Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by mentaliss, Jul 29, 2013.
Anyone using one of these? are they any good, experiences?
Yeah we've had one for years, brilliant bit of kit just like having an electric oven in the van. Only thing it doesn't do is brown off eg if cooking a chicken we'll bung it in the gas oven for the last 5 / 10 minutes to brown off.
Makes lovely roast dinners and especially good for fish. Enjoy :thumb:
Great piece of kit. My wife would forget to pack me but ALWAYS takes her Remoska.
Used ours for over 20 years now and had three replacements from Lakeland under warranty without any hassle.
Seems to me that must be a fault with yours. We have had ours now for 5 years best thing is its ability to brown off especially roast chicken. Pretty good for bread and scones.
A must have piece of kit. Not the cheapest but definitely the best. Browns off fine.
You can do anything you would in your home oven. Sunday roast, Yorkshire pudds, cakes, scones, you name it, it'll do it.
We have a remoska and used it a lot. It was good but needs 240v so either mains hook up or inverter.
We took the decision earlier this year to ditch all the 240v appliances we could and stick to 12v or gas.
We tend to wild park or use Aires/CLs with minimum facilities rather than campsites.
Kettle now gas
Remoska replaced by Double Skillet.
Slow cooker replaced by Pressure cooker.
George Forman Grill replaced by Double Skillet
Electric Toaster replaced by one of the flat type on gas
I still have to have 240v for the printer/scanner
Electric shaver recharging
For these we have a 2kw inverter.
Everything else that will run on 12v now does, including the HD sat box that replaced the mains Sky box, Phone chargers, Computer PSU.
???????? Ours does, try sprinkling salt over then skin :thumb:
The Remoska is a great bit of kit, we've also bought a 'Koolatron' via Amazon, which is similar, cheaper and has an adjustable temperature control, but to be honest the build quality is not as good as the Remoska
We have had one for years and also have one at home.
Ours browns a chicken off to perfection, so first reply from forestboy must have a fault with his, or doesn't leave it in long enough. Cooks a 2.8 kg chicken and browns it to perfection in an hour and a half.
Yes, I've got a Remoska, had it for a few years now, mine is the standard size,
They are very versatile, but I cook mainly a full English breakfast in mine! yummy:thumb:
Have a look at the Czec cooker same type of thing, but it has a heat regulator on the handle which the Ramoska is missing, also a lot cheaper we got ours 5 years ago from Ideal world also on Amazon. Pete :thumb:
Keep up and get with the programme :BigGrin:
It's a Koolatron, I mentioned it in my earlier post. :Wink:
What's the difference between a Remoska
And a Halogen Oven
apart from the price?
We've got both. We thought the Halogen was an excellent bit of kit until we found the Remoska. For one thing the Remoska is silent as it has no moving parts. One of its main advantages is at around 800 watts it's cheaper to run, but it also seems to cook better.
Our halogen oven has been relegated to the cupboard.
As I've said in other posts, as an alternative there is the Koolatron which is similar to a Remoska with the addition of a thermostat in the handle. It's not got the same build quality of the Remoska but works just as well. Another benefit of the Remoska is that Lakeland give it a lifetime guarantee.:thumb:
Dont know about the build quality, but we have had our CZECH (it says so on the label) for 5 years and it's used on a regular basis and still perfect condition and what ever Lynn cooks in it is beautiful, and has for getting with the programme we prefer ITV 3. :thumb::thumb:
I have had a Remoska for a number of years now, having said I didn't need one, I wouldn't go away without it. I also have the recipe book which is good. I would also not be without a circle of 'Bake o Glide' or 'Magic Non-stick liner' (Lakeland) which I use and wash instead of the foil which Remoska recommend to slow down cooking.
Once you get used to your Remoska you can adapt your recipes.
Hi We've got bother the Remoska and the Koolatron.
In our view the bowl of the Koolatron is not as good as the Remoska, it's much thinner, having said that it cleans just as easily and cooks just as well. We keep the Koolatron for use in the van because the power lead is detachable making it easier to store
Update on Czech cooker/Remoska
Well after reading a few threads on here I bought the (Remoska look-a-likie) Czech cooker a few months ago. So far I have cooked the following in it:-
Sausages for breakfast
Some of these thingswere cooked in the van and some in the house. I can honestly say I would not like to be with out it now. It's extremely easy to use and clean up afterwards, very economical and seems to cook things quicker than a conventional oven. Love it.
Somehow th food tastes nicer than in the halogen oven which I have also also used in the van.
Tonight a 1.6kg chicken took an hour to cook. Nothing as good as coming back in from an evening run or dog walk to the smell of cooked chicken.
If you are thinking of getting one of these I would say go for it. Takes up less room in the van than the halogen oven, is lighter, does not blind you during use and is quiet.
Love the remoska - and ideal for jackets spuds with a splash of olive oil - wonderful!
Tefal cheaper alternative
- bought a Tefal Roast & Bake which is like the large Remoska & a lot cheaper at around £90 online. We managed to get a box damaged one from Amazon Warehouse Deals for only £50 & added the Remoska rack £6.49 & cover £4.99 (both at sale prices) from Lakeland so even better now & cooks well. I agree that the guarantee Lakeland offer is unbeatable but if you are unsure about whether this type of cooking meets your needs then this is a lower cost starting point.
The one I have is the Czech cooker, very similar to the Lakeland Remoska but has a thermostats and the cable detaches. It also comes with a lid stand which is very useful. Oh and it was about £50 cheaper than the Lakeland version.