Finally Bought A Cooking Appliance For My Truck

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Jamie's Comment
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So I finally got tired of spending so much money at truck stops, I finally after two years bought a instant pot for my truck. This is going to save me so much money, I should’ve done it before!

Cooking Spaghetti as my first meal on the truck. Really excited!

Susan D. 's Comment
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Awesome. I used to cook the majority of my meals on my truck. Unfortunately for the last couple years I haven't. The freightliner I've had simply doesn't have appropriate horizontal surfaces (shelves) with nearby outlets sufficient to do any real cooking other than heating things in my microwave. I still miss my old 2016 freightliner even after a couple years in this newer one. The built in fridge, while nice, has practically no freezer space and I really don't even use it. I've had to pare down on weight in this truck also because the fuel tanks are mounted much more forward as well, often giving me over weights on my steers particularly with full tanks. At least the APU allowance covers that overage.

I miss cooking in my truck for sure, but I've never found a way to make it practical in this truck.

I'm sure you'll love your instant pot. I used to carry a similar aroma 3 in 1 cooker. Have some great recipes if you're interested.


Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Chief Brody's Comment
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Instant Pot has a phone app with recipes.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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Some of our drivers have been talking about a Galanz 3 in 1. Apparently it's a microwave, air fryer, and convection oven. Been thinking about replacing my microwave with it.


PackRat's Comment
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That looks pretty cool, Noob. I think you get one, then let us know how it works for you?

Low price AND low wattage, both.

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