This new 5th generation Mr D’s 5L Thermal Cooker is suitable for 8 to 10 people and due to the cast iron ring on the base of the inner pot can hold it’s temperature for up to 8 hours when 80% full. The cooker is so efficient that it will continue boiling once placed into the insulated outer container for around 5 minutes and this ensures maximum start temperature for powerless cooking.
The outer container has built in handles for easy carrying and these are recessed when not in use. The outer container has a vacuum in the twin stainless steel walls. This form of insulation is the most efficient heat retention available.
The lid of the outer container locks for safe carrying and storage in your boat, motorhome or caravan.
IMPORTANT: This cooker like Le Creuset pans has a cast iron base so it MUST always be put into the outer container when hot or placed on a suitable trivet as if put directly on a work surface it will burn it.
Just used a 5l for first time to make veggie stew. Took 10 mins on gas to bring to boil then put everything in pot and left for three hours to slow cook by itself. Amazing. Everything cooked – no fuel required – no stirring needed. These are amazing pieces of kit perfect for all outdoor and wild country activities. Combined with a solar oven you never need gas or electric again.
chris (verified owner) –
We got the 5 L after first buying the 3L. The 5 L is bigger of course and means we can cook for family dinner and use a pan in the top for bread or cake or just fill it with water for clean up. I have done bread in it that way once so far and it works really well.You get enough for 3 peoples sandwiches using the dedicated bread tin or to have with soup made underneath it. You can get a 2kg whole chicken in the 5L inner pan. You have to give raw meats about 10 minutes of boiling once the liquid boils , casseroles and soups need about 5 mins. It stays properly hot for at least 6 hours so you can come home and dish up and eat , no reheating. Some things need only about 2 hours once put in the outer container and I have done soup in about an hour including the initial heating of the inner pan contents )so its not always an all day thing. things like pasta are so quick and dont need long cooking so just put that in some boiling water just before dishing the main part of the meal . Rice works perfectly. Dumplings made with SR flour didnt do their puffing up thing when added to the main stew but could be put in boiling water in the same manner as pasta.