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Old 12-03-2015, 13:24
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This article on the Telegraph is directed to home owners, but we can apply it to our statics too



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/p...rgy-bills.html
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Old 12-03-2015, 13:40
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A big microwave fan myself, although mainly used for convenience and speed, it's nice to know I'm saving money as well though

Our last couple of microwave ovens have been the combination type and would love one in the van, but a bit bulky and heavy for the space we have.

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i personally don,t like meat and veg cooked in a microwave.now a slow cooker that,s different.we have just bought our very first one for 20 from asda,and have used it to make a stew............brilliant.
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i personally don,t like meat and veg cooked in a microwave.now a slow cooker that,s different.we have just bought our very first one for 20 from asda,and have used it to make a stew............brilliant.
We don't cook meat in the microwave, unless re-heating cooked meat. We cook most veg in the steamer, but what we do find cooks well in the microwave is white cabbage. We shred it, put in a small casserole dish with a very small amount of water, cover with the lid and ready in less than 10 minutes

Got a slow cooker as well and cooks braising steak fantastic in part stock (oxo) and oxtail soup. Getting really hungry now
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we have found the george foreman grill is very good for burgers,bacon etc,and it removes a lot of the fat but retains the taste.
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We bought an electric rice cooker, and you can steam vegetables on the model we got,
Just used it at home...Thanks to Bassetman and marianda for the advice re rice cooking.....and it's works out cheaper than using a microwave
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Im a big slow cooker fan, not only stews you can cook in it. As I also have solar PV I love the fact that when using it in the nicer weather its cooking for free ( well nearly free, I'm about 3 years from break even point with the install).
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i personally don,t like meat and veg cooked in a microwave.now a slow cooker that,s different.we have just bought our very first one for 20 from asda,and have used it to make a stew............brilliant.

I bought mine from asda once on sale for about 10 - it's been the most used thing in the kitchen during the winter - currys/stews - literally chuck it all in before i go to work come home and it's done
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We bought an electric rice cooker, and you can steam vegetables on the model we got,
Just used it at home...Thanks to Bassetman and marianda for the advice re rice cooking.....and it's works out cheaper than using a microwave
Oh TT. I was wondering if you'd tried out your rice cooker. Pleased its been a success. As you know we have got one at home and one at the van and we use it every week at least. Its probably been one of the best gadgets we've ever bought and as TT has said you can use it for steaming veg and as a slow cooker.

Referring to the OP. We have a gas hob at the van so cooking using the electrical items works out much cheaper although at home the only gas we have is the central heating and the boiler.
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