Mr D’s Cook Shop

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  1. Dave Chandler says:

    Can you give me the measurements for this tin please,to give me an idea of the size of loaf.Could this also be used for meatloaf or pate recipes too.
    Also would be handy to have an e mail address rather than just a phone number for contact.

    Love the idea


  2. Hi Dave,

    I am sorry for the delay in responding. There seems to have been a problem with the comments section which has now been sorted.

    The cake tin is 170mm diam by 90mm deep. The cake tin can certainly be used for making a meatloaf or pate but I would suggest the loaf tin would be better. I use the loaf tin also for cakes when I demonstrate at show and find it works well.

    Finally thank you for the comment about the email address. I will add this to the listings.

    All the best
    Mr D

  3. John Wetton says:


    I am intrigued…… I run an offshore sailing school and am wondering how many people can be catered for using your system? Not necessarily the whole meal, but the main part with say cous cous, or rice coooked seperately?


  4. Charlie says:

    Hi I would really like to buy one of your products but I am a bit unsure of which one to buy, & which one works best, so I have a few questions.

    I am assuming that the website “Mr D’s Kitchen Shop” is you?

    If so in your shop, you have the original one large pot cooker and then you have others, I am interested in “Set 1” – Does the set come with 2 pots & the cook book?
    What size are the 2 pots please
    Last be not least, can I use the lower pot on its own, with out inserting the top pot & vis verva?.

    I would have asked directly from the site I stated about be there is no contact page.

    Many Thanks


  5. Hi Charlie,

    Sorry for taking so long to get back. You are quite right that the thermal cooker is sold through my web shop

    I think that the best thing is for you to give me a ring on 023 8084 7834 and I will try and answer all your questions.

    All The best

  6. Lisa says:


    Just found this website and hope to add the app to my iphone.

    I purchased the 8L Shuttle Chef. I am confused. Is the Thermos Shuttle Chef the same as the Shuttle Chef? And are they the same as the Mr D? Also, some come with a carrying handle and some are designed to just sit on a counter top. But they all seem to have the same model name. They are extinguished by their volume not the features. Any thoughts on this?

    Now for my last question. I have the 8L Shuttle and can’t find recipes for it. I probably should have bought the 4.5L as it would have been more useful to me. But in the deal, I received the
    1.5L shuttle free. Can’t fine recipes for this either. Does you book have recipes for these two Shuttles? Also, do you have recipes that are not Asian. I am looking for beef pot roast and pork roast.

  7. Hi Lisa,

    I was not aware that they did an 8L Shuttle Chef. I thought that 6L was the largest.

    The Shuttle Chef and Mr D’s Thermal Cooker are different but their performance is very similar due to both using a vacuum as insulation. This form of insulation is generally considered the best and in heat retention tests that I have carried out with other cookers like the Dream Pot, Mr D’s and The Shuttle Chef have come out on top.

    My cookbook is one of the only ones available at the moment and although the recipe quantities are for a 4.5L thermal cooker you could use them by changing the quantities to suit the extra size of your cooker.

    Mr D’s Thermal Cooker we find will feed up to 6 to 8 people so you will be able to almost double the amount of meals.

    There are a lot of recipes on this site and I will be adding more over the next few months so keep visiting or if you have an iPhone you could download my App by searching the App Store for The Thermal Cook. The App will keep you up to date on the blog and new recipes.

    All the best

  8. Carole Walker says:

    Hi Dave,

    I noticed there are a couple of different sites selling Mr D’s Thermal Cooker: site, which you mentioned above, as well as the following DKFilms one, which refers to itself as “Mr D’s Kitchen Shop”:

    Do you know if this site is legit or is it someone trying to profit by using your name? I noticed that the site refers to the product as the Thermos Shuttle Chef even though the product appears to be yours not Thermos’. . . Something just doesn’t seem right about it, but I wanted to double check because I do like their packages: they’ve bundled all the accessories together with the cooker, which results in a fair amount of savings. I don’t want to be taken advantage of by a scam artist though!

    Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.

    Best wishes,


    PS: I think the commenter above, named Charlie, was actually referring to the same site, but because he only referred to it as “Mr D’s Kitchen Shop” that you assumed he was referring to your own BoatJumble web shop. I think this also explains some of the confusion above between the Shuttle Chef and Mr D’s Thermal Cooker.

    • Hi Carole,

      Sorry for the delay in responding to your comments. The problem is I get a lot of spam on this site and sometimes I miss the non spam comments.

      The site you have found is in fact an old one of mine which I thought had been deleted. It dates back to the days when I sold the Thermos Shuttle Chef which is now no longer available in UK and Europe. I will sort it out and make sure it is removed or changed to have Mr D’s cookers on it. DKFilms is in fact our production company that was originally used for hosting the first shop I had.

      With regards to the prices this site was put together some time ago and the VAT was 15%. If you would like to give me a ring sometime I will see what we can do. My number is 023 8084 7834.

      All the best
      Dave (Mr D)

  9. Lisa says:

    Hello Dave

    I also have a 1.5 liter shuttle chef. It came free with the 8L. I wish I would have purchase the 4.5 as that would be the most useful size for my family. Looking forward to finding recipes for my cookers I intend to load up your app for my Iphone. This cooking method is intriguing. I have been cooking steel cut oats in my thermos vacuum bottle for quite a while. It is a great method of fixing breakfast with very little effort.

  10. Zoe says:

    Hi Dave

    I was given a 2 litre magic saver cooker, it does the job but lost heat quickly in this cold country. Is your Thermal cooker keeping heat ie cook better? I like to use it to cook rice for one, but read from the above that 4.5l cook better. So my question is, can I use one of two of the pot? Otherwise what is your recommendation? Thank you, sorry I do prefer to use internet/email than phone call.

    • Hi Zoe,
      Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. For some reason your question has only just shown up.
      To answer your question there are a number of things you need to take into account:
      1. Using thermal cookers in UK or as you say a colder country should not really effect the heat loss noticeable. Mr D’s Thermal Cookers are used all over the world and many on boats and we have never found that climate has a bearing on the cooking. Just to explain the main if not all the loss of heat is through the lid as the vacuum between the walls of our outer container does not transfer heat. I can’t comment too much on cookers with a thermal insulation material between the walls.
      2. We have found that the size of the cooker has a great influence on the length of time it will keep food above 60C. Mr D’s Thermal Cooker 3 litre size will hold its heat for half the time of our 4.5 litre and definitely I would not expect a 2L cooker to stay above 60C for more than 3 to 4 hours.
      3. Mr D’s Thermal Cookers are vacuum insulated which is considered to be the best. I our tests with a well know brand that used an insulation material between the walls of the outer pot we found a noticeable difference in heat retention.
      4. When using all thermal cookers you need to following the following rule…..the more you have in the inner pot, the longer it will keep hot. We like most people who sell thermal cookers recommend that you fill them to at least 80% to get maximum heat retention time.
      5. One final thing is that you will find is that different foods will retain their heat for different amount of times. If for instance you are cooking spare ribs with a BBQ sauce, this will normally stay hotter due to the sugar content in the sauce.
      Now to cover your question about using one of the two pots. Yes this is a popular way to cook smaller quantities of rice. You will need to put 1 cup of rice to just under 2 cups of water in the top pot (it will take double this if you are cooking for 4 people) and bring to the boil. Then turn the heat down and simmer for 2 minutes. Now turn off the heat and put the top pot into the outer container that has been filled with enough boiling water to reach the bottom of the top pot when in place. Now leave to cook.
      I do hope that this answers your question. You might like to go to our network site The Worldwide Networking Site for Thermal Cooks where there is a lot of information about thermal cooking.
      All the best
      Mr D

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