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Old 04-06-2015, 12:02 PM   #21
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We used something similar at our deer camp a couple of years ago. Found an old full-sized milk can, loaded it up with corn on the cob, potatoes, onions, chicken, big sausages, and a host of spices, and put in on a grate over a campfire. We poured it all into a large trough we made for the purpose, and our 25 hunters just picked out their dinner. Cowboy version of a washtub clambake.
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:04 PM   #22
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It looks like a great accessory for camp cooking. We have a crock pot but I'm impatient ... and I don't like leaving it plugged in when we're away from the trailer. Barbecue is great, but we really enjoy a good camp stew. Went ahead and ordered the cooker (with grate) and can't wait to try it out. Thanks Jim, for helping me find one more "thing" ;-)

(To see how it works, check out the YouTube videos.)
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:12 PM   #23
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See this thread:
Do we need or want more gizmos for our trailer
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:34 PM   #24
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But I gave up the microwave .....
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:28 PM   #25
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We used something similar at our deer camp a couple of years ago. Found an old full-sized milk can...
That's exactly what inspired the Can Cooker.
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:39 PM   #26
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It is similar to a low pressure cooker, faster than stove top and crock pot. Plus like all pressure cookers, it allows the release of the pressure slowly and controlled.
A pressure cooker doesn't release steam at all unless it is overheated. The open vent (instead of a pressure-control device) and lightweight construction suggest to me that the Can Cooker doesn't build any significant pressure. In their entire website this is the only reference to pressure:
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A vented lid helps relieve excess pressures and the safety clamps keep the lid in place.
The instructions say to turn down the heat as soon as steam is produced, which means as soon as the liquid starts to boil.
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:44 PM   #27
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Does claim to lock in heat and steam...
But, wait until Donna sees this: silicon-sealed lid ensure years of hassle-free enjoyment.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:13 PM   #28
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Brian, I normally do not disagree with you but a pressure cooker does release the pressure, there is a lead weight that sits atop the escape hole and depending on what setting, it starts to release and jumps about while releasing the steam. Here is a link to one with either a 10/15 psi release T-Fal Stainless Steel 6.3-Qt. Pressure Cooker - Cookware - Kitchen - Macy's
It is a low pressure cooker....
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:18 PM   #29
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Maybe I'll give a demo at Osoyoos with the can cooker. Something else new is this steamer colander narrow pot made for small rv stoves. Amazon.com: Kuhn Rikon 4200 12-Cup 4th Burner Pot: Kitchen & Dining
I purchased this more for smaller dinners and it's versatility ....great for pasta and vegetable dishes.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:21 PM   #30
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NO, stop Jim, STOP!!!!
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