Harman Stove Reviews:
The Harman Kardon HPS-120 is a 120 watt pellet gas stove with a high efficiency rating of up to 90%. The HPS-120 is designed for use in all climates, including extreme cold temperatures. The HPS-120 is made from durable aluminum and stainless steel construction, which are both lightweight materials. The HPS-120 is equipped with a large, easy to read LCD screen that displays cooking time, temperature, and other useful information.
The HPS-120 uses a high heat resistant ceramic pellet burner with a low ash profile. This type of burner burns pellets at very high temperatures resulting in greater energy savings than standard coal or wood burning stoves.
The HPS-120 is available in three sizes:
HPS-120S – 120 watts, 10.5″ x 8.75″ x 5.25″, weighs 2 lbs (0.9 kg), fits most 20 gallon (68 liters) coolers; includes one 18 ounce (46 gram) bag of pellets; $199.95 USD HPS-120L – 120 watts, 11″ x 9″ x 6″ (28 x 23 x 15 cm), weighs 3 lbs (1.4 kg), fits most larger coolers; includes one 18 ounce (46 gram) bag of pellets; $219.95 USD HPS-120XL – 120 watts, 15″ x 10.5″ x 6.5″ (38 x 27 x 16.5 cm), weighs 4 lbs (1.8 kg), fits most extra large coolers; includes one 25.5 ounce (751 gram) bag of pellets; $249.95 USD
The HPS-120S, HPS-120L, and HPS-120XL can all use the same type of 18 ounce (46 gram) bag pellets; 25.5 ounce (751 gram) bag pellets; or a 1/2 sack of 4.4 lb (2000 gram) bag pellets. Higher capacity bags, as well as bulk supply options are also available.
No tools are required for loading or cleaning the HPS-120 pellet stove.
The control panel features a durable knob and button interface. The large LCD screen displays the set temperature, actual temperature, fan speed (high, medium, low), and more. The HPS-120 can heat an area of up to 550 square feet (52 square meters). An external exhaust port allows for the removal of warm air in order to prevent overheating.
A built-in blower directs the air flow and circulates the heat where it is needed most.
The HPS-120 can be used anywhere in the world. There are no gas lines to be concerned with. The HPS-120 can be used indoors or outdoors (not recommended for use in a boat unless it is faced towards the sky). The HPS-120 is not defeatable; children or pets cannot turn on the stove and burn the house down.
The HPS-120 is not an open flame and produces no open flames, meaning there is no risk of setting anything on fire. The HPS-120 requires minimal maintenance and can last for years and years with the proper care.
The HPS-120 operates using standard 18.1 ounce (500 gram) bags of high-temperature approved pellet fuel. These pellets are made from a mixture of hardwood sawdust and ceramics. A 1/2 sack of HPS-120 pellets costs $29.99 USD and can fuel the stove for approximately 10 – 12 hours.
A full sack of HPS-120 pellets costs $59.99 USD and can fuel the stove for approximately 20 – 24 hours. The HPS-120’s ash pan allows for the easy removal of ashes; no mess, no fuss.
The HPS-120 is covered by the Three-Year Limited Harman Warranty.
Note: To prevent pellet fuel from becoming damp and going stale, store your pellets inside in an airtight container. Even one morning of exposure to the elements can make a huge difference in the quality of your pellets and how well your stove works. Stale pellets do not burn when they are supposed to and this can cause major safety issues, especially with pellet stoves that have automatic feeding systems.
The HPS-120 comes with a built-in stand. The HPS-120 is perfect for large families, cabins, hunting lodges, second homes, and more. The HPS-120 is made in the USA.
Accessories for your Stove
The optional cooking kit for the HPS-120 consists of a cast iron griddle, stainless steel holder, and fireproof mat. It costs $99.95 USD and weighs 3 lbs (1.4 kg).
The griddle measures 27.5 inches (70 cm) across and 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick. It contains 835 square inches (6.6 square decimeters) of cooking surface. The griddle is suitable for cooking for large groups of people. The stainless steel holder keeps the griddle off of the ground and allows air to flow underneath, making it easier to slide in and out. The fireproof mat is made out of ceramic fiber and can be used to protect delicate surfaces from heat.
Optional Shelving System
The optional shelving system for the HPS-120 consists of three shelves made out of stainless steel and costs $89.95 USD. The smallest shelf has a width of 10 inches (26 cm), a depth of 9 inches (23 cm), and a height of 29 inches (74 cm). It can hold up to 88 pounds (40 kg).
The medium shelf has a width of 10 inches (26 cm), a depth of 13 inches (33 cm), and a height of 29 inches (74 cm). It can hold up to 176 pounds (80 kg). The large shelf has a width of 15 inches (39 cm), a depth of 13 inches (33 cm), and a height of 29 inches (74 cm). It can hold up to 264 pounds (120 kg). This shelving system can be used to store all types of things, from food, to toys, to tools, to supplies, and more. The shelving system can be placed on the HPS-120 or it can be placed elsewhere and connected to the HPS-120 with a series of optional hooks.
The optional hooks for the HPS-120 consist of a 5-pack of hooks and costs $9.99 USD. Each hook can support up to 88 pounds (40 kg). The 5-pack of hooks can be used to attach the optional shelving system or anything else that you may wish to hang.
The optional folding table for the HPS-120 consists of a sturdy stainless steel table that folds up for easy storage and costs $139.95 USD. The table has a width of 30 inches (76 cm), a depth of 20 inches (51 cm), and a height of 29 inches (74 cm). Once unfolded, it can comfortably seat 4 adults.
The folding table can be used as an extra workstation or dining area. It is perfect for use with the HPS-120. The folding table can support up to 1,008 pounds (450 kg).
Optional Hot Water Heater
The optional hot water heater for the HPS-120 consists of a 6 gallon (23 liter) tank and element and costs $99.95 USD. The tank can be filled with water and connected to the HPS-120 with the element. The water can then be heated using the electricity generated by the HPS-120, allowing you to have unlimited HOT water for showers or other uses!
Optional Solar Panel
The optional solar panel for the HPS-120 consists of a 20 watt solar panel and costs $699.95 USD. The solar panel can be used to charge the battery bank and power the electronics that come with the HPS-120. The solar panel can also be used independently to power anything that runs on 12 volts DC.
The 20 watt solar panel is perfect for road trips, boondocking, and dry camping. The panel can be set up in minutes and will charge a typical auto battery in 3-4 hours.
Optional Battery Bank
The optional battery bank for the HPS-120 consists of two 12 volt 8 amp batteries and costs $219.90 USD. The battery bank can be used to store electricity from the optional solar panel, or from the HPS-120 while it is not in use. The battery bank can also be charged using an external power source if needed.
The battery bank can power the HPS-120 for up to 48 hours without sunlight.
Optional Battery Charger
The optional battery charger for the HPS-120 consists of a 2 amp battery charger and costs $59.95 USD. The battery charger can be used to charge the battery bank from the HPS-120 or an external power source if preferred. The battery charger is compatible with all 12 volt batteries.
The optional 1000 watt pure sine wave inverter for the HPS-120 consists of a 1,000 watt pure sine wave inverter and costs $349.95 USD. The inverter can be used to power electronics such as laptops, televisions, DVD players, video game consoles, radios, and more. The inverter can also charge the battery bank if needed.
The inverter can operate up to 1,000 watts of continuous power and 2,400 watts of peak power. The inverter is capable of running a 13 inch laptop.
Optional Air Compressor
The optional air compressor for the HPS-120 consists of a 125 psi air compressor and costs $199.95 USD. The air compressor runs off of the battery bank and can provide up to 125 psi of pressure. The air compressor can fill up a car tire in less than 1 minute!
Optional Generator Upgrade
The optional diesel generator upgrade for the HPS-120 consists of a 6kw Onan generator and costs $1,549.00 USD. The generator can provide up to 6,000 watts of electricity to power the HPS-120 and is capable of lasting up to 10 hours on a full tank of fuel.
Hatch/Pressure Cooker HPS-130
With the Hatching Pressure Cooker you can raise up to 10 chickens or 1,000 ducklings in just 4 square feet of space!
The Hatching Pressure Cooker is a revolutionary new method of pressure cooking designed specifically for incubating and hatching your favorite eggs. The Hatching Pressure Cooker can hatch eggs two to six times faster than the traditional method of setting them. The Hatching Pressure Cooker also eliminates the need for expensive incubators and is much safer to use when compared to traditional methods.
With proper care and maintenance, your Hatching Pressure Cooker can last a lifetime!
The secret behind the Hatching Pressure Cooker lies in the specially designed lid, which uses a combination of a vacuum and positive air pressure during the hatching process. The Hatching Pressure Cooker also comes with egg turners that easily fit inside the unit. So once you drop your eggs into the unit, you can easily turn them every 12 hours to keep them from sticking or piling up on one another.
A clear lid and cut out handles on the sides of the Hatching Pressure Cooker makes it easy to monitor your eggs during the hatching process. The pressure settings and indicator lights have also been moved to the back right corner of the unit, so as not to distract you during your hatching sessions. Whether you want to hatch chicken eggs or duck eggs, the Hatching Pressure Cooker can accommodate up to 1,000 of them!
You can easily adjust the air pressure inside the Hatching Pressure Cooker between 10 and 15 psi. The higher the air pressure, the faster your eggs will hatch. However, as the air pressure increases, the temperature of the water gradually gets hotter. The Hatching Pressure Cooker comes with a built in temperature gauge to keep track of the water temperature.
The optional automatic turner accessory for the Hatching Pressure Cooker can hold up to 48 chicken eggs or up to 16 duck eggs! The automatic turner accessory comes with its own stand that also acts as a humidity container. The built in thermostat allows you to adjust the humidity level as necessary.
The Hatching Pressure Cooker measures 16.5 inches long by 13 inches wide by 15.5 inches high.
Please note that this Hatching Pressure Cooker is not intended for use in homes or apartments equipped with natural gas. Also, while this Hatching Pressure Cooker can be used outdoors, it should not be exposed to the elements or placed in direct sunlight.
The Hatching Pressure Cooker is made in the USA.
Product includes: Hatching Pressure Cooker, automatic turner, manual, and registration card
Hatch your own eggs in just 24 hours
The Hatching Pressure Cooker is a revolutionary new way of incubating and hatching your favorite eggs.
Our easy to use pressure cooker can hatch chicken eggs or duck eggs in as little as 24 hours and other varieties of birds in 48 hours. No longer do you need to wait weeks for your eggs to hatch, just place them in the Hatching Pressure Cooker and you will soon have a whole new flock of chicks to enjoy.
The secret behind the Hatching Pressure Cooker lies in a combination of a vacuum and positive air pressure during the hatching process. This allows your Hatching Pressure Cooker to mimic the natural environment that your eggs need in order to hatch.
The Hatching Pressure Cooker comes with a built in temperature gauge to keep track of the water temperature, an adjustable air pressure valve, automatic egg turner, and a hatching time chart.
The Hatching Pressure Cooker can hold up to 1,000 chicken eggs or up to 500 duck eggs.
Don’t delay, start hatching today with the Hatching Pressure Cooker!
boiled with plenty of corn meal to feed a family of four
Exclusively at HomeMuseumRecipes.org
by Karen Hancock
Ingredients: 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour 2 tablespoons lard or vegetable shortening 2/3 cup cold water corn meal, salt, and pepper to taste
In a large bowl mix together the flour and fat with a fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the cold water and stir with a fork until the dough holds together and isn’t sticky. You may need more or less water depending on the humidity of the air. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly until it is smooth.
Form into a ball and cut into 8 pieces. Using a rolling pin, roll each piece into 6 inch diameter rounds (roughly).
Place a large, heavy bottomed saucepan on the stove over medium-high heat and add about 2 tablespoons of oil to the pan. When the oil begins to ripple, add the dough rounds a few at a time and cook until they begin to puff and expand then flip them over for about one minute. Add more oil as needed.
Add 1 1/2 cups of cold water and 1 cup of corn meal to the pan and stir until it forms a thin paste. Stir in salt and pepper to taste. Turn down the heat to low, cover, and simmer slowly for 1 1/2 hours. Stir occasionally to keep the cornbread from sticking.
Add more water if necessary so that it doesn’t dry out and become too hard.
After it has finished cooking, remove from the heat and place the pan in cold water to quickly cool it down.
Cut into wedges and serve.
This recipe is also available in the “Home Museum Recipe Collection” Paperback.
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