Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Answering the Big Question

This fascinating critter is a potato roaster for the top of a wood cook stove. I wish I had taken the camera to the fair the second time I visited, as the antique department folks had a potato there to demonstrate how it works. 

The tubers sit upright between the little metal dogs, against the center cone, and cook very nicely I'll bet. Too bad we don't have something like this to use today....oh, wait, we do! The kind gentleman who owns it purchased it in Long Lake.

Best guesses go to Carol Williams here on the blog and Tom Cassidy and several who agreed with him on Facebook.


Terry and Linda said...

COOL! That's sometime I would like to use!


threecollie said...

Linda, I wonder if you could use one on a regular stove. There are all kinds of them available, although extensive searching didn't find anything like this one.

Carol Williams said...

Hooray! I'm a weiner! Maybe you could mail me a spud as a "thanks for playing" gift!

threecollie said...

Carol, you did a lot better than I did. I guessed that it was a bundt cake pan, and it obviously isn't based on all those metal thingies.