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Old 04-29-2018, 04:08 PM   #1
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12V dc cooking

Does anyone have experience with any 12 volt dc appliances? In particular we are considering a 12V slower cooker and/or coffee maker. There will be times when we'll be driving all day and would like to start the cooking while on the road. Recommendations either for or against such a plan.

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Old 04-29-2018, 04:20 PM   #2
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12V appliances draw a lot of current and will require dedicated wiring and connectors. I do not believe you will be happy with 12V cooking appliances. The wattage ( aka heating capacity) of 12V appliances is very low compared to the home version. Ie coffee maker
Home version 800 - 1000W
12V Version 120-250 W
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Old 04-29-2018, 10:47 PM   #3
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Flybob is right on this one. I have 2 heavy duty alternators on my truck. If I wanted to cook while on the road, I'd wire a 1500 watt inverter to one of my batteries with at least a 2/00 gauge wire and throw a 120 volt AC crockpot in back of my truck and use it to cook. When we travel, we often pull over and make sandwiches or reheat prepared frozen meals with the RV's microwave. Bumper mounted generator hooks up in seconds to power microwave pre-solar now we just turn the inverter on and let the sun and battery bank do the work for us on the road.
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Old 05-08-2018, 04:37 AM   #4
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Does anyone have experience with any 12 volt dc appliances? In particular we are considering a 12V slower cooker and/or coffee maker. There will be times when we'll be driving all day and would like to start the cooking while on the road. Recommendations either for or against such a plan.

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We bought a thermal cooker to use on the road. It has a 30W 12VDC built in warmer. We can use it like a crock pot. I am going to get an AC adapter to test cook at home before we use it in the motorhome. We have had a few test meals without the plug. I need to get a AC adapter for it.
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Gotta go with Flybob here. Our first night out often consists of Chinese tak-e-outie and a microwave. We keep it simple on the 1st night. Wouldn't fool with the 12 vdc stuff. Just me!
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Gotta go with Flybob here. Our first night out often consists of Chinese tak-e-outie and a microwave. We keep it simple on the 1st night. Wouldn't fool with the 12 vdc stuff. Just me!
X2 - first night pizza or KFC. I cook everything else on the Weber Q or stove.
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X2 - first night pizza or KFC. I cook everything else on the Weber Q or stove.
You know the drill! Besides, I carry so much c.r.a.p. with me now I'm afraid to hit the scales!
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