Each BakePacker Accessory is a
ring of aluminum containing interlocking grids of sheet aluminum forming small
(about 1/2-inch square) vertical divisions. The appearance is much like
the cardboard used to separate Christmas tree ornaments in their boxes.
Evolution Pot & Lid
The BakePacker is placed
in any pot (the closer the fit to the diameter the more efficient) and about one
inch of water is poured into the pot. The Ultralight BakePacker fits in a
6" pot, and the Standard BakePacker fits in a 7.5" pot. Your food (entrees, breads, muffins,
even soups and desserts) are prepared in the one gallon "Glad plastic food
storage bags" (Not zip types) and placed on the
You just add your food
to a bag, add the water (Note: reduce the water
recommendations by 25%. They expect a lot of evaporation to
occur while cooking.), blend and put it on the grid. The top of the bag is
then folded down to keep most of the moisture in, the pot is covered, and the
water in the pot is brought to a boil. A rapid boil is not necessary, but
make sure steam continuously escapes from under the lid.
The grid holds the water
in columns, which act very much as heat pipes do, intensifying heat transfer,
and they rapidly cook your food. Breads, depending on the dough type
(density), are ready in 15 to 25 minutes boiling time. Entrees are ready
more quickly, even when uncooked items (dry or fresh) are in the bag.
No accessories are
required for BakePacker Accessory use other than a supply of bags. They cost about
$3.00 for 75 at any
grocery store, and please don't use any zip lock bags or food storage bags other
than Glad, the other plastics can't handle the heat.
For other foods with
very high fat content (some meat stews for example) or lots of sugar (soft
brownies for example) use Reynolds Oven Roasting bags. They are larger and
more expensive, but can be cleaned and reused and will withstand the heat
concentrated by the fat or sugar.
Never let the water in
the pot get too low or run dry! The pot itself may be damaged and the Glad
bag will melt into the BakePacker grid. That is a genuine mess to clean
If you must peek at your food, do not remove it
from the stove (keep it boiling), open the lid away from yourself (because of
the steam), and test the dough for resilience or by carefully unfolding the bag
and looking at the center of the dough.
Some dehydrated items (most noticeably potato
shreds and slices) can easily puncture the Glad bag. Use care in adding
water and blending in the bags and carry some extra Glad bags in your pack.
Matching: LDP Camping
Foods will match any other dealer's sale or special price at
any time. Just let us know
about the other guy's bottom line price in the note section of our checkout, and you'll get
the same when we process your order here. Call
800-826-5767 if you have any questions.
If you don't already own a
pot that is the right size for the BakePacker, or if your pot is getting a
bit old and shabby, please consider the two pots below. They are made
of lightweight aluminum, non-stick Teflon coated on the inside, and have a
beautiful enamel finish on the outside. To save money and weight,
there are no handles on the pots, so you will need a "Jaws" pot
lifter to handle the hot pot.