Truckers cook their own food for a variety of reasons. Firstly, they can save a lot of money over restaurant meals. Truck stop meals can cost as much as $10-$15 per meal.
Secondly, they can control their food choices and eat healthy meals. It is important to eat healthy food to keep energy levels up and to stay alert.
But Truckers also need to make sure that they have all the necessary equipments and ingredients with them.
In this article, we will discuss the right equipment truckers need to cook their food efficiently and safely.
1. Cooking Basic Items
Depending on what cooking is going to be done items such as forks, spoons, knives, butter knife, plates, cutting board and bottle opener will be required to cook basic items.
Odoland camping cutlery set is made of high-quality stainless steel, durable and healthy for everyday use, dishwasher safe. The set is small and lightweight, making it easy to carry. The 13-piece cutlery set in a storage bag with an upgraded robust zip.
The portable 12 volt crock pot by RoadPro is a great way to prepare a cooked meal anywhere you have a 12 volt power source. Truck drivers can let the crock pot cook while they are on the road.
Plug the power cord into cigarette lighter socket or 12V accessory outlet. Press switch to ON position. Follow recipe for recommended cooking time.
3. Electric Skillet
If it’s portability that you are after, Elite Gourmet EFS-400 is the ideal electric skillet with its dimension of 7.5 by 6.25 by 9 inches.
It is easy to use, compact, holds up to 32oz and non-stick. You can use this skillet to cook various foods, such as omelets, grilled cheese sandwiches, and pancakes.
4. Portable Stove
If you bring your own cookware, a portable stove, like the Cusimax Hot Plate Portable Electric is the ideal road companion.
This is a very simple electric burner, with one knob that switches on and off and a second knob to set the temperature with numbers indicating heat levels.
5. Mini Oven
This Mini Oven not only can reheat the leftover but also can cook the raw food. It is a slow cooker, there are no dials or timers, it warms most meals in about 1 hour.
Firstly you put your food into the mini car food heater and plug it into DC 12 volt outlet to get it work and the oven will slowly heat your food till Temperature 239°F.
Nutribullet GO Portable Blender will help you to keep up with your healthy lifestyle, even when you’re on the go.
For truckers who are into shakes and smoothies, it is a lot better than anything McDonald’s has to offer and you can make as many as you want.
7. Water Heater
A portable water heater is essential for any truck driver because having the ability to boil water in a truck is perfect for making a tea, coffee or milk, simply plug in the cigarette lighter socket and the heater can be easily used in trucks.
8. Mini Fridge
Keeping food fresh is essential within a truck, most trucks have built-in fridges and freezers, but if yours doesn’t then there are plenty of portable options available that can be powered easily from the truck’s batteries or socket.
The Smeta Mini Fridge is a perfect example. It is small enough, low energy consumption, environment friendly and no noise for your sleeping.
Cooking food in a truck can be a great way for truckers to save money and eat healthy meals. Nevertheless, it is important to be prepared and to take safety considerations into account.
Truckers should make sure that they have the right equipment and ingredients, as well as quick and easy recipes. They should also remember to clean up after cooking so that their truck stays clean and tidy.