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Anthony1

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For recommending this. We took it to Norway in case we ran out of gas, but didn't. We have used it quite a lot recently in the UK and Europe but only where we are on hook up. With an extension cable we cook outside. It saves on gas and I feel I am getting my money's worth from a campsite. £21.a5caa4ab315ceea0cc9f8df9c325c13d.jpg
 
Karlos

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We have used a double electric hob and an electric hot plate for years, must have saved a small fortune on gas.
 
DavidofHook

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I agree, brilliant way to cook and saves on gas and uses the electricity you've already paid for. We have a double electric hob, works well. You have to be careful, In Spain, on 6amp electric we had to switch one ring off before using the other but it just gives that extra bit of challenge to cooking. Especially if you have started with a glass of red wine
Oh, and wearing wellington boots when cooking in the rain.........:rolleyes:
 
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I might get the old George Foreman out again.
 
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I would like to thank Amarillo
For recommending this. We took it to Norway in case we ran out of gas, but didn't. We have used it quite a lot recently in the UK and Europe but only where we are on hook up. With an extension cable we cook outside. It saves on gas and I feel I am getting my money's worth from a campsite. £21.View attachment 51224
What a great idea! This has popped up at the right time for us. I was just thinking this morning, weekend trips are good with gas, warming up pre-cooked stews and the like, but what if I want to cook from scratch? Going to get one of these bad boys! Thanks
 
Anthony1

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What a great idea! This has popped up at the right time for us. I was just thinking this morning, weekend trips are good with gas, warming up pre-cooked stews and the like, but what if I want to cook from scratch? Going to get one of these bad boys! Thanks
Cooking from scratch is no problem with the gas cooker. We cooked, from scratch every night for three weeks and still had half a bottle left. This just makes the gas last longer and you get more for your money on EHU.
 
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So I take in there will be no issues for this at a campsite with 6 or 10amp supply. Never thought of using something like it but as you are paying for hook up why not use it.
 
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So I take in there will be no issues for this at a campsite with 6 or 10amp supply. Never thought of using something like it but as you are paying for hook up why not use it.
Never thought of this either.
Could be a good backup if the gas fails...
 
DavidofHook

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So I take in there will be no issues for this at a campsite with 6 or 10amp supply. Never thought of using something like it but as you are paying for hook up why not use it.
Not sure with the little single ring but with our 2 ring, using both rings together on 6 amp it can over load it so I heat up one ring until the food is cooking and then turn it off if I need to use the second ring and then keep alternating. The rings store the heat so it isn’t as daft as it sounds. On 10 amps I still take care but it is not so critical . It's made more complicated because the rings are different wattages. From memory 1 kw and .75kw
 
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But you might need induction hob saucepans?
Our 20 year old (at least) Lightweight Stainless steel camping set does just fine, we bought the least expensive non-stick induction friendly frying pan from Mr Tesco which does pretty much everything else. One health warning: - The hob must be kept as level as possible. If not, the induction heating process sends vibrations through the pan which causes it to slip on the surface of the hob, eventually removing it from the heat source. Absorbing and great fun.
 
Karlos

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We also use our double electric hob outside on a cold night for heating by placing it on the floor under the table.
 
bassbikemike

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When on EHU, we use one of these. Gone up £4.00p since we bought ours. https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/tillreda-portable-induction-hob-white-40331630/
I measured the power consumption of our Ikea induction hob, so I know whether I can use it or not if on lower capacity hookups on some foreign sites. There are 9 power levels on the hob. The power obviously kicks in and out with the thermostat but the current draw on the higher levels is greater as follows:
1. Pulses up to 850w / 3.9A
2. ‎Pulses up to 850w / 3.9A
3. ‎Pulses up to 850w / 3.9A
4. ‎Pulses up to 1090w / 4.85A
5. ‎Pulses up to 1090w / ‎4.85A
6. ‎Pulses up to 1195w / 5.35A
7. ‎Pulses up to 1390w / 6.00A
8. ‎Pulses up to 1550w / 6.66A
9. ‎Pulses up to 1835w / 7.80A

So, on a 6A hookup, you could probably get away with running on 6 or 7 if everything else is switched off including the fridge and leisure batteries are already charged.
 
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