Now You're Cookin'

Roadpro 12-volt portable Oven & Pizzeria

Nothing makes your cab feel like home more than being able to eat right there in your truck, kicked back in front of the 12-volt TV. Scan the Internet or a truckstop shop, and you’ll find a variety of appliances to make cooking in the cab a little easier – from sandwich makers and coffee pots to refrigerators and coolers.

Heats a Pizza
Move over, Pizza Hut. You can make and eat pizza in the comfort of your own cab with the Roadpro 12-volt portable Oven & Pizzeria. It plugs into your cigarette lighter and features high/low settings for cooking or warming. Unique heating elements cook from both the oven top and bottom. The fold-down carry handle lets you take it with you easily, and the 5-foot power cord lets you set it anywhere in the cab. It sells for $29.99 at this site.

Dogs on the Go
It doesn’t have to be gourmet to be delicious. A simple meal of hot dogs cooked in the unique Max Burton Hot Dog to Go cooker can really hit the spot. The cooker plugs into any 12-volt power receiver or cigarette lighter to steam up to six hot dogs at once and keep two buns warm at one time. The device can also steam vegetables, meat and eggs and cook fresh or frozen foods. It features three cook settings for the hot dogs – steam, warm or both at once – and comes with instructions, recipe suggestions and food and egg tray accessories. You can buy it for about $30 from this site or this site.

Cool Cookbook
All the fanciest 12-volt appliances in the world won’t help you if you don’t know what to cook. Truckers News offers the Cookin’ in the Cab section in the magazine three times a year (see pg. 42), and the Cookin’ in the Cab cookbook compiles all these recipes and more each year. Enjoy trucker-tested recipes from fellow drivers, cooking appliance manufacturers and our resident OTR chef, Randy Pollak. Get your free Cookin’ in the Cab cookbook by calling (800) 633-5953, ext. 1776. Quantities are limited.

Brew for One
On-the-road coffee makers are nothing new. The T-Mos Coffee Caddy Deluxe only costs $4 at this site, and it provides you with aroma-filled brewed coffee one cup at a time. No more instant coffee in the morning! The permanent filter maximizes agitation and saturation of the coffee and leaves no paper taste. The deluxe model includes a spoon and lid. All you need is the hot water.

Got a favorite time-saving or life-improving device you’d like to recommend to your fellow drivers? Send your ideas to Kristin Walters at [email protected] or 3200 Rice Mine Rd. NE, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406.

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