Potential New Appliance For My Truck

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Drew Oswalt's Comment
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Ninja Foodi smokeless indoor grill

Also, works as an air fryer, food dehydrator, griddle, roaster and to bake things. 1760 watts, 120 volts.

This thing may get me to cook more often.

Here's a link for a review. Amazon sells it too.

Smokeless grill review

Turtle's Comment
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Hmm...

PackRat's Comment
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1760 watts, so I wonder how many starting watts it would need? If it takes 1/3 more, an inverter won't work.

Turtle's Comment
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Yeah peak wattage could be considerably higher

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Most companies inverters are 1800. You might have to buy a 3000w like I did to run everything on your tractor. But I do like the idea of the appliance.

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Drew

I've been thinking of that appliance all day. See what you did, you distracted me from my duties. Just kidding. But I have been thinking where to put the darn thing? Already have a microwave on the passenger seat with two big cutting boards under it. A 2 at crockpot on the floor near the bottom bunk. A blender next to that, and a 3000w inverter on the floor until I get some longer cables to put it behind my seat. I'm glad Swift doesn't have those mini cabs..... That would be really small.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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It has to be kept clean, or it will smoke. It also gets really hot according to the review I saw.

Drew Oswalt's Comment
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I think the inverters on most of our (Swift) trucks are 1800w. My '16 cascadia was lower. Couldn't run my microwave without the engine on.

I forget the dimensions, but this thing is big. But, looks like it'll fit in the middle compartment under my bunk ('18 Cascadia).

I'm really tempted to buy it. It covers so many different types of cooking. Grilling steaks, roasting chicken, frying frys, dehydrating local fruit and more from one gadget. Using it while on the road sounds like heaven. Especially since I'm getting a little more seasoned with time management and not wasting time (like the first several weeks), with taking forever with my backings. Having a little extra time to really cook a meal is nice.

I have a microwave, toaster oven and a water boiler. So, this thing won't replace anything.

Negatives as everyone here have commented on, are the size, heat it generates, power consumption/lack of power provided by the inverter and the amount of cleaning involved. Only the inverter issue is the only thing I can't fix or deal with.

The inverter on this truck is in one of the jockey boxes. So, I can plug it in and cook on the catwalk. If it can handle it. I may buy it and test it out. If the inverter can't handle it I can return it, or the wife may make use of it. Will make a decision in a week or so.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Now you’ve got me thinking about this thing. Lol

Drew Oswalt's Comment
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Just thought about this. If you're using the thing outside, you don't even need to use the smoke-filter. Kind of obvious. Lol. Geez Louise. I'm liking this thing even more now.

The base version has a $23 off coupon on Amazon right now. Making it $200. I kind of want the one with the temp probe. But that's $270.

Dimension:

Product Dimensions 17 x 14 x 11 inches Item Weight 14.5 pounds Shipping Weight 26.9 pounds

As I copy and pasted the dimensions, I decided to buy it. I just came back out from home time a week ago and won't go back until Thanksgiving. Wal-Mart has them for $199.99 but their prices always show lower online, than in-store. The Wal-Mart 6 miles from me has it in stock. I guess I could buy some other things there at the same time. And it's open 24/7.

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