Cookin' with coal

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:54 pm

Paul, the Dutch oven you have ( I believe ) has been removed from the list you mentioned. That one was discontinued a year ago, and the 'new' design hasn't been tested as of yet. The runner up was given the 'top spot' , it has a black knob on the lid.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous. Labeled as 'Big Vein', about the size of acorns. Makes a lot of ash, but heats well and lasts longer than my previous coal.

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sixkids On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:56 pm

The color is the frosting on the cake I'm sure!! :) I have been known to de-season a few of ours as well!
The enamel ones are nice as well, (except for use during re-enacting!) :)
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Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:56 pm

Sixkids wrote:Paul, I also meant to Thank you about your posting to my 'fire-at-night-sleep-with-one-eye-open' question. You seem to be really in-tune to your coal burner and right up on top of things. I appreciate it. It was nice to see the different temps. it helps in understanding it a bit better. Thank you. :)


Your welcome.
It'll take some time to learn the nuances of starting, running, and banking your range for long overnights. Some of that will be unique to your stove and it's installation. That learning curve can seem a bit daunting at first, but, I think you'll enjoy the adventure of that learning experience. And I'm sure that your going to enjoy the warmth, good meals, and comfort that range will bring to you all.

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

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Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sixkids On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:59 pm

Thanks Paul! I think that I will be up to the challenge, (at least the cooking part of it!! :D
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Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:02 pm

SWPaDon wrote:Paul, the Dutch oven you have ( I believe ) has been removed from the list you mentioned. That one was discontinued a year ago, and the 'new' design hasn't been tested as of yet. The runner up was given the 'top spot' , it has a black knob on the lid.


Don,
Your right, the reviews on America's Test Kitchens warned about that.

I found the original models they tested (with the stainless steel top handle), on Amazon. I was worried they were using the old picture and I'd receive the new ones with the black plastic handle, but I received the exact one in the picture. Here's the order page.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FCEC4GW/ref ... 1_ST1_dp_1

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:05 pm

Thanks for the link.........only 2 left.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous. Labeled as 'Big Vein', about the size of acorns. Makes a lot of ash, but heats well and lasts longer than my previous coal.

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:11 pm

Sixkids wrote:Thanks Paul! I think that I will be up to the challenge, (at least the cooking part of it!! :D


Your all willing to learn. You'll do fine with all aspects of the stove.

Except maybe, . . . keeping the rest of the family out of your way while your trying to cook ! I told the girl friend about that and she said she was just about to say the same thing. :D

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:13 pm

SWPaDon wrote:Thanks for the link.........only 2 left.


Wow. There were six a week before Valentines Day.

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:18 pm

Walmart has several sizes and all three colors. The 5.5 quart size comes with a color matched trivet.
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous. Labeled as 'Big Vein', about the size of acorns. Makes a lot of ash, but heats well and lasts longer than my previous coal.

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sixkids On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:23 pm

I'll just hand them a spoon and ask what's for dinner?!! :)
Sixkids
 

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sixkids On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:29 pm

Or this one with free shipping ...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tramontina-6-5- ... 2eccfa2878

Sounds nice. I'm always a little worried if the enamel should chip or wear off and some will leave you with a pan that is enameled in most areas but every now and then a place that could rust. I'm sure that if this one was given high reviews that it will be just fine.
Happy Cookin' :)
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Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:50 pm

Sixkids wrote:Or this one with free shipping ...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tramontina-6-5- ... 2eccfa2878



Those are the new ones with the plastic handle. The "best buy" review I mentioned was for the early one and warned that they hadn't tested the new ones, so no idea how good the newer models are.

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:54 pm

SWPaDon wrote:Walmart has several sizes and all three colors. The 5.5 quart size comes with a color matched trivet.


They only had the smaller 5.5 qt one at my Wal-Mart. The 6.5 qt is closer to the Griswold I gave her , and other pot sizes she likes to use.

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sixkids On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:51 pm

Well, hopefully they will all last a long time and that you will enjoy your cooking time with and through them.
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Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sixkids On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:51 pm

Humm, I also just read that cleaning the oven is a thing of the past with a coal / wood cook range! :D
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