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Offline nazar

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Do you own a thermal cooker or dream pot ?
« on: July 21, 2013, 02:12:29 am »
If so what brand is it  , and are they safe to eat a chicken meal made in it
Are some brands better to buy than others
I was planning to use it for hot and cold stuff at different times   Thanks

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Re: Do you own a thermal cooker or dream pot ?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2013, 03:13:41 am »
Have a look at this thread Nazar, plenty of answers there.
Judy from North Haven, South Australia

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Re: Do you own a thermal cooker or dream pot ?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2013, 10:31:23 am »
I have a dreampot nazar and love it. I preferred it over other brands as I thought the inner pots were of a heavier gauge.
There is a great newsletter every month and when I had a difficulty, I just rang and got to speak to Barry Green, Merran's husband (the managing directors of the company). It's all so personal and you would be able to chat to them at the next caravan and camping show in your area.  :D

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Re: Re: Do you own a thermal cooker or dream pot ?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2013, 12:13:03 pm »
My sister has a dream pot and loves it!

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Re: Do you own a thermal cooker or dream pot ?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2013, 12:14:22 pm »
What do you use it for Mich? They look interesting.

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Re: Do you own a thermal cooker or dream pot ?
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2013, 12:24:31 pm »
I have a Shuttle Chef and it is fantastic! It is made by Thermos, so great quality. It doesn't rely on thick insulation but rather the vacuum insulation that Thermos brand is renowned for. It is completely safe for chicken and meat so long as you start the cooking process properly before adding it to the inner pot as per the instructions. I have made beautiful stews, soups and lamb shanks. We bought it for camping but I use it in the home. I have heard the Eco pot is also good and of course the dream pot. Also handy to use as a giant 'thermoserver' mine is 4.5 litres. LOVE it!!
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Re: Do you own a thermal cooker or dream pot ?
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2013, 09:23:13 am »
What do you use it for Mich? They look interesting.

I place casseroles, soups, cakes and puddings in it in the morning and it's cooked without electricity by the time we are ready to eat. Have transported nibblies in to functions and have kept ice-cream cold at picnics.

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Re: Do you own a thermal cooker or dream pot ?
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 05:52:05 am »
I too have the Shuttle Chef and love it. From what I remember at the time of purchase there are two types of insulation on the outer pot  the foam type stuff with plastic or stainless walls  or the shuttle chef thermos brand that uses vacuum like in a conventional Thermos. It has heavy bases on both the 4.5 and the smaller saucepan.
I use mine occasional for meals at home ( does a great pot roast or silverside ) but I use it weekly to take a meal for my husband and I when my son goes to Air Force cadets ( 60km drive then 4 hour wait ) we take all sorts of things from soups and stews/curries to hot dogs and nachos, last night it kept pies hot for us. I have the 4.5 with the inner pot and also the bain marie, also have the carry bag and cutting board, I think I got it on a mothers day special and got about $70 worth of stuff for free.
It has been the perfect thing for this use, we have saved a fortune as at first we were going out to dinner every time we dropped him off so over the 2 or so years we have had some wonderful meals and found some great locations to eat them in.

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Re: Do you own a thermal cooker or dream pot ?
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2013, 01:04:09 am »
thanks lady's for this info .
l am trying to decide  what l need to do , l am going bush  camping with some relatives  we  are going to karijini national park and the bungles bungles next june  .
we will be away for about 6 weeks
 l have not  been camping like this for about  8 years  .
 l need to get organized  and buy stuff  as l want to try it all out before we actually go

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Re: Do you own a thermal cooker or dream pot ?
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2013, 12:44:51 pm »
Nazar you will love it. It is so beautiful up there. Have you been before?
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