Long haul truckers are dependable, hardworking, and relegated to truck stops for their sleeping and meals. Some truckers cook inside their sleeper using a plug in appliance similar to what an RV kitchen would have. However, to use the plug in appliance, the driver needs to keep his truck idling to power the appliance. Conversely, if you want to cook outside, you’ll need a grill and fuel source which will require dedicated space for storage when not in use. Newr has a solution for both sleeper and outdoor cooking, with its battery powered smart induction burner with smart phone integration and expandable cooking surface—Chef. Here are 5 benefits cooking with Chef and 5 drawbacks of using something else.
Cooking with Chef
1.) Chef is a battery powered induction burner which can add peace of mind knowing you will be able to park your truck and cook even in isolated rest stops. The battery capacity is targeted to be capable of cooking a day’s worth of meals, so need to worry if the kitchen has closed or what warmer food remains for you to choose from.
Saves Precious Space
2.) Sleepers are space limited and hot food may be only by a heated lunchbox. Chef is portable, storable, and can be setup on almost any flat surface. So if you are pressed with space, just remember Chef takes up about the same space as a pair of work boots.
3.) Some of the times when you’re thinking about what to cook, you’re also thinking about how long you have to cleanup afterwards. Several other cooking appliances stay hot long after you are done using them which can significantly increase your total time cooking. Chef provides its cooking using an induction burner. The principle behind induction is it only heats the ferromagnetic cookware, like cast iron or stainless steel, directly and not the adjacent surfaces. This means that the glass surface is cool to the touch shortly after removing the hot cookware. In addition to quick heat up times, induction also offers the fastest cool down time.
4.) Chef can be recharged off of any standard electrical outlet (US 110-120V) or by the alternator in your vehicle. The flexibility and availability of electricity means that almost anywhere Chef can be easily recharged. So if you need a reliable cooking source which can be conveniently refilled, then Chef is a great solution.
Able to cook inside sleeper
5.) If a truck driver plans to cook inside the sleeper using an electric appliance, then the engine must idle during the entire cooking cycle. This means that in addition to the noise from the engine during idle, that fuel is used as well. A V-8 powered electric cooking device sounds like something created by Tim Allen.
Cooking without Chef
Too Much Setup
1.) Today’s mainstream stovetops and grills require tanks, hoses, and cords to be able to cook your food. This means your truck needs a dedicated storage space for the tanks, generators, or battery packs. It’s time to free yourself of all the extra pieces to your cooking appliance; it’s time to cook freely with Chef.
Higher Cost to Cook
2.) Today’s best induction stovetops recently achieved a milestone rating of 125kWh/yr; however, this is achievement is still limited to the cost of energy at the time of cooking. With the ability to couple a battery to your cooking appliance you will be able to cook whenever and charge either by your vehicle or off mains power further reducing the cost of cooking.
No Expandable Surface Area
3.) The latest grills and stovetops have many sizes and options, but they don’t have the flexibility to expand the cooking surface by adding additional devices. This means that the maximum size of the cooking surface is limited to the overall device dimensions. Why not take inspiration from the popular kids building blocks and have an appliance that can be connected together to change the overall size, this is what Chef can do!
Doesn't Notify you when food's done
4.) Why is it that we encourage notifications from our garage door, or doorbell, or email, but we don’t want to know when the water we have on for pasta is boiling? The cooking technology has been left behind for too long and it is time to bring it to the forefront. With Chef and the Newr app all of the information from cooking will be shared to your connected smartphone and help you reduce stress and eliminate cooking errors.
Designed for Outdoor only
5.) Most cooking appliances are designed to be used indoors or outdoors or on the go. This means that you have an appliance for cooking indoors, an appliance for cooking outdoors, and yet another appliance for cooking on the go. This is likely three different appliances to have cooking fuel for, different temperature settings for, and different acceptable cookware for. Why not streamline your cooking experiences into once platform which is uniquely designed to be perfect indoors, perfect outdoors, or perfect on the go—welcome the Newr Chef.