This is the BEST road-life stove product review, ever! It covers every imaginable type of cooking for every imaginable situation outside of a conventional home. Actually, you can happily use most of these inside a conventional home to!
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Advances in technology have bought a plethora of new cooking alternatives to the table (pun intended) in recent years. No longer bound to getting a campfire going in the rain or a gas cooker started in gale-force wind, today there are many good quality alternatives.
There is something for campers, #tinyhomies ( <- that’s a hashtag I created and registered. I try to casually drop it in anywhere I can. Sorry not sorry haha!) .. people in tents, van lifers, bus lifers, road trippers, truckies, bikers- even built in units for caravan and RV renovations.
Now I’m not about telling you my whole life history, followed by what my neighbour did yesterday, how I cooked Moroccan quinoa for dinner and how my kids are doing in school in the lead up to a blog post. Lol.
You just wanna check out the cool stoves! I hear ya.
I do need to make a quick disclaimer here though.
Some heat sources can create toxic fumes. Read instructions carefully and only use these types in well ventilated areas. Also, please be vigilant when using naked flame to avoid fire. WanderlustDust and it’s owners will not be held liable for the actions of others- so don’t do dumb sh*t.
Without any more fluffing around, here is the best road-life stove review, ever.
(Mmmmm… Moroccan quinoa..)
WHY WE LOVE IT: This nifty little pellet cooker/ grill can handle a wide array of cooking demands. It’s compact and economical to run, is able to regulate temperature to within 10 degrees and has an easy clean porcelain surface, making it a great choice for mobile cooking.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Love, love, love! this cook top/ sink combo is the ultimate vanlife/ buslife/ tiny home space saver! Easy to clean stainless steel, they come in a variety of styles to suit your needs. Some even have a tempered glass lid for extra bench space while not in use.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Super economical on fuel. A dedicated heat exchange and wind guard completely does away with flame and heat going everywhere else, and directs it to exactly where it needs to be. Integrated system- pot fits perfectly into the stove for maximum efficiency. LOVE.
6) BIOLITE CAMPSTOVE 2 WITH FLEXLIGHT
WHY WE LOVE IT: This brilliant piece of technology is the ultimate in eco-friendly cooking. Runs on twigs and sticks and converts excess energy into power, so that you can charge your mobile phone while cooking via the inbuilt USB port! It also has an inbuilt light which illuminates your work area.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This little charcoal BBQ is perfect for grilling meat & veggies for a no fuss, easy clean dinner. An inbuilt battery operated fan maximizes fuel efficiency while virtually eliminating smoke and sparks. Stainless steel non-toxic grill and bowl.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A drop-in cooktop, perfect for van, bus or other tiny homes. Super-fast induction cooking. Safe for families with small children due to the almost zero heat transfer and child safety lock. A breeze to wipe over the tempered glass surface. Attractive and sleek built in cooking.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Tiny. Like seriously small. Great if you’re living out of a car or motorbike & tent/ swag. Excellent energy efficient option for one person with multiple fuel sources. This particular model comes with a wind guard- brilliant when living close to nature. Tough and lightweight titanium.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This neat BBQ grill folds flat for easy storage when space is limited. It’s stainless construction makes it strong, rust proof and easy to clean. Fire is contained and elevated away from the ground, reducing the risk of fire escaping.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This funky looking gadget is compact and sturdy, super fast boiling with a built in self-cleaner to avoid blocked jets. Easy connection hook up is a great safety feature and optimus have a reputation for being superior against leaking. This stove burns all types of fuel without the need for changing jets. Recommended.
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WHY WE LOVE IT: Simple but smart idea makes campfire cooking a breeze! Three adjustable shelves that swivel 360 degrees- grill, griddle and charcoal box. Get the authentic taste of campfire food while cooking evenly and reducing the risk of burning. Can be used over fire or gas.
14) WEBER Q 1200
WHY WE LOVE IT: Such a versatile cooker! Safety electric ignition, stainless steel burner and temperature regulator sensitive enough to bake a cake. Use this as a grill, griddle, oven and stove top. features porcelain-enameled, cast-iron cooking grates and two fold down side tables for extra work space.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Another excellent offering from RV and motorhome kings, Dometic. This drop-in integrated sink and gas hob combo makes the most of your precious space while being super-easy to clean. The ultimate ‘permanent’ cooking solution for your tiny home on wheels. Love!
I hope this road-life stove review has given you some alternative cooking ideas that you might not have thought of, and that there was something perfect in there for you.
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