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Re: Induction Cook tops.

Post by timmydownawell » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:40 am

RickyBobby wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:40 am
Doc67 wrote:
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I was thinking of buying a hot plate as I find the gas rings are useless for slow cooking as the minimum setting usually produces a small flame which blow out when the fans are on.

I looked at some induction plates in K-Four and they ae only about $60 for a large one. But I knew you had to use a steel pot (actually it needs iron) aluminium wont work. I had no idea what 'Induction' meant. I googled it and found this site which explained it all quite clearly. I'm sold on the concept. I like the idea I can bung all the ingredients for a curry in the pot and set it to low and then go for a few beers. You can't do this with the gas hob. I also like the idea of getting rid of the gas bottle.

I suppose the next step is to go and buy one and see what it's all about...

https://www.explainthatstuff.com/induct ... ktops.html
I was using mine to make bone broth. I wanted to reach a low boil/lozy simmer which is critical because you let it go 48 hours. If its too hot, the broth will not be clear. Also, it kept turning itself off after a few hours, so I couldn't let it go all night. After having a gas stove with a dial for so long, I really appreciated how I could fine tune the temperature perfectly to whatever needs I had. The induction is good for some things, and not for others I think.
Rice cooker might work for this?
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Re: Induction Cook tops.

Post by RickyBobby » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:45 am

timmydownawell wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:40 am
RickyBobby wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:40 am
Doc67 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:20 am
I was thinking of buying a hot plate as I find the gas rings are useless for slow cooking as the minimum setting usually produces a small flame which blow out when the fans are on.

I looked at some induction plates in K-Four and they ae only about $60 for a large one. But I knew you had to use a steel pot (actually it needs iron) aluminium wont work. I had no idea what 'Induction' meant. I googled it and found this site which explained it all quite clearly. I'm sold on the concept. I like the idea I can bung all the ingredients for a curry in the pot and set it to low and then go for a few beers. You can't do this with the gas hob. I also like the idea of getting rid of the gas bottle.

I suppose the next step is to go and buy one and see what it's all about...

https://www.explainthatstuff.com/induct ... ktops.html
I was using mine to make bone broth. I wanted to reach a low boil/lozy simmer which is critical because you let it go 48 hours. If its too hot, the broth will not be clear. Also, it kept turning itself off after a few hours, so I couldn't let it go all night. After having a gas stove with a dial for so long, I really appreciated how I could fine tune the temperature perfectly to whatever needs I had. The induction is good for some things, and not for others I think.
Rice cooker might work for this?
I made bread in one once. I also boiled potatoes once I learned how to hack it. haha. Never had a rice cooker in the west, go figure. Anyhow, I make a huge stock pot full of the stuff, so wouldn't be nearly the volume to make it worth the effort.
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Re: Induction Cook tops.

Post by hanno » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:02 am

timmydownawell wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:40 am
RickyBobby wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:40 am
Doc67 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:20 am
I was thinking of buying a hot plate as I find the gas rings are useless for slow cooking as the minimum setting usually produces a small flame which blow out when the fans are on.

I looked at some induction plates in K-Four and they ae only about $60 for a large one. But I knew you had to use a steel pot (actually it needs iron) aluminium wont work. I had no idea what 'Induction' meant. I googled it and found this site which explained it all quite clearly. I'm sold on the concept. I like the idea I can bung all the ingredients for a curry in the pot and set it to low and then go for a few beers. You can't do this with the gas hob. I also like the idea of getting rid of the gas bottle.

I suppose the next step is to go and buy one and see what it's all about...

https://www.explainthatstuff.com/induct ... ktops.html
I was using mine to make bone broth. I wanted to reach a low boil/lozy simmer which is critical because you let it go 48 hours. If its too hot, the broth will not be clear. Also, it kept turning itself off after a few hours, so I couldn't let it go all night. After having a gas stove with a dial for so long, I really appreciated how I could fine tune the temperature perfectly to whatever needs I had. The induction is good for some things, and not for others I think.
Rice cooker might work for this?

That is why I love my slow cooker. Dump everything in in the morning, come back to a nice feed at night.

Having said that, it has been a pain to cook anything of late what with all the powercuts. Luckily, we have a gas cooker as a back-up.
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Re: Induction Cook tops.

Post by Kuroneko » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:06 am

Get a slow cooker similar to pic below, they cost around $19 for small and $29 for large. They stock them at Sunsimexco, Ltd near Psar Thmai #89 Preah Sihanouk Blvd (St 274)

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Re: Induction Cook tops.

Post by Kuroneko » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:56 pm

RickyBobby wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:14 am
I highly doubt anyone has tried to cook a 10 course thanksgiving dinner with turkey in a microwave, even though most households hold them as essential appliances now. (I do not, I gave it up and refuse to use it for 5 years now)
But you could cook a turkey dinner, or any roast dinner for that matter in a turbo convection oven. I also use mine for cooking pizzas. They are obtainable most cookware outlets, for around $65. I got mine a few years ago at a Sunsimexco Christmas sale for $45. Incidentally I use my microwave most days, often for thawing out frozen food prior to cooking.

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Re: Induction Cook tops.

Post by newkidontheblock » Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:55 am

RickyBobby wrote:I highly doubt anyone has tried to cook a 10 course thanksgiving dinner with turkey in a microwave, even though most households hold them as essential appliances now. (I do not, I gave it up and refuse to use it for 5 years now)
Microwaves don’t work that way. They aren’t designed to really cook a turkey. They heat the water molecules inside the food, warming it up. Special pots and containers can be used to cook rice and spaghetti using a microwave. It isn’t as flavorful as cooking.

Since I have no cooking skill, I tend to buy restaurant food or precooked food (aka TV dinners) and microwave them to hot before eating.
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Re: Induction Cook tops.

Post by willyhilly » Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:35 am

Induction tops need a huge amount of power. Even on the west some houses need a new power main to make them work. Ir so I’ve been told.
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Re: Induction Cook tops.

Post by Clemen » Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:35 am

I had a nice commercial one for awhile.
The big differences between the various models are 1) the size of the coil 2) how intelligent the computer is.
Small coil= smaller heating surface
Less advanced computer= slower cycling times.
I loved mine for long simmers, holding milk for cheese making, and for boiling a pot of say pasta water fast. They also don't dump heat into the room except from the vessel being heated itself.
The newest generation will work with copper and aluminum too.
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Re: Induction Cook tops.

Post by RickyBobby » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:30 am

newkidontheblock wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:55 am
RickyBobby wrote:I highly doubt anyone has tried to cook a 10 course thanksgiving dinner with turkey in a microwave, even though most households hold them as essential appliances now. (I do not, I gave it up and refuse to use it for 5 years now)
Microwaves don’t work that way. They aren’t designed to really cook a turkey. They heat the water molecules inside the food, warming it up. Special pots and containers can be used to cook rice and spaghetti using a microwave. It isn’t as flavorful as cooking.

Since I have no cooking skill, I tend to buy restaurant food or precooked food (aka TV dinners) and microwave them to hot before eating.
The only ingredient required in order to know how to cook is desire. I don't know why people think its some kind of mysterious thing that only women can do. They think its more convenient to run around to find cooked food or someone who can. I think its a lot more convenient to do it myself. Not only that, you can control your diet, eat healthier and have fun too. Yes, cooking is fun, and a great way to spend time with family.

If you can read, you can cook. Don't be pathetic; learn to cook. You begin, you burn some things, but most of your mistakes are edible, and if not, grab that TV dinner.

As a bachelor who has lived alone for too long, I have found economies of scale and batch cook a lot which gets portioned and frozen. Then, I just add some fresh stuff and feed myself well and fast.


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Bone Broth Portions for Freezer.
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Zucchini portions for freezing. (goes in bone broth with meat and eggs or whatever)
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Porkchops, Cooked and portioned for freezer. How anyone could mess up cooking a pork-chop is beyond me.
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Re: Induction Cook tops.

Post by hanno » Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:44 am

You begin, you burn some things, but most of your mistakes are edible, and if not, grab that TV dinner.
I'd rather scrape off the burnt bits than have a TV dinner. Never eaten on in my life I think (eaten plenty of charcoal though).
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