Good food warmer

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  1. gym23

    gym23 Bobtail Member

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    Do any of you use hot plates or food warmer to heat up your food?
     
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  3. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    nope, i used to keep sammiches under my arm pits....

    seriously, try for a microwave, that way, you can heat up more foods, even some beverages.
     
  4. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I use a lunchbox oven, a toaster oven and a small George Foreman grill.
     
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  5. spindrift

    spindrift Road Train Member

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    Before I got my inverter and microwave I had one that ran off 12V. Never again will I rely on 12V for anything other than starting the engine and charging my phone.
     
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  6. Ffx95

    Ffx95 Road Train Member

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    Spring the $$$ for a good inverter and use an air fryer. Just be sure to keep the truck running it’ll drain the batteries faster than a microwave.
     
  7. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    The lunch box ovens work well for reheating stuff. I also used to cook small pot roasts in mine. And chicken breasts.
     
  8. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    tarmadilo Heavy Load Member

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    I use a toaster oven, put the food in an aluminum pie plate with some aluminum foil over the top, unless I want to broil. It works great.
     
  10. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    It really isn't about reheating old food though, is it?
    For me it is having the things I need to cook fresh meals while on the road.

    I seldom reheat anything.
    People that make things at home just to reheat them on the road don't, in my opinion, really have the whole OTR thing down.

    When I am home I might make up some fried rice while I am there, and I will take some with me for one or two meals.
    But I do not prepare a lot of food to take with me.
    I hit a Walmart every day or three to keep fresh food on the truck, and I take the time to cook fresh meals every day.

    Tonight I used the lunchbox oven to make some white rice (with some wild rice thrown in), along with carrots and green beans.
    I used the toaster oven to bake some salmon, to go on top of it.
    All fresh, nothing reheated.
    The toaster oven is also great for a baked potato.

    It does take a certain mind set though.
    One has to plan their time to allow enough time for cooking, which usually takes a couple hours.

    Eating well out here, and also enough sleep, will usually mean at least a 12 hour break, if not more.
     
  11. Frank Speak

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    Big Maude once went into a Love’s, took a seat near the fountain drinks and when an employee finally got around to asking if she needed anything, Big Maude said “I’ll have the buffet with a large Diet Coke” and then proceeded to the Roller Grill.
     
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