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    Wink Cooking in the field

    This season I decided to throw my camping stove in my truck and start reheating soups or even frying on the fly. It works great!

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    Wife bought me one of these a few years ago. I plug it in to my inverter when I leave the house in the morning. Soup is nice and hot by lunchtime.
    I’ve left it plugged in with the truck not running. As long as the battery is healthy it’ll heat lunch without drawing the battery down too bad.
    I’ve done soup, spaghetti, casserole, just about whatever will fit into it.

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    Both very cool ideas! I’m lazy and usually just grab some fruit and granola bars for lunch.

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    I have a small microwave usually leave it on bigger jobs.

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    High tech compared to a turbo torch and a pot or a pan
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    I keep one of these is the van for the few times I take leftovers that need to be reheated. I usually place the food in one of those foil takeaway trays to do away with the cleaning up. I can heat a chilled tray of food to piping hot in 30-40 minutes. I connect it up to a secondary battery system so not too concerned to coming back and not being able to start my van.

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    Can of unopened soup on the intake manifold when arriving at the job. By lunch it is nice and hot from residual engine heat.

    Back in the day when the family was traveling, we'd take a roast, season it up and wrap in foil. Place on the intake manifold and when we stopped later in the day, the roast and any veggies in with it were done to perfection! My pop was pretty resourceful and we were fairly poor....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CircusEnvy View Post
    This season I decided to throw my camping stove in my truck and start reheating soups or even frying on the fly. It works great!

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    I'd be really impressed if you were cooking that while driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shellkamp View Post
    I'd be really impressed if you were cooking that while driving.

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    I take a portion with me in a regular container, leave it in the fridge and heat it up afterward.

    I noticed one subtlety, if the food is stored for more than an hour and then you heat them up, then many sauces are out of order.

    Example: I added the sauce to the soup, after 4 hours I decided to warm it, but it was already a little bit sour. This happened precisely because of the sauce: ( I recommend adding sauces right before use if you eat them

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    That's awesome. I'm going to grab one of those.
    Quote Originally Posted by rider77 View Post
    Wife bought me one of these a few years ago. I plug it in to my inverter when I leave the house in the morning. Soup is nice and hot by lunchtime.
    I’ve left it plugged in with the truck not running. As long as the battery is healthy it’ll heat lunch without drawing the battery down too bad.
    I’ve done soup, spaghetti, casserole, just about whatever will fit into it.

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