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Old 02-11-2018, 06:28 AM   #29
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Boon dcoking with IP?

Great replies all.

We may actually start shopping for one

Looks like the 6 qt is only 1,000 watt so the Honda 2K watt generator would handle it especially if cook times were only a few hours.

Does anyone use theirs with a generator?

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Old 02-11-2018, 08:18 AM   #30
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Great replies all. We may actually start shopping for one Looks like the 6 qt is only 1,000 watt so the Honda 2K watt generator would handle it especially if cook times were only a few hours. Does anyone use theirs with a generator? Bat Dude
Look for the "Duo" model if you anticipate wanting the option to cook at low temp, too, and make things like yogurt. We also have a Honda 2K generator, and haven't used it to power the Instant Pot yet, but we wouldn't hesitate to if needed.
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Mike Magee....Gosh, too bad you are so far away in Oklahoma. I'll bet you have some great garage sales!


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Mike Magee....Gosh, too bad you are so far away in Oklahoma. I'll bet you have some great garage sales!


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Hmmm...

Mike Magee....sounds like I "might" be related to your wife .

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Old 02-12-2018, 03:17 PM   #34
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I have 3- instant pots (6-6-8 sizes), and carry one of the 6 quart Instant pots in our trailer. I also have a Saratoga Jacks thermal cooker. I carry a professional food thermometer to test the temperatures of my food in the thermal cooker when using it. I don't think it is a good idea if you are going to be gone 10-12+ hours. I am a kitchen gadget nut because we like to eat good food and know what is in it and where it came from. None of these appliances sit on a shelf and go unused- they are used on a weekly basis.


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Thanks for the real world experience. What is your normal max length of time on the thermal cooker? 4-5 hours? 6-8?
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Thermal Cooker times

The most I have left the thermal pot cooking and then checked the temperature is about 6 hours before eating.

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I agree with Deb on the Instant Pot. It's great and so versatile! I talked to Donna about the thermal cooker. We have the Saratoga Jack, so does Deb. I have the 5.5L. It is foam insulated. The company does not recommend going longer than 8 hours and I would be hesitant to go that long without a good thermometer or reheating. If you had a long day on the road you could, in theory, reheat it at lunch and be good until dinner. You can get a more expensive vacuum insulated model and I have seen tests that go 8 hrs on those but I have not found one with the double pots which are very handy. It's nice not having to use power. There are loads of reviews on the IP - here's a great one for the thermal cookers: https://theboatgalley.com/thermal-cooker/

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Thanks for the responses on my thermal pot questions. And sorry for the hijack from Instant Pot.
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Meats pressure cooked turned out tender but did not taste as good somehow... not caramelized the way they are in the oven, I guess.
Yep, it's the same issue that people who cook sous vide run into. I would recommend cooking meats to within 10-15 degrees of done and then searing them on a grill of some sort or a cast iron pan.

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I haven't yet purchased an Instant Pot, still thinking! However I spotted this earlier today and thought I'd give you a heads up. No idea who uses what model but I'd hate to hear about campers and homes going up in flames.

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2015/in...double-insight
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I haven't yet purchased an Instant Pot, still thinking! However I spotted this earlier today and thought I'd give you a heads up. No idea who uses what model but I'd hate to hear about campers and homes going up in flames.

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2015/in...double-insight
Any Instant Pot purchased in the last year and half is past the recall for this brand. Only 1,140 were affected. The recall was for a shock hazard, not a fire hazard.
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My GF and I bought the 6 quart InstantPot a few weeks ago for the trailer. We've done fajitas, shepherds pie, and lemon chicken as trial runs. The texture of the meat is more consistent with what one would expect of the pulled variety, think pulled pork or pulled chicken or pulled beef brisket. The flavor is still there, but the texture is a little different although not undesirable. We've really enjoyed the meals so far and get a serious kick out of being able to cook raw chicken in ten minutes, and cubed potatoes in 8 minutes. It actually took me longer to fry the peppers for the fajitas than to cook the chicken, and it took longer for me to mash the potatoes than to cook them.
I don't exactly trust the wiring in my trillium, so the 1000W pot will likely only get used when we can plug it directly into our extension cord, but we are happy that it opens up different path to meals since cooking inside the trailer can make it very hot inside, and camp fires aren't the most consistent. We have a small BBQ as well, but somethings just aren't practical to cook on the BBQ.
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