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Grimwade's 'Quick Cooker'

Discussion in 'Stove Paraffinalia' started by presscall, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Jeopardy

    Jeopardy United Kingdom Subscriber

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    Good to know that high temp glazes don't contain lead but they would not have worried back then about lead in the glazing or clay... most houses probably still had lead plumbing or at least pipes with lead solder joints when these were made.
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    John
     
  2. presscall

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    @larrypotter
    Not a lecture, but a very informative post, for which I'm grateful.
    @ArchMc
    Take a look at Larrypotter's post preceding this. We're in the clear with the Grimwades pots in respect of no nasty substances ready to dump themselves into food cooked in the pots.

    John
     
  3. ArchMc

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    Woohoo!! (Not that I was really very worried.)

    Thanks, @larrypotter, that was a very informative and welcome post.

    ....Arch
     
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    I bought a new reproduction about 15 years ago from Lakeland (a British kitchenware chain). I found it very good for making steam puds, not just because it cooked more quickly so less steam in the kitchen, but also because it was less fiddly than trying to tie a cover on an ordinary pudding basin.

    Once our children had grown up and we stopped eating puddings I put it into a charity shop. Unfortunately Lakeland don't seem to sell them any more.
     
  5. z1ulike

    z1ulike United States Subscriber

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    A Grimwade's Quick-Cooker arrived today. I'm going to gift it to my friend's wife. She's British and always makes me a Christmas pudding. I told her about seeing this here and she said she'd love to have one. Next Christmas I'll report back on the quality of pudding it makes!

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    Ben
     
  6. presscall

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    Glad it inspired your gift idea Ben.

    I've since acquired a modern reproduction of the Grimwade Quick Cooker, which I'll feature in due course.

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    John
     
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    @larrypotter
    Turns out someone has produced a modern reproduction, maybe by the manufacturer that @LollyKat mentioned above.

    It's a large 2-pint size and I picture it alongside the original for comparison.

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    John
     
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    99p (+ postage) later and I've got a Grimwade's heading home.... :lol:

    Time to order some kidneys :D/

    Alec.
     
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    Nice one Alec. Outstanding price. You'll love it.

    John
     
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    Picked mine up maybe a couple years ago at the local swap and had no idea what it was for. Being single not much in the way of fancy cooking goes on here. But maybe now I'll have to give it a try. Just liked it for the old time graphics. Another thing to do in the New Year. :) DSC05562.JPG
     

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