Friday, April 8, 2016
Rocket Stove using a Camp Stove Oven
A few months ago I tested my Coleman ‘camp stove oven’ on my rocket stove and found it was no problem to maintain a baking temperature (325f-375f). So I had confidence I could bake using the rocket stove, just needed to actually bake something and confirm it.
The only concern I had about baking using a wood fire was how much smoke would enter the oven and would the baked goods be overpowered with smoke smell/taste. With dry clean, dry wood that didn’t happen, the baked goods turned out just fine.
I made 8 dinner rolls for the test baking and here I’m waiting for them to rise.
After an hour they’re ready for the oven.
Getting the fire going.
Preheating the oven. Note that with a clean fire/flame there is no smoke.
In go the dinner rolls.
Fresh out of the oven.
Out of the pan and you can see the sides browned just like in a regular oven but the top appears to be discolored like a smoke gray.
You can easily bake using a Coleman camp stove oven on your rocket stove. A rocket stove and a camp stove oven are truly viable disaster survival tools that will make cooking and eating possible in the worst of conditions.
The baked dinner rolls did have a very slight smokiness to them but no different than your fried eggs or fish cooked over a campfire. The bake time was comparable to the home oven. These took just 35 minutes to bake.