pots and pans?

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  1. 2dogs

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    Evening all,
    How do you cook while away? normal household pots, pans etc
    or camping lightweight stuff?

    I enjoy cooking when home, and dare I say I do a splendid beans on toast,
    as long as its boil in the bag:BigGrin:

    we only cook basics while away so is it worth getting camping stuff?

    Cheers
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  2. Gunner29

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    Normal pots and pans After all they don't weigh too much so why spend money on novelties>
     
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    Ill ask the wife
     
  4. vwalan

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    i use a pressure cooker or the oven .plus frying pan .
    pressure cooker keeps the goodness in the food .uses less gas and only takes a few minutes . cook chicken in it then brown under the grill if you havent an oven .or fry them in bits .just like kentucky fried chicken but no crap on them .
     
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    domestic pots and pans and proper crockery
     
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    Normal pans for us , although we use Mellaware plates ect. Tend to do most cooking in the Van .
     
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    Normal pots and pans , George Foreman and a wok .
     
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    What are pots and pans i sit there and food appears on the table unless we are in the pub and that costs me
     
  9. 2dogs

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    Well, looks like carry on as we are,

    Thanks for the replies

    Cheers
     
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    SWMBO uses expensive stainless pans with heavy copper bases at home, so insists on proper pans in the van. Got her to compromise years ago and we now have a set of non stick quaulity aluminim one for the van. Camping ones are ok in a tent or backpacking but not for doing a proper meal

    She is not as bad as a friend of ours though who insists on doing the full roast dinner every Sunday even when camping........ not easy using a motorhome kitchen but she still does it:Eek!:
     
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    best get a good kitchen when away do fresh mince pies at xmas . honey rost gammon for dinner etc . cant beat a good oven ,a self basting enamel dish put the meat or fish in the dish .veg around it .a cup of water .put in a warm oven about 240 and just leave it for an hour maybe more . .oh i forgot dribble honey on the carrots as well mmmm. puts jamie oliver to shame ,.hee hee.
     
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    Thankfully my wife loves to cook so I get the Sunday roast every Sunday at home or away. none of this Mc Donals rubbish etc
     
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    LOL In the past, I've been known to knock up a 4 course dinner for 8 - eg starter, brace of pheasants, ir beef Wellington (home made pastry) etc and all the trimmings, 2 or 3 puddings and a cheeseboard, on one of the old fashioned 2 burner grill and oven caravan stoves - used the same one when 10 of us used to go on holiday and have proper cooked meals every night.

    It's a state of mind, it can be done just as easily as at home - but only when/if YOU want to !

    If you HAVE to - well - sod it, let's go down the pub to eat ..... :Rofl1:
     
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    given up cooking

    I have given up cooking since my last attempt at soup in a basket went terribly wrong. :BigGrin:
     
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    The Missus has cooked a full Christmas dinner for at least the last five years in the van.

    One of her favourite implements is a stainless steamer set.

    This gives you a cooking pan, colander and of course a steamer.

    We also have an Aldi's induction hob (£30) to use when on hook up.
    It can also be used outside on an extension lead for smelly meals such as fish or curries and satisfies my outdoor BBQ urges too!
     
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    Slow cooker, you can prepare in the morning, switch it on and forget about it or halogen oven if you need to roast anything, may as well save gas if your on hook up.
     
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    I bought a great set of non stick pans from Lakeland that fit inside each other, have handles that come off and come with plastic lids too so they are really multi purpose, ie cooking saucepans, oven pans and storage containers. Bit pricey but so easy to clean I love them. :Smile:

    http://www.lakeland.co.uk/14844/Lakeland-4-Piece-Nesting-Pan-Set
     
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    pots and pans

    good set of steamer pans. only takes one burner all sorted:BigGrin:
     
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