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Thermos Cooking?
« on: March 25, 2010, 03:37:52 PM »
Do we have any experts in the field of Thermos Cooking?

I'm still carrying out research everyday to try to make life easier whilst touring.

It's not a new concept by any long stretch of the imagination, but I'm looking at the concept of Thermos Cooking - cooking your meals in a thermos flask / food  jar while you are pedaling away the hours during the day.

I'm lead to believe it is a good way of making sure your oats are ready cooked for breakfast, or your rice is pre cooked for dinner.

Has anyone any first hand experiance of cooking this way? I've checked out t'net and there are some good informative sites. Now I'm just looking for some first hand comments to aid in my decision making.

Thanks in advance for your comments.
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Re: Thermos Cooking?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2010, 11:14:24 AM »
It doesn't sound very practical. First you need to prepare your meal before you hit the road, then you have to worry about overcooking or under cooking.

Plus thermos are heavier and bulkier than a stove and i assume you still need a stove right? So I don't really see the point.

And also thermos are probably not easy to clean as they are designed for liquid and not for food. It is already not always easy to clean rice from a regular pot, so I can't imagine cleaning stuff at the bottom of a thermos.

But I never used thermos cooking so this is just my impression. If it is to make life easier, it doesn't seem to be the right way.