|Item Weight||3.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||10.5 x 7 x 7.8 inches|
|Item model number||RPSC197|
|Manufacturer Part Number||RPSC197|
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RoadPro 12-Volt Portable Stove, Black
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- Handy 12-volt portable stove
- Warms food to 300 degrees
- Can be used to heat most kinds of pre-cooked food
- Plugs into most 12V lighter-type sockets
- Ideal for stews, beans, chops, rice meals, hot dishes/goulash and more
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Heat things up while on the go with this 12-volt portable stove. Hungry? This handy portable stove warms food up to 300 degrees and is easy to bring along. It can be used to heat most kinds of pre-cooked food, and is ideal for stews, beans, chops, rice meals, hot dishes/goulash, and more. It doesn't consume much power but will heat a good-sized portion in approximately one hour. Plugs into most 12V lighter-type sockets.
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- Plugs directly into a 12-Volt power port
- Cooks or warms food up to 300°F
- 15 Amp fused 5.5 ft. power cord
- 12 Amp/144-Watt current draw
- Uses 8x3.75x2.5 aluminum disposable pans model RPSC-90820
RoadPro 12-Volt Portable Stove Kit
The RoadProRPSC-197 is the ultimate lunch box for your mobile, on the go, lifestyle. Perfect for camping, tailgating, or wherever your life takes you. Not just for warming up leftovers, the portable stove is capable of cooking food up to 300°. Our Portable stove provides a warm delicious meal when you don’t have time to slow down. This powerful all-purpose stove is great for cooking your favorite meals. Plug it into your 12-Volt socket and reheat left-over's or cook a tasty dish. It's that easy. Our mighty stove uses 8 in. x 3-3/4 in. x 2-1/2 in. aluminum disposable pans (Model RPSC-90820) for ultimate convenience and clean up. Another great innovation from RoadPro, your trusted travel companion, bringing the comforts of home to on-the-go living.
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Their only minor complaints...The cord fits very tightly in its compartment (though it's a nice bonus to have the compartment at all). Also, when driving alone it's a bit of a nuisance to plug & unplug it. It would be convenient if it could be left plugged in & have an on/off switch.
I think we will buy a second one for my other son who commutes in another direction. Besides, we wouldn't be able to fit a third sandwich in one unit. We do not use any sort of liner, but the sandwiches are thoroughly wrapped. Occasionally it necessitates a wipe-out with a damp cloth. No trouble at all. We highly recommend this!
I did try it out, however. I bought some aluminum loaf pans at the dollar store, which fit OK but not great. I poured a can of chili into the loaf pan, and plugged in the stove. It was warm enough to eat after about 30 minutes, but took about an hour to get "piping hot". I can see a lot of potential for reheating foods, even some frozen foods, but don't expect to be frying eggs or hamburger.
It draws considerable power, around 12 amps. Depending on your model car and what else is on the same circuit your cigarette lighter receptacle is on, don't be surprised if it pops a fuse. You may have to set up a circuit specifically to run the stove. As well, that is a hefty drain on your battery. I wouldn't advise using the stove for long without the engine running, or you might end up not having enough juice to start your car.
I have only one complaint, so far. The cigarette lighter adapter doesn't really fit in the compartment that was designed to store it. It arrived with the adapter jammed in there and the cord bent badly to make it fit. You wouldn't want to do that on a repeat basis, as it would eventually damage the cord. Not a big deal, but a minor annoyance to have the plug always hanging out when not in use.
I have some suggestions for those who might use one. 8" loaf pans are a little smaller than the oven compartment, so if the stove will be on a level surface you might consider pouring a little water into the oven compartment and then set the pan in the water. This will make it kind of like a "double boiler", heating the loaf pan evenly all the way around. I would also use some aluminum foil to cover the loaf pan or whatever you are heating inside it.
Finally, make sure to clean and/or dry the cooking surfaces after it cools down. If you close and seal the lid while it is still warm, water will condense on the surfaces as it cools. Since it seals pretty well, that moisture will stay trapped and I can imagine mildew or bacteria forming.
*Update 6/21/15* I bought a coated, tin loaf pan at Walmart that ALMOST fits perfectly. There is a lip around the top of the pan, that widens into tabs on the sides to form "handles". I bent the tabs straight up, then pinched in the sides of the pan so that that lip doesn't prevent the oven from closing. This is better than the disposable foil loaf pans, as it is bigger, has a flatter bottom (conducts heat better), is more durable and easier to clean. I've included pictures of how I bent it to make it fit. You could probably cut the lip off the pan, but I would imagine that would leave VERY sharp edges and may expose bare metal that could rust.
Heats faster and without burning food by adding approx 1/4" water filled with 3 inexpensive and disposable mini loaf foil pans (3.19W x 5.63D x 1.95H in). Fold top corners of mini foil pans to make a more rectangular shape to fit 3 in compartment. Could stack more on top (veggies, bread).
I would heat for about 20-30 minutes until steam comes out and unplug. Food stays warm and without burning. See pictures.
Plug will feel hot. Not the cord.
So far, no issues. I've been using it for about 8 months.
UPDATE 4/11- I need to to let people know i am still enjoying my stove.I'm able to pull over put my food in my stove,and about an hour later its done.I was getting burned out on hotpockets,so found other great things to cook.miniature pizzas for 45 min.(butches pizza) work great in this,you might need to trim it though.Chicken wings for 60 min.(walgreens premade)work great in this too,and a nice treat for me.campbells chucky soups for 60-90 min. using loaf pans lined with foil,our great to have as well.I like the clam chowder & chicken gumbo sausage soups.BBQ sandwiches work great in this too,i buy lloyds premade pork for 45 min.,and a package of buns and i'm set for the week.Mozzarella sticks & cheddar poppers for 45 min.our a nice treat as well.This stove really saves me a whole lot of money and being a long distance trucker,it gives me a chance to have something decent when i'm gone.