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Old 05-14-2020, 04:19 AM   #1
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Induction Cooking for Camping?

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We have just bored with living at home in this quarantine. That's why we are planning an off-road trip next month with kids. Yes, we have disinfected our RV, and hopefully, lockdown would also be lifted. However, I need your suggestions about the use of right camping cookware and stoves. We have a gas cooking stove and grill, but according to my husband, we should take a portable induction stove with us.

Though induction stove could be a great idea and we can make our favourite dishes with great ease and can also avoid the mess of cleaning, but its price is too high. Do you think we should consider an induction stove? According to my husband, it would be a long-run investment that's why we don't care a lot about the pricing. But, before making any decision, I want to know your experiences. How long induction stoves work without any error or fault?

Secondly, I read many articles like this ( https://cookwareinsider.com/induction-cookware/ ) which refers to specific induction cookware to use for induction stoves. Do you think it is necessary or we can use our stainless steel pans and pots? Most of our camping cookware doesn't have a nonstick coating. Do you think is it OK? I read magnetic cookware works effectively on induction cooktops. Is it right?

On the other hand, you can also suggest alternatives to induction cooking, but they should be fast and work for the long-term.
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Hi Everyone!

We have just bored with living at home in this quarantine. That's why we are planning an off-road trip next month with kids. Yes, we have disinfected our RV, and hopefully, lockdown would also be lifted. However, I need your suggestions about the use of right camping cookware and stoves. We have a gas cooking stove and grill, but according to my husband, we should take a portable induction stove with us.

Though induction stove could be a great idea and we can make our favourite dishes with great ease and can also avoid the mess of cleaning, but its price is too high. Do you think we should consider an induction stove? According to my husband, it would be a long-run investment that's why we don't care a lot about the pricing. But, before making any decision, I want to know your experiences. How long induction stoves work without any error or fault?

Secondly, I read many articles like this ( https://cookwareinsider.com/induction-cookware/ ) which refers to specific induction cookware to use for induction stoves. Do you think it is necessary or we can use our stainless steel pans and pots? Most of our camping cookware doesn't have a nonstick coating. Do you think is it OK? I read magnetic cookware works effectively on induction cooktops. Is it right?

On the other hand, you can also suggest alternatives to induction cooking, but they should be fast and work for the long-term.

We've been using a Max Burton 6000 for seven years. No issues. Not sure what you mean by expensive, however we paid around $70. Well worth it. Cookware material is not relevant to the extent the base of the pan is induction compatible. Other than cast iron, cookware must be either be marked for induction or is magnetic. Stick a fridge magnet to the bottom, if it sticks, you are good to go.
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Old 05-14-2020, 10:06 AM   #3
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Canít comment on having induction stove in the trailer but we do have a small portable single burner one from Costco that we carry with us for when an additional hot plate is needed. We do however have an induction cooktop in our home and also had one in our previous home. I would not have anything else. A bit more expensive than gas or standard electric cooktop but the efficiency and ease of cooking/cleaning canít be matched in my view. The comment about using a fridge magnet to check to see if your pots and pans are induction ready is a simple way of finding out. Just my thoughts.
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We've been using a Max Burton 6000 for seven years. No issues. Not sure what you mean by expensive, however we paid around $70. Well worth it. Cookware material is not relevant to the extent the base of the pan is induction compatible. Other than cast iron, cookware must be either be marked for induction or is magnetic. Stick a fridge magnet to the bottom, if it sticks, you are good to go.
Thanks. I also searched and it came into my knowledge that any cookware with magnetic base would work. Max Burton 6000 could also be a good option, I was just assuming the price little high. Few of my friends also suggested to go with portable IKEA induction hobs. It is around $49. But I am a little confused about size. Do you think size is related to power?
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Thanks. I also searched and it came into my knowledge that any cookware with magnetic base would work. Max Burton 6000 could also be a good option, I was just assuming the price little high. Few of my friends also suggested to go with portable IKEA induction hobs. It is around $49. But I am a little confused about size. Do you think size is related to power?

Size. No. Look at the wattage. Remember these tabletop units are (usually) 110v so they only have so much heating power.
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