Jun 13, 2021 at 8:11 am #3718316
Inspired by a recent post about using a skillet while backpacking, I dug out my One Egg Wonder non stick fry pan. I headed out on a simple one night trip. I brought pancake mix, syrup, butter and oil for cooking.
They fried up beautiful. They tasted like fuel. I don’t understand. Thoughts?Jun 13, 2021 at 8:13 am #3718318Jun 13, 2021 at 9:38 am #3718353matthew kModerator
Maybe you were not getting complete combustion?
What’s the stove?Jun 13, 2021 at 9:55 am #3718356
BRS3000T. Not a knock off.Jun 13, 2021 at 11:41 am #3718364DWR DBPL Member
Maybe you are not tasting fuel; maybe you are tasting the non-stick chemical coating. Personally, I don’t own a non-stick pan due to their toxic composition. Some of that is bound to end up in the food. I’d rather scrub.
DWR…Jun 13, 2021 at 12:21 pm #3718373
Interesting idea, the pan coating. It’s a well-used pan though, and I don’t remember that issue before.Jun 13, 2021 at 4:01 pm #3718443
Tasted like fuel?
Have you had COVID? it does terrible things to your taste sensors.
Try giving the pan a good hot water wash at home (little or no detergent though) and then repeat the cooking on a home stove.
CheersJun 13, 2021 at 4:12 pm #3718445
🙂 no, no Covid.
Unfortunately, can’t use it on my ceramic stove top. Bottom of pan has little ridges that will damage it.
Thanks though.Jun 13, 2021 at 4:20 pm #3718450
Do you use Al of SS pots on the ceramic plate? In my limited experience, ceramic is much harder that aluminium.
CheersJun 13, 2021 at 4:32 pm #3718454
Stainless steel, flat bottom. It’s the texture of the bottom of the little pan that might damage the ceramic glass of the kitchen stove. And I think some pot materials can leave marks.
Shiny and beautiful, but picky.Jun 14, 2021 at 7:16 am #3718483Sarah KirkconnellBPL Member
@sarbarLocale: Homesteading On An Island In The PNW
That’s an odd one. Was your stove sparking? Full flame? It could be the canister as well, if it was throwing out fuel, and it was cold outside in the morning, settle down onto your pan – which is small in size (I have one of those). Wouldn’t be hard for fuel to fall back into the pan.
That might be the only thing I haven’t had in years of cooking. I have had leaky canisters though! And they stink.Jun 14, 2021 at 10:33 am #3718502Jon FongBPL Member
@jonfongLocale: FLAT CAT GEAR
You might need to seperate your variables first (test the batter by itself). Make pancakes on your regular stove (with a regular pan) and do a taste test. Then try replicating it using your BRS 3000. My 2 cents.Jun 14, 2021 at 11:08 am #3718505
Sarah, low flame, warm morning, no sparking. My initial thought was that with low flame, and cook time, fumes got into the batter as it cooked.
Jon, yeah, that’s what I was thinking. Lots of variables. Syrup, butter and oil were single serves, so can’t reproduce that.Jun 14, 2021 at 11:21 am #3718509David HartleyBPL Member
@dhartleyLocale: Western NY
Was the batter made from filtered or treated back country water? Maybe something in the water disagreed with the batter mix.Jun 14, 2021 at 11:29 am #3718511John S.BPL Member
If the single serves don’t have a “best by” date then no telling how old they are? Maybe you have the original box with that? Where did you get these single serves?Jun 14, 2021 at 11:30 am #3718512John S.BPL Member
Good thought on the water source.Jun 14, 2021 at 12:54 pm #3718524
David, hmm, back country water, Sawyer filter used a couple weeks earlier with no issue. Although Deschutes water has farm run off… I normally bring enough Bull Run municipal water to avoid Deschutes water but not strict about it.
John, if no expiration on a packet, I write the obtained date on it. Not the same as expiration though is it. Packets extra from take out meals.Jun 14, 2021 at 1:36 pm #3718538JacobBPL Member
Was it a mercaptan (natural gas/rotten eggs) or diesel like taste?
I think the former would point towards incomplete combustion or a leaking stove fuel canister as the source of contamination; but if the water has farm run off maybe it was more of a diesel flavor?
Was it edible, did you get a stomach ache?Jun 14, 2021 at 3:58 pm #3718613
Not rotten eggs. I can only say, a fuel taste. No stomach ache.Jun 17, 2021 at 2:00 am #3719007
Well, long ago I organised some air drops of food, and made the appallling mistake of having the white gas inside the drum, with the oats.
Breakfast was NOT fun. My partners forgave me.
CheersJun 17, 2021 at 7:48 am #3719019Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
yeah, you get a fuel taste from white gas. Or kerosene even worse.
you don’t get a fuel taste from butane
maybe try the pan on your stove, just one time, very carefully and it won’t deface the stove
or wash your pan really good. Use new pancake mix. Make a pancake at home with your BRS3000.
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