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Clunegapyears
07-05-2018, 13:38
Mum is clearing the flat of an aged friend who has gone into a nursing home. One the the treasures
is a remoska. I've searched through posts on here and a lot of people rave about them. Should I bagsy the remoska when I already have a pressure cooker (used virtually daily), a slow cooker and Caracas Safari, both used infrequently?
We are not usually on ehu, but probably will be more for 6 months or so. We have a sine wave inverter which would presumably power it.
Do I need / want the remoska?

harrow
07-05-2018, 13:47
You should not have said Remoska.

Now your going to get begging letters

:wave:

Tezza33
07-05-2018, 14:26
We have all those other things but Maggy loves her remoska, she prefers to cook in it at home as well

Clunegapyears
07-05-2018, 15:29
So far a 100% yes, nab it!

channa
07-05-2018, 18:23
Simple answer grab it whilst the coast is clear !!

to re iterate previous posts Remoskas ARE NOT slow cookers, pressure cookers Halogen or anything else they are a very versatile piece of equipment and a true oven

Electrickery wise use 400 watts of electric so I would imagine fine with an inverter.

When they pop me in a home if I get that far mines coming with me !!lol

Channa

witzend
07-05-2018, 19:45
Let us know how you get on with it I never think there's much taste in slow or low power cooking

Tezza33
07-05-2018, 20:35
Let us know how you get on with it I never think there's much taste in slow or low power cookingYou would not know it is low power in use, it bakes cakes/muffins/bread, full english breakfast, roast potatoes/jacket potatoes/roast vegetables, reheats pies (great for Charlie) or anything you can think of, if you think it is low power dont touch the lid with bare arms

MarkJ
07-05-2018, 21:28
Found mine at the back of a cupboard when clearing my Mum’s bungalow. It’s the ‘old’ design.

I reckon we use it every trip away.

An unexpected bonus is baking part-baked rolls fresh for breakfast.

Clunegapyears
08-05-2018, 06:22
Will pick it up today. Mum had used it for baked spuds but said I should pick it up before she gets used to it! She'd found some recipe and the instructions books.
Witzend - have to disagree re slow cooker, I can only eat meat if really tender and I love the slow cooked sauces with the deep flavours. Can't imagine doing boeuf bourg or coq au vin any other way.

channa
08-05-2018, 06:44
There is a few recipes on you tube

There is an "official" recipe book by Milena Grenfell Baines available through Lakeland cheaper to pick up a used one.

The history of the Remoska in a nut shell is it was a cheap low cost energy efficient oven when Czechoslovakia was in its communist days.

I use mine pretty much daily at home live alone so no need for a 2kw electric oven roasted chicken in it and pork as your Mum says it does baked potatoes a treat arguably better than a conventional oven

Channa

ScamperVan
08-05-2018, 17:55
Mum is clearing the flat of an aged friend who has gone into a nursing home. One the the treasures
is a remoska. I've searched through posts on here and a lot of people rave about them. Should I bagsy the remoska when I already have a pressure cooker (used virtually daily), a slow cooker and Caracas Safari, both used infrequently?
We are not usually on ehu, but probably will be more for 6 months or so. We have a sine wave inverter which would presumably power it.
Do I need / want the remoska?

I'm a big fan of them so I'd say "yes" :)

witzend
08-05-2018, 20:54
if you think it is low power dont touch the lid with bare arms

That could be said of a candle but it wouldn't warm up a tin of soup very well :lol-049:

Tezza33
08-05-2018, 21:13
That could be said of a candle but it wouldn't warm up a tin of soup very well :lol-049:Good point but a candle would not cook four large jacket potatoes as quick if not quicker than your full size home oven

Clunegapyears
09-05-2018, 08:56
First use last night to cook caponata. Will reheat beef and veg stew tonight using inverter - see how that goes.

Like so far but it needs to prove its worth over a pressure cooker ... we don’t eat bread or cakes as a rule so that gives it no ‘brownie’ points!

MarkJ
10-05-2018, 12:41
First use last night to cook caponata. Will reheat beef and veg stew tonight using inverter - see how that goes.

Like so far but it needs to prove its worth over a pressure cooker ... we don’t eat bread or cakes as a rule so that gives it no ‘brownie’ points!

How about heating some of those chill-cooked snacks, e.g. samosas? They need to come out crispy and I don't think you'd do that in a pressure cooker....

Clunegapyears
29-07-2018, 18:55
Got so used to using the Remoska, but the one I inherited had been mis-used by Aunty Gladys’ carers ... we’d rescrewed it together a few times, but the soldering went.
Saw Lakeland do a 3 year guarantee ... dug deep into the sides of the sofa ...
It arrived 3 days ago. I hadn’t realised that the inside of the lid was Teflon coated! The old one had been wired brushed to steel.
Last night was baked fennel and today it was used for the best ever roast potatoes and chicken in the slow cooker. 😋
Definitely earned its van space.

However, the sine wave inverter seemed to draw too much battery power with the old abused one. It coped just. Not tried my new on the inverter yet ... anyone using the inverter?

Galaxy
29-07-2018, 19:05
I have had two of them. Both blow my sensitive fuse box at home. Lakeland, the sole supplier of them in the UK give them a lifetime warranty. You can keep returning them whether you have a receipt or not and they will renew them for the latest model.
I have stuffed mine in the garage and view it as a waste of space. Just get a gas BBQ with lava bricks , much quicker and more efficient.
I also have an Australian BBQ oven ( senior moment, forgot the name) which uses briquettes - slow to warm up and diabolical to get clean.

Galaxy
29-07-2018, 19:08
I have had two of them. Both blow my sensitive fuse box at home. Lakeland, the sole supplier of them in the UK give them a lifetime warranty. You can keep returning them whether you have a receipt or not and they will renew them for the latest model.
I have stuffed mine in the garage and view it as a waste of space. Just get a gas BBQ with lava bricks , much quicker and more efficient.
I also have an Australian BBQ oven ( senior moment, forgot the name) which uses briquettes - slow to warm up and diabolical to get clean.

Cobb

Borders2
29-07-2018, 19:20
We bought one, tried it twice and sold it on. So you can tell we were just delighted with it. *NOT*

Now to be fair it may not have been working to full capacity or should that be capability but it just didn't do the job for us and our acid test is always would we buy again. In this case it's a NO from us.

B2

Tezza33
29-07-2018, 19:40
We use ours at home most days and we use it with an invertor in the van, wouldn't be without it

witzend
29-07-2018, 20:47
Heres another supplier (https://www.alza.co.uk/remoska-r-21f-original-teflon-d4589620.htm) good price to isn't it ?

Clunegapyears
30-07-2018, 06:37
Heres another supplier (https://www.alza.co.uk/remoska-r-21f-original-teflon-d4589620.htm) good price to isn't it ?

Amazing price. I searched eBay and Amazon before buying from Lakeland but no discounts to be had.

Clunegapyears
01-08-2018, 07:26
Still wowed at how well it cooks. Borders2, must’ve been a fault with yours.
Left over roast chicken baked on a bed of part cooked broccoli, in a white sauce, topped with cheese and left over stuffing. 😋
Then last night I tried a lasagne. I worried the sheet lasagne would not be cooked through, but it was perfect with crispy bits around the side.
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What are your Remoska successes?


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