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Old 02-02-2012, 09:41 AM   #15
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Thanks again for the advice.

I only plan on having extra appliances on longer road trips so I can eat healthier. I checked and my rice cooker only uses 350 watts. It's tiny and I can steam veggies and not worry about my brown rice burning on the stove. I tried it for the first time last night and the rice was perfect. It keeps the rice warm too so I don't have to coordinate cooking the rice around the rest of the meal.
Excellent...14 posts and your well on your way.

There are no inappropriate questions...keep up the good work.

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Old 02-07-2012, 08:34 PM   #16
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I would highly recommend looking at a Honda 2000 or similar generator. It is a light and relatively quiet power source, and although it won't run the AC, you can certainly fire it up briefly to run higher wattage countertop appliances like toasters and coffee makers. It will also power the convection microwave oven! It is also helpful for a quick recharge on the batteries when needed, and allows you to go from "hookups required" to "off the grid". Cost is about $1000, and can be had for less if you look for it.

My wife and I have also found it very useful for our home in the event of power outages, which we have occasionally. It's a nice backup to keep the refrigerator and stand-alone deep freeze running so all of our food is not lost!

I have also used it to run the block heater on my diesel engine when we are in sub-zero temps, when no electricity is available...

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Old 02-09-2012, 01:45 PM   #17
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Thanks again for the advice.

I only plan on having extra appliances on longer road trips so I can eat healthier. I checked and my rice cooker only uses 350 watts. It's tiny and I can steam veggies and not worry about my brown rice burning on the stove. I tried it for the first time last night and the rice was perfect. It keeps the rice warm too so I don't have to coordinate cooking the rice around the rest of the meal.
Sounds delicious! We find that one of the major benefits of having a TT is that we don't (necessarily) have to eat junk or fast-food ... and, we eat when we want to.
The Eu2000 generator provides plenty of power for our smallish microwave ... many foods that we take are "pre-cooked" by my wife (b4 departure from home) and only need quick microwave warming. As well, she has adjusted to very quick coffee via micro-hot water for her early morning lift. The only down side is having to get up in the cold mornings, unlock the gen, and get it started so the micro can do its job. Campgrounds with facilities / power are another story- fantastic! Welcome to the AS world.
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:14 PM   #18
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One of the things I need to do soon is try a few more meals in my thermal cooker - I have an inner pot that's supposed to cook rice while the rest of the meal is cooking. I need to try it before counting on it! I'll use the thermal cooker most when I haven't electricity for the convection/microwave that the PO installed, taking out the propane oven...
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Mefly2,

I have found a great solution to morning coffee that you can have without having to fire up the generator! My wife bought me a small tea kettle to make hot water and I use an Aerobie AeroPress. It's one cup at a time and it makes the BEST coffee I have ever had... Requires virtually no clean up and it's only about $25-$30.

Amazon.com: Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker: Kitchen & Dining
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Yep.. we have that Honda 2000 generator and it really comes in handy when dry camping which we do a lot of...our favorite Lake nearby doesn't have power yet to the campground! I must say in the beginning I called it my husband's "$1000 cup of coffee maker" but have to admit it does come in handy
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Nothing rong with a 2000 dollar cup-O-joe.

But there's a cheeper solution.....

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Nothing rong with a 2000 dollar cup-O-joe.

But there's a cheeper solution.....

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Yeah. I did offer that as well as a good old fashioned coffee pot for the stove but he wasn't having any of it
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Nothing rong with a 2000 dollar cup-O-joe.

But there's a cheeper solution.....

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WOW; very neat!
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:58 PM   #24
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WOW; very neat!

And the coffee's great too!!

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I used to have a Chemex back in the '70's when I lived in Buffalo, but after I moved to Colorado a roommate broke it and I never replaced it. It used to make such good coffee that it would keep for days in the fridge without deteriorating. In the early '80's I stopped drinking coffee and switched to tea—lots of caffeine, but not the jangly feeling I got from coffee.

Eventually I found Market Spice tea and you just need to heat water on the gas stove, have a tea pot and any extra can go in a thermos for later: Everything Cinnamon-Orange | MarketSpice

If I were to go back to coffee, I'd get a Chemex.

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We also use the AeroPress. We have one for home and one for the AS. It really does make the best coffee (any cleanup is a breeze). Plus, it doesn't use electricity (you do have to provide hot water like for a french press).

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