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  #3115195 12-Aug-2023 22:25
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Do what makes you happy.

A large part of my enjoyment of travel is food. I’m on day 12 of a 15 day trip at the moment and I’m not at all sick of eating local. I also hate carting more stuff than I need. Moving in and out of hotels is painful enough without carrying another 10kg if extraneous stuff.

 
 
 

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chatterbox:

 

Considering alternatives like a cheap air fryer then donate it after I'm done...but I think I'd prefer the versatility of the cooktop and it's less bulky to hide away when the room gets cleaned. 

 

 

Cooking creates odours, particularly in rooms that aren't deigned to be cooked in. You can hide the cooktop away but the staff will know and it won't be looked upon favourably. You may lose your accommodation. 


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How about trying to get a USB unit? Take it as carry-on - then if the airline meal is not appealing, you could whip up an omelette on the plane.

 

 

I assume a tongue in cheeck comments otherwise.....Errrr, how much power do these cooktops use and how much power will a USB outlet especially on an aircraft provide? I think there'll be a slight difference.





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  #3115251 13-Aug-2023 12:21
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Technofreak:

 

eracode:

 

How about trying to get a USB unit? Take it as carry-on - then if the airline meal is not appealing, you could whip up an omelette on the plane.

 

 

I assume a tongue in cheeck comments otherwise.....Errrr, how much power do these cooktops use and how much power will a USB outlet especially on an aircraft provide? I think there'll be a slight difference.

 



 

TIC. But many airline seats supply 230v anyway via a multi-national outlet - so it’s technically possible.





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Handle9: Do what makes you happy.

A large part of my enjoyment of travel is food. I’m on day 12 of a 15 day trip at the moment and I’m not at all sick of eating local. I also hate carting more stuff than I need. Moving in and out of hotels is painful enough without carrying another 10kg if extraneous stuff.

 

 

 

I guess it's all relative but 15 days is pretty short in the overall scheme of things. How would you feel about eating out if you were away for several months of the year? I personally crave normal home cooked or simple meals. I'd eat out now and then but consecutive nights for lengthy durations is pretty unappealing IMO. Staying at a campground would be great for meals but it has its drawbacks just as motels/hotels do. Serviced apartments would be ideal but not always the option available. Air bnb I have some personal issues with. Basically feel safer around others rather than having a house to myself. I'd never get any sleep as I hear everything and my imagination runs away. So it's largely motels/hotels for varying lengths of time. Hence my food issue. A small frypan & portable hob with a hotel mini fridge would be sufficient but I've never done that before. If it was just a couple of weeks here and there then I agree, I wouldn't want to cart extras around either.


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Senecio:

 

chatterbox:

 

Considering alternatives like a cheap air fryer then donate it after I'm done...but I think I'd prefer the versatility of the cooktop and it's less bulky to hide away when the room gets cleaned. 

 

 

Cooking creates odours, particularly in rooms that aren't deigned to be cooked in. You can hide the cooktop away but the staff will know and it won't be looked upon favourably. You may lose your accommodation. 

 

 

I'd just be cooking basic things like eggs, steak, beef, chicken etc. Nothing funky. I think Durian is banned from some places? That stuff is nasty. Basically you can bring other outside food in that potentially would be way worse than what I'm thinking of. If no cooking isn't specified I suspect I'd just get a warning. If a place has a toaster then burnt toast is always a possibility and they wouldn't kick people out for that. I have seen warnings that if you set off the fire alarm you're liable for the call out fee but never any threats for being kicked out of your accommodation.


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