The original Road Chef now comes supersized! With Big Bertha on board - the truckies, boaties, and nomads no longer need to go without.
This 12V camp oven has 13L of cooking area capacity with two enclosed elements – one top and one bottom. Use only the top element for grilling, the bottom element for baking, or both for roasting. The specially-designed, tongued baking tray encourages a convection cooking environment by allowing maximum airflow around the meal as it cooks, with an air gap between the tray and oven to enhance even heat distribution. The righthand timer knob has a 2hr cut off with a bell to indicate when food is ready, while the indicator light clearly displays when the oven is on.
The adjustable temperature gauge allows you to control your heat setting from 50°C to 180°C - and no matter how far you crank it up, all 6 sides are fully insulated, ensuring the exterior remains cool to touch with no rear ventilation required. With one element in use, this oven will draw 10A at 12V or 20A at 12V DC for simultaneous use of both elements. This connection can only be done through an Anderson plug, with additional wiring required for safe operation.
Be it grilling, baking, roasting, or reheating - eat well, and save both money and time with the Big Bertha 12V Oven from Road Chef.
Fully insulated stainless steel
13L cooking area capacity
Double insulated door with silicone inner
Extra strong door clasp
Two 300 x 265 SS wire racks included
Road Chef Oven Baking tray included – outer 250mm x 300mm/inner 200mm x 242mm
20-30 mins preheat time to 150°C
Adjustable temperature gauge from 50°C to 180°C
One element 10A at 12V
Two elements 20A at 12V DC
2 x heavy-duty tie-down brackets – mount on top or underneath
Heavy-duty wiring inside and out
Anderson plug connection only
Additional wiring required for safe installation
In Use Dimensions:
36.2W x 33D x 26.5H cm
40W x 31D x 36H cm
30.5W x 27D x 15H cm
304 Stainless Steel | Insulation
12V DC | Anderson Style Plug Only
One Element − 10 Amps @12V DC | Two Elements (Both) − 20 Amps @12V DC | 240W max.
Staff tip:This oven cannot be operated off your 12V cigarette lighter or merit plug. Connection is with Anderson plug only and additional wiring is required. It is strongly recommended to have the power source and wiring for the Big Bertha Oven professionally installed. A minimum requirement of 6mm2 for a maximum route length of 2m is recommended.
Staff tip:Big Bertha is a 12V oven, not a 240V oven and although it is very efficient, it will not offer the same performance as your oven at home.
Will it run off heavy duty battery box with AGM battery and solar panel
Michael - Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW(1 year ago)
Ultimately, no. Whilst in theory the battery and box will all connect and run the oven, it won't perform well. Because the oven draws a considerable amount of power, the voltage on your battery will sag pretty quickly. As the voltage drops so will the amps, which means the watts will be dropping significantly. As this oven works using resistive elements, its the wattage that actually creates the heat. Less watts, less heat.
Ultimately, these and other 12v ovens are designed to give the best performance on the road, where the voltage can remain fairly consistent. Even with smart alternators, they'll read any voltage that drop that significantly as a flat battery, and crank overtime to keep the charge coming.
The only other alternative is if your solar panel set up is in ideal conditions with strong clear sun, and able to put 20A or close to into your battery, keeping it topped up and reducing any voltage sag...this generally would require 400-500W panels.