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Road Chef 12V Camping Oven


– So, Road Chef 12V
Camp Oven by Camp Easy, for fresh baked food on the go. Let’s check it out. (upbeat music) Hey guys, it’s Lauren from Snowys here, I’ve got the Road Chef
12V Camp Oven by Camp Easy in front of me today. Now, if you’re anything like me and can easily drop a
hundred bucks in a bakery with hungry kids on the road, or you’re travelling out bush and there’s nowhere to stop for lunch, this oven is the perfect
accessory for your adventures. Now, in your box you’re
obviously getting your 12V oven with a main power chord
attached at the back. We’ve got an adapter here
with an Anderson to 12V plug and then also a Merit
plug underneath there. We have our mounting brackets and we also have our instruction manual which has got some
excellent tips for cooking as well as preserving your battery life in the power setup that you’ve got. Now, I’m just gonna pop the box down here so we can take a closer look at our oven. It’s approximately 32 centimetres wide. We’ve 32 centimetres deep and around about 20 centimetres high. Now, you’re internal dimensions are approximately 27 wide, 25 centimetres deep, and a height here of about 10 centimetres. Now, your camp oven is
made from a 100% insulated stainless steel whilst your timer and temperature
knobs here are plastic. Now, the unit itself weighs about 5 kilos, which isn’t too heavy to
roof mount it or the like, which some people often do. Your fixed power cable
is 110 centimetres long with your Anderson connection. However, it also comes with
this 30 centimetre Anderson to 12V extension cable. So when in use, overall length is approximately 140 centimetres long. Your 12V cable also has
this Merit plug underneath. You’ve got your fuse inside your 12V, but if you’re wanting to use a
straight Anderson connection, you have your inline fuse down here. In terms of power consumption, the unit draws 8.3 amps at a 100 watts. So, ideally, it’s designed
to be used whilst driving. You can use it once you
arrive in your destination, to your off grid setup but be mindful of how
much power it’s drawing when you’re also running
fridges, freezers, or lighting. Now, let’s take a look at the features. On the bottom of your oven,
you’ve got four rubber feet that keeps it approximately a
centimetre above the surface. You’ve got these four holes
here that are on both sides and that’s where your
mounting brackets come in. I mentioned before people
who roof mount their oven, it’s simply just popping
these in the holes and a screw through the top there. Now, around the back you’ve
just got your fixed cable, at the front here we have
our stainless steel latch which opens up our insulated front door with that extra steel panelling here and we’ve got out two oven racks. Now, really common question
we get from customers is about these trays and how they
move around whilst driving. We’ve got these awesome little pins here on the bottom of the trays
which locks it into your rails, so they’re not gonna be bouncing around. A hot tip that we just got in
from another Snowys customer is you can get these
awesome stainless steel custom trays for your oven. You can either get two half
trays or a single full tray from some of your Metal Works in Victoria and that really adds versatility to how you’re using your oven. Now, I’m pretty excited
’cause we’re gonna load it up with some pies for lunch. I can’t wait to show you how this works. Right, I’ve gotta connect it
to my power source first up, I’m using a Dometic
Lithium Power Pack here with a 12V outlet. So, I’m gonna connect
my 12V extension cable, pop it in there and turn my unit on. Once you’ve got your power connected the first thing you need to do
is set your oven temperature. Now, ideally, you should
be preheating your oven for approximately half an hour
before you’re loading it up, however, we haven’t done that here, so I’m going for maximum temperature and I’m gonna set the timer
to approximately an hour. Once you’ve turned your timer on, you should see your
red light come up there and you know you’re ready to go. Now, I’ve got a pack of
little party pies here. Now, I’ve already loaded up my first tray, I’m gonna fill up the second one. A lot of people will talk
about these being used for pies and pasties ’cause
it’s a popular Aussie choice. But it’s also actually
a really versatile unit, it can cook roasts, trays
of lasagna, chicken wings, even potentially cakes or muffins. Now, these pies and
pasties are pre-thawed. You can actually cook with
frozen pies and pasties or food, however, it will take
a little bit longer to cook. Now, being a small 12V oven, it doesn’t have the
same forgiveness as your at-home oven would with the
opening and closing of doors. So, to reduce any condensation issues and to allow the unit
to function really well, keep your door shut, set your
timer, set your temperature, and let it do its thing. Right, now this oven’s been
cranking at about 184 an hour. I can feel the sides and the door here, they’re quite hot but
it’s not a problem at all. I’m not gonna burn myself
or anything like that. Now, I’m really excited. Let’s see how these pies have gone. Oh, look at that. So crispy. Right, let’s do a taste test. We’ll go with the middle here. Right, well they’re
crispy around, actually. Expected the bottom to
be soggy but they’re not. (crunching sounds) Mm-hmm, that’s really
crispy and really nice. The pie is hot but it’s not
burning my mouth or anything it’s just perfect. And that is definitely
something to look forward to on a lunch stop on a road. Right, let’s close this up
so nobody can steal my pies. And that’s your Road Chef by Camp Easy. You can get it at snowys.com.au If you have any questions or comments, chuck ’em below, give us a like. You can head here to subscribe or here for more helpful videos. Catch you later Snowys fam! (upbeat music)

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