Thermal Cooking an Epoch-Making Cooking Concept

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Thermal Cooking an Epoch-Making Cooking Concept

Post by milesdzyn » Thu May 22, 2014 10:27 pm

So thermal cooking has been around for a while but the thermal cookers of today are more efficient compact and lighter than the home brewed fixtures.

Why I love Thermal Cooking? Huge fuel savings and freeing up time monitoring my meals as they cook. The closest equivalent I can make to thermal cooking is slow cooking in a crock pot.

My thermal cooker of choice is the Thermos Shuttle Chef 1.5Qt Travel Model.

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Basically it is a Thermos with a fitted pot that sits into it with a tight fit and a compressing lid to keep the pot lid secure while moving about.

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How it's used, Heat what your cooking to a boil, if it consists of smaller pieces just to a boil is fine, if larger pieces keep at a boil for 5 minutes to heat through.

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Then put the whole pot into the thermal cooker and close. It will keep cooking just below boiling for up to 7 hours and it will keep the food warm for another 6 hours after that.

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Cooking times will vary depending on what you are cooking and how you are cooking, but it is a easy learning curve. I really enjoy making soups from stock and slow cooking it all day while I'm out doing other things. I never have to worry about it burning my food or my place down.

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I have only found the 1.5Qt cooker from one place in Canada http://www.forumappliances.com/thermos- ... -capacity/
It is the perfect size for 1 to 2 persons.

There are other sizes and manufactures. Thermos Shuttle Chef and Zojirushi are the best quality followed by Tiger brand as well.

I have done 80% of my cooking with this for over 3 years now and have seen huge fuel savings.

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Post by eToothpaste » Sun May 25, 2014 10:21 am

Miles, this is pretty interesting; I've never seen one, nor have I ever heard of this. Sounds like something that would be great for work! I have to travel for work in the fall and winter to very cold places at high altitudes usually for 10-15 hours a day. Cold sandwitches and coffee get pretty old. This would be perfect.

Does it have a recipe book?
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Post by milesdzyn » Sun May 25, 2014 11:43 am

Mine came with a small booklet of recipes but they were all Asian dishes which is fine if you have access to a good Asian market. But the web has many sites with recipes, here are some of the best:

https://thermalcooker.wordpress.com/cat ... cipes-all/

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 0A21BBC752

http://www.pinterest.com/kgbmoore/therm ... r-recipes/

Most of the recipes will be for the larger 4.5Qt models so if you use the smaller one like mine you'll have to adjust the recipes.
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Post by eToothpaste » Sun May 25, 2014 12:00 pm

There's a green chili recipe! I'm sold!
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Re: Thermal Cooking an Epoch-Making Cooking Concept

Post by DougLennox » Sun May 25, 2014 3:23 pm

Hi guys,

Here is an Australian version that has taken off quite well. I haven't bought one yet but the wife would like one for our camping kit some time. The link will give you all the details: http://www.dreampot.com.au . :D

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