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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhaavers wrote:
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http://www.gsioutdoors.com/products/pdp/glacier_stainless_toaster/camp_cookware


That's the one I use though the camp-a-toast mentioned above might be better for a bunch of toast (I'm the only one using mine and then for just a single bagel).
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ipclark wrote:
My first ever post after lurking for 6 months. Funny that making toast is the only thing I can contribute
This little gaget left me stunned, it worked so well. One piece, one side at a time, but really fast and even.
GSI Radient toaster.
http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_detail.jsp?PROD...5184044372

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I have this too. Perfect size, works great, folds down to small, flat, easily stowed little package. Perfect for Westy!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FWIW - since the subject came up in another thread:

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http://www.gsioutdoors.com/products/pdp/glacier_stainless_toaster/camp_cookware

Only $10, stainless, makes good even toast (screen acts as flame spreader),
folds absolutely flat, quick (~1 min) although only one slice at a time... Cool

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FWIW - much better than this:
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since this brought back up, I'll update this post:

kamzcab86 wrote:

Idea Edit: Okay, I totally forgot. Old Blue came with that exact toaster! When I cleaned out the van back in February, I took that thing out of the sink cabinet and tossed it into a box, not knowing what the heck it was. It's disgustingly dirty; now that I know what it is, I'll clean it up and put it back in the van!


I've used the http://www.camp-a-toaster.com/index.html a lot since ^that post. It works quite well... actually, it works better than the so-called toaster oven in my house! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GoWesty is no offering a new, fancy Dixon toaster from New Zealand:

http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=23345

Anybody ever use one of these?

Seems pricey, but I am oh-so-serious about my cinnamon raisin toast w/PB in the morning. Perhaps I may splurge.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derailing this thread even further from toast, I have to say that all my GSI made stuff has been good. My favorite is the aluminum Dutch Oven. The 10"one has no legs and will fit inside the 12"one (that has legs). We had both on a 15 day Alaskan Kayak trip. We used the big one essentially as a pot for stews, the smaller one as an oven to bake something every evening. Now we have Dutch Oven cook-offs that last 3 years with our friends when (car) camping - which my wife wins every time.

In the Westy, you could carry a couple of cast-iron dutch ovens, but if you haven't done an engine conversion, I highly recommend the aluminum ones Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How timely of a thread. The mother inlaw and her boyfriend gave myself and the wife gift certificates
to LL Bean for Christmas. Living in Maine you'd think that we would be great Bean fans but that
isn't the case. We like Beans but find it difficult to use the certificate up, I guess I'm more of a
Cabela fan. Wife got me a certificate from them.

Any who I went shopping online last night and I found a few camping kitchen items that I wanted
and I also found another GSI toaster that I didn't know that I wanted but ordered and can't wait to
get and make some toast in the Westy. The other items I ordered were a Pinnacle Fry Pan and the
GSI folding utencils. I really wanted these, takes up less room all folded up in the Westy drawer.

Here's the links to the stuff if anyone is interested.
Toaster: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/74407?feat=sr
Fry Pan: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/59877?feat=2-SR0
Utencils: http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/74410?feat=2-SR0&attrValue_0=Black
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Another Effective Toaster Option Reply with quote

Belladonna30c wrote:
This is a multi-purpose cooking tool that toasts bread much better and faster than the infamous Coleman gizmo.

With a cook-top grill like this you are not too limited on the size of bread you want to toast. It folds up compactly and comes with its own case.

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/gsi-outdoors-ceramic-grill-~p~2495t/
That is about the best one I have seen. I am going to have to get one of these.

I am also going to have to get one of these. Thanks TimWhy Evil or Very Mad

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http://www.drivergear.vw.com/VW10/SKUDetailsVW10F19796.asp
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:00 pm    Post subject: Another Effective Toaster Option Reply with quote

This is a multi-purpose cooking tool that toasts bread much better and faster than the infamous Coleman gizmo.

With a cook-top grill like this you are not too limited on the size of bread you want to toast. It folds up compactly and comes with its own case.

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/gsi-outdoors-ceramic-grill-~p~2495t/
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

those perforated toaster grills peacefulwarrior posted are also used to ...Bake on the stove top. Such as brownies or cakes.
We were invited to a local womans house for lunch while down in ''Punta Cabras'' Baja. She made us Chile Relanos, Enchiladas, Rice and Beans and for desert she had a German chocolate cake she baked on the stove with this flame spreader. Tasted as good as in the oven.
She gave us one to bring home with us so we use it while camping also.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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otiswesty wrote:
I throw my bread slices down on a set of these. Makes a nice VW impression too Very Happy
http://www.frankcondelli.com/grill.htm


I bought those from Frank but have not tried making toast or bagels on them yet,
just coffee!
How about showing us a nice pic of that VW toast?

The walmart camp toaster works pretty good but I find that you need four of something on it, or it will not toast evenly.
Seems that it doesn't work very good outside with some wind, but no wind and you have got some toast!


Well I finally got around to try the VW toast from my grill guards.
Not going well! I tried a bagel and it only burned as the flame was too much for it.
Then I tried just heating them up and putting a bagel on one and pushing it down, this seems to work a little.
The problem then is the bagel stuck to the metal and I had to pry it off with a toothpick.
I guess it could be done but wouldn't a branding iron like the one VW is selling work better?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

otiswesty wrote:
I throw my bread slices down on a set of these. Makes a nice VW impression too Very Happy
http://www.frankcondelli.com/grill.htm


I bought those from Frank but have not tried making toast or bagels on them yet,
just coffee!
How about showing us a nice pic of that VW toast?

The walmart camp toaster works pretty good but I find that you need four of something on it, or it will not toast evenly.
Seems that it doesn't work very good outside with some wind, but no wind and you have got some toast!
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and for those to frugal to buy a toast device that could lead to world enslavement i present mine. Not only is it practically free its a perfect way for the proletariat to thumb their noses at the bourgeois westy crowd. its called a piece of tin foil on the top left rear of your engine. Yes, with a trip to the spray-n-wash and a little creativity you too can move far beyond toast and public approval with your wbx cook top 2100. Perfect for tailgating or meals on the go.
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I throw my bread slices down on a set of these. Makes a nice VW impression too Very Happy
http://www.frankcondelli.com/grill.htm
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep--

One hellava beef stew, knock ya out Spagetti sause, and drop dead Chicken Paprikash.

Ya have to cook this stuff so it don't get that bottom of the 10 quart pot to burn.

That stove top gizmo makes it all happen here in my kitchen.

I've said many times I've heard a bunch of off the wall stuff here--the making toast on the Westfalia's gas oven with a burner difusser is way up on top of my list--
And if it works ---it's actually one hell of an idea.

Who thought this one up anyway??

It had to start somewhere---
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh no it wasn't made for toast, some people have just gotten creative. It probably makes yummy hot sandwiches too. I got mine and originally used it for stove top use but stopped using it for some reason or other. So that probably makes me your grandmother's age. Laughing If I still have mine it will go in Scooby and I'll try the sandwiches route.

Do you make a BIG pot of spaghetti sauce and stew? YUM YUM
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

<<They were a fad many years ago, it was said that they redistributed heat more evenly over the bottom of the pot so that you didn't need to use such high settings. >>

I don't think the pot heat duffuser was a fad--it's a fsct of life for building a good stew, spagetti sauce without burning the product on the bottom of the cooking vessel.

I still use my grandmother's gizmo here at home to keep from scortching the tomato's on the bottom of the pot-I cook spagetti sauce all day--for at least 8 hours.

The gizmo works great.

I would have never thought it was a toast maker--
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahahaha that was the only word I could think of. Your description is correct. No they are not made for toasting but apparently they do a fine job on even more than just toast. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the heat spreader term DAIZEE..

Apparently those perforated toaster grills peacefulwarrior posted are also known as a simmer plate, heat spreader, or trivet, its not for making toast <g>. Its for simmering stew, especially on an electric burner..

But if you want one, there is one on this page for less than $5, with a folding handle (7th image down the page).. same perforated 2 layer heat spreader..
http://www.fantes.com/trivets.html
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