Remoska Replacement

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  1. Jim

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    We have two, had them for years, Siân uses them all the time. First we bought the standard one for the van, really impressed so bought the large one for the house. This trip Siân said she wanted to take the big one with us, so I removed the standard and bought the large one from the kitchen and dropped it onto a stone floor, the lid was so deformed it would not work. So after my 30 minute rollicking I duly repacked the small one.

    In Portugal and the small one has just packed up, so Siân has tasked me with replacing it ASAP. Trouble is, they cost an arm and a leg and as good as they are, I'm loathed to buy another. Is there something that works as well that will keep Siân happy and me richer?
     
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  3. Chris

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    I know it doesn't help now Jim but don't they have a lifetime guarantee from Lakeland?

    Probably doesn't cover a clumsy oaf dropping the lid but should cover the standard one that packed up?
     
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  4. GAVLAD

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    I think Aldi was selling them not so long ago.
    Trouble is, you have to visit with a week of specials going on sale as they either sell out or remove to make way for new stuff.
    Worth keeping an eye out on their offers though - same with Lidl.
     
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  5. Phill D

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    we have one of the Halogen cookers; once you've "read the instructions "! :whistle: impressed
     
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    Hi Jim
    We have the Czech cooker I don't know if they do a large one but the one we have is great and it has a control knob to regulate the cooking. also they are a good deal cheaper. Pete
     
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    Just had a Grand Remoska delivered by Alza. Quoted two weeks for delivery but arrived in just over a week. Seems identical to the Lakeland one except had a continental plug. Remoska, adapter and delivery £80ish against £170 plus delivery from Lakeland. Well happy.

    Edit: No delivery charge by Lakeland if over £30.
     
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  9. Dave and Ginny

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    We got ours from same place, only a week to deliver and again £80 as opposed to £160 odd from Lakeland. Don't know how we've managed without one all this time! Definitely live up to expectations!
     
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    Same with us, got small from Alza site couple weeks ago £68.

    Lin :)
     
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    Agree, get one from Alza, very good service at a fraction of Lakelands price.
     
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    can't beat a Dutch oven.. (y)

    You know you want one Jim.. :cool:

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    We just got the Grand from Alza, very impressed with what we have cooked so far. Can you get one delivered to a campsite you will be on?
     
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    Would love one, but the weight puts us off.
     
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    Cooked anything good up yet Lin? Our worst was scones that came out like biscuits and the best was a chicken and butternut squash curry...yummy :).
     
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    Eat out you cheapskate
     
  17. eddievanbitz

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    Never owned one, sensibly what can you cook in one? The reason that I ask is that we have a huge electric oven in the RV, which means either hook up or genny running. We have had the van three years now, and for three years I have been promising Lyn that I would install a gas oven as she calls the electric one "that stupid thing" I have fitted every toy imaginable, yet just don't seem to get round to fitting the oven lol

    Would this save me installing a gas oven? I assume that I could run it from my on board inverter, we certainly have a big enough battery bank at circa 850Ah, but, If I invest in one Lyn will see it as a cop out if it doesn't work! My name will be mud!

    Can you heat pasties, pies and pizza for example? without them ending up soggy? could you cook a chicken and some roasties if you had the bigger one?

    And reviews welcomed

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    @eddievanbitz, hi Eddie, I use mine all the time at home for roast meats of all kinds, quicker than an oven and the meat always seems less dry, potatoes go in as well. It's always in the van if we are away for anything longer than a weekend.

    I would always use it rather than an oven - much easier to clean! (y)

    We have the large one - couldn't see the point in the smaller one, but happy to be proved wrong! ;)
     
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    Haven't reheated anything in it, but don't see why you couldn't do it. I have the recipe book as well but have to say have never used it!
     
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    eddies@vanbitz, the thing about them is that they only use 450 watts or so, and are very adaptable. So with your massive bank of batteries, you should be fine. It's a different cooking skill, you have to get used to them, I can see that some wouldn't be bothered, others find them indispensable at home and away. Very good for one pot cooking. Ours is the alternative cheaper version, we really like it.
     
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