Thermal pot cooking

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  1. Keith777

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    Has anyone got or cooked using a thermal pot ?
    Are they any good ?
    Just bought one on eBay.
     
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    I guess when you get yours we will know. We look at them some time ago, but left it as had enough cooking things in the MH. Good luck with it.
     
  3. Keith777

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    I was thinking of cooking at home and eating later still steaming ! (Not me the food) !
     
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    Mr D's thermal pot has a lot of fans on here but not tried it ourselves. Plan on experimenting with small pressure cooker & Wonderbag as both are multi purpose so possibly better if limited space.
     
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    We have a Mr ds. We tend to use it most when we go away. Prepare everything at home stick it in the pot and leave. When we get to our first overnight stop dinner is ready. It's great. Also ideal if youre going out for the day. It's pretty simple and of course doesn't need power.
     
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    Another vote for Dr D use it all the time at home as well when we are on the road
     
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    Bought a Mr D's just before we went away for Xmas. Practiced a couple of times before we left then took it with us. We have the top pot so can do 2 meals at once & can re-heat the second quickly on the stove.
    So good to have a hot meal ready on arrival on site, back home, or at my dad's. Also used at home.
    Perfect!
     
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    I was thinking the same but making a version of the 'wonderbag' myself using an old duvet. The only downside that I could think of though was that a pressure cooker would gradually lose pressure whereas a thermal cooker is completely sealed so keeps the 'pressure' and therefore heat in.
     
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    Great minds think alike!:D We have found that even without heat our pressure cookers retain pressure (if not released) & heat for quite a while whilst "cooling" so putting it straight in to a Wonderbag or similar should extend that. Before we bought the Wonderbag we used a box lined with the wool packs that come with chilled food deliveries with old clean towels & a pillow on top which worked well with curry in a cast iron casserole dish - good idea when using either is to put a cork or silicone mat in the bottom so the heat of the base doesn't do any damage.
    The Wonderbag could be used for keeping food/drink cold too & although bulky could double up as a cushion plus being soft & flexible is easier to store in the motorhome than our rigid box version. They are expensive for what they are but can sometimes be picked up cheap on eBay or Amazon Warehouse. The pressure cooker will replace one of our pans & thinking about adding this as a lid (& possibly replacing most of the other pan lids with something like this
    These seal really well (tried at Shows/shops) to most containers so save on cling film & could be stored easily hung on the inside of cupboard doors. Just need to find a good deal on these now...
     
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    How much would you pay for a second hand Mr D ?
     
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    Ambikate your a legend with your hospitality a Mr D can only make you better, no I take that back your perfect already. Happy Cooking
     
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    Lol Thankyou . Bill is thinking of all the curries and hot pots we could make for our party meets . We are hoping to grab a bargain so going to keep searching till we find one ;) Happy new year to you both xxx
     
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    I liked ours when we first got it but over the last few uses it doesn't seem to cook everything properly and also isn't as hot as it ought to be when cooked. I always end up having to reheat it at the end which defeats the object really.

    Probably going to stop using it now.

    Denise
     
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    Not entirely... You can still cook "on the move" and then top up the heat when ready to eat if necessary? (Obviously not so if it isn't properly cooked...)
     
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    Dawn @Mousy swears by her Mr D, and we've benefitted from many a chilli prepared in it! (y) I am not allowed to have one, as Cliff quotes @Mr Mousy whenever I enquire as to whether our van would benefit from another passenger ie Mr D....... 'My life is complete'...... :(
     
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    :( :( :( could it not be sealing properly ? let us know if you want to part with it
     
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    It's possible but certainly couldn't say for sure that is the reason. I could be persuaded to part with it.

    Denise
     
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