Thermo cooker , which brand ???

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Chasing a bit of feedback from anyone who has tried the cheaper brands of Thermo cookers . Has anyone tried "My Thermo Pot " or "Thermo Pot / Magic Cooker " brands available for $80-$100 online ? Wanting to compare if it is worth spending double or triple that for a Dreampot or Thermos Shuttle ?
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Steve
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Reply By: kev.h - Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 10:54

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 10:54
We have a Dream pot and a Magic pot they look identical both made in Taiwan
The Dream pot is streets ahead keeps things hotter for longer and even cooks better
We had the Dream pot first so were disappointed with the performance of the Magic pot maybe if you only had the Magic pot it would seem ok
We were told they came out of the same factory when we bought the magic pot but its not in the same league
I guess they have used a cheaper insulation in the Magic pot (Dream pot claim the insulation is the key to their success)
The Dream pot is the only one we use these days
It sounds like a lot of money but we get a lot of use out of ours when travelling and use it quite a bit at home as well
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Follow Up By: Member - Stevo_62 - Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 11:41

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 11:41
Thanks Kev
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Reply By: Member - Serendipity(WA) - Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 12:37

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 12:37
We only have the Dreampot and use it all the time. Not just camping but at home as well for stews and rice. Camping for stews, rice, veges, and reheating frozen meals.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stevo_62 - Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 14:54

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 14:54
Thanks for that Serendipity
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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 14:21

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 14:21
Hi Steve

Do you have access to Aldi stores? I chose not to get a thermal cooker, but someone who got one at a very good price on special from Aldi did some comparisons, and the Aldi one actually held the heater better than the brand name one he compared it to.

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Follow Up By: Member - Stevo_62 - Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 14:56

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 14:56
Not one close but I will see if city cousin can find me one , thanks Motherhen
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Reply By: Neil & Pauline - Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 15:20

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 15:20
In my experience the "My Thermo Pot" performs relative to the cost difference with the "Thermos Shuttle".
Dream pot is somewhere in between.
It all about the quality of the internal pots and the efficiency of the insulation and that varies depending on price.
If you don't require the top performance then you don't buy the most expensive.

Neil
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Reply By: Wilko (Parkes NSW) - Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 17:53

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 17:53
Hi Steve,

Ive got the original and IMHO the best go the shuttle chef, cost more but worth it.

Cheers Wilko
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Follow Up By: Polaris - Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 21:32

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 21:32
X2 for that - we have a Thermos Shuttle Chef - great piece of gear, and really retains the heat. It doesn't rely on insulation as it has a vacuum flask insulation - same as a regular vacuum flask.
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Reply By: Member - John and Lynne - Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 18:31

Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 at 18:31
We finally gave in and bought an EcoPot at a Brisbane Caravan Show about 3 years ago. We have been very pleased with its performaqnce. Consider not only the quality of the insulation but the quality of the cooking pots and any other accessories like carry bags when making your choice. We got a large and a small cooking pot, each with a lid, with our Eco Pot. They have good heavy bases and make excellent saucepans, even if we aren't using them as a thermal cooker. If we are preparing a stew for thermal cooking we can brown the meat etc in the saucepan without it sticking or burning. I suspect that the quality of the saucepans may not be as good in cheaper models, as this is where the major manufacturing cost probably lies. Lynne
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Follow Up By: Member - Michael & Jill - Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 07:25

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I to have an EcoPot I bought at Toowoomba's out door living show last year & I agree with John & Lynne. I used it a dozen times or more last year & are getting close to the same amount this year & it cooks great meals. It will hold a temp to hot to eat when you first take the meal from it for over 8 hours & last week I made a meal in it at 10am Saturday & for reasons I won't go into were unable to get to it until 9am the next day & the meal was just at the right temp to eat at a guess 50 deg. It also has a 12v car plug you can connect to it that it states will hold the temp above 65deg if say you had a 12 hour + time frame from the time you put the meal in it till eating.

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Reply By: Member - Stevo_62 - Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 17:04

Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 17:04
Thanks everyone for your helpful info
Cheers
Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Broodie H3 - Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 18:49

Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 18:49
Hey Stevo just as a matter of interest to me where was the photo taken, it looks like awesome country
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Follow Up By: Member - Stevo_62 - Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 06:36

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Winton to Jundah Rd near Warbreccan Stn in Western Qld
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Follow Up By: Member - Broodie H3 - Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 09:40

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012 at 09:40
I need to get out of W.A. more in the vehicle, thanks Steveo.
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