Douglas Alpenstock wrote:How long have you had your Kelly Kettle?
I have looked at them time and again, and each time decided against buying because you can't cook in them.
And yet it's such a great idea. Can I make my own? Hmm.
Olga Booker wrote:We've had ours for 20 years, maybe more. There is a small accessory that fits to the top of the kettle on which you can sit a small saucepan. You'll never make a gourmet meal, but you sure can warm a can of beans, some soup or make some porridge. If you have a small frying pan, you can even cook eggs. We had a lot of fun with it when we were travelling, we've even used dry cow dung as fuel!
jordan barton wrote:Hey mart
Any chance you could record how long it takes from when you first start the fire? To the point when 6 cups of water is boiled? I see you said 8 minutes. Is this the average?
Our current wood stove is an old fisher stove and from start up to having our morning tea takes about 40 minutes. That means 40 minutes to get 1 liter of water boiled.
I have watched a video where the person said it took 3:15 minutes to boil 8 cups. However they said this after the fire was started.
Also, How is the smoke? Do you think it would be reasonable to set up a little brick enclosed area just outside the house. Just to boil tea in the morning?
These are about 150 dollars in canada for the stainless steel base camp model.
Suzanne Shaddix wrote:Thanks for your help, Gerry. This is the candle cooker I mentioned in my earlier post. The pot it's sitting in is a Kuhn Rikon double walled insulated pot that I can even hold in my lap while cooking. Nice that I can safely move it around with the fire going if necessary. A bonus... The Kelly Kettle base also fits this insulated pot. 😊
Suzanne Shaddix wrote:That looks very interesting I guess it is another way to cook with bee's wax.