Are the Heating Packs harmful?
No. The Heating Packs are made of 18 natural materials (eco-friendly products). When added to water, a chemical reaction occurs, causing the added water to turn to non-toxic steam.
When cooking, the only vapor emitted is water vapor. Used eco-friendly heat packs can be safely disposed in the trash.
What’s the shelf-life of a BaroCook Heating Pack?
The shelf life of a BaroCook Heating Pack is 3+ years when completely sealed.
How long does it take to cook/heat food?
- Soup, coffee & tea: 5 to 10 mins
- Instant noodles: 15 mins
- Pasta & vegetables: 50 mins
- Frozen food: 25-30 min
How long will the Heating Pack keep food warm for?
It depends on the quantity of heating packs and food. When you cook a food of 500ml with BC-003 using a 50g heating pack, the temperature of the food reaches to maximum of 95°C. It keeps the food between 65°C and 70°C for an hour.
How should I dispose of the Heating Packs?
Used heat packs can be safely disposed in the trash. Unactivated heat packs should not be disposed of in the trash, as liquids encountering the heat pack could activate the heat pack.
Are the Heating Packs harmful?
No. The Heating Packs are made of 18 natural materials (eco-friendly products). When added to water, a chemical reaction occurs, causing the added water to turn to non-toxic steam. When cooking, the only vapor emitted is water vapor.
Used eco-friendly heat packs can be safely disposed in the trash. Though it likely isn’t necessary, we have to tell you not to eat the content of the package or use it for anything other than cooking in a BaroCook!
Packs are made of quicklime, which is a combination of 18 different minerals and sands. The steam it produces is simply hydrogen and oxygen gas. They are non-toxic & eco-friendly, odourless, and water-insoluble. The remaining quicklime powder is ecologically friendly. The byproduct is a powder, less toxic than salt, sand, or mud.
Can the Barocook Containers overheat?
The maximum temperature of heating packs is 130°C, thus it is possible that some deformation of the containers can occur (though it’s not common). In order to avoid this, we recommend removing the heating packs from the container after use.
Is the BaroCook dishwasher-friendly?
Why yes. Every part of the BaroCook flameless cooking system is approved for the dishwasher, top tray. Everything from the lid (including seal), stainless steel inner container and plastic outer container can safely be placed in the dishwasher.
Can I drink the water used to heat the BaroCook?
The water used to activate the heat pack will boil, but you should not drink it. There are two layers – the polymer bottom pan contains the heat pack and activation water and then the stainless-steel pan goes over it. You can heat water in the stainless-steel pan, and use the water from the stainless-steel pan to make coffee, tea, etc. The water in the stainless-steel pan will be hot enough to make drinks, but it will not boil.
Can I use snow to activate the Heating Packs?
Absolutely! Just hold a handful of snow in the palm of your hand and allow it to begin to melt and drip onto the heat pack to activate it. Then place the rest of the snow on the heat pack and it will fully activate and melt the rest of the snow.
Can I cook MREs (Meals-Ready-to-Eat) in the BaroCook?
By placing the MRE main meal, still in its foil pouch, inside the stainless steel container and adding water to cover the main meal pouch, you can warm the meal and use the heated water from the stainless steel pan to make coffee or tea, with no mess to clean up afterwards.
What is the Operating Temperature of the BaroCook?
Under ideal conditions (68 degrees Fahrenheit), the stove will reach temperatures up to 208 degrees Fahrenheit to quickly heat your food. BaroCook Cookware can cook and keep your food hot for up to an hour. Because of the included neoprene sleeve, you can safely cook in your tent without worrying about damaging your tent or camping gear from the heat.