Using the 12 volt battery system in your vehicle, either direct from your engine or through a dual battery system, the Road Chef 12 volt oven can Bake, Roast or Re-heat your favourite foods. The oven will draw 8.3 Amps / 100 Watts when it is operating fully. To help you manage your battery life there is a 2 hour count down timer dial on the front of the oven with a handy bell to let you know when your food is ready. You have three options of how to plug your oven in.
1. Fused Anderson Plug (Best option),
2. Cigarette Lighter Plug &
3. Merit Plug.
From slow cooking a stew over 4 or 5 hours to cooking a pie with crispy, crumbly pastry use the temperature gauge to select the right temperature for what you are going to cook from 80 to 180 degrees Celsius. The thermostat in the oven will automatically turn it on and off keeping it at the right temperature. With all outer and inner parts being made from 304 or 316 stainless steel it will stand the test of time, even in a marine environment.
The food that you cook in the Road Chef is only limited by your imagination. You can reheat frozen meals that you have pre-made like casseroles, stews and curries or choose store bought food like pies, pizzas or any of the massive range of frozen meals available at your supermarket. From roast beef to an Atlantic salmon pasta or choose a healthy alternative like a Green Chickpea Curry With Quinoa & Brown Rice even the fussiest of eaters can be satisfied. If you’ve got a little more time on your hands you can easily cook from scratch almost anything you can do in your oven at home; a roast, lasagne, pasta bake or muffins and cookies. Just because you’re on the road doesn’t mean you have to eat boring!
With two removable trays the oven allows to you cook lots of ‘small’ food like spring rolls or mini pizzas or take the top tray out and give yourself room to put in a roast pork with veges. Both trays are telescopic, so you can pull them out a 1/3rd of the way giving you easier access to the food in the oven. You can also remove them both giving you easy access to clean the bottom of the oven. With them out, you can use it to cook toasted sandwiches (one side at a time) or put in a small pan or dish to lightly fry up some bacon and eggs.
One of the keys to the Road Chef oven’s efficiency is the heavy-duty insulation used to keep the heat in. Even when it is at 180°C the outside of the oven will only be warm to touch and can be safely sat on the passenger seat. The door is also insulated providing maximum internal temperature for minimum Amp draw. There are three weep holes on the top of the door to allow moisture to escape, ensuring that your pastry is flaky, that your roasts are browned, and your mouth is watering as you drive along. The port latch securely holds the door closed even across the roughest roads! If you are setting up the canopy or your ute or the cab in your truck, there are two tie down brackets included. These can be used to secure your oven to the top or bottom of a shelf allowing you maximum space saving capabilities.
Notes on your oven’s operation:
Most vehicles cigarette lighter plugs are designed to take a maximum of 10 Amp, so while the oven is only drawing 8.3 Amp, this is close to its limit so we suggest you hardwire it directly to your battery using the Anderson plug. If you are using the oven regularly or if the cigarette lighter socket is old, worn or loose then there is a higher chance of failure, especially when driving on rough or uneven ground. The Anderson plug provides a superior connection and will reduce the chance of a poor connection heating up and potentially melting the cigarette/ merit plugs. The oven cord is fitted with an inline 15A fuse as well as a secondary 15A fuse within the cigarette/merit plug.
•12 Volt DC, 8.3 Amp, 100 Watts
•12 Month Warranty (Conditions apply)
•Timer and Temperature Gauge
•Two Cooking Racks
•Fully Insulated 304 StainlessSteel
•Three Power Supply Options
•Two Way Tie Down Brackets
Height 196mm 187mm w/o feet
Depth 277mm 290mm Incl door
Height 196mm 187mm w/o feet
Height 100mmWidth 270mm