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pantsmachine
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« on: July 23, 2020, 11:23:30 AM »

Don't know about you guys but I've always grudged firing up a 2kW oven element to heat through something small? There's just something about the power not being brought to a point that seems frivolous, wasteful & annoys me.

I bought this small oven to originally go in my Bongo but went with something else instead for easier storage. I pull this unit out  if i'm heating up a Bradie or two, 333W when heating from below as is now. I also have a portable two hob induction hob when I want to make a long slow cook curry. Anybody else?  ballspin






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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2020, 11:38:46 AM »

This is a seasonal thing. I don't begrudge it in winter because the heat goes into the house... However in summer it is pure waste. I make myself feel better by turning the oven of a few mins before it is done and allowing the residual heat to do the last bit. Often I'm defrosting a meal from the freezer so I also put that in there once the oven temp drops below 50℃
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2020, 11:56:47 AM »

The bradies are cooked through, one gone already. Meter showed 0.08kWh to heat thru. Sometimes I think i'm not right in the head, The rest of the time I KNOW i'm bang on the money! I used to sit offshore and watch sour gas being flared off and grudged the hell out of that too. Smiley

With you on the idea of seasonal issue although not so much up North.
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2020, 12:03:17 PM »

I've managed (finally) to persuade SWMBO not to fire up one of the ovens in the Cluny just to heat a small piece of fish, single pie etc and instead use the fan oven in our microwave.

So instead of preheating for 20 mins or so, it does it in under 5 and cooks quicker too. 

The wee oven might be a step too far though.
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2020, 12:22:52 PM »

At university quie a few years ago one of the lecturers put a 100W (incandesant) bulb in the bottom of a coffee tin (about 6" diameter and 12" high iirc) and a wire shelf above and that was always sued to heat pasties etc. No insulation on but rather effective, probably predates the little oven by xx years.
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2020, 01:11:46 PM »

Our wee Oven very handy,
        800watt  , just boiled enough water in a pyrex jug for 2 nice coffees for Mrs and me. Gas ran out at Breakfast,
 Wee oven damded  handy. 47kg bottle will be delivered soon.
 Same wee oven cooked 3 dozen jars of plum jam one season, Best jam ever
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