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Old 10-28-2018, 04:19 PM   #21
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Coleman Road Trip LX Grill hooked to the rig's propane connection for outdoor grilling.

Three burner propane stove inside.

Convection Microwave that nukes, bakes, roasts and grills inside on shore power or gennie.

Stand alone induction burner for inside or outside use on shore power.

Don't know how many more cooking methods are needed.

The idea of frozen, vacuum-packed food or meals is a good one.
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Old 10-28-2018, 04:23 PM   #22
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We use the 3 quart Insta Pot in our B, and a Gonzo Grill system for outdoor cooking and grilling. Works great for us and takes very little space in the B.
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Old 10-28-2018, 08:55 PM   #23
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Moving from an A to a B with a much smaller kitchen. Is a crock pot or insta pot a more usable piece if equipment. Since storage is smaller want to make sure I stay with something I would use often
I love our Instant Pot at home (8 qt) and have been thinking of getting the 3 qt for the RV.

If all you are going to do is slow cooking, then a $17 Crock Pot makes sense. But the Instant Pot does so much more (and you can slow-cook with the 7-in-1 model), and so much faster, it seems worth the $77 to me. (Current Amazon Prices for the name-brand of each).

While the instant pot is probably going to use less power overall (less heat escaping), at 700w (while the element is on) it is going to require a sizeable inverter, a generator, or shore power. At 170w, the Crock Pot could run off even a small inverter--albeit for many hours.

I used to cook ribs at home in our Crock Pot for 10-14 hours for fall-off-the-bone tenderness, but to get the same tenderness only takes 1 hour in the Instant Pot. That's 2-3 times as much total energy to cook something in a Crock Pot (~2000 W-hrs) versus the Instant Pot (~700 W-hrs). (In reality, both will probably take less total energy since the element won't be on the full time in either.)
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Old 10-28-2018, 11:33 PM   #24
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We have both a 3 qt. and a 6 qt. Instant Pot but take just the 3 qt. in our B. Our 3 qt. 6 in 1 and has the slow cooker method and is almost $20.00 cheaper than the 7 in 1. I wouldn't use the added features in the 7 but other folks might. For the savings you could purchase an extra pot or the glass lid when doing slow cooking. Just a thought.
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:14 AM   #25
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I have a medium sized crockpot that will make enough for at least 2 meals for the two of us. We usually use it on "driving days", secured in the sink. We looked at the 3 quart Instapot but it has too small a capacity and a larger footprint. We often make curries or stews with a protein, one or two vegies and potatoes. The 3 Qt Instapot isn't large enough.
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Old 10-29-2018, 07:59 AM   #26
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This. You're camping, get out and enjoy the outdoors. If you wanted to cook indoors then you should have stayed at home.
What a ridiculous comment, as if everyone has to camp the way you do. Also, what if it's raining?
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Old 10-29-2018, 01:56 PM   #27
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I too thought it was a rude comment as well as unfounded. No one needs to explain their rv lifestyle. There is no right or wrong to our personal choices. Glad this is not a regular occurrence here.
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Old 10-30-2018, 04:27 AM   #28
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I have a medium sized crockpot that will make enough for at least 2 meals for the two of us. We usually use it on "driving days", secured in the sink. We looked at the 3 quart Instapot but it has too small a capacity and a larger footprint. We often make curries or stews with a protein, one or two vegies and potatoes. The 3 Qt Instapot isn't large enough.
How do you secure it ?
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What a ridiculous comment, as if everyone has to camp the way you do. Also, what if it's raining?
I laughed when I read the insult. Who says the Instant Pot has to be used indoors? This summer I ran an extension cord from the rear plug to the picnic table.
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I have a medium sized crockpot that will make enough for at least 2 meals for the two of us. We usually use it on "driving days", secured in the sink. We looked at the 3 quart Instapot but it has too small a capacity and a larger footprint. We often make curries or stews with a protein, one or two vegies and potatoes. The 3 Qt Instapot isn't large enough.
We just have a 3 qt instant pot and generally find that when cooking recipes, it will hold enough to make meals for us two days - or at least either a dinner and a lunch for two.

Often we use recipes sized for four people and everything seems to fit within the "max" line of the instant pot. If the recipe seems as though it is going to be too much, we just scale it down a bit.

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