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Old 09-22-2014, 09:08 PM   #21
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Should add most cooking will be on the outside burners. I thought about getting new for the house but can't justify it since they are still in awesome shape. Just realized we got those for our wedding which makes them 10 years old now. Tell me more about the induction burner.
We found ours at Walmart, couldn't resist the price ($78.00? cdn.). Here is a link to their website NuWave PIC - Precision Induction Cooktop - Seen on TV |
Read all the reviews you can find on the web, some buyers seem to have had issues with high shipping charges.
What makes this induction cooktop so special is the very accurate temperature control in 10 deg. increments between 140 deg. F and 450 deg. F and it brings water to a boil almost as fast as our 17000 btu nat. gas burner. In contrast to an electric cooktop which heats up and then turns off when the temp. has been reached the induction cooktop applies just the right amount of power to bring it up to the desired temperature and keeps it there without constantly cycling on and off.

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Old 09-22-2014, 09:15 PM   #22
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We try to cook outside if we can. If it's windy we have trouble keeping propane burners lit. The electric induction cooktop solves that. When we do use it indoors it is cold to the touch but heats up the food. Magnetic pans work best but you can buy a disk (looks like a diffuser) that will allow you to use other pans although it does slow the cooking time. The Burton 6200 is a good alternative to the NuWave.

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Old 09-23-2014, 07:42 AM   #23
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We do not "campfire" cook so this is for the Propane gas cooking crowd.

We use the "Green" ceramic pans (there are other color ceramic coated pans) for cooking in the camper and on the grill. Cleanup is done with a paper towel. One swipe with soapy wash cloth and clean water rinse; done.

Only carry two; the small one and the large one (with two handles).
We have not needed anything else except a medium size stainless steel sauce pan for soups and sauces and a stainless steel stock pot for "family sized" pasta dinners.

I do not like aluminum due to the transference of aluminum to your diet (cumulatively poisonous). Would use cast iron (beneficial transference of Iron to your diet) but too heavy for the way we cook on the road. Cast Iron uses a lot of water and effort for cleanup.

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Old 09-23-2014, 08:24 AM   #24
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I thought ahead. Bought my wife a new set of stainless pots and pans for the house for her birthday and retired our old stuff to the trailer. Got new utensils as well. I have way more than I would ever bring in the trailer but I keep the extras in a bin in the attic until I feel the need to trash one.

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Should add most cooking will be on the outside burners. I thought about getting new for the house but can't justify it since they are still in awesome shape. Just realized we got those for our wedding which makes them 10 years old now. Tell me more about the induction burner.
We sort of did both. At our wedding, we had received 2 sets of pots and pans, both Lagostina as per our registry. I guess one group bought from the place we registered, and the other somewhere else. Anyways, since we had had 2 sets, we only ever opened one and put the rest in storage until the first set died.

5 years later, when we bought the TT, instead of buying pans, we just retired the ones from the house, despite them still being in excellent condition, and opened the 'new' set we had in storage to use in the house.
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Old 09-30-2014, 02:47 PM   #25
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Might want to consider "induction ready" pans as you may want to get an induction burner like the NuWave that doesn't give off all that heat to the inside of your trailer.
We have the NuWave pots and pan set with 2 induction cook tops, the cook tops are great but the pots and pans are touchy. If you use them be sure to use plastic only.
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Old 09-30-2014, 02:52 PM   #26
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I say the Nuwave and a elec skillet.I like the Cast iron but it to much maintenance and there heavy I have a set but don't use them
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Old 09-30-2014, 02:53 PM   #27
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:50 PM   #28
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I like the idea of moving the old ones into the RV and getting new for the house.

I don't cook much so I went with a heavy set of stainless pots & pans from Wal-Mart on clearance. At first I wasn't sure about the glass lids and had concerns about food sticking but I haven't had any problems. I also have two non-stick flying pans (8" and a deep 10").

Some people can justify buying the good stuff and I would too if I were doing some real cooking.
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:22 PM   #29
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I really like the circulon hard anodized stuff if you're not into cast iron. It's kind of a go between the really heavy anodized stuff costco used to sell and cast iron. Really good even heat from the little baby burners in the rig and they do really well over the campfire as well. Easy clean up, low maintenance and don't really weigh all that much.

Still... if you want a decent skillet steak or fish.. gotta have that cast iron!
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Old 10-01-2014, 05:05 AM   #30
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I love stainless. So I have a set of Emirel Lagosse's tri-clad, made by All-Clad, at home, and a tri-clad set of Tramontina that I have here in Japan. The set that I have here in Japan will go in the camper next month when I move back. I also have the Nu-wave induction burners and love them. But as another poster posted, I was. Bit POed when I found out that I was charged a second shipping fee because I upgraded to the "Pro" model. I also have a Campchef propane stove for outdoors.

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