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    Posted: 02 Jul 2017 at 8:19pm
We've been looking at the Instant pot too! 

As we have a 152, we have very limited storage and basically have to to pare down our appliances and pre-plan our camping menu to a degree.  So half the time it's electric vs stovetop in deciding what to pack and how to cook it.

Currently we have so much squirreled-away in various places that it's starting to become a chore to dig it out when we need it.  So we're starting to take things out of the pod kitchen instead of adding things like we did a few years back.  The Instant Pot is on the short list but we kind of feel silly bringing an Instant Pot as well as a stovetop pressure cooker.  Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 2016 at 7:03pm
I have a "Instant pot" electric pressure cooker, it has a lot of features, like high and low pressure, crock pot slow cooker, saute, steam, rice cooker, and many other features  love the thing, works excellent, fast and very energy efficient
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jan 2016 at 9:27pm
Check out Magma 10 Piece Stainless Steel Induction Cook-Top Gourmet Nesting Cookware Set. You can find it on a number of sites. We got ours at the site named for a river in South America. I have seen it in a web search at a number of sites at various prices. Magma also makes a non-stick version. The stainless, if not overheated, is sufficiently non-stick for me and there is no coating to scratch or wear off.
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We have a Cuisinart nesting set,, it ROCKS.. but has been OOP for several years. Unhappy

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jan 2016 at 7:53pm
Originally posted by g4royce

We had looked at induction cooktops early on but the plug-in models didn't seem to have enough power.  Plus we were afraid that more powerful models would blow out the circuits in the pod.

We'll have a look at the newer models since it's been a few years since we last looked.


We used an induction cooktop on our recent trip. It was a model we picked up at Aldi and varies between 100 Watts and 1800 Watts  of cooking power. We had no problems using it.

Watts = Volts * Amperes. At 120 Volts, 1800 Watts is 15 Amperes. That is within the capability of the R-Pod's wiring. Most of the time, you would not be using it at full power anyway. Full power is good for bringing water to a boil (quite fast), but would be too much power for most other cooking. Once the pan warms up, I find that I can cut the power down to 600 Watts or less.

We got the 10 piece induction ready nesting cookware set from Magma. It works well and does not take up a huge amount of space. The handles are excellent also and won't fall off like the ones from the cheap nesting cookware sets. This is real cookware.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2014 at 11:12am
We had looked at induction cooktops early on but the plug-in models didn't seem to have enough power.  Plus we were afraid that more powerful models would blow out the circuits in the pod.

We'll have a look at the newer models since it's been a few years since we last looked.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2014 at 1:27pm
Or even a cheap one-burner electric stove, we've had one for years in our pod.  Cheaper than a one-burner induction but the same functionally.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 May 2014 at 8:49am
Thanks for the tip - I hope I can find one when we travel through Minnesota and Wisconsin this summer!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 May 2014 at 6:57pm
Try an induction cooking unit-  works great inside or outside the 'Pod.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 May 2014 at 10:10am
Depending on the weather, we also have a Coleman single burner stove that we use to cook outside.  
As for tinned stew, it'll depend on if it's yummy or not.  Most tinned stews can be doctored into something respectable in a pinch Wink
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