Cooking question

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking in the Truck | Trucker Recipe Forum' started by Boattlebot, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. x1Heavy

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    Nothing flammable in your cab, a propane tank is one of the most outrageous items there are. In fact, if you tried to access the Norfolk Tunnel below where the Carriers transit to sea you will find yourself with a hell of a enforcement action.
     
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  3. Tb0n3

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    They're not made of glass. It takes a heck of a lot of force to bust one open.
     
  4. camionneur

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    There are laws against it, and the laws aren't stupid (because they are based on stupid things happening with flammable gas, especially when it is ignited on purpose, and always around other hazardous materials in this scenario, like the commercial vehicle's fuel tanks, etc). I just noted some guidance on the regulations against it, on pages 4 and 5 of a related topic. Using a flammable gas stove is totally illegal, for practical purposes, and safer cooking methods are mentioned there also.

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    Well I think the 12 volt cookers are simpler in a truck anyway.​
     
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    The boat was the best............

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  6. camionneur

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    Induction cooking would be safer, they say the cooktop itself won't burn paper . . .
     
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  7. camionneur

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    No, it looks like the regs allow you to heat up about a spoonful of soup with a lighter (or not that kind of soup)...

    Hazardous Materials; Requirements for Lighters and Lighter Refills:
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    (a) General requirements. No person may offer for transportation or transport a lighter (see § 171.8 of this subchapter) except under the following conditions:

    (1) The lighter must contain a fuel reservoir not exceeding 4 fluid ounces capacity (7.22 cubic inches), and must contain not more than 10 grams (0.35 ounce) of flammable gas.

    A disposable Bic lighter holds about 5 grams.
     
  8. Tb0n3

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    Those regards are for contracted loads. Does your personal microwave need a BOL?
     
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  9. Tb0n3

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    It heats the pan with induction/magnetic flux and so the pan will also heat the stove top.
     
  10. camionneur

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    Yeah, they've said that there's no exception for personal propane cannisters, being hazmat after all, just that exception for a personal lighter or two (unless you've found something else in writing).
     
  11. camionneur

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    Yeah, they talked about that in the second article... "The only downside? Cast iron can easily scratch the glass surfaces common to induction cooktops. To keep your glass looking pristine, you can just cook with something thin between the burner and the surface. We've heard of people using paper towels, newspaper, parchment paper, and even silpat mats. Since induction uses magnetic fields, the cooking surface itself doesn't get hot and the paper won't burn, allowing you to keep your cooktop scratch- and splatter-free. (Of course, the pan itself does get hot. While we haven't heard of paper spontaneously combusting during induction cooking, you should remain vigilant if you choose to use it.)"

    It doesn't sound like a paper towel would likely catch fire if it fell on the cooktop after the pan was removed.
     
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