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Cooking in a hotel room
« on: June 26, 2018, 11:47:19 PM »
Has anyone ever tried to cook with a George foreman or something similar in a hotel
Room? I remember years ago I went on vacation and we (maybe  naively ) asked the hotel manger if there’s any problem if we cook using a George foreman, and he said it’s not allowed and if they smell it after checkout we can be charged a large cleaning fee, I guess Similar to the fee they charge if they smell cigarette smoke. We thought about grilling anyways and hoping the smell would go away, but then decided against it and ended scrambling for food in the local Walmart.

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Re: Cooking in a hotel room
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2018, 11:54:25 PM »
Never used a geroge forman but have brought toaster oven and reheated food or made toast. I also bring a fry pan and burner for eggs and a pot to boil noodles or whatever.

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Re: Cooking in a hotel room
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2018, 12:04:08 AM »
I've used a George forman many times and never had a problem. Don't advertise it and don't get caught.

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Re: Cooking in a hotel room
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2018, 09:33:19 AM »
Or stay in a Residence Inn type of hotel where there's a kitchen with an oven and stove. They can't stop you from cooking (on your own equipment) if they allow cooking...
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Re: Cooking in a hotel room
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2018, 09:45:15 AM »
I've cooked with a George foreman and a sandwich maker and have never had any issues but I also never mentioned it to the hotel

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Re: Cooking in a hotel room
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2018, 10:17:39 AM »
I've cooked with a George foreman and a sandwich maker and have never had any issues but I also never mentioned it to the hotel
+1  besides the one time the smoke alarm(not for the whole building) went off. if too much smoke then open the porch door

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Re: Cooking in a hotel room
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2018, 11:48:22 AM »
+1  besides the one time the smoke alarm(not for the whole building) went off. if too much smoke then open the porch door

When cooking in a hotel room, you have to temporarily disable the smoke alarm by covering it with a shower cap.

Some people cook in the bathroom (yuck) - as there is an exhaust fan in there.

Once, hotel locked us out of the room, because the cleaning staff found cooking appliances. -- Make sure to hide them in your suitcase when you leave the room,
and when cooking, hang a do not disturb sign.

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Re: Cooking in a hotel room
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2018, 02:10:32 PM »
Used a George foreman once. Just took a wet washcloth and put it over the smoke detector, secured with a belt.
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Re: Cooking in a hotel room
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2018, 09:09:59 PM »
Yes. I cook in the bathroom. I cover the toilet with a towel (psychologically have a hard time cooking in the bathroom). The bathroom is your best bet as it has a vent and will not leave a smell in the room. I cooked in a room once and couldn't get the smell out and I felt like it was unfair to the hotel and a chillul hashem on my part. The bathroom has a vent and will not stink up the room or cause the alarm to go off. I also bring a small rice cooker when I travel. 

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Re: Cooking in a hotel room
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2018, 12:41:19 AM »
Yes. I cook in the bathroom. I cover the toilet with a towel (psychologically have a hard time cooking in the bathroom). The bathroom is your best bet as it has a vent and will not leave a smell in the room. I cooked in a room once and couldn't get the smell out and I felt like it was unfair to the hotel and a chillul hashem on my part. The bathroom has a vent and will not stink up the room or cause the alarm to go off. I also bring a small rice cooker when I travel.

It has been well documented in studies that flushing the toilet shoots a plume of fecal matter into the air of the bathroom where it can remain suspended for quite some time. The effect was more powerful with the older toilets but occurs in low flush toilets as well.
For example:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/flushing-toilet-seat-up-sprays-water-germs-2016-3

Bon Appétit

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Re: Cooking in a hotel room
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2018, 12:57:54 AM »
Or to quote Dan from another thread:

AKA, don't 💩 where you eat.

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Re: Cooking in a hotel room
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2018, 08:16:57 AM »
It has been well documented in studies that flushing the toilet shoots a plume of fecal matter into the air of the bathroom where it can remain suspended for quite some time. The effect was more powerful with the older toilets but occurs in low flush toilets as well.
For example:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/flushing-toilet-seat-up-sprays-water-germs-2016-3

Bon Appétit
There is a thing called a toilet lid. Should solve this problem for you...

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Re: Cooking in a hotel room
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2018, 08:17:40 AM »
There is a thing called a toilet lid. Should solve this problem for you...
It is in the air already.
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Re: Cooking in a hotel room
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2018, 08:28:33 AM »
There is a thing called a toilet lid. Should solve this problem for you...

That doesn't really help, as the bathroom must have been used priorly. The bathroom would need to be fully sterilized and disinfected.

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Re: Cooking in a hotel room
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2018, 08:33:33 AM »
You guys have never been to camp?  The places we made food....