Instructions for Using Fireless Cooker

Appears in

The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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The food is placed in the granite kettles, covered closely and cooked over fire, on a gas, wood, oil, or coal stove, until piping hot (see table), and immediately slipped into spaces in which they fit. If you use only one of the cooking kettles or pails for food, have the others filled with hot water. Cover pails quickly to retain all the heat and steam possible and place mineral wool cushion over all. Close box quickly and the food will cook evenly and tender.

The principle is first to bring the food to the BOILING point on the STOVE, then put it in the Cooker. To secure the best results, the covered kettle should always be filled nearly to the TOP, excess of water to be poured off later. The most import-ant point to be observed, is to have the contents of the covered kettle thoroughly HOT before placing it in the "COOKER."