Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

View Poll Results: How Do You Cook Onboard
Don't cook, hope someone else can! 2 0.57%
Grill 46 13.18%
Two Burner 60 17.19%
Burners and Oven 192 55.01%
Pressure Cooker 24 6.88%
Bring food already prepared from home 9 2.58%
Look for Neon Lights Shoreside 9 2.58%
Microwave 7 2.01%
Voters: 349. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 26-07-2009, 12:58   #226
֍֎֍֎֍֎֍֎֍֎

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 13,029
Interesting gizmo, must be fun if you have to clean the grid.

I think their "heat pipe" claim is all bilge wash. The metal grid is conducting heat directly to whatever is atop it (like sitting on a griddle) and the distributed water is serving to moderate the heat and ensure no spots go over 212F.

More of a "griddle with a fixed analog thermostat control" than a cluster of heat pipes.

But then, I'm more of a plain pot and plain knife guy in the galley, anyway. My can opener is one of the few one-trick ponies allowed on board.
__________________

__________________
hellosailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-07-2009, 14:07   #227
Moderator... short for Cat Wrangler
 
sarafina's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: San Francisco
Boat: Cal 28 Flush Deck
Posts: 5,559
Images: 56
I have used it camping and on the boat. It's not as good as my huge cast iron dutch oven (that is only used camping, too bulky for the boat) but it does a nice job on cobblers, corn bread, cake, anything that doesn't need a real crusty crust. You cook in bags, with the food contained inside the bag, so it sort of steams. I think it's something like the effect of a pressure cooker; less fuel for more heat. I have done stoups and stews in it as well, and meals that were vacuum sealed before embarking and needing only heating I never did meat, because I put that on the weber, but I suspect you could poach a chicken or fish nicely in it as well. It'd not big or heavy or expensive, so it's an easy addition. I suspect you could rig up something similar with small old metal ice cube tray liners or whatever.
__________________

__________________
Sara

ain't what ya do, it's the way that ya do it...
sarafina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-07-2009, 14:14   #228
Moderator Emeritus
 
GordMay's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 31,576
Images: 240
Quote:
Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
Interesting gizmo, must be fun if you have to clean the grid.
I think their "heat pipe" claim is all bilge wash. The metal grid is conducting heat directly to whatever is atop it (like sitting on a griddle) and the distributed water is serving to moderate the heat and ensure no spots go over 212F...
I've never used these, and wouldn't want to be seen as endorsing them. I am, however, curious about, and wouldn't discount, them, out of hand.

As Sara indicates, the grid doesn't really come into contact with food.

The heat pipe phenomenon is legitimate, and it appears, from their patent application, that that's what they're using.
U.S. Patent No. 4,793,324
US Patent 4793324 - Cooking assembly and method for cooking
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 26-07-2009, 14:22   #229
Moderator... short for Cat Wrangler
 
sarafina's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: San Francisco
Boat: Cal 28 Flush Deck
Posts: 5,559
Images: 56
well, Hellosailor, I paid enough attention to the product to figure out that the food does not come in contact with the grid, so I haven't had that charming experience, and I've never been able to successfully bake on a griddle anything higher than a flapjack... and I've never heated vacume sealed meals on a griddle either... but I have made alot of really yummy baked desserts and slightly steamy breads on this baby... but whatever, ymmv...
__________________
Sara

ain't what ya do, it's the way that ya do it...
sarafina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-07-2009, 05:50   #230
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: FL
Boat: Far East Mariner 40
Posts: 652
We have a force 10 3 burner/oven, we use it like we were in a house, although in the hotter months we tend to use our Magma grill alot for the evening meal. We use the oven in the winter not much in the summer. We also try and have some meals that do not require the oven or grill. Salads, cheese/crackers, Rum and coke etc...
__________________
Islandmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-07-2009, 07:46   #231
Senior Cruiser
 
nautical62's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Live Iowa - Sail mostly Bahamas
Boat: Beneteau 32.5
Posts: 2,264
Images: 12
I've had 4 boats so far using propane ovens, alcohol and single burner gimbaled stoves. My favorite for summer sailing is a camp stove in the cockpit. For the single burner, I had a bracket inside and one outside.

When sailing through the night, I sometimes use those backpacker meals that cook in a pouch via a chemical reaction. No way to burn myself with those and no need to go below.

Lobster on the grill over fire on the beach works fine too.
__________________

__________________
nautical62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cook Books Janice Provisioning: Food & Drink 27 29-08-2009 10:01
COOK STRAIT Weather exfishnz Pacific & South China Sea 92 29-06-2008 01:11
Cook Strait Weather, NZ seafox General Sailing Forum 124 17-12-2007 02:24
Best time from Cook islands to NZ lebridge Pacific & South China Sea 8 09-08-2007 04:04
Cook Islands - Survivor Version Temporarily Landlocked Pacific & South China Sea 9 02-02-2007 17:56



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:23.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.