Which size Remoska? (1 Viewer)

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Having read so many rave reviews of Remoska cookers, I've decided that I want one. I just can't decide which size to get. There are only two of us, and I do hope to use it with dodgy Spanish hook-ups, so maybe the small one would do. But I do wonder whether the big one might be more versatile.
What do experienced Remoska users think?
 

mikebeaches

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We have two standard size (small) ones - plenty big enough for the two of us. One in the van and one in the kitchen at home, which is used all the time.

Power required is just 400 watts, so no problem in Spain, or anywhere else.

We've a nice range cooker at home (electric, because no gas), but the Remoska gets used much more frequently, because it is so convenient and uses significantly less electric. (y)
 

PJGWiltshire

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My good lady absolutely loves cooking with it on EHU. She said small one perfect fir two. Tip from her. Warm the Remoska up before starting cooking then you get near to the cooking times. Don’t give up on the first few attempts it takes a while to get the cook times right compared to the oven. She also suggest to get the drop in rack to keep things of the pan to stop burning.
 

RowleyBirkinQC

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My good lady absolutely loves cooking with it on EHU. She said small one perfect fir two. Tip from her. Warm the Remoska up before starting cooking then you get near to the cooking times. Don’t give up on the first few attempts it takes a while to get the cook times right compared to the oven. She also suggest to get the drop in rack to keep things of the pan to stop burning.
Do the destructions not say you shouldn’t operate empty?

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We have the Grande and find it just right for anything we need Cook it fits nicely in the drawer under the fridge.(y)(y)(y)(y)
 

Chris

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We have a big one and a small one.

We have used the big one at home quite a lot, but the smaller one only a few times.

I know size isn’t important:whistle: but I would go big.
 
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Friends of ours Remoska packed up last year, Lakeland offered her a free replacement or the Grand model for the difference in purchase price. She chose the Grand it takes more power and her biggest complaint is the size of it for storing in the van. We have the standard size and like the other contributors find it more than adequate for two.
 

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She also suggest to get the drop in rack to keep things of the pan to stop burning.
They shouldn't burn, the heating element is in the lid.
It's recommended you place foil over anything which sticks up near the lid such as chicken legs if cooking a whole bird or a rack of ribs.
The wire rack will keep food out of any liquid or fats though.
 

PJGWiltshire

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Do the destructions not say you shouldn’t operate empty?
Good lady said you eat the results then. The heat from the lid warms the main pot gradually. There for where requured one adds the ingredients. Ie onions to be lightly sautéed on a gradual heat. As the pan gets hotter. Seal meat then add stock( By the way boys I’m just typing dictation here ) good lady says instructions are for amatures(me)cooks can make a meal with any heat source

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PJGWiltshire

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They shouldn't burn, the heating element is in the lid.
It's recommended you place foil over anything which sticks up near the lid such as chicken legs if cooking a whole bird or a rack of ribs.
The wire rack will keep food out of any liquid or fats though.
Indeed Anna uses on delicate food when the heat from the conducted heat on the pan would spoil
 

RowleyBirkinQC

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We’ve only used ours once so far, the test run was roast chicken, potatoes etc. I was genuinely surprised just how good the chicken and spuds turned out to be.
 

denisejoe

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I went for the standard (small) Remoska mainly due to having to store it in the MH. Only used a few times but perfectly happy with it. Even used it when not on EHU via the inverter.

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Standard one is big enough for a medium chicken! We have one in house & 1 in van. Hardly ever use the electric oven at home now and have never used oven in the van. Standard one has always been big enough for the 2 of us but have made bigger quantities in it as well. I use some non stick liner on top of food sometimes to stop it catching or use tin foil lids. As long as they don’t rest against the element part of the lid there’s no problem.
 
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We use the smaller one as it was a "free gift" when we bought our new van last year.
I did a trial run last week of Toad in the hole, browned sausages first then poured in the yorkshire batter, gave it 25 mins, it rose so well that it touched the lid, but the tin foil I had cut to the appropriate size stopped it from burning. It was a great success I have to say, will defo do in the van now.
It does fantastic roast & Jacket spuds, small chicken spatchcocked, adding veg in stages, roast duck, pork chops, the list is pretty long, but all good so far.
PS:we have an oven in the van above the FF known as the Tek Tower......never used it yet:D2
Its not how big it is, its how you use it(y)
Les
 
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Would the standard do for 3 adults and occasional 4th? I’d much prefer it in PVC for space!
 

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We have 'healthy' appetites, yet find the standard size adequate. We also bought the rack, but have never used it.
 
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Would the standard do for 3 adults and occasional 4th? I’d much prefer it in PVC for space!
I would say yes. I have used it for 4 people often. As I said will do a full chicken. Also did lots of jacket potatoes for the Jacobs Table at Shrewsbury. More than big enough.

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PJGWiltshire

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I went for the standard (small) Remoska mainly due to having to store it in the MH. Only used a few times but perfectly happy with it. Even used it when not on EHU via the inverter.

Denise
How much draw did it cause say for 45 min on inverter. Thought about it but never tried
 

Sundowners

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We use ours through the inverter when travelling too. Put dinner on and time it right so that it is cooked on arrival.

We have the grande, it's 580 watts. You can do small or large, but we do have the space to store it.

I noticed from the link to Alza that they have put the glass in the lid again. Ours doesn't have that, wish it did.
 
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We have had a few of them over the years, they were very prone to failure. Lakeland were very good and kept replacing them but I gave up in the end, is was taking the micky having to have them replaced. We have been using Halogen ovens for a few years now as an alternative. We get about 18 months out of them for 25-30 pounds. The last remoska that let go I stripped to see how it was made, they are very badly put together with very cheap parts. Just a horrible thing. By the way we never immersed the things when we cleaned them. Just my experience. john
 
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Don't ask me I have both ;) All beit the old ones Keep the smaller one in the motorhome except when it comes home for Christmas. Haver never needed to take the larger one away with us, evn when travelling with 3 grandchildren. Think the newer ones may have a slightly smaller capacity. Thanks for the reminder, will dig out the receipts and see if I can still do the 'lifetime guarantee swap'
 
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Small one should be plenty big enough for two. The large would take up a lot of space.

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Minxy

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Small one will do 2 adults quite happily with room to spare, obviously it depends on what you are actually cooking though! The grand is quite a bit bigger (4 litres as opposed to 2 litres) so you'd be hard pushed to fill it and the larger size also means it takes more power and longer to heat up. Stick to the 2L one IMV.
 
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Thank you all for your helpful replies. I'll be going for the smaller one (y).
 

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