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Old 09-19-2015, 04:50 PM   #21
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We cook underway with a crock pot. It took us a while but we found one that fits in the sink so it doesn't get tossed in heavy seas. It only draws 700 watts and the 2000watt inverter and two 150amp alts handle it easily.
Have you ever tried the crock pot to bake potatoes? Put it on high, and fill it with potatoes end ways, each one wrapped in foil. Let them cook for 5-6 hours and you'll have the creamiest baked potato you ever had.

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Old 09-19-2015, 05:13 PM   #22
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Have you ever tried the crock pot to bake potatoes? Put it on high, and fill it with potatoes end ways, each one wrapped in foil. Let them cook for 5-6 hours and you'll have the creamiest baked potato you ever had.

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Old 09-19-2015, 05:55 PM   #23
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Dish Dry Mat

We like this so much for the boat that we bought one for the house, too. Dries fast, folds flat for storage and the black one does not show any stains.

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Old 09-20-2015, 08:31 AM   #24
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My electric galley gadgets

My electric galley gadgets on board are Expresso coffee maker made by Nespresso and a electric kettle.
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Old 09-20-2015, 11:01 AM   #25
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Miniature Cuisinart.
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Old 09-20-2015, 11:12 AM   #26
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Miniature Cuisinart.
Have to call you out on this one Marin.

Cuisinart is a brand not a specific product... Much like "trawler" is a specific type of fishing vessel.

So which "Miniature Cuisinart" product are you referring to?

Waffle maker
Coffee maker
Blender
Convection oven
Crockpot
Griddle
Beverage maker
Baby bottle sterilizer
Bakeware
Can opener

And the list goes on and on.......

https://www.cuisinart.com
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Old 09-20-2015, 11:26 AM   #27
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Blender, but there are about two and a half million different types and brands of blenders on the planet and they are all different from each other so using the brand name defines which one.

Plus, as I do not cook nor get involved with anything having to do with food preparation or cleaning up on the boats or at home, when I hear the word Cuisinart the only thing I visualize is a blender. I had no idea (nor do I care) that the Cuisinart company makes that other stuff you listed. I bought the miniature Cuisinart blender I mentioned for my wife but I have nothing to do with its operation. All I can say is that she uses it a lot and she really likes it. But I cannot explain why.
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:24 PM   #29
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I'm a complete coffee snob. My most important "gadget" is my hand operated burr grinder from Sur La Table. No electricity required. I use mellita 4 cup filters which I go in the recycling or compost bin instead of the French press which makes bitter, over extracted coffee and requires a lot of water to clean up.
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Old 09-20-2015, 04:26 PM   #30
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Missus saw a telly ad for an electric pressure cooker the other day and wants it for the boat.

I'm not overly fond of pressure cooker food as I think it steams the taste out of the food, but she thinks it will a boon onboard due to size and speed.
ah for you sir. This will certainly restore the balance of primitive mans need for flavor.

http://www.hammacher.com/Product/849...FQUFaQodA9oGOg

The only downside is the first time you use it, you quickly find out its too small to smoke everything you have in the fridge at once. LOL
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:37 AM   #31
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Some of our favorite galley gadgets:

Induction cook plate - heats up amazingly fast, temps are spot on, and it doesn't throw as much heat into the cabin in summer as the built-in propane stove. We've also used it on the dock several times for fish fries and boils, as we cannot have open flames.



Victrinox chefs knife and knife safe. We have very nice knives at home, but this thing is great for the price. The safe allows us to throw the knife in a drawer (we have them for other size knives as well).





Oxo silicone dish drying mat. Easy to clean and it keeps things from sliding around.



And cannot forget the Cuisinart coffee maker - the two large insulated cups are perfect for the two of us.

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Have to call you out on this one Marin.

Cuisinart is a brand not a specific product... Much like "trawler" is a specific type of fishing vessel.

So which "Miniature Cuisinart" product are you referring to?

Waffle maker
Coffee maker
Blender
Convection oven
Crockpot
Griddle
Beverage maker
Baby bottle sterilizer
Bakeware
Can opener

And the list goes on and on.......

https://www.cuisinart.com
Well I understood him to mean a food processor. I have a miniature cuisinart at home. It's a kitchen aid brand mini food processor.
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Old 09-21-2015, 01:43 PM   #33
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You guys have posted some interesting gadgets. I may have to consider if I need to add anything to my galley. My favorite thing is by Fisher & Paykal dishwasher drawer but it's a little big to call a gadget.
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:42 PM   #34
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I almost hesitate starting this thread on the same section where the hottest topic is head repair, but since we have no Galley Section, here goes. If you just came from the Toilet Paper thread, please wash your hands or wear gloves before continuing on this post.

Have you got that perfect galley gadget that really makes a difference on the boat? It can be store bought or something like a homemade knife storage system. Something that works really well on the boat? Great for limited storage? A good system for drying dishes?

I've got a new gadget that I love cooking with; an electric skillet. I bought this lightweight, ceramic coated aluminium (for you blokes!) Presto skillet at my local Kohl's store. After using all my wife's coupons, I almost made money on the deal!



It's listed as 1250W 120V but on my Kill a Watt, it pulls just 1050W...and that was at a low 108V. With better voltage, I could probably run it with my little 1000W POS inverter, but it'll be just fine on the Honda eu2000i.

This pan is efficient, precisely adjustable and extremely easy to clean. I like to bring left-overs onboard to reheat, but the microwave is not always the best option for taste and crispness. I also like to cook fresh veggies onboard. This little skillet holds a lot and browns nicely.

At 12 inches, it takes a bit of storage space, but I have a spot where it fits perfectly. With protection, items can be nested within the pan to conserve space.

My cost out the door...$25. One of the cheapest things I bought for the boat this year. But I like it so much, it's at home now in daily duty.

We have one and love it!

However our favorite gadget is the Induction cooktop, we bought this one from Amazon and haven't used our Princess range once since we got it.

Heats instantly and has a power display in watts. You can cook on as little as 200 watts all the way up to 1300.
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However our favorite gadget is the Induction cooktop, we bought this one from Amazon and haven't used our Princess range once since we got it.

Heats instantly and has a power display in watts. You can cook on as little as 200 watts all the way up to 1300.
Has anyone tried to operate one of these induction cooktops on a MSW inverter?
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Pasquini Livia 90 Espresso Machine



Rancilio Rocky Burr Grinder



Behmor 1600 Coffee Roaster (technically not a galley gadget since it's used in the cockpit)



Yes - I'm a coffee snob too!!

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Old 09-21-2015, 04:12 PM   #37
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Three things:

1) Beni Hana table on my mezz deck;

2) Sous Vide cooker -- The Anova product doesn't take up much room and attaches to most any pot;

3) Chamber vacuum packer, convenient for sous vide cooking, but really great for long-term freezer storage of most anything.
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Has anyone tried to operate one of these induction cooktops on a MSW inverter?
I'll try tonight and let you know. The only thing so far I have found that won't run off the inverter is our heated mattress pad. We have a Heart Freedom 10 with a Link 2000.
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We've just started playing with our pressure cooker on board this year. We've made some great meals during the hour or so we'd be running the genset anyway to heat water and charge the house bank. Once it's at pressure you can pretty much unplug it and it keeps on cooking until the pressure is released.

The next step will be to use it underway as a slow cooker, via the inverter. This seemed like a great idea, but it means planning and preparing the evening meal before getting underway in the AM, which is too much like a schedule to have gained much traction on our trips this year.

Another nice gadget is a microwave egg poacher. Look for one with a flat bottom if you like "McMuffin" sandwiches, or a rounded one if you like the traditional poached egg look. Less than one minute of microwave time means no need to fire up the noisemaker. Tip: a tiny spray of oil makes cleaning the cooker much easier.
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We cook underway with a crock pot. It took us a while but we found one that fits in the sink so it doesn't get tossed in heavy seas. It only draws 700 watts and the 2000watt inverter and two 150amp alts handle it easily.
Yep, cooking along the way is what we do.

When it's my turn to cook Stouffers frozen dinners are the galley gadget I use.
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