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Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Kitchen cooking equipment rethink
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2020, 11:35:10 am »


Indeed!!
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arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow. Some say it's in England !
Re: Kitchen cooking equipment rethink
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2020, 07:42:12 pm »
@Womble :  thanks for the "what can happen with a pressure cooker" pic - looks like a hob model and "Oh dear!"
Thankfully so many extra safety features built into newer ones, especially the electric cookers.

I was just about to fork-out for an Instant Pot myself (a stainless-steel liner pot is really the best way to go), but, as reported, the old combi' oven decided to give up the ghost.  A good new combi' microwave (not exactly cheap) had to be 1st priority.
I was sorely tempted to pay a bit more for a "flatbed" combi' oven model (no turntable), but someone reported their ceramic flatbed cracked after just 3 yrs (as I recall) and was thereby made irreparable/useless.  I'll leave that technology aside then until the next microwave oven replacement (if ever).

So my next concoction of chilli beans will be postponed:  I love my chilli beans (and can/could eat them over and over), but the last chilli bean cook-up, inc' red kidney beans, that I had was the one that immediately preceded my 1st IBS-like episode almost 2 yrs ago. I haven't been right since!
So, before I next eat any significant amount of pulses, I am going to get a pressure-cooker so that I know nasty bean lectins have been thoroughly cooked/destroyed above 100 degrees C. 

I read that red kidney beans are the worst, lectin-wise.  (I'm not sure about white kidney beans right now.)  I'll go take a look idc to make sure my next chilli bean concoction is as low in lectins as can be with the assistance of a pressure cooker, when the bank balance can, once again, accommodate an Instant Pot purchase.

« Last Edit: July 19, 2020, 09:18:54 pm by arobwk »

Steph Hen

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Angus Scotland.
Re: Kitchen cooking equipment rethink
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2020, 12:47:41 pm »
Off topic but sprouting is meant to breakdown lectins too.

arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow. Some say it's in England !
Re: Kitchen cooking equipment rethink
« Reply #18 on: July 22, 2020, 05:31:29 pm »
Thanks for that thought @Steph Hen :  as regards the sprouts that might actually be "bean sprouts", are there any beans that are best avoided for sprouting, assuming they are then eaten raw in a salad?  (In particular, are red kidney beans a no-no for salad sprouting?)

arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow. Some say it's in England !
Re: Kitchen cooking equipment rethink
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2020, 06:17:13 pm »
Oh dear, the new combi microwave power is a bit fierce:  I ended up frizzling (burning) some rice on microwave only - blimey!  (Might have pressed wrong buttons, but I don't think so.)
« Last Edit: July 31, 2020, 06:31:58 pm by arobwk »

doganjo

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Re: Kitchen cooking equipment rethink
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2020, 08:53:18 pm »
I have an old but trustworthy combi, but I haven't ever mastered the buttons so I just use it as an ordinary microwave.  Are your instructions easy to understand?  I haven't a clue where mine are
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Buttermilk

  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Kitchen cooking equipment rethink
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2020, 12:42:30 pm »
I love my combi microwave, especially the presets for things like baked potatoes which gets used a lot.

arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow. Some say it's in England !
Re: Kitchen cooking equipment rethink
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2020, 03:48:46 pm »
I have an old but trustworthy combi, but I haven't ever mastered the buttons so I just use it as an ordinary microwave.  Are your instructions easy to understand?  I haven't a clue where mine are

I must get around to reading them soon!!  (I expect you could download a manual for your machine or a similar one if you were interested.  I seem to think most work roughly the same way.)
« Last Edit: August 02, 2020, 03:52:36 pm by arobwk »

doganjo

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Re: Kitchen cooking equipment rethink
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2020, 09:09:59 pm »
Doubt it, Curry's - no brand name, bought at least 12 years ago
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

 

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