Baking lid has restricted temperature vary (160°C-180°C)
Nice for tenting, caravanning or small dwelling areas, the Remoska Tria is a unprecedented cooking pot that may prevent effort and time. It’ll additionally assist you save huge on electrical energy.
What’s the Remoska Tria? It’s a Czech invention – a flexible little electrical cooker that you should utilize as a mini-oven, a stress cooker and in addition as an odd cooking pot on your hob.
For those who’re questioning the way it does all of that, the reply is lids!
Within the field, you get a big cooking pot, with a trivet, and three lids: one glass, one soft-pressure, and one baking lid with a detachable energy cable that plugs into the top of the deal with.
Relying on which lid you utilize, you should utilize the pot to fry, prepare dinner, bake, roast, or stew.
With the glass lid, you should utilize the pot on the hob like every other giant saucepan or stew pot. With the soft-pressure lid, you may flip the pot right into a stress cooker on the hob.
With the baking lid, which heats as much as between 160°C and 180°C, you pop the pot on the stand and switch it into an electrical mini-oven.
Design and construct
Use on 5 totally different hob varieties
Warmth resistant handles
Glorious silicone seals on glass and soft-pressure lid
The pot itself is a black, 28cm diameter, solid aluminium alloy cooking pot with an 8mm thick base and 13cm excessive sides. What this implies is that the pot base heats shortly and evenly, and the excessive sides scale back cooking spit and spray.
You should use the pot on gasoline, ceramic, induction, radiant, and electrical hobs. It’s Teflon-coated, so non-stick, and has a 4.5 litre capability, though the working capability is 3 litres. The handles on both facet even have a thermal insulated insert that’s warmth proof against 220°C.
The trivet is a black, heat-resistant stand that you simply use to face the pot safely on a counter, both when utilizing the baking lid, or for those who simply need a stand for the pot off the hob.
Now, onto the lids.
The lid is evident glass with an especially efficient silicone seal and a big knob on high.
The smooth stress lid is fabricated from toughened security glass with a silicone seal. It clicks into the pot handles whenever you squeeze the buttons on both facet of the highest knob, which means you may open or shut the lid with one hand. You’ll know when the lid has clicked correctly as a result of the indicator subsequent to the regulation valve will swap from crimson to black. The regulation valve is certainly one of two valves on high: the opposite is a security valve.
The baking lid is stainless-steel with a tough black plastic centrepiece that surrounds a glass round viewing window. It has a black deal with with a crimson energy swap. You plug the 120cm black energy cable into the top. It additionally has 4 vents which assist to manage steam and temperature.
It’s the underside of this lid that heats up whenever you plug it in. So, when it’s in place on the pot, it heats the perimeters of the pot from 160°C-180°C, which is the way it bakes. However you have to keep in mind to not take the lid off and put it straight down in your worktop, as a result of it would scorch the floor. It’s worthwhile to flip it the wrong way up first.
How do you utilize the Remoska?
Simple to scrub
Work out soft-pressure lid valve first
First, wash the pot in heat soapy water, rinse it with clear water, and wipe it dry. Then spray or wipe the within with cooking oil. Lastly, warmth the pot over a medium warmth for 3 minutes, or one minute if utilizing an induction hob, and also you permit the pot to chill down earlier than wiping it once more with a dry material.
When you’ve carried out that, you’re able to go.
Remoska says to preheat the cooking pot for one to a few minutes from 150°C-180°C earlier than you utilize it, and advises a “water check”, which suggests spilling a couple of drops of water into the pot to see if it fizzes. At that time, the pot is able to use.
If you wish to use the pot in your hob, simply placed on the glass lid and use it such as you would every other saucepan or stew pot. You possibly can, if you would like, put the pot and the glass lid within the oven, however do bear in mind that the handles will get sizzling.
If you wish to use the pot with the soft-pressure lid, you’ll must have an concept of how stress cookers work first. The thought is you set your substances into the pot, put the soft-pressure lid on, ensuring the indicator clicks black. When the stress develops contained in the pot, it would push the valve out to the utmost place. When this occurs, flip down the warmth till the valve drops to half its most top.
It’s a good suggestion to search out out what the regulation valve appears like on the most place earlier than trying to work out what half of that place may be.
We didn’t determine this out till we have been midway by means of testing the soft-pressure lid with 1kg of Bolognese within the pot. That’s once we found we had no concept whether or not the valve had reached the utmost place or not, which led to a lot nervous hovering and peering on the valve to see what it was doing.
If we had merely turned over the soft-pressure lid earlier than we even began and famous how far the valve fell out, we might have prevented a whole lot of fuss.
Subsequent is the baking lid. Merely put the pot on the stand, put your meals within the pot, put the baking lid on, plug the cable into the deal with and the plug right into a socket, and flick the swap.
Nothing is difficult to scrub. The pot is dishwasher secure, however Remoska recommends you hand wash it, together with the glass lid and the soft-pressure lid, which you’ll take aside for a radical clear. The baking lid wants nothing greater than a wipe with a clear damp material as soon as it has cooled down.
Power environment friendly
Earlier than we started testing the Tria, we had to determine how to check it. The pot with the clear glass lid was straightforward as a result of it’s only a pretty stew pot for the hob, however we needed to analysis what and the way you prepare dinner with a smooth stress lid and a baking lid.
The factor about cooking with stress is that you simply retain steam within the pot, so want lots much less liquid, warmth, and time. Some dishes work splendidly with this methodology: stews, goulashes, casseroles, pot roasts, risottos – even, and fairly weirdly, cheesecakes.
However some dishes simply don’t work as a result of the distinction between one minute below stress or two is the distinction between recognisable greens or mush. It’s worthwhile to watch out with fish as effectively.
We began off utilizing the pot on the hob simply to sauté onions and garlic. The glass lid with the silicone seal suits completely, and a whole lot of moisture is retained within the pot by this lid alone.
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The Teflon coating was a dream to work with and nothing caught to the perimeters, however you’ll want wood or plastic utensils to keep away from scratching the coating.
We then put in carrots and celery earlier than pancetta and mince, browning the meat, after which added about half the liquid – on this case wine, inventory and tomatoes – that we might usually use for a Bolognese. We put the soft-pressure lid on, moved the pot to our smallest gasoline hob ring, and waited for the stress to construct earlier than turning the gasoline down for the valve to hover midway.
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For a dish that we’d usually prepare dinner for 3 to 4 hours on a medium ring on low warmth, we solely wanted an hour on the bottom setting of the smallest gasoline ring on the hob when utilizing the smooth stress lid.
We admit this made us nervous – purely as a result of to get an honest Bolognese after solely an hour is thoughts blowing. But it surely was Bolognese. A extremely, actually, good Bolognese with scrumptious bursts of flavour.
Testing the baking lid was a bit perplexing. We weren’t positive what to do with it. So we tried baking a cake.
This check revealed lots about how the baking lid works. A variety of warmth emanates from it and radiates down the perimeters – certainly, the lid and pot get very popular so watch out to not contact them – so it’s worthwhile to put your meals straight into the pot to bake or roast, moderately than in a tray or tin within the pot, to keep away from the highest and the perimeters of your meals over-baking earlier than the centre is correctly cooked by means of.
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Subsequent, we tried frozen mini pies which we put straight into the pot. We cooked them for half-hour, and so they got here out effectively: crispy pastry and a sizzling filling. We additionally tried baking frozen pastries; once more, they got here out effectively, as did jacket potatoes. Individuals have additionally reported success with each pot roasts and dry roasts.
Because the plug-in baking lid solely makes use of 610 watts, it’s extraordinarily vitality environment friendly. Relying in your vitality tariff, that is more likely to price you 20-22p for an hour’s cooking. This may very well be lower than half the worth of working an air fryer – and we doubt you’ll want to make use of it for a complete hour.
Worth and availability
Remoska makes three sizes of cooking pot, all of that are plug-in cookers. We’re testing the Tria, Remoska’s high of the road mannequin, which comes with three lids. It’s priced at £219.99, and on the time of writing, there’s no worth benefit from shopping for from any particular retailer. We’ve discovered it in inventory at Currys and Amazon.
The mid-range mannequin is the Dua, which comes with a baking lid and the glass lid in both a 2 litre or 4 litre dimension. You possibly can buy the 4l model from Amazon for £202.99. The essential Remoska mannequin is the Prima, which comes with the baking lid solely in both a 2 litre or 4 litre dimension. The bigger dimension is at the moment accessible from Amazon for £179.99.
It’s not at the moment accessible within the US.
The Remoska Tria could be very a lot a cooking pot for all conditions, inside or out. Indoors, it’s a cooking methodology that’ll price you even lower than an air fryer.
When you’ve got a hob accessible, and even out of doors coals, you should utilize the pot with both the glass or soft-pressure lid. For those who simply have an electrical plug level, you should utilize the baking lid. This makes the Tria an amazing alternative for tenting, caravanning, small dwelling areas or just warming up pre-made stews or casseroles in an out of doors setting.
Sure, it’s expensive, however it’s so versatile that we actually suppose it’s price it if you’re a dedicated tenting kind, need one other cooking methodology for an out of doors kitchen or have restricted house at dwelling.