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Are there any PORTABLE induction hobs without timers?I have been trying to find a way to make an Oxtail stew easily - I have a small "summer kitchen" outside at the back of the garage where I use the induction hob - it saves filling the house with the smell of stewing meat!However, the hob I have has a maximum on-time of 180 minutes: this is not enough for oxtail, which I think needs five hours in order to be falling off the bone which is how I like it.Why, oh why, do these devices have a maximum time of two or three hours?! Even if you don't set the timer on mine, it goes off after three hours! Can anyone help with a brand or model either that is timerless or has a 999 minute timer?ThanksMark
have you thought of buying a slow cooker? oxtail is perfect for making in a slow cooker.
Hi Sam,I have already tried several slow cookers but they are all unsuitable for two reasons.Firstly they are not actually slow at all - the stew is still bubbling if you keep a stew below 100, the meat is much more tender and moist.Secondly, they really aren't big enough if you are cooking for a large group (of people (say six adults). I like to cook everything in one pot - oxtail, carrots with a big layer of potatoes on top and sometimes dumplings too. Six litres is just not enough for me!Thanks anywayMark
I was really hoping there would be an answer to this because I want the same thing - a freestanding induction hob which can be left to run for 5-6 hours, minimum. They all seem to switch themselves off after 2 or 3 hours, depending on the model.It seems to me, given that they can measure the temperature of the pan, that it would be perfect for proper slow cooking at around 80 degrees.
I have the same problem. Yes, they are far better than slow cookers and unlike gas they don't blow out. TBH I think one just has to remember to turn them off and back on again.
goodness knows why, but i was thinking about this yesterday.As mentioned before, i have no experience using one of this hobs, but have had a look around lakleland and google etc.Do you have to use them in conjuction with the timer that is on the cooker to make them work? or can you just use the hob and set the timer?I was thinking, if you can simply use like a traditional hob with the aid of a timer, but you wanted a longer time setting - could you not plug the hob into a conventional plug timer - like the sort of timer you would use for a lamp to switch on at say 6pm and turn off at 11pm? those are quite inexpenisve, and if you like your actual hob a good way around your problem?just a thought - if you can use the hib with out the inbuilt timer thingy.
whoops sorry, just read your original post again, and you say it switches itself off after 3 hours.ignore my last comment, lol.
Think of the old fashioned single-burner electric hob, but give it a timer and make the ring induction instead of ceramic or radiant. They are very fast and clean. Mine suffers from insufficient control settings and I would prefer infinite control not clicks. They are good for outside use on barbecues on dry days and make good fondue heaters. They are so affordable now it's almost an essential. I put mine away when not in use.
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