12 Volt Oven

Submitted: Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 20:27
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This hasn't been done for a while, so I thought I'd reincarnate for the more recent addicts here.

For about $25 you can get a little oven that runs from the ciggie plug. Heats to about 140 C.

Mine has had less use than it should, sadly. I whipped it out a couple of weeks ago to do a day trip.

Half a dozen steamed dimmies for morning tea and a couple of red hot pies for lunch.

Amazing liitle gizmo that is a must for travelling IMHO.

It will heat four pies, or a dozen dimmies in an oven bag. Also good for Hot Jam Doughnuts, Hot Dogs, casserole in a foil tray etc.

Jim.

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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 20:31

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 20:31
Gday,
So are you going to tell us what it is and where you get them or something?????
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 21:02

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 21:02
Sorry,

missed that, Dick Smith Stores.

Jim.

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Reply By: Member - shane (SA) - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 20:34

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 20:34
need more info, where to get one and link or photo would be nice.
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 21:07

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 21:07
Get them at Dick Smith.

Jim.

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Reply By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen - Melb) - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 20:38

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 20:38
I got one of these ones from Dick Smith - called a 12 volt portable stove
12 Volt portable stove

They do work nicely but we found we had to rotate things like the four pies and they turn out soggy but when it is chilly.. soggy don't matter.

Andrew
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Reply By: Motherhen - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 20:39

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 20:39
We got ours from DSE for $25 a few years ago, after hearing about them here in ExOz. They take a while (allow and hour for two frozen pies), but we wouldn't like to travel without ours when in cooler climates. Good for heating last night's leftovers for a hot lunch too.

Motherhen
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 00:01

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 00:01
Just curious, Motherhen.

Which DSE store did you buy yours from?

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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 09:56

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 09:56
Hi Gone Bush

No idea! It was three years ago, and i got my sister to get it as she lives in the city. I think it was in their brochure at the time. I also think i've since seen it at around the same price in the Bunbury DSE store.

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Reply By: sleepy1 - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 20:46

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 20:46
I have had mine for a couble of years now and use it at lest once a week at work in my machine. best gadget i ever brought. left overs in a foil tray, can't beat it.
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Reply By: Member - Tessa (NSW) - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 20:55

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 20:55
its just Jim keeping his business name in the public eye.

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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 21:12

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 21:12
That is a grubby statement.

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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 21:56

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 21:56
I second that, and there was no real need for it.

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Follow Up By: Mainey (wa) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 11:04

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 11:04
Tessa,
I give Jim the accolades he deserves

Yes . . . he is 'self promoting' his business

BUT . . he has paid a commercial fee for that privilege!

I believe it's his right to start (####) threads and use them for his own business 'self promotion' or in any way he believes is suitable for his own business promotion to get his message out there that he is a cabinet maker :-)

I agree with you, but it's Forum etiquette and we all have to put up with it.
(his logo & website also look good)

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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 17:56

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 17:56
>its just Jim keeping his business name in the public eye.

What a silly little man you are - a jealous one too, perhaps?

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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 23:25

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 23:25
Jim after reading about your pies at morning tea on the TC Forum and then Mrs Al talking about how great they are we bought one. Dick Smith's job for under $30, 2 yrs ago. Best little gadget this side of the vermin fence. Absolutely beeping brilliant. Hot pies reheated left overs you name it. Heats a pie in less than 20 minutes and too hot to hold or eat.

We take the pies out of the fridge at the first pee break before smoke to defrost a bit and then plug it in.

BTW when the unit is empty it will hold about 3 cans of what ever. If storage is a problem for you. Ours sits behind the drivers seat on a shelf and is easily accessible.

Picture of the stove and other stuff.
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 23:55

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 23:55
Duncan

Can you explain the meaning of "left overs" can't say I've heard of them ... :-)
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 23:55

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 23:55
Duncan

Can you explain the meaning of "left overs" can't say I've heard of them ... :-)
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 23:59

Monday, Jun 09, 2008 at 23:59
Hic'
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Follow Up By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 01:34

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 01:34
Bet I've had more red than you tonight. Left over food from the night before which you reheat. Did a curry on on etrip cooked up too much put the left-overs in a tin foil food tray thingy and next day put it all in the oven and Bob's your aunty hot lunch. Hic
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Follow Up By: Member - Footloose - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 02:53

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 02:53
Richard did you mean that you've never left anything from a meal? (I left some tomato soup but my wife threw it out after a couple of days ) :)
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 15:34

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 15:34
Footy

I had someone ask me what do you put back in the top of a unfinished bottle of red wine???? as thing I had never heard of it.. LOL

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Reply By: Emo - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 00:50

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 00:50
I've got one and reckon that it's great. Mine is a Jackaroo brand from K-Mart. I've seen somewhere on the net where someone bought two and cannibalised them to make one that has a heating element in both the bottom and the lid. Seems like overkill as they work fine with the single heating element.
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Reply By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 02:40

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 02:40
Sorry Jimbo to Hijack your thread,Looks a great unit....

But has anyone tried the 12Volt Kettles (Lion brand for instance),Been meaning to ask for ages but did not want to start a new thread for it !


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Follow Up By: traveller2 - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 08:25

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 08:25
Yes the 12v kettles were not very successful, took forever and created a hazard with boiling water in the front of the car.
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Follow Up By: Member - Burra - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 09:39

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 09:39
we had one of those 12v coffee dripolater thingys.it took nearly 3/4hr to make the coffee. first and last time we used it.
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Follow Up By: Mainey (wa) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 09:40

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 09:40
You can also get the simple 12v "heating element" from some better camping stores.

Just replace the 12v cable in them with thicker cable and use it with an insulated METAL cup (it melts it's way through a plastic cup) and 2½ minutes later you have a HOT tea or coffee.

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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 10:25

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 10:25
The easiest option for hot water by far, is a (stainless steel) thermos flask. Fill it up with boiling water in the morning and it will last all day. Actually, I have even used water the following morning.

You can then have a cup of tea, coffee, or even a yummy Continental Cup-a-Soup (Creamy Mushroom with croûtons is my favourite) anytime of the day.

I have a "stick" kettle but never have found the need to use it while travelling, as I religiously fill the thermos before departure.

Bill.

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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 16:42

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 16:42
Thanks Guys

Looks like i'll keep taking my $25 little gas cooker with the aerosol cans,billy and coleman squeezable water holder,The Coleman Hotwater Service is great for showers but terrible for hot coffees..

I hav a Thermos too but if you hav other people Bill it runs out pretty quickly...lol



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Reply By: DIO - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 09:25

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 09:25
...steamed dimmies ????????????
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 09:52

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 09:52
OK, an explanation.

For 5 or 6 use a foil tray with lid. For 12 use an oven bag.

Place dimmies in said vessel, add a good slurp of water (can add your soy also at this stage) and stick in oven until hot. With the oven bag rotate occasionally to stop the ones on the bottom getting burnt.

Jim.

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Reply By: Robin Miller - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 13:32

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 13:32
Hi Jim

You remind me that I did a post here number 39429 on how to make these work better a couple of years ago.

Mines still going strong.
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Reply By: AdrianLR (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 15:21

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 15:21
Hot jam donuts :)
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 15:53

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 15:53
"........ a couple of red hot pies for lunch." I heard about one guy near you who goes to red hot pie for after dinner. A couple for lunch seems extreme. ;-))
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Reply By: Member - bushfix - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 16:53

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 16:53
Good on you Jim,

i don't take mine on every trip but I think I do take it on most trips. A great little unit and when you have a bunch of sprogs, you can make bulk toasties on the go, without having to stop, pop the bonnet and grab the foil wrapped pack off the donk. Although I do make sure I stop to boil the billy rather than use the thermos.....that sounds like doing it my way....oh well....got to keep the driver/cook happy!
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Follow Up By: Mainey (wa) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 17:45

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 17:45
For $10 this takes just 2½ minutes to boil a mug full of water while your still driving.

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Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 19:10

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 19:10
G'day Mainey,

like I said...I do like to stop to boil the billy. It is fire watching time, time for a spell, look around, enjoy life while billy is on. i probably enjoy doing that more than simply having a hot drink so one done in the car would just not do it for me is what I am saying.....
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