Cooking, crockery &c..

Both our vans have had ovens but we have never used them. At shows we used to see the demonstration of the Double Skillet but the product seemed rather expensive. After a year or so, however, we took the plunge and bought one of the larger size - and have never regretted it. The Double Skillet works exactly as demonstrated. We subsequently bought a smaller size one as well, for when we need less capacity and to be able to use both together if we need more capacity. We found that a Whitefurze 10 litre square food storage box (only about 3.99) was ideal for packing the DS securely and found a similar smaller container (Addis 5L) for the smaller set.

When we first had the Autoquest we used pots, pans &c left over from tent days. We subsequently bought melamine cups, plates and dishes but found that they stained and were not so pleasant to use as "proper" ones. So, we now use ordinary mugs & glasses and have a set of Luminarc plates and dishes. We did consider Corelle but were unable to find a pattern we liked (and a dish large enough to hold two Shredded Wheat biscuits).

In late 2015 we were alerted by a forum post to the Ikea Oftast range of tempered glass crockery - plate, side plate and bowl at only 50p per item. Other than being plain white they are very similar to the Corelle range but, again, the bowl is too small for Shredded Wheat. We did buy some of the plates to try them out at home though.

For security in transport the Luminarc crockery is packed in purpose made cloth wallets and sits on edge in a cut down kitchen crockery rack made of plastic covered wire. Our mugs and glasses travel in plastic baskets separated by pieces cut from a flexible chopping board.

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Last updated: 26 May 2016