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Just Add Water

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:37 pm
by Irvingdog
Saw on another forum a post from someone saying they added water to the alcohol in a wick-type stove to reduce heat output. Anyone have anything to add to this? Tried it? Results? Thought this could facilitate baking..

Re: Just Add Water

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:54 pm
by zelph
I have not tried it........I bake using the jello mold method. Stove goes full blast, no simmering. Used a StarLyte and Fancee Feest.

Re: Just Add Water

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:18 pm
by realityguy
Don't know here..I start hot and just turn my alcohol stove down a notch or two.. :mrgreen:

Re: Just Add Water

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:30 am
by Steve079
I know you can add water to a Unican type stove, and it will drop the heat and allow the stove to simmer. I've tried adding water to alcohol as a premix, but it doesn't work quite the same as the technique used fot the Unican. For that, you start with 2oz, once you reach boil, add 1/2oz of water, and replace the pot. It will go 20-25 minutes, with a nice simmer. That stove is easy to make, maybe it will work for baking?? Is baking, baking, using dry heat, or does it use steam?