This is one of those cool things that Mom gave me that is both cool and a little strange. I’m not quite sure why this was held onto for so many years, possibly because according to the informational pamphlet:
The roast can’t slip! An amateur can now carve with the poise and confidence of an expert, knowing there will be no more embarrassing moments of roast slipping and juice slopping. The Carving Caddie protects the platter from knife cuts — elevates roast to easier carving position — eliminates the need of heat protector pads and allows the full use of finest silver and china platters. The Carving Caddie is the perfect carving companion to good carving equipment and will be long treausred by the discriminating host and hostess as one of their most useful household possessions.
I’ve never used it, quite possibly because I don’t do a whole lot of roast carving (okay, I don’t do any roast carving) but I do like it because of the cool retro graphic design on the outer box as well as the informational pamphlets.
Leo isn’t quite sure what to think about it…mostly because it is empty at the moment.
I just love old booklets, ads and such from the 50s and 60s. I think it is awesome that I’ve inherited not only the carving caddie, but also the original box and inserts!
The back of the instruction insert is stamped 1948! I wonder if my Nana and Bob got this as a wedding gift? Nana loved to entertain, so I’m sure she got a lot of use from it over the years.
Don’t you agree Leo?