Immersion heater recommendation

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Postby happycat » May 25, 2016, 12:20 pm

I'd like to get an immersion heater for travel. Reviews seem highly mixed and it's not clear how much is due to user error (plugging in when not immersed, or removing Before unplugging) or product quality. Prices range widely and are not correlated with reviews.

Any recommendations? Esp Canada. Thanks.

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Postby jesse » May 25, 2016, 1:00 pm

I have this one, have been using it for around 6 months without indecent, and do think the majority of the negative reviews are due to user error.

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Postby [creative nickname] » May 25, 2016, 1:14 pm

I've used that one for four years without a problem. Just don't plug it in except when it is immersed, or let it boil dry.
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Postby Bob_M » May 25, 2016, 2:02 pm

After reading this review i decided on number 5 in the review. Got it from mexico via E bay.

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/pag ... _id=364124

Edit: Here is an ebay link to the one I have.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/Water-Heater-Port ... 1084450617

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Postby happycat » May 26, 2016, 10:13 pm

Thanks everyone. Shipping to Canada is brutal so I might just hold off.

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Postby Felice » Jul 09, 2016, 6:09 pm

Just an aside, but didn't some Chess Records musician (Willie Dixon maybe?) burn down a motel making Brunswick stew (squirrel) stew with an immersion heater? A cautionary tale my mother told me growing up in Eastern NC about the dangers of immersion heaters. She was fine with eating squirrel...

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Postby TomC » Jul 09, 2016, 8:07 pm

Felice wrote:Just an aside, but didn't some Chess Records musician (Willie Dixon maybe?) burn down a motel making Brunswick stew (squirrel) stew with an immersion heater? A cautionary tale my mother told me growing up in Eastern NC about the dangers of immersion heaters. She was fine with eating squirrel...



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Postby danaleighton » Jul 10, 2016, 2:40 pm

Felice wrote:She was fine with eating squirrel...

When I moved from Portland, Oregon to Fayetteville, Arkansas for graduate school in 2008, one of the first TV shows I happened upon is the Arkansas public TV show, Arkansas Outdoors. The show featured a cooking segment, and I was horrified to see them preparing Squirrel Enchiladas. Quite a culture shock from the hipsters of Portland to the backwoods cooking of Arkansas. Watch it at this link: http://www.aetn.org/programs/cookingonthewildside/november2014 and scrub forward to time 07:24.

My wife, who is from Arkansas, says squirrel is a greasy meat, not very appetizing. But the folks on the show thought it was good!

That show also featured Mexican Venison and Rice Supper. These are two recipes that illustrate what happens when one culture (Arkansas) apprpriates another culture's cuisine. Apparently wnat made it "Mexican" was the inclusion of "Mexican Cheese." Groan. Or maybe they thought Rotel is Mexican.
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Postby Felice » Jul 14, 2016, 1:50 pm

It's a little like meat gum, you chew and chew but the texture never changes, not bad flavor.

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Postby dominico » Aug 24, 2016, 12:36 pm

I've eaten squirrel plenty of times; I like it. It is a little bit greasy but it tastes quite good. You need a couple squirrels to get enough meat for one adult male though, and they are a bit of work to dress and prepare, so I can see why they've never become a "mainstream" food source. Hipsters should love it.
As far as the show calling it Mexican venison I'm not sure what else they would have really called it. It's a convenient way to describe it as prepared with ingredients that are normally used in Mexican food.
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