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Old 04-03-2008, 03:42 PM   #1
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Hi all,
Well, it's almost my birthday, and time to buy myself a gift. Thinking of a pressure cooker. What I was wondering was, does it work well on a coleman stove? Is the heat consistant enough, or is that not an important issue?
When camping we almost always cook outside, and use an old(er) coleman, the kind that uses liquid fuel.
So, whadda ya think?
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Old 04-04-2008, 02:12 PM   #2
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Years ago I did a little pressure canning on a coleman camp stove, (the kind of stove that runs on gas).
The pressure cooker has a weight on top that jingles when it is cooking.
Worked fine. Adjust the flame to keep the weight jingling a few times a minute.
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Old 04-04-2008, 07:31 PM   #3
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I'm thinking it should be fine as long as you keep the flame constant. They work fine on gas stoves in homes and restaurants.
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:26 AM   #4
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Donna and Dan,
Thanks for your input! Still thinking about whether or not I REALLY do need another cooking toy.
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Old 04-10-2008, 01:52 PM   #5
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Marie,

I carry and use a pressure cooker. It works great both in the trailer on the stove or outside on a coleman stove.

Put the flame on high to get the little weight jiggling and then turn the fire down to where the weight just continues to jiggle. I've noted that both stoves are about a medium heat when I turn the heat down yet keep the weigh jiggling.

I used my pressure cooker this last weekend to cook artichokes. Cooked them for about 12 minutes after turning the heat down.

I quite often use the pressure cooker to cook stew. I cook for about 10 minutes after turning the heat down.

Right now I can't think of what else I use the pressure cooker for but it is definitely an item that has a permanent home in my trailer.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:08 PM   #6
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Mine had issues a few years ago and ended up becoming the dog's outside bowl. Haven't seen it in awhile. All this talk about pressure cookers lately makes me want one again. My birthday is next month. Is that a good excuse?

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Marie,

I carry and use a pressure cooker. It works great both in the trailer on the stove or outside on a coleman stove.

Put the flame on high to get the little weight jiggling and then turn the fire down to where the weight just continues to jiggle. I've noted that both stoves are about a medium heat when I turn the heat down yet keep the weigh jiggling.

I used my pressure cooker this last weekend to cook artichokes. Cooked them for about 12 minutes after turning the heat down.

I quite often use the pressure cooker to cook stew. I cook for about 10 minutes after turning the heat down.

Right now I can't think of what else I use the pressure cooker for but it is definitely an item that has a permanent home in my trailer.
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:10 AM   #7
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Just bought a pressure cooker for my birthday and I love it!
There is a "new generation" of pressure cookers out there that are TOTALLY safe ( my fear) and amazing to use. Went for a swiss brand called "Kuhn Rikon" after lots of internet research and I could not be happier with it!
We use it for beans ( 5 to 12 minutes cooking after soaking depending on bean type) and rice (fast as well) and homemade soups in a flash. The recipe book says I can do cheesecake as well (great for camping)
Don't know how I managed before it. Even taking on the road to visit family (weird yes)
Go for it I say...but do some research on the various models available.
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:42 PM   #8
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Donna,
I too am considering the Kuhn pressure cooker....if I am to buy a gift for myself, why not the best? What size do you think is most useful?
Taking it while visiting or travelling was also an idea I had. We just returned from Mexico, had a blast, and spent a small fortune on food. It was good, but not all that unusual, stuff I can cook myself. And with a three year old, who wants to sit around restaurants?
A hotel with a kitchenette is all that is needed. And of course while camping, it would be nice to expand the menu...
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I too am considering the Kuhn pressure cooker....if I am to buy a gift for myself, why not the best? What size do you think is most useful?
Taking it while visiting or travelling was also an idea I had. We just returned from Mexico, had a blast, and spent a small fortune on food. It was good, but not all that unusual, stuff I can cook myself. And with a three year old, who wants to sit around restaurants?
A hotel with a kitchenette is all that is needed. And of course while camping, it would be nice to expand the menu...
Marjie
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I thought it was the best after my research....but in fact not much more price wise than ones that seemed inferior. Very difficult to buy one in Canada so I ordered from a wonderful company in the states called Pleasant Hill ( google them to see all their amazing products) and they were great. Got the 7 liter classic and it has been a perfect size. Remember you can cook less in a larger pot, but smaller pots limit the amount cooked always.
And strangely, big hopes that this one will travel to Mexico with us by the end of the year. It uses so little fuel of any kind to cook large amounts of food.
Think everyone should have one...especially with all fuels going up and up.
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:02 PM   #10
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For those of you in Canada, you can get an excellent Langostina pressure cooker at Canadian Tire -- i have two sizes that i use regularly in the kitchen at home.

For a smaller version more suitable for camping, Mountain Equipment Coop carries a GSI pressure cooker that is a bit smaller capacity. Both are pretty reasonably priced, and quite a bit cheaper than the Kuhn ones, which you can find in specialty kitchen stores.

So long as you keep a steady heat under the pot, it doesnt matter what your heat source is -- allows you to make stew from start to finish in half an hour! chili in 15 minutes if you use canned beans, and risotto in under 10 minutes with no stirring! i find mine much more versatile than a slow cooker, and like the flavour and texture of the food better.
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Old 05-13-2008, 04:08 PM   #11
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I bought a Fagor Stainless Steel 6 quart pressure cooker not long ago. It was on sale at Macy's and I didn't want to get a more expensive brand, as I didn't want to hear the husband say anything in case it ended up in the pile for our next yard sale! (. . . or ended up as a dog dish!)

I have been teaching myself how to cook in it, with the help of some great cook books checked out from the library.

This past weekend, I took it with us and cooked white rice in it on a coleman stove in 3 minutes! I don't think I'd want to cook with it inside the Scamp because of all the steam and condensation. The coleman stove brought the pot up to pressure very quickly, and then I turned it down lower for the 3 minutes of cooking time. I then let the pot do a "natural release" as we waited for the meat on the grill.

I have been very impressed with the pressure cooker. It has been getting regular use, at least 3-4 times per week!

I'm still working on adapting receipes that will please the family when out camping.

It does take a little getting use to cooking this way, for example you can't stir the food, or look at it while it is cooking!

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For a smaller version more suitable for camping, Mountain Equipment Coop carries a GSI pressure cooker that is a bit smaller capacity. Both are pretty reasonably priced, and quite a bit cheaper than the Kuhn ones, which you can find in specialty kitchen stores.
Here's a source for the GSI 3Liter -- Google is your friend!

http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___82051

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Old 11-25-2008, 12:03 PM   #14
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Hey Donna! Post that cheesecake one......Yummy.
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