Thermal pot

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Thermal pot

Postby vfong1 » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:34 pm

I'm thinking of getting a thermal pot for cooking soup. Has anyone got one? I need feedbacks, thanks.

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Postby CMF » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:49 pm

I use the Tiger thermal pot on a regular basis, and find it very useful and it also saves on electricity / gas, as it "self cooks".

I use it for soups, stews and also bolognese sauce (for pasta). I don't feel that taste is compromised at all by using the thermal pot. I find it a worthwhile investment, and most of it's convenient as you don't have to watch over it on the stove.

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Postby soup » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:28 pm

Hi. May I know the difference between a thermal pot and a slow cooker?

I use a slow cooker (or crockpot) a lot for stews and soups. Looking at my name, you will know what I like to cook! :lol:

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Postby CMF » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:42 pm

A slow cooker uses electricity to cook, whereas a thermal pot cooks in its own heat once it's taken off the stove. The pot is taken off the stove once it's boiled, and placed inside a thermal sort of pot casing and thereafter it just continues to cookusing its own heat. I love soups and stews too, and find the thermal pot really useful, as you can prepare everything and place it to cook the night before, and leave it the whole night till ready to eat next day / night, where you just have to heat it to boiling on stove before eating, and voila it's all ready!!

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Postby soup » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:53 pm

Thanks! Will the things cook properly eg will beef brisket be able to tenderise if left like this overnight?

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Postby CMF » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:20 pm

Yes it does, all v tender. Wonderful Japanese technology - fuss free and economical in the long run.

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Postby soup » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:27 pm

Thanks. Will try to check it out! :celebrate:

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Postby Honey » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:46 pm

I love my Tiger Thermal Pot too. I bought the 8 litre pot & another smaller pot for cooking lesser stuff. You may boil your macaronic/pasta in the smaller pot for a few minutes or max 5 mins then transfer the pot into the thermal pot while it is still boiling & leave inside for another 20 - 30 min (depends on how soft you want the macaroni/pasta to be).

For soups, you may boil a big pot for whole day consumption & left over can be kept overnight in the thermal pot. What I do sometimes is to boil it until boiling hot then transfer into the thermal pot & leave it there till the next morning (yes, it is still hot) & use the left over soup for other purpose or have it as part of lunch.

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Thermal Pot

Postby Pen88n » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:16 pm

I used my thermal pot regularly for boiling soup. It just need a short time for cooking and when left in the thermal pot, continue cooking and the soup will become very tasty without having to waste a lot of gas or electricity.

My friend, a working mum, uses it to cook lunch for her kid in the morning and he can have hot lunch after school when he reaches home. Definitely a good buy.

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Postby IJJ » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:07 pm

I use mine alot. For cooking soups, porridge, curry, soya sauce pot (lor), stew veg/meat etc. Multipurpose. I use them almost daily.

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