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Tin Can oven
« on: November 08, 2012, 01:28:17 AM »
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I found the pics in another board....And not any other info. i would love to know the bake time.....enjoy













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Re: Tin Can oven
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 08:18:48 AM »
Makes my mouth water!  Thanks for the post, I'm always looking for new cooking ideas to try on camping trips.

Problem here in the States will be getting the right cooking cans.  Are those olive oil cans in the pics?  I wonder if old heating ductwork could be scrubbed well enough to be considered food grade for this application.
Build it or buy it, start it up and try it, maybe even fry it.  Otherwise you'll never know if it works.

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Re: Tin Can oven
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 09:07:18 AM »

Problem here in the States will be getting the right cooking cans.  Are those olive oil cans in the pics?  I wonder if old heating ductwork could be scrubbed well enough to be considered food grade for this application.

Back in my Army days my top (prior green beret) showed us how to do this, some one in our squad asked about ac duct work and he explained safer to use food grade tin cans as the duct work would have been galvanized and the off gassing of the galvanizing process could make you sick or dead.

The tin cans are still used in the food industry and can be had for the asking at almost any restaurant.
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Re: Tin Can oven
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 09:27:18 AM »
an amazing idea.


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Re: Tin Can oven
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 11:34:33 AM »
impressive, i have never heard of this, thanks

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Re: Tin Can oven
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2012, 03:44:57 PM »
Are these cans aluminum or stainless steel?

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Re: Tin Can oven
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2012, 03:49:18 PM »
Are these cans aluminum or stainless steel?

There made of tin, the same material as in soup cans and such.
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Re: Tin Can oven
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2012, 04:28:59 AM »
There made of tin, the same material as in soup cans and such.

indded same material but larger (and they have a liner enameled too.

You can find these (around here) as olive oil cans (with a tap on one corber) and as Feta or pickles containers that have a 8 inch wide opening that closes with a tin lid.
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Re: Tin Can oven
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2012, 06:08:26 AM »
The tin cans are still used in the food industry and can be had for the asking at almost any restaurant.

Yep, figured there'd be a problem with non-food grade sheet metal.  Thanks for the restaurant idea.
Build it or buy it, start it up and try it, maybe even fry it.  Otherwise you'll never know if it works.

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Re: Tin Can oven
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2012, 11:42:25 AM »
Excellant Idea.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Tin Can oven
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2012, 12:30:59 AM »
If you have a Business Costco Center near you, you can try there...Lots of restaurant size oil cans... I think I have something that will work, but is round instead of square...
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Re: Tin Can oven
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2012, 01:08:29 AM »
Tin cans melt in fires. This will only work a few times and the cans will be worthless.

Better to use the cans in other ways.

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Re: Tin Can oven
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2012, 03:03:10 AM »
You could build one from quality steel, would last you a lot longer and isnĀ“t really that much work to build one:-) Great idea though!
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Re: Tin Can oven
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2012, 12:58:51 PM »
If you set the can on its side, I wonder if you could fit an oven rack in it.