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Hello all.  

My husband and I just joined this group and looking forward to gaining knowledge from others.  I have learned from friends that some of them use an electric cooking plate to not use as much propane.  If you use this, which cooking plate do you recommend?  Also, which metal pots do you recommend also?

Thanks in advance for your help!

 



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Induction is the way to go, the least electric usage and the cooktop does not get hot. NuWave and others make these, you can get two NuWave's mail order for just over $100. All your pans need to be induction ready, which means a magnet will stick to the bottom. Technomadia and others use only induction.

We actually do not have induction, but have made sure our cookware is induction ready. Our problem is all of our kitchen plugs are on the 30AMP inverter circuit, along with the residential fridge, microwave, Breville Smartoven, coffee pot, TV and computers. Since we often use a combination of cooktop, microwave and Smartoven to cook meals, our kitchen is not wired to support using induction instead of propane. For many others this is not a problem.

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We use a Nu-Wave induction countertop burner. Any pan that a magnet will stick to the bottom can be used on the induction plate.

We also use one at home.

Ours were purchased from QVC.com

They have temperature settings that are very accurate plus other features that help with cooking.

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My Nu-wave induction burner has been ordered. Now to go shopping to find metal cook pans!!!

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Not only do they have to be metal but they need to be magnetic.

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TRAILERKING wrote:

Not only do they have to be metal but they need to be magnetic.


 Just the bottom needs to be magnetic, since there are aluminum and copper pans that have bottoms that have iron in them and are magnetic.  For instance, Copper Chef pans are induction ready and well loved. 

 



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I have a Nuwave induction single burner in our Montana and I have pans from home that work fine (Allclad) but I also purchased a few of Nuwave's skillets. I love them. They clean up so quickly and nothing sticks. Between this and my Instant Pot I only use the propane burners for poached eggs as that pan is not magnetic. I highly recommend the induction. We cook a lot and I am definitely considering getting another.

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Unless we’re talking an induction range and non-sandwich bottomed stainless cookware. That said: cast/forged iron and non-stick cookware like T-fal Ultimate Hard-Anodized (a best budget from http://www.thejuzz.com/Nonstick-Cookware/) can work beautifully as do many professional cooks.



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I think Magma Products’ A10-366-2-IND Stainless Steel Cookware Set is an ideal choice for anyone who loves cooking in their RV. If you’re looking for induction cookware, it doesn’t get much better than this set. I used it and i feel very happy.



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I have no objection to electric cooking but with the price of propane very reasonable, cost shouldn’t be a concern.

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And if your RV doesn’t have adequate size propane tanks they can often be switched out for larger tanks on TTs.

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This is an old thread, so we should not be making it active again. But I did want to address two things:

1) The price of propane is not always reasonable. There is no GasBuddy to help you get the best price, so you can end up paying over $3/gallon and once we paid $4/gallon using the company that was allowed to fill up in the campground. Some places also have reasonable electric rates.
2) Motorhomes have fixed LP tanks and you have to take the motorhome to fill it up and only some vendors are equipped to handle motorhomes. There are ways to hook an external tank up, but they are not perfect, takes time including checking for leaks, cannot be hooked up while traveling, and then you need to store everything for travel.

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Bill, if you are paying even five bucks more a night for an electric site to cook electrically, propane at three to four bucks a gallon is a reasonable price. You’d need to feed an army to use a gallon of propane. 



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Since we now have two CPAPs to run overnight and a residential fridge, we have to run our generator some without electric. We don't have induction in the RV and do have a propane cook top, but I run the toaster oven for breakfast and am not going to change my breakfast for the now rare occasions we do not have electric. It is also why we have not increased our solar, we don't camp without hookups much anymore.

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I use a cook and home stockpot. This pot is big enough to accommodate my Victorio jar lifter rack, and it is perfect for doing large batches of water bath canning, which is what I got it for. Tall enough for big jars, though I usually do mostly small jars. I am very happy with its performance on my induction stove, and the construction is heavier duty than I expected.

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Bill is right.  It is an old thread, and because of Howard's preference that we not revive old threads, I am going to close it.

If anyone thinks the topic is still relative, then start a new thread rather than revive an old one.  Dates are visible under the username and avatar of each poster.  If a thread original post is over one year old, please don't revive them.

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