Welcome BaroCook to the MSD Product Offerings!
We are pumped on this new, innovative flameless meal-heating tool and know that it’s perfect for snowmobilers, backcountry travelers, field workers, campers, and more. Imagine being able to heat up your meal (like to HOT) without lighting a fire or using any tool other than the container your meal, some liquid, and one of BaroCook’s Heating Packs.
Picture this – you are working in the field on a cold fall day (at the patch, tree planting, in the fields, etc.) or you are on a day of snowmobiling on a -20° day. Now imagine being able to take your Tupperware of last night’s chili, add some water and a package of BaroCook Activator and wait 2 minutes. No electricity, no pots, no fire, no nothing – just a hot lunch ready to go. Because it’s ultra-portable you can pack and cook your food in the same container.
HOW DOES IT WORK?!
This patented system consists of two separate containers – the outer a BPA-free plastic and the inner a food-grade polished stainless steel. A water-activated heating pad goes in-between them. The heating pad reacts to the liquid to produce heat at just over 93°C (200°F). This heat level lasts for about 25 minutes but remains hot for another 20 minutes after that. The flameless heat (which produces no carbon monoxide) heats your meal.
WHAT ARE THE BAROCOOK HEATING PADS MADE OF?
Packs are made of quicklime, which is a combination of 18 different minerals and sands. The steam it produces is simply hydrogen and oxygen gas. They are non-toxic & eco-friendly, odorless, and water-insoluble. The remaining quicklime powder is ecologically friendly. The byproduct is a powder, less toxic than salt, sand, or mud.
MSD will be carrying three sizes of BaroCook Container – each comes with one (single use) heating pad. Choose from the Medium 850ml (28oz) Food Container, the Extra-Large 1200ml (40oz) Food Container or 400ml (13oz) Mug. MSD will also have 10-packs for the 20g and 50g Heating Pads available. We recommend the 50g packs for the Food Containers and 20g packs for Mugs.
CAD Retail Pricing
- Extra-Large Food Container (Reusable) – $44.99
- Medium Food Container (Reusable) – $37.99
- Mug (Reusable) – $29.99
- 10-Pack of 20g Heating Pads (Single-Use) – $19.99
- 10-Pack of 50g Heating Pads (Single-Use) – $29.99
BaroCook Orders will be shipping mid-July, 2020. Pre-Orders are now available via the MSD Dealer Portal.
Q: Are the heating packs harmful?
No. Each BaroCook heating pack consists of 18 natural materials and are environmentally friendly.
Q: How do I cook with my BaroCook Cookware?
- Activate the white pack by adding water or any liquid onto the heating pack
- Pour food or water into the stainless bowl and lock the lid
- After the temperature of your food or water reaches the desired heat, remove bowl.*
- Enjoy your hot soup, coffee, food, etc. minutes later.
- *Cooking time differs according to quantity and food type.
Q: How long will a heating pack keep food warm?
It depends on the quantity and size of the heating packs as well as food type. When you cook roughly 17oz of food with the basic rectangular stove using a 50g heating pack, the temperature of food reaches a maximum of 95°C (203°F). For about an hour it is kept between 65°C and 70°C (150° and 160°F).
Q: What is the expiration date of my stove, mug or pouch?
The units themselves are designed for years of service, but the heating elements have a shelf life of three years minimum when completely sealed.
Q: Will my stove get deformed?
The maximum temperature of heating packs is 203 degrees Fahrenheit. Therefore, the contact surface of heating packs can cause deformation of the bottom of containers if used too long or improperly.
Q: Can I heat MREs with BaroCook Cookware?
By placing the MRE main meal, still in its foil pouch, inside the stainless steel container and adding water to cover the main meal pouch, you can warm the meal and use the heated water from the stainless steel pan to make coffee or tea, with no mess to clean up afterwards.
Q: Can I use dehydrated foods with BaroCook Cookware?
Just pour the contents of the dehydrated meal with enough water into the stainless-steel pan. Activate the heating packs and your meal will be hot and ready to eat within minutes after heating begins. Cooking time differs according to quantity and food type.
Q: Can I use snow to activate the heat packs?
Absolutely! Just hold a handful of snow in the palm of your hand and allow it to begin to melt and drip onto the heat pack to activate it. Then place the rest of the snow on the heat pack and it will fully activate and melt the rest of the snow.
Q: Can I drink the water that boils the heating packs?
The water used to activate the heat pack will boil, but you should not drink it. There are two layers – the polymer bottom pan contains the heat pack and activation water and then the stainless-steel pan goes over it. You can heat water in the stainless-steel pan, and use the water from the stainless-steel pan to make coffee, tea, etc. The water in the stainless-steel pan will be hot enough to make drinks, but it will not boil.
Q: Is BaroCook eco-friendly?
When cooking, the only vapor emitted is water vapor. Used eco-friendly heat packs can be safely disposed in the trash.
Q: How do I dispose of the used heat packs?
Used heat packs can be safely disposed in the trash. Unactivated heat packs should not be disposed of in the trash, as liquids encountering the heat pack could activate the heat pack.
Q: What is the operating temperature of BaroCook Cookware?
Under ideal conditions (68 degrees Fahrenheit), the stove will reach temperatures up to 208 degrees Fahrenheit to quickly heat your food. BaroCook Cookware can cook and keep your food hot for up to an hour. Because of the included neoprene sleeve, you can safely cook in your tent without worrying about damaging your tent or camping gear from the heat.
Q: What are the heat packs composed of?
The active ingredients in the heat packs are natural minerals: calcium hydroxide and sodium bicarbonate.
Q: Is BaroCook Dishwasher Friendly?
Why yes. Every part of the BaroCook flameless cooking system is approved for the dishwasher, top tray. Everything from the lid (including seal), stainless steel inner container and plastic outer container can safely be placed in the dishwasher.