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    Great Ideas Dept: Auto Cooker Uses Exhaust Heat

    In this age of souring energy prices perhaps you can get more mileage from your car and use it to cook. Here is a brilliant invention from 1931:

    Auto Cooker Uses Exhaust Heat




    Make sure the brakes work before cooking.

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    Re: Great Ideas Dept: Auto Cooker Uses Exhaust Heat

    And here's the reverse use.

    Convert your car to run on cooking oil and get 50 mpg.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/23/au...=1&oref=slogin

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    Re: Great Ideas Dept: Auto Cooker Uses Exhaust Heat

    Mmmmm...... Tasty!

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    Now remember, children, these are trained professionals.

    Please don't try this at home.

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    Gasoline-flavored chicken's a treasured
    New England picnic standard...

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    Re: Great Ideas Dept: Auto Cooker Uses Exhaust Heat

    I can see it coming. The next time I go to the dealership to buy a car, right before I sign on the dotted line the salesman will ask me, "Would you like fries with that?"
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    Re: Great Ideas Dept: Auto Cooker Uses Exhaust Heat

    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Duncan
    I can see it coming. The next time I go to the dealership to buy a car, right before I sign on the dotted line the salesman will ask me, "Would you like fries with that?"
    The Honda CR-V already comes with a pop out picnic table and claims near 30 mpg. They must know something?
    I wonder if you can have your own mobile roadside restaurant? Be interesting to see Chef Ramsey cook with one of those. "Wheels Kitchen".
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    Entrée Entrée Read All About it! Man burns foot long wiener in auto cook off contest!
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    Re: Great Ideas Dept: Auto Cooker Uses Exhaust Heat

    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan
    In this age of souring energy prices perhaps you can get more mileage from your car and use it to cook. Here is a brilliant invention from 1931:



    Well shucks, Gary! I thought you were trying to present something new. When I saw the title I was ready to pounce and tell you that the cooker was not new, but was at least as old as I am. Seems like there were variations on it, like cooking your stew in the engine compartment. Where do you find these items, and where do you find the time to find them?

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    Re: Great Ideas Dept: Auto Cooker Uses Exhaust Heat

    Quote Originally Posted by Styxx
    The Honda CR-V already comes with a pop out picnic table and claims near 30 mpg. They must know something?
    Well, maybe the picnic table is a feature added so you won't notice the poor mileage. My Honda gets about 33 mpg, and so does my Toyota. But neither has a picnic table, which I consider a blessing, as I don't like picnics. For me, add a feature that can brew French Roast coffee to my liking.

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    Re: Great Ideas Dept: Auto Cooker Uses Exhaust Heat

    Quote Originally Posted by rwayland
    Well, maybe the picnic table is a feature added so you won't notice the poor mileage. My Honda gets about 33 mpg, and so does my Toyota. But neither has a picnic table, which I consider a blessing, as I don't like picnics. For me, add a feature that can brew French Roast coffee to my liking.

    Richard
    I'll drink to that!
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