The Digital Stove To Go

By: Warren Keeler,

Review This ProductI bought one and it worked great…for a week. I was far away from the truck stop where I bought it and had a bunch of food in the fridge that needed to be cooked, so I bought another one. The second one worked just fine…for a little over two months. At over 50 dollars a pop, where am I saving money?

Response from Vicki:

Hello, Warren,

On behalf of Mike and me, I am so sorry that you had a bad experience with your Burton Digital Stove to Go.

Mike once bought a regular Burton Stove to Go as part of his meal preparation set-up and had a similar experience. That is one of the reasons why we rail against most 12-volt products in general on our site and give professional truck drivers the opportunity to provide product reviews on our site. (Note: we publish both positive and negative reviews.)

OK, let’s see if I can help you a bit. Do you still have your receipts? Can you take your appliances back to the truck stop store (or chain) from where you purchased them for a refund or exchange? Some truck stops have a very limited return policy, so you’ll have to make sure that you take it back within the return policy time frame.

We have yet to find a comparable AC-powered “lunch box” style “oven” like a Burton product; however, there are AC-powered crock pots out there that you can power through an inverter (make sure that you match the wattage of the crock pot to the inverter). Make sure, too, that your trucking company will allow you to use an inverter in your truck.

We found that a small crock pot can run off a 175-watt inverter just fine. Larger crock pots require the amount of power that can be delivered via battery-connected inverters. There are also other devices that you can use if you want to “heat and eat” quickly, like a hot pot.

Just because you’ve had a couple of bad experiences with a cooking appliance, please don’t let that dissuade you from cooking in your truck. We’ve been down the path before you and persevered in spite of going through [eight (yes, 8)] Pot-n-Pop 12-volt sauce pots. We didn’t give up and I hope you won’t.

When you design a system that works well for you, please write back and let us know about your set-up. We’d like to hear of your success, too.

Thanks in advance. (By the way, I took your email address out of the “From” field on our form so it won’t be published and you won’t get spam as a result.)

We wish you safe travels and lots of money saving opportunities on the road.

Best regards,
Vicki Simons