Automatic Food Cooker Runs by Exhaust Heat of Car (Jun, 1930)

Automatic Food Cooker Runs by Exhaust Heat of Car

MEALS can literally be cooked on the run through the use of the automatic cooker shown in the photo above. The cooker is mounted on the rear bumper of the motor tourist’s car and an extension from the exhaust pipe connected up with it, as shown in the insert. The cooker contains a steam pressure kettle which is heated by the hot exhaust gases. An hour’s drive is quite sufficient to thoroughly cook meats and vegetables. Total weight of the unit is so slight that running qualities of the car remain quite unaffected. Motor tours are much more pleasant when one is assured of a well-prepared meal at the end of the trip.

5 comments
  1. Thundercat says: April 19, 20086:13 am

    Mmmm, I love my steak with a nice leaded-gas smoked in flavor!

  2. judy says: April 19, 200811:07 am

    Another reason camping was dangerous.

  3. Larry says: April 19, 200812:41 pm

    what you people have never cooked with your engine on a road trip? Theres even a cookbook that tell you have to cooking on your engine block.http://www.amazon.com/M…

    The article says “The cooker contains a steam pressure kettle which is heated by the hot exhaust gases.” the exhaust is not coming in to contact with the food.

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  4. Erica says: April 19, 20086:24 pm

    Just because some people have cooked with their engine on a road trip doesn’t mean we’ve all done it ;)

    And while it’s clear that the exhaust doesn’t actually contact the food in this setup, the obvious funny next step is to add a smoker next to your barbecue/stove. ‘Cause it’s making smoke already. See — funny, ha ha.

  5. ny web design guy says: May 31, 200910:54 am

    i hate camping

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