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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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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2020, 01:00:01 PM »

Solar bacon banjo's on the portable induction hob. Life is good! Smiley







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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2020, 03:26:31 PM »

OK soft southerner here what is a Bradie tried and failed at Google. facepalm
Ditto bacon banjo surrender

Small oven is a great idea. Grin
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2020, 04:22:02 PM »

Bacon banjo is a bacon or similar roll in a crispy bun. Banjo comes from scattering the crumbs off your work wear a la banjo player (1st heard this offshore oil platform North sea 93). A Bradie is a meat pastry a bit like a pastie yet with none of that tattie or veg nonsense and MUCH better pastry. The very peak of the art come from Aberdeen and shire and is a steak Bradie. Chalmers and Ross bakers versions are outstanding. Truly gods own snack! Smiley

Not soft Southern at all. I can easily imagine a steak Bradie going well with a pint of Guiness or Devon cider....it's all one small set of islands and all the better for the diversity therein.

The wee oven is excellent as is the mobile twin induction hob. I like to do a curry on that one and slow simmer for hours, serve the next day for full flavour. Fossil fuel free, total bonus. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2020, 05:59:26 PM »

Cracking Gromit!

Could fancy one after an early start good filling breakfast.

In an early life used to holiday late Autumn in Padstow before it became famous. There was a pasty shop called Choughs  proper gear no minced muck, in three sizes, large, thank you very much, standard for Mrs T, and cocktail ideal for a mid walk snack for Chaos the dog. A week defined by food. Going out on a day boat at the crack of sparrow after an intoxicated evening with local fishermen,seemed a good idea at the time. Good memories .

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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2020, 06:32:07 PM »


Chaos the dog



Good name. Smiley

Did you catch owt on the boat? I was watching a couple of wee boats checking their lobster creels last week, envious!

A life at sea has left me spoiled for the definition of 'fresh' when it comes to fish. We used to eat barracuda in a curry in the Persian Gulf and blue fin tuna steaks SO fresh they truly didn't know they were dead yet, caught those bad boys off Nigeria. I kind of miss that, it was good craick from the hooking to hauling them up, absolute monsters, swift dispatch and off to the galley. 1 squeeze of lemon, job done. 100 guys chowing down loving it and you'd supplied the steaks. Nice stuff that! Smiley

Camp boss was a wonderful dude, ex Croatian special forces. Told me one night about going in choppers to clear out entire villages in Serbia on night missions, coked up supplied by the brass. I'll never forget that, hairs on his arms were fully up and such a look of regret in his eyes, killed everything that moved, he'd have got the message if he hadn't went... Cooked a mental Tuna steak though.
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« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2020, 07:05:21 PM »

16 years in Brittany gave us a taste for fresh fish our local fishmonger was down the port at 3am on sale at 8am .

Here (Wales) have yet to find fresh only a friend who gave me a couple of grey mullet caught the night before.

I was given a lobster for my efforts, I think they were quite surprised I wasn't sick. After the beer the night before so was I, great fun for a one off.

In Finisterre  similar tale this time with a friend of a friend, crabs and lobster, followed by copious rose with other fishermen at 9 in the morning, rescued at 10.30 as they were opening the home made pastis.  signofcross
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« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2020, 07:33:41 PM »

Sounds excellent, life's for living!
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« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2020, 07:40:15 PM »

Bridie- and the best is Forfar
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« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2020, 07:45:50 PM »

Bridie- and the best is Forfar

That is good to hear and I do look forward to trying one. I won't forget that, where's THE absolute best in Forfar?  (Gotta do something while retired). Smiley
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