Roast beef, roast potatoes, yorkshire pudding, two veg, for six people – 1.2kWh,

I think my record for cooking from a 12V 100Ah battery involves using a halogen oven.  I am not recommending this for Africa as they are too fragile, but maybe some variant might be suitable.  veg-in-halogen-oven_main-442604

With a halogen oven I was able to cook a roast beef dinner complete with roast potatoes, yorkshire puddings , carrots and peas for six adults.  All off a 12V 100Ah Lithium battery, not going less than 10V.  To be fair, my guests were then late and I did not have enough energy to keep the meal warm while we waited for them – so at that point I cheated and used the mains oven – just to keep it warm.

To be clear though, I recognise that living in the UK the beef was probably a good cut and required less cooking than a tough lower quality cut.  And that carrots and peas require very little energy – I just boiled them.  And used the water from that for the gravy – so having used batteries for over 2 years now I know how to maximise the energy – and I recognise that that takes time to gain that experience.  Nevertheless, I think its pretty cool to be able to say – Roast beef dinner for 6!  🙂

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