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Australia heatwave: man cooks pork in his car

Posted on Thursday, 19 December, 2019 | Comment icon 7 comments

It turns out you can use a car as an oven. Image Credit: Facebook / Stu Pengelly
Australia's heatwave is now so extreme that one man claims that he was able to use his car to cook a roast.
With Australia reporting record-breaking temperatures of up to 40.9C this week, Perth resident Stu Pengelly decided to test just how hot it was inside his car by using the heat to cook a pork roast.

He placed the meat on a baking tin and left it on the front seat of his red Datsun Sunny.

The temperature rose throughout the day from 30C at 7am to a whopping 81C by 1pm.

Incredibly, after ten hours in the car, the pork roast was actually cooked.
"Yesterday, I cooked [a] 1.5kg pork roast inside an old Datsun Sunny for 10 hrs on a 39 degree day," he wrote. "It worked a treat!"

There was however a serious reason that he had decided to carry out the experiment.

"Things to note... it has tinted windows, door and window seals are shot and there is a big rust hole in the roof, which stops the car getting as hot as it potentially could," he wrote. "If this was a later model vehicle and painted black the temperature at a guess could climb significantly higher."

"My warning is do not leave anyone or anything precious to you in a hot car, not for a minute."

"If you do see kids or dogs in a hot car, DO NOT HESITATE TO SMASH A WINDOW to get them out ASAP. It is not an offence to do this and you could save a life. Please keep a watch out."

Source: Independent | Comments (7)

Tags: Australia, Heatwave

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Eldorado on 19 December, 2019, 18:58
Related: "Two volunteers helping to fight Australia's bushfires have died in a road accident, south-west of Sydney. "Officials say their New South Wales Rural Fire Service (RFS) vehicle hit a tree and rolled off the road on Thursday night - killing the driver and a front-seat passenger." † "Thursday's fatal accident happened in the village of Buxton, 100km (60 miles) south-west of Sydney, at about 23:30 local time (12:30 GMT). "In a separate incident earlier in the day, three other firefighters were seriously burned when they were overcome tackling a blaze in the nearby town of Bargo. "At leas... [More]
Comment icon #2 Posted by AllPossible on 19 December, 2019, 22:20
Based on the status of the car & considering it has flat tires Im pretty sure its only good as an oven
Comment icon #3 Posted by DreadLordAvatar on 20 December, 2019, 0:17
Hmm, I donít think itís safe to eat still...especially pork! †Got†to cook it well done.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Eusebius on 20 December, 2019, 3:33
Using a car bonnet as a barbeque has been done for years. Nothing new here.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Still Waters on 20 December, 2019, 15:04
It was inside the car, not on the bonnet.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Mystify on 20 December, 2019, 16:37
Yes this wasn't engine temp, this was internal car temp. Much different. And pork doesn't have to be cooked well like before, that has changed in the last 10 years, atleast here in Canada. You should however, never leaved cooked pork out for any length of time and then try to eat it later.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Scholar4Truth on 20 December, 2019, 22:53
I sure would not eat it.†

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