Reddit Reddit reviews RoadPro Quart Slow Cooker, Auto Travel, 12V

We found 14 Reddit comments about RoadPro Quart Slow Cooker, Auto Travel, 12V. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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RoadPro Quart Slow Cooker, Auto Travel, 12V
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14 Reddit comments about RoadPro Quart Slow Cooker, Auto Travel, 12V:

u/truckerslife · 56 pointsr/AMA

I can help you with some stuff as for how to cook in your car. I'm a truck driver.

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    The 12v cooker I don't like as much as the crockpot. It takes a bit longer than a real stove... But... It's possible to cook home-cooked stuff.

    At the very worst things like canned stew and such. But in the cooker I've cooked steaks they just take a very long time.
u/Amator · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

No, an inverter would have to be utilized which would be inefficient as you pointed out. There are DC appliances available for truckers (heres a DC crock pot ) but again, I'd just be doing it for the novelty.

u/Pancake_Brigade · 2 pointsr/Frugal

So, I've been doing some research on this topic to sort of plan out my options, take note that I have not used any of these products yet. There are a few different routes to go as far as cooking in a vehicle. Assuming you have no AC power inverter, you can run 12v appliances. Such as a lunch box cooker or a 12v slow cooker. The problem with this seems to be that these products are more expensive, and are prone to crap wiring and breaking(something to do with the circuits heating and cooling too often).

What seems to be a better option, is to install an AC inverter. You absolutely need to add the correct size fuse, as close to the battery as you can, on the power cable(and perhaps more fuses near outlets). This is to prevent fires, that could potentially kill you. Use the biggest gauge wire you can to power your inverter, this will let you pull the most amps. Bigger inverter = more crap running at once, or bigger appliances.

The most basic option would be to install 400 watt inverter and buy a $10 crock-pot from Walmart, or one of those simple rice cookers. If you install a 1000/1500 watt inverter, you should be able to run something like a 700 watt microwave. You really need to be careful, and do some research and check the power levels on everything. Many consumer products are advertised according to their power output, not input. A 900-watt microwave oven might actually use 1400 watts (on its highest setting). So plan accordingly. Something like this 1500 watt cobra inverter should be able to run a 700 watt microwave without incident.

u/Buddymc · 2 pointsr/electronics

How about this?

Already designed to run on 12v power. Truckers use all sorts of appliances in big rigs.

u/Rosydoodles · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I know Crockpot make a warmer which you can take to work, but I'm not sure if you power it in your car, however I found an alternative on Amazon which might be good! The first one needs the food to be cooked first, so do some research on the second one too, personally I'd cook in advance just to make sure regardless though.

u/alexanderkirkegaard · 2 pointsr/Frugal

Look into camping cuisine. And get one of these:

Also, be sure to buy fresh vegetables, fruits and salad stuff on the road. Bread plus cured or dried meats plus vegetables = sandwiches. Easy to make, affordable and readily available. Plus hard to spoil.

u/Cat_Did_It_I_Swear · 2 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

You could try a portable slow cooker with a car adaptor. Here's an example car slow cooker

Or I would ask my employer if they had any issues with bringing my own slow cooker in to work and letting it cook while on my shift ( have done this before myself with great results). Good luck.

u/Vanholio · 1 pointr/vandwellers

I have solar and cook with 2 types of 12 volt appliances: RoadPro Stove ( and 2 Uniox electric kettles ( I think they both draw about 7 A. You can also use them with your engine while driving. (It'd be a waste to run your engine idle to run them.)

They work great, but both are slow ways of cooking. The kettles take about 15-20 min to boil a full load (0.5 L) of water. The RoadPro stove takes about 2+ hours to cook a pound or two of meat, or a bread pan full of water, rice and fixings. But the results are awesome, and there are a lot of cooking videos online, mostly by truckers.

I was going to do an inductive cooktop. It ended up being a waste because I found I wanted a way to cook with less prep and cleanup than using traditional cookware. That was an EXPENSIVE snafoo for me because to run it I needed a 1500 W pure sine inverter ($750!) and a huge battery bank (400 A). I'm still kicking myself a year later!

With the RoadPro, I either cook in foil or a baking bag, or I use a disposable aluminum bread pan. Personal choice. I can do a lot, but certainly not as much as with pots and pans.

I also got a RoadPro crock pot recently (, but I've only used it once. So far, I'm not impressed. But I'm going to see if I'm doing something wrong before I make a final judgment.

My advice: If you want to use 12 volt like I'm doing, go for it. If you want to cook more quickly and traditionally, get a fuel-based stove. Don't do inductive unless you're going to invest in the battery capacity and inverter anyway for other uses.

u/resynchronization · 1 pointr/roadtrip

You can pick a relatively cheap 2 burner camp stove. Might not be practical for "wild camping" backpacking a distance into the wild (though I've seem people lug these things back into the Boundary Waters of MN - quite a luxury once you've set up camp). Single burner back packing stoves aren't all that expensive either but you give up the flexibility of being able to boil water and fry something at the same time that you have with a two-burner. Obviously you'll need a couple pots and pans and utensils and stuff like that. A wash basin is also a handy item.

Another option for showers is to check into local community pools or city/county parks on lakeshore beaches. They often have showers, sometimes free but usually not that expensive of a fee to enter the pool for access to the showers. Otherwise, wet wipes work.

Bring clothesline type rope for hanging things up to dry. Duct tape has many potential uses. If you plan on really long drives, maybe a 12-volt slow cooker might be handy.

Careful about two person tents if you want to share with a grown adult. They can get quite cozy if you expect to have two adults and gear. Understand the tradeoff though on wanting something light for backpacking. Maybe a slightly larger tent for the car camping areas and a hammock for backpacking if you're heading into areas with trees.

u/standardguy · 1 pointr/Truckers

If you have a way to power a crockpot that's the way to go. You can make a weeks worth of meals for under 20 bucks and it'll blow the pants off any fast food taste wise plus much healthier.

Had to buy a new car recently so had to tighten the budget, was blow away with how much I was spending on food. Check this out

u/AthiestLibNinja · 1 pointr/Trucking

Have you ever considered using a crock pot? RoadPro for $33