@Itsme : I have 2 double burner camping stoves still in the box that you hook up to propane . I have 2 lbs of hamburger meat ready to go on the pit & steaks are ready . This I freeze in the vacuum pack bags so I don't have to do anything but warm it up . I always keep stuff cooked in the freezer Gumbo ,Soup ,Chili ,steaks ,burgers , Roast & gravy. I use to make all kinds of corn bread & freeze it for my grandkids for snacks .
@bbk : That is why I hate to go buy junk food. I can live on that stuff but it doesn't help my body. I think we may invest in another generator so I can still have a microwave and keep the refrigerators going. I think this one is just for a scare but you never know.
@bbk : We still get out the French Press every now and then vs using the big**** machine. Idk what it is, but there's something so good about the coffee made in them! Plus, it's very pretty to set on the table with nice cups for brunch/breakfast with guests!
Do you just use regular coffee in one? I've never used one before
@MrsT : Yes, we like whole beans, ground (obviously not an option in an outage w/o a generator, but any ground coffee suitable for a coffee maker is fine. Not instant).
We have this one:
Not any more difficult or time consuming than brewing a pot of coffee (other than having to heat water and press down the top a few times during the drip process...I just heat the water in a tea kettle on the stovetop...omg, I just sounded like my mother! 😀). It just tastes so clean and pure!
Idk what it is, but there's something so good about the coffee made in them! Plus, it's very pretty to set on the table with nice cups for brunch/breakfast with guests!
@brightlights : I love the coffee from a drip pot . I have read somewhere for coffee to have a rich good flavor the water has to reach a certain temperature to make really good coffee . Where ever I was reading this it said that very few coffee makers get the water hot enough to make really good coffee . But when I have made it in that old drip pot I'm bringing water to a boil & pouring into the container that slowly drips it over the coffee grounds & it has a great taste . Isn't the french press the same concept ? I haven't watched anyone make it .