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Old 07-26-2010, 09:29 AM   #1
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Seeking Unconventional Cooking Methods...

Hello everyone,

I am trying to come up with ways to cook food using unconventional appliances (i.e., instead of kitchen appliances, using things like a washer, dryer, dish washer, power tools, etc.). I have discovered a couple of things, such as poaching a salmon in a dishwasher or using an iron to cook a steak.

I thought I would ask you, the cooking geniuses , for some more ideas. Any thoughts?

Thanks!

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Old 07-26-2010, 10:16 AM   #2
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Try googling about cooking on automobile engines.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:21 PM   #3
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I suppose you could cook with a cattle prod, infrared or ultra violet lamp or a taser, but "WHy" would you want to?
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:28 PM   #4
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Boy Scouts like to cook Stone Chicken on their camping trips. You get a big stone (or a few), wash it, dry it (moisture will make rocks pop) and heat them through in the campfire. Stuff the stone into the cavity of the chicken, cover in aluminum foil, put it in a plastic bag to catch the juices, wrap it it burlap to keep it all warm, and let it cook for 6-8 hours.
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:11 PM   #5
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I tried cooking with my hair dryer, but my arm got tired before the roast was done, 4 days later. :)
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:20 PM   #6
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You can make grilled cheese sandwiches with an iron (but don't tell my college aged kid, I'm trying to convince him that irons have other uses....)
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Old 07-26-2010, 02:21 PM   #7
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You can make grilled cheese sandwiches with an iron (but don't tell my college aged kid....)
Ummmmm I am confused. Of course you can use it that way. Isn't that what it is for? What else would you use an iron for
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:41 PM   #8
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Ummmmm I am confused. Of course you can use it that way. Isn't that what it is for? What else would you use an iron for
Certainly not for doing something with clothing.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:20 PM   #9
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We do hotdogs and frozen burritos on the manifold of our snowmobiles. We actually have specially designed "cookers" ...
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:50 AM   #10
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We do hotdogs and frozen burritos on the manifold of our snowmobiles. We actually have specially designed "cookers" ...
I think I saw Alton Brown use something like this on Road Tasted. I know in truck stops you can get interesting appliances to cook while you drive.

OP- how about trying some primitive cooking over open fire? Also have you ever built a solar oven? You're supposed to be able to do that with a cardboard box. I'm sure someone has the directions out on the internet somewhere.
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