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The Wunda Pot

I still have mine from when I lived in Israel. It is especially great in the summer when I want to make a cake or kugel and don't want to heat up the entire house. Adjusting the heat takes a bit of practice as there is no temperature setting as in an oven but the cakes, etc. come out great. I even baked challah in mine when I lived in Israel during the Yom Kippur War!!

The pan (pot) looks like a regular tube pan but with a handled-cover that has vents on the sides. The whole contraption is placed on a special "plate" to direct the heat upwards and prevent burning on the bottom. I really don't know how the thing works, just that it does and is great.

A friend gave me hers for Pesach because her son-in-law didn't want her to bake because it "looked like chametz." Go figure. But now I can bake without having to kasher my oven. One less gruesome job. I just cover it up now.

Posted by Marcia Goldberg, Z'L