How Do You Do Dishes On The Road

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Taylor Y.'s Comment
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Hi all, I'm about to go on the road with my husband. Right now he just uses his microwave and throw away dishes. I am about to go on the road with him. I was wondering what cooking stuff others use and how do they clean their dishes? Any advice or tips would be helpful.

Blake 's Comment
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I never heard of anyone doing dishes on the road. Paper plates and plastic utensils seem like the easiest answer.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Take them with you in the shower and rinse them out in the sink.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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My trainer did a lot of crock pot cooking and used the plastic baggie liners, then just tossed when done. I know a guy who uses baby wipes to clean it all.....but that seems weird to me.

I do paper

Taylor Y.'s Comment
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I never heard of anyone doing dishes on the road. Paper plates and plastic utensils seem like the easiest answer.

You never heard of using a crock pot, electric skillet or other things in a truck?

Turtle's Comment
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We keep several gallons of water on the truck at any given time, refilling them each night at truck stops. After cooking, my wife heats up two pots of water, using one for washing and one for rinsing.

We've yet to see how that'll work out in sub-zero temperatures. good-luck-2.gif

Blake 's Comment
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I meant like washing dishes. The drivers I know just use paper plates and plasticware. Lots of lunchmeat / sandwiches.

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I never heard of anyone doing dishes on the road. Paper plates and plastic utensils seem like the easiest answer.

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You never heard of using a crock pot, electric skillet or other things in a truck?

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I use plastic ware expect my cooking utensils and my crockpot. To wash them I heat up water in my coffee pot. Throw a little dish detergent in each. Pour in the hot water and let it steam with the lid on. Then I grab all my stuff and go use the trailers DOT bumper as a shelf. I have gallon jugs of water I use to rinse everything off with. I line my DOT bumper with paper towel and let everything finish drying there. Pack it back up and put it back in my sleeper

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Blake 's Comment
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Just found that Reynolds even has crock pot liners for cooking! That way you just trash the liner and no mess inside the crock pot.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Yeah I use disposable plates, bowls, and utensils along with crock pot liners for my aroma cooker, and of course my portable grill needs no explanation.. I just burn off the drippings after I'm done cooking, turn it off, let it cool and throw it back in my plastic garbage bag and into the sidebox. When I'm at a terminal or go home I throw the wire rack in a plastic bag and carry it inside and wash it really good. Grill utensils get a good wipedown with baby wipes, then a wash with dish soap and hot water at a terminal, truck stop, or home.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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