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Old 02-09-2017, 04:10 PM   #11
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Fondue
+1! Minus the insert.
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Old 02-09-2017, 06:01 PM   #12
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"What's this pan for?"

It's for cooking.

Now as far as a specific use please defer to those posters who might have a clue.


And that isn't me.








Why would a fondue pot need wider sides???


Help me understand.
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Old 02-09-2017, 07:16 PM   #13
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I used to have a pot, similar to the shaped described. I used it for general cooking, but what I liked most about is the wider , rounded bottom made it easier for a spoon/ ladle to get to those hard to reach corners of the pot.
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Old 02-09-2017, 08:30 PM   #14
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My grandma used to have one.... I think she used it mostly for heating milk. However, I don't think that was it's original intention.

My mother's pan was not quite as bulbous at the bottom. It was the bottom half of a double boiler.

Rock has a good lead - for stability, not just on a boat but coals or other unstable sources.
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Old 02-09-2017, 08:40 PM   #15
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I've seen pots like that before, but never paid a lot of attention to them. For some reason, the double boiler theory tickles my little grey cells. I have this image in my head of that pan with another one that fits on top of it.

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Old 02-09-2017, 08:48 PM   #16
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I did a google image search, and it seems a lot of double boiers are/were bigger at the bottom...


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Old 02-09-2017, 09:26 PM   #17
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I've seen pots like that before, but never paid a lot of attention to them. For some reason, the double boiler theory tickles my little grey cells. I have this image in my head of that pan with another one that fits on top of it.

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Yep, just what I surmised in post number 5. If we had a picture it would make identifying it so much easier.
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:33 PM   #18
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Something like one of these maybe?
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:45 PM   #19
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Looking at the size of the handle in relation to the pot, I would certainly think of that as a mini pot for a sauce, no?
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Old 02-10-2017, 03:27 AM   #20
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Looking at the size of the handle in relation to the pot, I would certainly think of that as a mini pot for a sauce, no?
Or a butter warmer.
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