Slow Cooking on the move!

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  1. Dave and Ginny

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    Hi all

    I've always managed to avoid having to hump the slow cooker about until now! Just replaced our old heavy one with a Morphy Richards model that weighs in at about a kilo due to having an alloy crock pot. So I've now given in under pressure to let it have a place in the motorhome next trip.

    I then got thinking... :rolleyes:

    I have an inverter that I normally only use to charge things up, it's just 200w, the slow cooker is 163w , would still drain battery if not on hook up :cautious: but, hows about using it whilst mobile, say on one of those wintery 4 or 5 hour drives down through France :).

    It goes without saying it would need to not be overfull and placed low down and secured.

    Am I daft, probably :D, but anyone done anything as silly ? Dave
     
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    Never done it, but heard of others doing it.. not silly at all, provided the cooker is secure..
     
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    I like the idere of hot pork sandwichers nice one.
     
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    :Eeek:
    my wife once made a suggestion that she could put the kettle on and bungee it to the cooker :Eeek:
    I wont repeat my answer
    but if you want to have a pot of boiling hot scalding food flying around if something go's wrong with all the tins cups plates that's your risk
    o I forgot it's a murphy Richard's it should be fine :rofl:
    bill
     
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    That's a very good point Bill, there would be enough rubbish flying around in the even of 'heavy braking' without being whacked on the side of the face by a hot port chop carrots and potatoes :happy:
     
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    I think the operative word here is 'secure' .. and using a bit of common sense..

    for example, it could be strapped down in a locker or garage floor .. in a cupboard or under a seat ... and the lid would need to be held on tight.

    certainly don't want flying pork chops :LOL:

    IIRC Bob and Jane tried this out , they put it in the kitchen sink..
     
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    Deadly flying pork chops aside, make sure your slow cooker works with your type of inverter - the wattage you have sounds good enough (the cooker clicks on and off when up to temp so should not overload the inverter).

    My cooker has a bit of computer gubbins in it and wouldn't turn on properly with my first inverter despite plenty of wattage. When I later replaced with a full sine-wave inverter it worked a treat. I've got a Tefal slow cooker with a locking lid and this stands secure in a locker when on the road.
     
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    The gas oven works just fine on the Autoroute!
     
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    Have cooked a chicken in a Remoska whilst on the move just placed it in the sink hardest think was having the lovely smell of cooking chicken and not being able to eat it LOL
     
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    so it wasn't the Tesco £10 special.. :LOL:
     
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    Do you lot have a celebration every time you complete a trip without crashing or heavy braking??
     
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    Nope. Neither do I have a celebration when I complete a trip without the cooker on, despite the fact that I could have gallons of diesel flooding the road, gas bottles shooting past my ears or being hit the back of the head with a water tank. Because... they're all secured. Simples :)
     
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    Me too. (y)(y)
     
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    Have cooked chicken in slow cooker many times while on the move. Also took breadmaker with us to Norway and made our own bread for the 8 weeks we were there.
    John
     
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    We regularly cook on long journeys using the Remoska or Slow Cooker nothing better than a meal simmering away ready for when you stop. We have a socket above the sink from the inverter so cooking item is secured in the sink and off we go.:)
    You wont believe it but we've been doing it for years and years and we're still alive. :eek::eek:
    Shock horror we have the hab heating on as well if its cold.:whistle::whistle:
     
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    Our MH cuts the power to the sockets when the engine's on, so I'm thinking about a Mr D's to do the same thing, more places to secure it I think as it doesn't need to be near a socket.
     
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    We tried this but the DEEP FAT FRYER took up all the available space. ( Only Kidding)
     
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    We have a small inverter which plugs into a cigarette lighter socket which powers our slow cooker when travelling
    The slow cooker stands in the sink with a damp dish cloth on the top to recuce rattles and catch any splashes
    Works a treat !
     
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    Thanks for all the comments, I'm quite sold on the idea and Ginny is positively thrilled, not only does she get to take the slow cooker, but it looks like it will do it's magic whilst travelling! I don't think the model we have has any fancy electronics, just a low, med and high selector dial so hopefully it will work ok from our basic inverter. Cheers again (y)
     
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    If you open the rooflight a tadge and make sure you strap it down, excellent results can be had with a barbeque on the move too!

    Another shrimp anyone?::bigsmile:
     
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