Cook or Heat Lunch While Traveling with 12 Volt Lunch Box Stove
Koolatron 12 volt Lunch Box Stove is a portable stove that looks like a lunchbox. Uses 12 volts to heat food to a temperature of 300° F as you drive to your destination. Uses car or truck accessory plug for power. Koolatron Lunch Box Stove uses an internal heating coil to cook or warm food to 300° F . Also warms baby bottles, baby food jars, soups, stews and pizza slices in minutes.
Koolatron Lunchbox Operating is simple. Start vehicle engine. Plug cord into cigarette lighter socket if circuit is rated for up to 9 amps. Uses up to 9 amps during operation with average current draw of 5 amps. Cord wrap on 6 ft cord. Measures 7.75 inches high by 9 inches long by 5.5 inches wide, tapered like a workman's lunchbox. Total internal compartment length is 4 inches in height, 5 1/8 inches wide by 8.75 inches long. Carrying handle, 5 inches long. 90 day warranty by Koolatron.
Puncture cans and open jars prior to heating. Place food in aluminum foil or small oven bags for easier clean-up. Note: Food can be placed directly in the aluminum bottom pan. However, clean-up is more difficult since this unit is not submersible. Add water prior to plugging the unit into power. A water bath helps to spread heat more quickly when cooking food in their original containers. Heating foods is faster when using a water bath or in contact with the bottom pan.
Approximate Heating Times Using the Lunch Box Stove:
Baby food jars or bottles (Use water bath): 3 to 5 minutes
Hot dogs: 5 minutes
Grilled cheese sandwich: 7 to 10 minutes
Canned soups and foods: 20 minutes
Rice: 30 minutes
Leftovers in oven bag or foil: varies depending upon the food type and size.
Cautions about Using the Lunch Box Stove:
Do not warm food in plastic containers, sandwich bags or any sealed container since plastic containers may melt and sealed containers may explode when heated. Never add water when unit is hot and never submerge in liquid. Average temperature of the aluminum surface is 320 degrees F (160 degrees C) achieved by a self-temperature regulating heater element. Never submerge in liquid. In cleaning it always unplug unit and use a wet soapy cloth, brush or sponge. Do not use metal scouring pads.