Thermal Cooking pot - anyone got one?

Discussion in 'Fridges & Ovens' started by Minxy Girl, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Minxy Girl

    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    Messages:
    8,592
    Likes Received:
    9,979
    Location:
    E Yorks
    Having seen "Mr D's thermal cooker" being sold at the Peterborough show I wondered if anyone has bought one and if so how easy it is to use.

    I've just 'won' a similar item on Ebay so am looking to put it to good use when I get it.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Gromett

    Gromett Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Messages:
    7,942
    Likes Received:
    14,021
    Location:
    UK
    Food Flask?
     
  3. Minxy Girl

    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    Messages:
    8,592
    Likes Received:
    9,979
    Location:
    E Yorks
    Bigger - this one's 4 litres. It was originally sold by Lakeland for around £60, then discounted to £29 when they for some reason sold them off. Not telling you how much I paid though! :thumb:
     
  4. Janine

    Janine Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    Messages:
    4,829
    Likes Received:
    7,768
    Location:
    Sunny Shropshire
  5. Gromett

    Gromett Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Messages:
    7,942
    Likes Received:
    14,021
    Location:
    UK
    I wasn't referring to a particular product. I just thought it sounds like a flask to keep food in rather than drink :Rofl1:

    Flask. Heat your drink up and put it in here and it will still be warm hours later.
    Your item says: cook your meal on the hob and place in the thermal container. Next bit mentions vacuum. So sounds just like a vacuum flask but for food rather than drink :Wink:
     
  6. Gromett

    Gromett Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Messages:
    7,942
    Likes Received:
    14,021
    Location:
    UK
  7. bobandjanie

    bobandjanie Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2008
    Messages:
    4,407
    Likes Received:
    2,494
    Location:
    UK / Spain
    Hiya, I have the Australian 'Dreampot' which I do use and it is very good! I do wonder, despite the two reviews there are on the Lakeland website if it is truly a pot to cook in :Rofl1: or if it is, as advertised, a stay hot pot. I wonder if it is as insulated as the Dreampot or the one being sold at the shows now. Regardless of that...£3.20, a great deal :Smile: Jane
     
  8. Minxy Girl

    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    Messages:
    8,592
    Likes Received:
    9,979
    Location:
    E Yorks
    I read a lot of reviews about the Lakeland 'Stay Hot Pot' (SHP) before I bid on this one, and it appears to be the same quality as "Mr D's" - lots of people have the SHP and use it in exactly the same way as Mr D's - starting cooking the food with the pan on the hob, then place the pan in the thermal outer pot where it continues cooking. The SHP doesn't have the accessories that you can buy for Mr D's as it only has the one 'pan' inside, whereas you can get a second smaller one for Mr D's one as well, however I have a plan on how to sort that out so will experiment when I get it. :BigGrin:

    As we're usually fairly active during the day when away on holiday, or if we've got a long journey, it would be great to be able to do a bit of preparation first thing and then leave it 'cooking' during the day without worry and have a nice hot meal ready in an evening when we're [STRIKE]knackered[/STRIKE] tired!

    Hubby is a dab hand with our slow cooker at home so I'm sure he'll be eager to give this a try when it arrives, and it will save gas too. :thumb:
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2013
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Minxy Girl

    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    Messages:
    8,592
    Likes Received:
    9,979
    Location:
    E Yorks
    !

    You betcha! :BigGrin:

    I had thought of making one - something like the 'wonderbag' which is like a giant beanbag:

    http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/features/gadget-review-wonderbag-1-2735144

    However, I spotted the SHP on Ebay so thought if I could get it for a sensible price it would be better and I wouldn't have to worry about the dogs being able to 'raid' it if we were out of the van - even if I put it in the washroom with the door closed I could see them finding a way to get through the door!!!:Eeek:

    The pot will also double up as a cooler too, so as we've got a smaller fridge/freezer in our motorhome it might prove useful to keep things like lettuce etc in too - not at the same time as a stew of course! :Doh:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Langtoftlad

    Langtoftlad Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1,619
    Likes Received:
    3,964
    Location:
    Langtoft, South Lincs
    Using residual heat to cook is a recognised method - this just makes it portable & convenient.
    My Dad had a wonderful recipe to cook a whole chicken in five minutes, it took 24 hours :Rofl1: (used six forks - not four candles :Wink:, I digress)
    Slightly larger in scale is the Hawaiian bbq pig, cooked by the residual heat of hot rock buried in a pit...

    No idea if this particular gadget will prove its worth - but the science is sound.
     
  11. Minxy Girl

    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    Messages:
    8,592
    Likes Received:
    9,979
    Location:
    E Yorks
    Yes, there's nothing new about this way of cooking, but I didn't fancy digging a fire-pit in the floor of my camper! :BigGrin:

    One other benefit of this is that the cooking smells are kept inside the pot so at least the camper won't 'stink' if I do a curry in it, unlike a slow cooker which isn't totally sealed - nice when cooking a stew or joint of meat but it don't half make you hungry when you have to 'smell' it all day!

    I already have a double skillet and a pressure cooker so this will add to my 'armoury' of cooking kit.

    Ooooooo ... I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!!!! :shout:
     
  12. Philcott

    Philcott Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Messages:
    670
    Likes Received:
    370
    Location:
    Bury St Edmunds
    An upmarket version of the old 'hay box' :BigGrin: If it works as well as they did you're onto a winner there Minx! enjoy
     
  13. Mags52

    Mags52 Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2010
    Messages:
    1,059
    Likes Received:
    1,106
    Location:
    Bathgate West Lothian
    I got a Wonderbag for my birthday from my kids. Last time we were away in the van I got a stew going on the hob at home for 15 minutes, popped the pan into the wonderbag and placed it (carefully) into the van. Once we arrived in the rather chilly Highlands and got set up we sat down to a massive, tender beef stew. Great.
    The beauty of a Wonderbag is that when you buy one they give one away to a family in a third world country.
    http://nb-wonderbag.com/
     
  14. Minxy Girl

    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    Messages:
    8,592
    Likes Received:
    9,979
    Location:
    E Yorks
    Cant wait to get it! We've been watching some of the Hairy Bikers' TV shows that we've recorded and have just seen one where they've done a chicken casserole with potato cobbler on top - looks an ideal one to use as a first 'experiment' when it comes!

    mmmmmm .... I hope the seller posts it quickly .... :BigGrin:
     
  15. Minxy Girl

    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    Messages:
    8,592
    Likes Received:
    9,979
    Location:
    E Yorks
    Its arrived! :thumb: I'll have to have a play with it .... now what to cook first ... decisions, decisions, decisions .... :BigGrin:
     

Share This Page