Good morning/ evening!
I would like to start a discussion about how workers have there meals on the job,offsite. Leaving out Asia ( sorry guys) lets talk about what people use to heat up / toast / make sandwiches working offsite with limited resources such as power, a kitchen, kitchen appliances, tools, etc. in the US, UK, Australia, NZ everywhere! Add in pics, videos, a link, whatever… If your up for it answer this question… A.) What type of tool or element you have used or have heard of someone using and if it was AC or DC , B.) The pros and cons you would encounter, and C.) add in a solution of what something that could be created or a solution for it to be more easy to have a hot meal on a job site…
For example (Toaster over, Sandwich press for a quick toastie… how do you do it. how would do it?!)
Looking forward to hearing what you all have to say!
Here in the States most construction guys will carry cold food packed in a cooler or go to a fast food restaurant . For those in more permanent locations I would say a microwave oven would be the choice for reheating food 99% of the time.
I partnered in 3 businesses that had guys working in the field, mostly remodeling, plumbing and installation work at existing residential and commercial sites - but sometimes on new hi-rise construction. Most of it was at sites a close drive to delis or fast food joints. I’d sometimes visit a site and see a coffee maker or two plugged in out on a lawn - but don’t recall much cooking going on among the crews.
I did come across a book about using your car’s engine to cook food:
An electrician we often use brings a patio table, chair and a microwave to every site.
I’ve seen construction sites around here were the worked build a fire off to the side of the property and cook up right there. Don’t know what they were burning but I have a good idea.
you occasionally will see someone run a microwave off a extension cord - while sitting on the back tailgate of a truck. I wouldn’t recommend that though - the microwave that close to the car - not the extension cord.
I could just as easily see someone run a griddle press off one - same wattage as a microwave. Or a toaster oven even - similar thing.
No joke that used to be an option on some cars dating back to the 20’s. If you are a james bond fan you might remember in Dr No he’s going on a picknick with some chick and he’s getting ready to pull out lunch from the bently. James owned a Bentley in the books by the way - and instead of going to the back he’s under the bonnet and there’s a silver chafing dish sitting on the side of the engine. SOme american cars of the era had options for this also.