How to furnish your truck kitchen in 4 easy steps

RoadPro’s one quart sauce pan and popcorn makerRoadPro’s one quart sauce pan and popcorn maker

Just as some home kitchens are bigger than others, so are the cooking spaces available in truck cabs.

If you find yourself with a modest amount of space in your truck for meal preparation, you may have to be selective about the tools and appliances you carry.

Here are four appliances that can cook just about anything you may wish to create while on the road.

RoadPro’s 12-volt Portable Sauce Pan and Popcorn Maker is one of those kitchen items that can serve many purposes. Its one quart size is ideal for reheating food you may have originally prepared at home or canned soups and stews you can pick up at travel centers or grocery stores. Plus, it shines when it comes to making your end of day stop more enjoyable. You can plug it in to your 12-volt port and make a batch of popcorn to enjoy as you relax with a movie you stream from one of your online services. The pan draws 13 amps and 150 watts.

RoadPro’s 12-Volt Portable Frying PanRoadPro’s 12-Volt Portable Frying Pan

RoadPro’s 12-Volt Portable Frying Pan can help ensure you have hot meals whenever you want them, without having to go to a restaurant. It’s the essential appliance for frying a burger or two for lunch or dinner or making a hearty breakfast, bacon and eggs for example. Its features include: 4-foot-long cord, fused plug, draws 13 amps/ 150 watts, and weighs just 12 ounces

RoadPro’s 12-volt stoveRoadPro’s 12-volt stove

If there is just one device you could use for cooking in your truck, the RoadPro 12-volt portable stove might be the best bet.

The so called “lunch box” cooker allows you to:

  • cook meals you made and packaged before leaving home
  • reheat’s last night’s restaurant dinner leftovers
  • heat up canned or frozen items you can pick up at a grocery store or travel stop
  • actually do some light cooking of a dish from raw ingredients
RoadPro 12-volt, 1.5-quarter slow cookerRoadPro 12-volt, 1.5-quarter slow cooker

The RoadPro 12-volt, 1.5-quart slow cooker is the key to having a hot meal at the end of the while on the road.  A recent survey by the folks at RoadPro say more than 25 percent of drivers have a slow cooker in their trucks.

Its stretch cord plugs into your truck’s cigarette lighter socket; the 96 watt unit draws eight amps. The sturdy crock removes for easy cleaning and is covered with a glass lid.

Fortunately, there are more than a few sources for recipes created for slow cookers. Even the queen of all things domestic, Martha Stewart has some slow cooker recipes. Do does the kitchn.com, Southern Living, and even Food & Wine.