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jiffy pop on the alcohol stove takes about 10 minutes tastes better to me than nuked i have two Aladdin thermoses one coffee one hot water stays hot for most of the day just prep in the morning when cooking breakfast the weight of not having MW means extra 25 or 30 lbs food/water/fuel
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We still buy Jiffy Pop and do it on the stove.....Something about watching the aluminum ball rise on the pan and getting a few kernals of burnt corn makes my wife and I nostalgic

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If you were born after 1980 please read this

To the new generation of sailors out there .... are you aware that it is possible to pop corn over a fire in a covered pan?



Sailing is suposed to be old school...ish.
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Awesome. I'm going to tell my teenage daughter than I'm young and hip, cuz I use electricity.

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Jiffy-pop works fine on a grill as well, so you don't have to smell popcorn below ...
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Most I've seen are bad...a decent microwave needs to have at least 750 watts of power.... that's at least 65 amps @ 12VDC... You're alot better off with a real microwave (120 VAC) and using only when on shorepower...

You forget the start up surge of about a 1000 +/- watts..then settles down to what ever the rating of the appliance is..

Which by the way a Honda 2K generator handles it just fine...based on VAC figures.
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We have an Origo Microwave aboard (tho' that unit has now been discontinued and replaced by the Tappan ICM-TM7030). The rated power is 750 watts and requires 1250 watts of input power at 110 volts which, aboard our boat, is provided by a Heart Freedom 2000 Inverter/Charger drawing power from a 450Ah bank.

Before we make a passage my wife always pre-prepares a number of evening meals that she vacuum packs and freezes. On passage, each day she thaws the evening meal and at supper-time pops the pouches into the microwave for a minute or two each. It is very nice to have a tasty hot supper without a lot of effort and without heating up the boat--particularly in the summer here on the southwest coast of Florida. The vacuum pouches are also convenient during bad weather as one can eat directly from them and manage a decent meal even in big seas.

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Most generators and inverters can handle the startup surge demand of a lot of appliances.

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You forget the start up surge of about a 1000 +/- watts..then settles down to what ever the rating of the appliance is..

Which by the way a Honda 2K generator handles it just fine...based on VAC figures.
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I have run a 120V microwave, through the inverter, while running the engine at 1000 rpm. No problems.
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while running the engine at 1000 rpm. No problems.
An old truck driver trick is to put a can of soup/beans/Dinty Moore etc. on the running engine w/ some bailing wire, drive a 1/2 hr. or so and they would grab it w/ oven mitt/pot holder etc. and it was warmed in the can. Be careful when opening it, hot stuff ready to eat..

Engines don't get hot enough to burst the can from boiling.
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