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Gastronomy Without Gas

November 3, 2009

Hoho I bet you read that wrong =) This post isn’t about cooking stuff that won’t make  you flatulent… it’s about cooking without using gas or electricity!

My mum-in-law gave me this awesome Tiger Thermal Magic Cooker recently:

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It works almost like a crock pot, except you save on electricity. So say you’re making a soup.

First you put your ingredients into the inner pot:

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Then you cook your soup on the stove as per normal (ooh look that’s me on the surface of the pot).

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When the soup has boiled for about ten minutes or so, you transfer the inner pot from the stove to the outer pot, and close the lid. Notice that the outer pot isn’t plugged into anything.

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The vacuum stainless steel structure of the outer pot retains the high temperature of the inner pot for slow cooking, and an hour later, the soup’s all ready.

(Of course the longer you leave it in there the better. After some “magic cooking time” of I think about two hours, the pot automatically goes into warming mode and just keeps the food warm. I think if you leave your soup in there the whole afternoon it stays warm the whole time.)

Isn’t that clever! I love how much electricity you save using this thing!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 4, 2009 5:22 pm

    ha ha now you’re a tiger thermal-convert as well! some of my frens been using this pdt for years..such a wonderful invention 🙂 it’s rather pricey though! and I notice there’re cheaper alternatives like the endo brand..not sure if they’re as gd as Tiger?

  2. November 5, 2009 7:30 am

    does it work on stewing as well?

  3. mrsmultitasker permalink*
    November 5, 2009 10:20 am

    Ly: I’m not sure abt the other brands! But I think the Tiger one’s supposed to be one of the best… Yes it is expensive =( Though my mum in law got a pretty good deal on it at Isetan several months back, when they had it on sale…

  4. mrsmultitasker permalink*
    November 5, 2009 10:24 am

    ladyhomechef: Oh yes it will definitely work for stews! The great thing about this cooker is that the food continues to cook in its own heat, which is maintained thanks to the vacuum construct of the pot. Boiling soup requires a higher temperature than stewing, so if it can effectively slow-cook my bak kut teh it can definitely cook your stews!

  5. November 5, 2009 10:26 am

    good to noe 🙂 i’m waiting for the year-end taka sale to come..so i can lay my hands on one too!

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