So the other day, I saw a poll (we see a lot of those in this job) that said something interesting about dishwashers. Apparently only 60% of people who have a dishwasher use it to actually wash dishes.

I do not have a dishwasher, although I have had one in the past.... and I didn't do anything but wash the dang dishes.  So I had to find out what people are doing with the gall dang dishwasher if they aren't using it to clean.  Well, most people use it to store other dishes in, you know, stuff that's too big for shelf or whatever.  That makes sense.  But some people COOK with it.

I have vaguely heard about steaming fish in the dishwasher, and my boss said I should check out other methods people use to cook other than the oven, because he remembered a device you could order that would cook food in your car while you were on a road trip.  Like, you can put it under your hood and cook with it. Well, huh. Turns out, it's a thing. I've never done it, but apparently people do.

SO further down the rabbit hole I went. Apparently people also cook things in their COFFEE MAKER. A lady in Sweden boils eggs, makes pizzas, and even SPRING ROLLS in the coffee maker. She cooks stuff on the surface of it and in the carafe.

Then, I found this guy. He makes grilled cheese sandwiches..... WITH A CLOTHING IRON.

Now, of all the different non oven cooking methods I've seen, this is the only one I'd feel comfortable trying.  I mean, I have an iron... I have bread, cheese and butter... and I have tin foil.  But... is it worth it? I don't know, maybe for the lulz. I can't say it would be too crazy, as I have baked cookies in my car before.

Have you ever cooked something this way, with an appliance not designed for cooking?  Have you heard of anybody doing the road trip cooking thing?  Would you ever try any of these?

Cookingly yours,



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