12 Volt food (pie) warmer

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12 Volt food (pie) warmer

Postby Titch » Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:23 pm

Anyone used one? how did they work,? Ideas please.
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Re: 12 Volt food (pie) warmer

Postby stevo. » Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:07 am

I don't know about the food warmer, but i bought one of those $50 12volt jugs from BCF to boil a cup of tea, and it's crap, it takes about 20 minutes to boil the minimal amount of water! I thought it'd be an easy way to boil water when pulled up on the side of the road, but i think it'd be faster to collect some wood and boil the billy on a fire! So i'll just pull out the gas burner anyway.

anyone want to buy a 12v jug? only used a couple of times for testing.

but anyway, the food wamers might be better :cheers
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Re: 12 Volt food (pie) warmer

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:15 am

I had one of those jugs given to me....and as Steve says it is rubbish. Not only does it take sooooo long to boil, it also uses heaps of power.

Why would you want a pie WARMER Titch??

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Re: 12 Volt food (pie) warmer

Postby HGMonaro » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:28 pm

don't 'ya wrap in foil and stick in motor somewhere... (just don't mind the fume flavour!)
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Re: 12 Volt food (pie) warmer

Postby stevo. » Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:45 pm

ahh that reminds me, a friend wrapped some sausages in foil and attached them to the manifold on the motor and drove along for a while before we stopped for lunch, it seemed to work.
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Re: 12 Volt food (pie) warmer

Postby Titch » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:16 pm

Why would you want a pie WARMER Titch??

I have been given a new job description,new location lots of country driving.Phillip island area.
I leave home around 5 each morning ,I thought it would be nice to have a hot breakfast. :grin:


ahh that reminds me, a friend wrapped some sausages in foil and attached them to the manifold on the motor and drove along for a while before we stopped for lunch, it seemed to work.


don't 'ya wrap in foil and stick in motor somewhere... (just don't mind the fume flavour!)

Too hard for me ,a half hour job to get to the exhaust manifold. :roll:

Many years ago my F B Holden had a plate welded to the extractors for that reason,heated tinned food fantastic ,once you remembered to pierce a hole in the tin,Baked Beans make a mess in the bonnet bay :*** :*** :***

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Re: 12 Volt food (pie) warmer

Postby CampGrrlz » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:10 pm

[quote="titch"]Why would you want a pie WARMER Titch??...I thought it would be nice to have a hot breakfast. :grin:
Ah, Titch ... what you really need ( ;) ) is a shovel for the bacon and eggs ... you place that in the firebox and presto! you have a hot sizzling breakfast :grin: works a treat on the footplate, especially good on a really cold morning! Either rail loco or traction engine will do fine, driven both but only had breakfast in the former.

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Re: 12 Volt food (pie) warmer

Postby Titch » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:16 pm

I can actually relate to that,We moved to Melbourne, and lived next to a shunting yard.
Reheated food in the train fire box.
chips to drool for.
Steam roller same deal.
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Re: 12 Volt food (pie) warmer

Postby Dodgy_Dave » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:38 pm

You'd probably be better off with a 12-240v power inverter and a small oven.

something like this.. they retail for about $65

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Re: 12 Volt food (pie) warmer

Postby Titch » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:03 pm

I think the Watts would be the killer Dave, mind you a lamb roast at 6.30 am sounds appealing. :grin:
With Mint sauce of course. :cheers
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Re: 12 Volt food (pie) warmer

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:46 am

Dodgy_Dave wrote:You'd probably be better off with a 12-240v power inverter and a small oven.



Once you introduce an inverter.....you increase the power usage quite considerably.
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Re: 12 Volt food (pie) warmer

Postby stevo. » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:27 am

here's a few... not sure how well they work, ... buy one and find out, then put it on the shelf and never use it again :lol:

http://search.dse.com.au/search?w=warmer+cooler&x=0&y=0&asug=&sessionid=4c29b6ee019062882740c0a87e0106ba&ts=new

or this...

http://www.travelbuddy.net.au/
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Re: 12 Volt food (pie) warmer

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:11 pm



Couldn't find anything that gave the current draw, imagine it would be pretty steep.

You could always buy a Dream Pot to keep your food warm. http://www.dreampot.com.au
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Re: 12 Volt food (pie) warmer

Postby Titch » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:32 pm

http://www.travelbuddy.net.au/

says 6 amps, sounds a bit low to me.
Thanks for the input, We have a dream pot, but I can leave in a rush, so microwave and try to keep warm, on these 1 degree mornings.
Shall inquire and let you all know.
Thanks for all the replies.
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Re: 12 Volt food (pie) warmer

Postby Titch » Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:28 pm

Got a quick reply,I just left out names and bank details.

Hi Titch
The ovens are $180.00 plus freight for about another week then going up
$10.00.
I have attached payment and freight details for you


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