[islandlabs] Induction cooking. @ Smoothie Satuday?

Jeff jeff at islandlabs.org
Sat Feb 3 23:58:12 EST 2018

To go with our smoothie day we might want to cook something. 

I was considering purchasing an induction cook top. They are pretty inexpensive. If anyone would be interested in maybe trying to do some cooking at one of the meetings. I was thinking maybe specifically the meeting on Feb 17th at Smoothie Saturday since making smoothies plays into cooking. If so I will purchase one and bring it to that meeting to test out. The one I linked to below comes with the induction compatible pot so we don't have to worry about what cookware to bring. and whether it is magnetic or not. I know the idea of cooking something at meetings has come up from time to time. Also I'm sure there are some of us who would like to see how it works. 

I was thinking someone might want to try making Bananas foster. But I realized this involve alcohol. So we need a different dish idea. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bananas_Foster

Rosewill 1800W 5 Pre-Programmed Settings Induction Cooker Cook top , Included 10” 3.5 Qt 18-8 Stainless Steel Pot, Gold, RHAI-16002

Let me know if I should order one. 

Another cool cooking method that I came across while looking into induction cooking was Water bath/ water oven cooking. Which appears to be a method in which you place your food vegetable or meat in a vacuum sealed bag and drop it in basically boiling or almost boiling water and letting it slow cook. I've actually done this style cooking when camping often, when making breakfast. Un-Shelled Egg in a zip-lock bag with cheese bacon and whatever else in a the bag into a pot of boiling water for about 2-3 minutes. And you have an omelet. But I never considered doing anything more. I imagine cooking a steak this way could possibly taste amazing. there seems to be a wide variety of appliances for doing this but it kind of seems like it's way cheaper just to buy a big pot and use a normal stove. There are actually circulator pumps you can buy to clip on to a standard pot but I don't like the idea of an electrical cord running across my stove. 

I'm not go to buy one of these for Saturday as it's probably not practical for cooking things fast. But I thought I was cool. Especially since I have apparently been cooking in what is called a water oven for years now when camping.

Sous Vide Supreme Water Oven, SVS10LS
This link has a video that shows why it's better to use a water oven. 

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