electric cooking outdoors

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    snowdrops Funster Life Member

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    Wasn't quite sure where to put this thread, so dumped it here.

    We bought an Andrew James induction hob, along with an induction plate for the appropriate pans. After 5 months we declare it to be completely pointless. Great for heating up soup or beans or cassoulet quickly, but anything else ? Kettle takes 30 mins, sausages or any meat products won't cook at all. While in the New Forest few weekends ago, we saw someone with what appeared to be a large, deep frying pan with a lid, electric. We watched them fry their bacon etc in the morning, some fish at lunchtime and beans or soup in the evening. All very quickly and hassle-free. We meant to ask next morning what it was, however, they'd slipped off early during the morning so missed them.

    Anyone have or can recommend anything similar ?
     
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    I have an induction hob and use it all the time on site - it is a tefal. Hot water in a minute, bacon spluttering away in 30 seconds. Do you think you may have a teppanyaki? The Tefal induction hob is fantastic bit of kit and cost about £40.
     
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    Not sure but could it be a multi cooker. I have a Morphy Richards one which is basically a square electric pan with lid. Google multi cooker and see if it looks similar.

    Oops, someone beat me to it!!
     
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    we have a couple of Palson's one a grill plate one a pan, both excellent for use as you describe (y)
     
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    That sounds like a remoska they seem very popular.
     
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    Just a thought............. you are using iron (or induction compatable pots) aren't you ?? We don't have an induction hob but when I have used one at work it was very sensitive to having the right pot :cautious:

    Edit: just realised you said you have an induction plate.......... however, still a thought??
     
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    We have the tefel bake and fry but I think they don't make them anymore
     
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    Could be one of these, I bought 2 thinking they would be good for parties / christmas, took them both back unfortunately because the thermostats didnt work at all it was burn everything or turn it off!
    I do have a redmond multicooker which is good for a couple but not really for a crowd.

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    Yeah we tested all our pans, only one is compatable which is why we bought the induction plate. Just about managed in france with it, but in the UK was dreadful, lost all the heat into the cold air :/
     
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    Our portable induction hob is magic if on hookup. Our pans are compatible tho. Quick cooking, boiling, etc. If you're after a multi cooker instead, Lidl have them in store at the moment.
     
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    Excellent idea using multi-cooker as a base search, so thanks very much for that tip mateys. Came up with Actifry types which we've already got and just wanted outdoors cooking, this is what looks to be very similar bit of kit. Will be looking into this particular one as perfect. May also have a think about a hot plate. Lots of time to research ready for next year. :) Thanks again. x
     
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    Think the induction hob we have has put us off. As I said, great for a pan of soup or beans, but can't even do hotdogs without it taking forever. Maybe we were unlucky, altho usually love Andrew James stuff. Do you think it may be the induction plate that has slowed it down ? ............ so maybe better just buying compatible pans to start with ?
     
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    Does the pan work ? I'm thinking a plate on the hob gets hot but since the plate and the pan will not be perfectly flat you won't get good heat transfer.

    In a PC where a heatsink is fitted to a chip you have to put conductive grease between them otherwise it just does not work and they are pretty damned flat.
     
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    We really rate our portable gas stove. We use it outdoors to cook fish etc even at home.
    Cheap and very well designed.
     
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    I have an Andrew James induction cooker and its great and VERY quick, but I do use the appropriate pans.
     
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    We have a portable gas cooker in the garage from our tent camping days, but want to use the site electric when on hook up that we pay for anyway. :)[/QUOTE]
     
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