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frater_secessus [pressure cookers]
food:cooking:cookware [2019/09/10 09:07] (current)
frater_secessus [stovetop]
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 ===== stovetop ===== ===== stovetop =====
  
 +==== cast iron ====
  
 +==== pots ====
 +
 +
 +==== pans ====
 +
 +
 +==== souz vide ====
 +FIxmE
 ==== pressure cookers ==== ==== pressure cookers ====
  
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-==== crock pots ====+
  
 ==== instant pots ==== ==== instant pots ====
  
-[[https://​amzn.to/​2GrDZXB|{{ https://​images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/​images/​I/​41ouG5f1yEL._AC_US218_.jpg?​150}}]][[https://​amzn.to/​2GrDZXB|Instant pots]] are popular with '​dwellers who have access to copious amounts of power. ​ For example, instant pots are often found where folks are already using induction cooktops instead of propane or who are successfully running microwaves. ​+[[https://​amzn.to/​2GrDZXB|{{ https://​images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/​images/​I/​41ouG5f1yEL._AC_US218_.jpg?​150}}]][[https://​amzn.to/​2GrDZXB|Instant pots]] are popular with '​dwellers ​in RV parks or with anyone ​who has ample power. ​ For example, instant pots are often found where folks are already using induction cooktops instead of propane or who are successfully running microwaves. ​
  
 Instant pots pull 900-1000w on average (over 80A at 12v). Instant pots pull 900-1000w on average (over 80A at 12v).
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 See pressure cookers above for the old fashioned way to cook under pressure.  ​ See pressure cookers above for the old fashioned way to cook under pressure.  ​
 ==== rice cookers ==== ==== rice cookers ====
 +
 +Rice cookers are popular in homes but somewhat less popular in vans.
 +
 +  * Rice cookers pull about 300w for 20 minutes or so 
 +  * they vent steam continuously
 +
 +Rice might be better cooked outdoors in a pot, in a pressure cooker, or [[food:​cooking:​cookware#​thermos|in a thermos]].
 +
 +==== crock pots ====
 +
 +Crock pots (slow cookers) are functionally similar to rice cookers, but are used for low and slow cooking rather than rapid cooking. ​ For this reason the wattage is (or can be) lower: ​ 75w-250w or so.  ​
 +
 +A crock pot with removable pot may be easier to clean but is usually heavier and more expensive.
  
  
-FIXME 
 ===== ovens ===== ===== ovens =====
  
 ==== solar ovens ==== ==== solar ovens ====
 +
 +[[https://​amzn.to/​32wFqfp|{{ https://​m.media-amazon.com/​images/​I/​91lsUcngN9L._AC_UL320_ML2_.jpg?​100}}]]
 +Solar ovens require no power and are well suited to crockpot-style "low and slow" recipes.
 +
 +[[https://​vandwellerforum.com/​user-184.html|jimindenver]] is the most famous nomadic solar cooker user.
 +
 +  * [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=EnPpTyX1hew|jim reviews solar ovens]]
 +  * jim [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=k-mlBvceHEM|demonstrates]] the Dr. Solstice solar oven
 +  * jim [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=Uai-HTE2S5w|compares]] very small solar ovens
 +
 +[[http://​www.preparednesspro.com/​diy-solar-oven|{{ http://​www.preparednesspro.com/​wp-content/​uploads/​2009/​10/​solar-oven-md-co-300x195.jpg?​100|Preparedness Pro's DIY solar oven}}]]
 +Retail solar ovens can be $$$ but simpler [[https://​duckduckgo.com/?​q=diy+solar+oven&​ia=web|DIY models can be made cheaply]].
 +
 +----
  
  
 ==== folding ovens ==== ==== folding ovens ====
 +{{ https://​m.media-amazon.com/​images/​I/​71MStb3j3jL._AC_UL320_ML2_.jpg}}
 +Folding ovens are simple boxes that sit over a heat source and hold heat for baking or other stove-centric cooking.
 +
 +They work best on countertop stoves or "​suitcase"​ style camp stoves. ​ They will not balance on top of a narrow "​sportster"​((single burner)) stove and do not like being on broad heat sources like a campfire or BBQ full of briquets. Note:  check actual temperatures during a test run because the built in thermometer notoriously reads low.  Once you know the offset for your unit you can make mental adjustments.
 +
 +Common upgrades to even the temperature further: ​ a flame diffuser on the stove or a pizza stone in the bottom of the stove. ​
 +
 + 
 +
 +
 +===== misc =====
 +
 +==== foil ====
 +
 +[[https://​vandwellerforum.com/​thread-3164.html|Cooking in aluminum foil]] is a traditional camp cooking technique. ​ Typically it is done by wrapping hamburger meat, onions, and root vegetables in layers of foil and placing in coals.((not flames)) ​ Baked potatoes also work well in foil. 
 +
 +==== thermos ====
 +Thermos cooking is a method of saving fuel and dedicated cooking time by finishing cooking in insulated container. ​ Typically the meal is brought to a boil then decanted into the pre-heated thermos.
 +
 +> it's the most useful, cheap and easy cooking technique I've ever seen.  I've used it with a variety of thrift store thermos bottles, even a stainless steel [59 cent] coffee pitcher-like affair. ​ Haven'​t found one yet it didn't work with, and most of these aren't even stainless steel. ​ -- josephusminimus((https://​www.cheaprvliving.com/​forums/​showthread.php?​tid=2276&​pid=35283#​pid35283))
  
  
 +Tips:
 +  * use a wide mouth thermos to make cleaning easier
 +  * preheat the thermos with boiling water before use.  If you want to ease the thermos into it you can fill it halfway with 1/2 room temperature water then top off with boiling water. ​ After that, preheat with straight boiling water.
 +  * Thermoses((thermi???​)) can be found at thrift stores and garage sales, making for a cheap experiment
 +  * a canning funnel will make filling the thermos easier((https://​www.cheaprvliving.com/​forums/​showthread.php?​tid=2276&​pid=26806#​pid26806))
  
  
 +[[https://​theboatgalley.com/​thermos-cooking/​|Boatgalley discussion of thermos cooking]]
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