The test field included two foam bead-filled fabric bag thermal cookers: the compact, fleece Heylo (above) and the robust, cotton Wonderbag (at right).

Slow(er) Cooking On Board

PS takes a look at retained-heat cooking options.

Staples of the modern home kitchen, Crock-Pots and rice cookers are time-savers, enabling chefs to prepare long-cooking meals without tending the stove for hours. But there’s another way to slow-cook foods, one that’s easily portable and doesn’t require a constant electrical source: retained-heat cooking.

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