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Old 07-20-2018, 07:15 AM   #1
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Purpose of this pot?

hi folks,
The pot shown in photo combines with saucepan & steamer. Any idea what this kind of pot is called, and its purpose? Just a single 7mm hole.
Thanks for your help !

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Old 07-20-2018, 07:22 AM   #2
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I've never seen one with a hole but it looks like a double boiler insert that would be used to cook custards and sauces over simmering water or for holding foods to keep them warm over simmering water.
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Old 07-20-2018, 07:22 AM   #3
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It looks like a saftmaja, it for making syrups out of fruits, but you are missing the hose and the insert.
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Old 07-20-2018, 07:25 AM   #4
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Looks like the top pot of a double boiler. Used to make delicate dishes, ingredients/sauces that may break/separate with direct heat. Such as melting chocolate or making hollandaise sauce. Water goes in the bottom pot making sure the top of water doesn’t come in contact with top pot. Water is heated to boiling then lowered to a simmer. Top pot is put on top and the ingredients in top pot are cooked by the heat and steam created in bottom pot. It can also be used to reheat delicate foods.

This is just my opinion. I’m not sure if I am correct. I use a bowl over hot water. I had a double boiler insert many years ago and it looked much like above pot.

Someone else may come on that will have better info.
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Old 07-20-2018, 07:27 AM   #5
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Aunt Bea - I wondered about sauces, custards etc, but figured it would (via hole) end up adding perhaps unwanted mositure. I guess i can try it out !.

Cakepoet - there was definitely no hose or inserts; bought from Ikea many years ago.
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msmofet - thanks too for your reply.
I figure you are right on this
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Well that is how my friend IKEA saftmaja looks like and it has steam insert and small hose.
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Oh a friend who works on IKEA said try to send a bit better pictures of both pots both inside and out and they will help you.
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Well that is how my friend IKEA saftmaja looks like and it has steam insert and small hose.
Thanks for the photo clarification.
The single hole on mine is on a horizontal shelf around inside of pan, keeping moisture in, not allowing it out.
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