting a fire hardened pot and a piece of asbestosite for a heat deflector. I don't know if this will work but it might be worth a try.

I have used terracotta planters to bake potatoes and veggies in in the oven, I don't think it would stand up to the stove top tho. If you try any clay product please make sure it is certified 'lead free'.
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:15 PM   #14
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we have had 3 of these all bought as gifts now we are on our last one iand we can,t find one anywhere
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Old 06-07-2009, 05:36 AM   #15
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Smile fire potato

I have one of these pots. I am in Australia.
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Old 06-07-2009, 04:58 PM   #16
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I remember my mother and grandmother used a stovetop
'Potato Baker' - but this was made of metal - a covered
pot similar in shape to the picture in the post.

A substitute for your ceramic pot might be a Chinese
'Sand' pot which is enamelled inside and which the
Chinese use for cooking rice with meat on the stovetop.

Go here GourmetSleuth - Chinese Clay Pot Cooking
to learn about them - they only cost 5$ or so.
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:06 PM   #17
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No this one is a very fine clay pot. It does not have any name or marking of any kind. It is the same as the one in the photo except it may be a little lighter and redder in colour. I am willing to send it for a nominal cost plus postage.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:55 AM   #18
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No this one is a very fine clay pot. It does not have any name or marking of any kind. It is the same as the one in the photo except it may be a little lighter and redder in colour. I am willing to send it for a nominal cost plus postage.
Hi Goodcooker

I realize it is not the same pot described in the original post
I was only suggesting a possible substitute.
I have used these Chinese Sand Pots on the stovetop
for cooking rice and they work fine - I'm sure they
would work for cooking potatoes too, and, they are
widely available.
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:24 AM   #19
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That is a cute little pot. I have used the sand pots and tagines for year but always thought that there must be some liquid in the pot or it will crack with the heat. Would love to bake potatoes on the stove top instead of the usual nuked. Has anyone here actually baked them in a sand pot on the stove top? I'd appreciate the timing and prep instructions.
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:49 AM   #20
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That is a cute little pot. I have used the sand pots and tagines for year but always thought that there must be some liquid in the pot or it will crack with the heat. Would love to bake potatoes on the stove top instead of the usual nuked. Has anyone here actually baked them in a sand pot on the stove top? I'd appreciate the timing and prep instructions.
You may be right - I never used them 'dry' either -
will ask a few people here.
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