DailyDirt: Now You're Cooking With Gas... Or Something Better Maybe?

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There are all kinds of kitchen gadgets that promise to save time while cooking meals. The microwave oven is probably the best example of technology making our meals significantly faster to prepare, but there are plenty of other cooking methods that are catching on in more and more kitchens (induction cooking, slow cookers, etc). Here are just a few more examples that might clutter your countertops. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    McCrea (profile), Jul 19th, 2013 @ 5:05pm

    You can make popcorn in an immersion circulator?

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 19th, 2013 @ 5:19pm

    Re: popcorn!

    "The best popping temperature is between 400 and 460 degrees Fahrenheit."

    maybe if you used your immersion circulator with hot oil.... not so sure about using a vacuum-sealed bag, tho.

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    Pixelation, Jul 19th, 2013 @ 8:54pm

    I had a friend give me a copy of Manifold Destiny years ago. now there's a great way to cook!

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    Paul Renault (profile), Jul 20th, 2013 @ 4:02am

    Let's see...

    ...7 billion people using two boil-bags per day, giving, say, 10 grams of polyethylene per person = 140 million kilos of plastic bags per day = 25.55 million tonnes of plastic per year.

    Or an increase of roughly one tenth of ALL plastics production world wide. An increase of 10% of waste product.

    The sooner this sous-vide trend can die, the better.

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    Lord Binky, Jul 22nd, 2013 @ 7:15am

    Re: Let's see...

    You need to subtract the amount of plastic that is currently used for the same amount of food. 10% isn't a bad worst case scenario, so if the 'boil-bags' were the same packaging the food is stored and purchased in the total waste increase goes down from there. That's not even including the plastic, foils, foam, etc. that are used at present that could be reduced.

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    Lord Binky, Jul 22nd, 2013 @ 7:19am

    I had a friend buy a solar oven for camping. It was impressive how fast that thing heated up, faster than my gas oven (although the gas oven is larger...). That combined together with some sous-vide cooking for makes for some really low effort and inexpensive meals.

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