I designed this carrier to fit 2 of my favorite dishes. Depending on the size of your dishes/pans, it can carry one or two. With just one pan, I may tuck a loaf of French bread in the top. It is easy to make, easy to carry, washable, and enjoyed by all who have made them. Lots of design possibilities with different fabrics. With two layers of fleece on the bottom, it is safe to set on most surfaces. When I set the dish down on the table, I just fold the "leaves" around, with dowels intact, and the carrier protects the table.