The Natural Heating cast iron baked potato cooker is designed to sit on top of all cast iron wood burners and multi-fuel stoves. A hot plate is NOT required – it simply sits on top of your stove.
Basically it makes use of the surface heat, which in turn, transfers to the cast iron pod. The pod gets hot and evenly cooks your jacket potatoes. It’s also very easy to open to have a look and see what’s happening inside.
After all, if you already have your stove lit, why bother turning the oven on?
It’s not fast, but it’s the most green and energy efficient way of cooking that you will ever find…
This cast iron baked potato cooker is small enough to fit on top of practically any stove, yet big enough to hold up to FOUR medium (250g / fist sized) potatoes or two gigantic spuds.
The cooker measures 310mm / 12.25″ wide x 160mm / 6.5″ deep x 160mm / 6.5″ high
The time taken to cook your potatoes is very variable, as it depends on how hot your fire is burning. We generally put some on the showroom stoves around 9am and they are perfectly done by lunchtime. On the odd occasion we’ve been really busy and forgotten about them, the potatoes have still been perfectly good even an hour or two later. The more space you give them, the better they cook. Three cook beautifully in this. Four cook well, but need a bit more cooking time.
The cooker is not in full contact with the top of your stove and as the potato is totally encased in cast iron, this creates a lovely, even bake without the mess. This potato cooker is also ideal for cooking roast chestnuts – delicious at this time of year.
How to Use the Potato Cooker
Use a little sunflower or vegetable oil on some kitchen roll and lightly oil the inside of the cooker. Sit the cooker on top of your stove for at least two evenings when the stove is being used before cooking for the first time. This is to allow the cooker to become hot enough to bake the external stove paint on to the pot. Be aware the paint may smell as it cures, just as it does with a new stove.
Lightly oil the potatoes before putting in the pot. You can cut slits in the potatoes to help them cook faster.
The baked potato cooker should never need to be washed but wipe it over if required and lightly oil inside with sunflower or vegetable oil on kitchen roll to protect and prevent rust.