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Old 10-21-2018, 07:23 PM   #1
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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
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:02 PM   #2
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We are just starting with a B after a 31ft trailer - 3 qt instant pot fits fine in one of the cupboards - we have used it at home quite a bit to get used to it and vary happy with it, it is very versatile and I think would be much more useful than a crockpot. Of course you can also use it as a crock pot, as well as pressure cooker and to saute.

I think it will be great. We also plan to carry an induction hot plate to use either in teh trailer or outdoors.

Might take our sous vide too! not so sure about that as we don't use it a whole lot (mainy for steaks and such) and it would mean having a large pot to use with it - still thinking about that! Maybe on longer trips where I plan t take a combination bike rack /storage rack and so will have more storage space!

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Old 10-21-2018, 10:15 PM   #3
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I totally agree with Brian. The Instant Pot has multiple uses, one of which is a slow cooker. I have both the 3 and the 6 qt. and think the 3 qt. would be more practical in a B.

I also take an induction burner. It is much safer than an open flame, doesn't heat up the B like the propane burners and can be used outside.
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Old 10-21-2018, 10:44 PM   #4
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We have the 3Qt Insta Pot...invaluable and not a space grabber. Ron
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Old 10-22-2018, 12:12 AM   #5
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we use a Crock Pot because it will run on our inverter when we are on the road. Even a small Instant Pot draws too much to run on our inverter (750 watt TrippLite) plus it has electronics which probably don't play well with out MSW inverter. Since we don't have room foe both, we leave the Instant pot at home.
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We are pretty old fashioned when camping, as nearly all our cooking is done outdoors on a Magma gas grille or a Fold-N-Go gas campstove hooked to the van propane tank with a long hose. For us, camping is mostly and outdoor pastime, so it works well for us. We do use the microwave for quick warmup stuff, also, but the stovetop in the Roadtrek has never been used except to test to see if still lights.
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Hands down the Instant Pot if you have pure sine and adequate capacity. Our 200Ah battery is more than adequate.

This weekend I am rigging a Sous Vide to heat shower water. I may cook with it also.
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We are pretty old fashioned when camping, as nearly all our cooking is done outdoors
This. You're camping, get out and enjoy the outdoors. If you wanted to cook indoors then you should have stayed at home.
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Sometimes it’s cold and wet out there. If we wanted cold and wet, we'd still be using the tent.
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Sometimes it’s cold and wet out there. If we wanted cold and wet, we'd still be using the tent.
Well played!
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