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Cook pot cozy

Postby balzaccom » Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:58 pm

Since my wife is a chef, she is always looking for ways to keep our freeze dried dinners warm while they re-hydrate. We don't want to use gas to keep them bubbling, but we also don't want to them get cold. We've used towels, fleece....but I finally created this masterpiece out of some old foam sleeping mat scraps. And it works way better than anything else we've tried!

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The outer ring is held in place by pushing the pot up against a stone or log...and when not it use, it can also serve as a seat cushion or pillow.

And no, I don't have plans. If you need them, this project is not for you!
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Re: Cook pot cozy

Postby gary c. » Tue Jul 05, 2011 3:34 pm

Nice job, it looks way more effective than my stocking cap.
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Re: Cook pot cozy

Postby copeg » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:17 pm

Been using a similar set up as a pot cozy for several years now and can second your experience balzaccom. For one-pot meals where one needs to rehydrate, a cozy like this works like a charm.
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Re: Cook pot cozy

Postby freestone » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:48 am

I have also been using cozys for several seasons now. I make my own out of a reflective material I purchase at the hardware store to fit my bowl. I do not think this method would work with freeze dried meals such as Mountain House but great for Cup-o-Soups, Couscous, refried beans and instant mashed potatoes. I use Cup-O-Soup as a base then add oven dried tri tip, dehydrated soft veggies such as squash, and couscous. The advantage of this technique is low fuel consumption and easy clean up.
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