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Old 01-16-2012, 08:57 PM   #1
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non-electric toaster

On another thread someone mentioned a need for a generator to run a toaster, among other things. Most of our camping is off the grid, and my wife has to have her toast. We've used one of these things since our tent camping days. It works well on our stove's large burner: http://www.coghlans.com/products/cam...e-toaster-504d I see them hardware, surplus, drug, and sporting goods stores.

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Old 01-16-2012, 10:43 PM   #2
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Bruce, we have used one of those for many years now. Not real fast, but it does a fine job. The trick is that not only do you need to use all four spots for best performance, it works better yet with a slice laying flat on the top too.

Regardless of electrical hook-ups, this is what I would take anyway. Stows nice and small and ways very little.

Oh yeah, they also work better on an outdoor type Coleman stove, as they burn hotter than the ones in the trailers.
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:05 PM   #3
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Re: non-electric toaster

We do the same & I share Jim's observation re: it working best with 4 (or even 5) pieces at a time as well as using it on a portable coleman stove outside. Our kids particularly love making toast this way when it's cold outside. We also gave three or four of these "toasters" as gifts to several camping friends of ours a couple years ago. Suffice it to say, the subsequent feedback has been that they all use them & it was a much appreciated functional gift.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:11 AM   #4
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Re: non-electric toaster

Same here.

Camping for me is not doing what I do at home. Otherwise, why not stay home?

In fact, we will stay home the last two weeks of July when the camp grounds are crowded. I have a huge, private back yard and I don't have to hook up to empty the tanks.

If I had a trout stream running through my yard, I wouldn't leave.

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Old 01-17-2012, 10:26 PM   #5
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Re: non-electric toaster

We've tried a lot of different campstove toasters, including the one Bruce mentioned. But I think the best camping toaster we've found is our Weber Q barbeque. Once the morning coffee is ready, I am outside making toast. It's become our camping ritual.
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:28 PM   #6
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Colman has them too.

http://search.coleman.com/cgi-bin/Ms...Y%20toaster%20 :
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:05 AM   #7
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I clicked through to the Amazon site to peruse their selections. One reviewer commented the toaster worked even better with aluminum foil over the top, rather than a fifth slice of bread. Makes sense it would reflect heat better.

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Re: non-electric toaster

Curious -- have you guys had trouble with these rusting?

I just pulled ours out of the storage bin (getting ready for our delivery late this week) and found it has shed its lovely rust all over our camp dishes. We could use it but it's pretty bad. This is the second one that we've had that's done this ... I can't remember which brand it is but it's the same old-school style pictured in the Coughlan's link.

I know the solution is "keep it dry," but living in humidity-ville, that's not always possible. Have you folks found the magic, rustless, non-electric toaster of my dreams?
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Re: non-electric toaster

E, the new? Coghlan's one claims that it doesn't rust in the description, but who knows if that is true. http://www.amazon.com/Coghlans-504D-...pr_product_top

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Re: non-electric toaster

Hmm. Maybe they heard my prayer.

Has anyone used this type? Seems unnecessarily pricey ... Just curious tho.

http://www.amazon.com/Primus-P-72066...0366034&sr=1-2
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:15 PM   #11
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Hmm. Maybe they heard my prayer.

Has anyone used this type? Seems unnecessarily pricey ... Just curious tho.

http://www.amazon.com/Primus-P-72066...0366034&sr=1-2
It looks like it only toasts a slice at a time, unless I missed something.

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Re: non-electric toaster

I don't mind one slice at a time if it's a well done slice I did notice with the rusty one that sometimes it took FOREVER. But forever may be better than $18.
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Re: non-electric toaster

If your old toasters go rusty.. no worries. Some steel wool or a wire brush will fix that. And it's good for another season.
In a bind I use a wire coat hanger. Once the varnish is burnt off it's as good as any you can buy. And faster.
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Re: non-electric toaster

I know the topic is a bit old but...

I've used the standard Coghlan or Coleman toasters over fires and stoves forever, but I've never been crazy about the results... and they always rust on the bottom.

What I found recently, and it's still a bit pricey, is this square 2 slice toaster: http://www.amazon.com/Grill-Stove-To...sim_sbs_misc_6

You need to do a bit of flipping and rotating, but like the results, and it's much easier to store (I hated fussing with the folding wires on the others). I figure it's worth the extra 6 or 7 dollars to get that hassle free, perfect toast in the morning.

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Re: non-electric toaster

Looks like a good choice, have you tried it out to see ho it works.
All the mild steel ones will rust. Maybe if there stored in a ziploc it will keep out the humidity and prevent surface rust. every summer we use ours it is rusty on the bottom. But we just store ours in the original box.
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I used one of those Camp-A-Toasters before, and they do work fairly good. I still prefer the Coghlan one though, it is almost as fast and makes 5 lices (in fact for efficiency you need a 5th slice), and stores way smaller.

That said, we rarely make toast. Maybe a couple times a year.
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I know the topic is a bit old but...

I've used the standard Coghlan or Coleman toasters over fires and stoves forever, but I've never been crazy about the results... and they always rust on the bottom.

What I found recently, and it's still a bit pricey, is this square 2 slice toaster: Amazon.com : Camp Fire Grill and Stove Toaster Camping Toast Maker : Campfire Cookware : Sports & Outdoors

You need to do a bit of flipping and rotating, but like the results, and it's much easier to store (I hated fussing with the folding wires on the others). I figure it's worth the extra 6 or 7 dollars to get that hassle free, perfect toast in the morning.

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Thats the toaster that I use, and have the best luck with and it's fast.
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I used one of those Camp-A-Toasters before, and they do work fairly good. I still prefer the Coghlan one though, it is almost as fast and makes 5 lices (in fact for efficiency you need a 5th slice), and stores way smaller.
I have one and all I've ever been able to do with it is make croutons. Takes forever and just dries the bread. I must be doing something wrong.
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I used one of those Camp-A-Toasters before, and they do work fairly good. I still prefer the Coghlan one though, it is almost as fast and makes 5 lices (in fact for efficiency you need a 5th slice), and stores way smaller.

That said, we rarely make toast. Maybe a couple times a year.
Eggs and bacon with out toast would be madness!!
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We've tried a lot of different campstove toasters, including the one Bruce mentioned. But I think the best camping toaster we've found is our Weber Q barbeque. Once the morning coffee is ready, I am outside making toast. It's become our camping ritual.
Absolutely! Makes great toast.
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