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Power Hunt WaveBox 12v Microwave Full Review

okay so hopefully this will be the short
version video this is a tabletop review
on the PowerPoint wave box portable 12
volt this is a 12 volt DC microwave that
is not adapted to trouble but it was
made as a 12-volt item to begin with the
12 old stuff is is mainly going to be
kind of a RV trucker type use thing I’m
going to be using this as an off-grid
type of thing with solar equipment and I
run a lot of batteries on most of my
solar arrays so that’s the way this
thing is going to go and that’s going to
require a little bit of testing
microwaves in general are kind of high
powered appliances here you see this
older a man on microwave
least I think that’s what that is this
one’s probably a late 70s model very
high powered piece of equipment and
normally you don’t see a microwave
that’s going to be a 12 volt DC item so
they’re a very limited market type of
thing and not easy to find in stores
most of the time if you ever do find
these they’re going to be from a
specialized retailer or a mail-order
type place although nearly all
microwaves these days are made in China
this one’s no exception it’s made on a
special contract for a company into all
at an Oregon coal power hunt well that’s
not to be confused with the wave box
brand basically not even knockoffs the
wave box brand microwaves
are more of a counterfeit item that
resembles this and it was because power
hunt didn’t copyright or patent the name
wave box and apparently somebody at the
other company found out that they didn’t
own a copyright or patent on a name wave
box any other company makes one cold
wave box it’s a 12 volt microwave they
sell for a little over a hundred dollars
an occasional
what you’ll see is some little rip-off
shop trying to charge the three to five
hundred dollars for one of the non power
halfway boxes or simply miss labeling it
with a sticker so one of the ways you
can tell the real thing from the
counterfeit is that this is is actually
kind of embossed or it’s well not really
embossed but it’s in the the front
there’s no glass center mark away
because it’s a meant to be a portable
unit it’s going to come packaged with a
little cooler type of thing it has a
bunch of your wires and cables I’m going
to go over the wires and cables in
another video segment what you’ll see
here is a little venting type of the
thing here it’s it’s a metal interior
with kind of a plastic exterior and I
guess because of the way this door was
designed this is where the glass would
normally go here it’s got a metal metal
filler piece and it’s all kind of
ruggedized is is I guess the best way to
describe this is that it’s a ruggedized
item there’s a really basic controls on
here basically for snack stuff like the
likely pizza coffee whatever it’s it’s
got a handle on the top and it’s
difficult for me to say in a video maybe
without fully describing everything just
this is all ruggedized heavy duty stuff
the microwave is heavy
everything about this thing is heavy
it’s ruggedized it’s kind of the DeWalt
of of microwaves the there’s nothing
light duty or chintzy on this type of
thing it is a plastic type of housing
but it’s plastic over metal and so
that’s one of the things to understand
and and so it’s plastic over metal over
here we get the little C e tag and let’s
see if we get in focus here hopefully
the camera goes then goes into focus and
I’m going to show a little more in this
later but basically we’ve got this
little plastic cover thing here and when
we flip it off or slide it over
one position we use an AC plug with us
and the other position we as a DC plug
with us on the less expensive versions
of these microwaves you I what I do is I
get the DC only okay it’s a kind of a
waste of time to get one of these in an
AC version because you could just get a
$99 $79 microwave or even a $15.00
microwave at a thrift store and go ahead
and stick a handle line right but what
you’ll see here is kind of a 12-volt
plug arrangement for something that’s
big and heavy-duty like a winch cable
plug and that’s because microwaves are
high-powered units they take a lot of
electricity a lot more electricity than
what you’re ever going to get through a
cigarette lighter plug and that’s why
the power hunt way box is a real
microwave whereas the one it plugs into
a cigarette lighter plug it’s it’s not
even for real okay that’s just a sucker
infomercial sucker type item the other
thing you’ll get on the power hunter
like little rubber bumper pads so that
this thing can actually travel now for
my personal use what I like to do is not
travel with the kitchen okay I like to
pre position a lot of the appliance type
stuff in places where I expect to stay
if it’s an off-grid location something
like this is expensive as it is may
travel with me but then that also means
having to permanently install there plug
kits at each expected location more on
that later the other things of course we
get the really basic controls and it’s
not that big of a microwave you can see
the size of my hand compared to this so
you’ve got to really watch what kind of
food containers will kind of items
you’re going to put in this it’s been
sized to work with single serve packages
of microwave popcorn but again you’re
going to be really limited on the size
of what you can microwave in this thing
and what I’m told is it’s roughly equal
to a 600 watt microwave which is half
the power of the smaller home microwaves
that when compared to the other 12-volt
microwaves on the market those things
have so little power they’re barely good
for anything so this is about as good as
it gets in the next segment we’re going
to discuss how this would compare to
let’s just say putting a plugging a
cheaper microwave into an inverter
alright so do you know your battery bank
from the off-grid trailer can I check it
out after the season it leaked a little
we got water over here to came from
something I don’t know but anyway as you
if you’ve been following my channel a
lot you’ll realize I’ve been phasing out
the idea of the trailer being the main
bug out location type thing so it’s I’m
phasing into the cabin use type stuff
and in that type of situation I may or
may not use a cord this long but in
vehicle applications a lot of times you
don’t have any choice for the battery is
they put it where they put it when I
design and redesign the system I
relocated the batteries on this I think
twice before I decided to go with under
the seat type thing because it was close
to where I’m installing the inverter and
some other equipment here as far as the
electrical system this is where it ended
up making sense as far as traveling down
the road i I would’ve you know if I were
to design one of these trailers on my
own I would put these probably a lot
closer to the axle just just to have a
better center of gravity but as far as
the cord goes it comes with a pretty
long cord optimally I would want to
order the shorter quote cord but this is
the one it’s kind of a default unit and
you actually have to pay separately for
this plug for that end of the plug in
this end of the plug-in is what you get
with a microwave and this winch type
plug is what actually plugs into the
back of the microwave itself all really
have duty stuff obviously here you could
tell the plus from the – right it’s a
big plus and a big minus
so when I put the little seat cover back
in place here like I didn’t bevel both
sides and I make that so now put this
back in and hopefully court and we got
room for that cord so again with all
that extra way I don’t think this
particular cords that’s going to be one
that stays here I think what I’m
eventually going to do is is probably
put one of the power Hunt power strips
they make one with three plugs I’ll
probably install it somewhere up there
by the table the thing is the way this
whole system goes it the cord even
though it’s relatively long I don’t
think it’s going to get me enough length
from up here to the kitchen area on the
trailer
again it’s the way these things go the
other thing I prefer to do is I prefer
to keep the high powered electrical
stuff kind of away from propane lines
but that’s almost impossible on these
types of things and one of the reasons I
will pay the extra money to convert my
trailer appliances to electric only
whenever possible because I’ll actually
physically turn off the propane bottle
when it’s not in use and from a safety
standpoint you know you don’t want to
put a price tag on your life but I do
we’ll spend extra money on the
electrical appliances as opposed to
using the propane stuff the other thing
obviously with the infinitely renewable
energy situation on the solar the
electrical would become more cost
effective over time and use then the
propane but the propane is usually
pretty darn economical if the grids up
and you can keep getting propane propane
is definitely very economical for
cooking and so these old RV stove and
oven things are still more economical
than a three hundred and fifty dollar
12-volt microwave so next I’ll get this
thing plugged in we’ll show how it works
okay so we see that in there right
let’s see how long it takes a boy let
little cut plastic up again we’ve got a
almost $400 solution to the hot water
problem
much less economical than simply having
a little propane burner on a stove put a
lot safer it takes advantage of my solar
power sun’s out right now
you see Sun there then let’s see what
happens and it goes if I hit on a coffee
setting I know we’ve got bright light
happening so says here two point five
one what it’s going to take now the
other thing I can think of instantly
that really might be important to me and
it grid down situation that’s assuming
my power grid stays upright is being
able to boil water for drinking or
processing that sort of a thing maybe
it’s just my own personal idea but I’ve
always had the impression that if you
had some food that was like maybe on the
edge of going bad in the fridge or
something if you nuke the hell out of it
you’re killing all the germs I don’t
know if that’s true or not but they say
radiation is true in Europe is you know
it retains its tastes and kills the
germs without using the chemicals you
get with chemical preservatives and on
this it does give you the option of you
know do microwave rooting and stuff you
know maybe kill germs with microwave
yeah but obviously you’ve got that
situation of no metal in the microwave
so you know metal canteen cops all that
kind of stuff that’s going to be an
issue you could use a plastic hamdeen in
here it will kind of sort of barely fit
but you got to put it in sideways so I
won’t make you listen to me into the
entire three minutes that says it takes
to warm that cup up so it says end and
it sounds like there’s still a fan
running so I don’t know if that’s going
to like radiation my hand when I open
this thing off or not but the three
minutes is up so
I don’t know see here I don’t like the
idea that it sounds like it’s still on
really it I don’t like that so let’s see
how Ormus water is it’s steaming it is
steaming mmm me yeah that’s hot
water alright so there you go three
minutes hot water okay so that means
that I can take a lot of my life super
super sports food and get hot water
pretty quickly now I will say this a
good tea kettle will get you boiling
water in about the same time so the main
reason for something like this is to use
the off-grid power the other thing I
noticed what is my battery system went
from about 14 volts to 13 while the
microwave is running and then now it’s
settled at thirteen five we got fifteen
seven coming off the panels they flat
mounted they’re not leaning against the
they’re not leaning are not angled
directly to the Sun but everything looks
like it’s working the way it should the
settings I think are realistic on here
and okay so that goes off I guess it’s
just a cooling fan it goes a little bit
longer than the microwave cycles again
the coils everything in here is
different from an AC microwave another
thing you may have remembered from an
older video of mine when I was trying to
test this microwave off of an inverter
I just wouldn’t get the performance out
of it and the thing is this power Hunt
unit being all heavy-duty and everything
it’s it’s not going to mount up here
permanently so I don’t know if I’m going
to just leave this here or remove it or
what I’m going to do it is kind of
usable lofty inverter just
give me a lot of power so I might use it
until it burns out or something and this
one kind of goes with me and would be
used in other stuff I mean these are so
expensive that I think it’s kind of a
curious your piece of equipment and then
what you do is you end up mounting these
little plugins which aren’t very little
you end up mounting them with your
12-volt power systems and and they’re
not little one or not cheap that one is
about fifty bucks just for this end of
that plug so there you have it the power
hunt wait box microwave and I’ll do
another video try to do a short version

Portable Microwave Ovens Buyers’ Guide

How to keep lunch warm?

The best way to keep lunch warm on long trips is by using a portable microwave oven. These microwaves are around 50% smaller than traditional microwaves and can easily reheat all types of food. If you travel a lot in your car, live in an RV, are a worker who doesn’t have time to go home at lunch or a college student who drives a lot, this is the perfect option for you. They are very compact, can easily fit in a car, and you can also use them as a mini table in the car when closed. When you want to eat your lunch, you can just warm it up in the portable microwave and leave it inside to maintain the heat.

What temp to keep food warm?

A microwave can serve as a head cabinet to keep all types of food warm if you are not ready to eat it yet. As it is insulated, you can place the warm food inside, and the warm air and steam will keep it warm. You will not need to actually turn the microwave on, as that will cook the food, which is not what you need. But, if your food is not warm, you must first heat it up in the microwave then keep it inside to keep warm. Most portable microwave ovens can heat from 140 to 170 degrees Fahrenheit, according to how much heat you need for your dish. A portable microwave oven is a perfect thing to keep in your car for when you are eating your lunch on the go.

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Author: Emily Howard

I have about 300 different recipes in my collection, and I try to look for new tastes every week. I love to learn dishes from around the world and pamper my big family with a signature Italian cheese pie and my favorite Ukrainian borsch.