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Cooking in Hotel Room?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by georgewalskin, Jul 13, 2012.

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  1. georgewalskin

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    I will be staying in vegas for an extended period of time. But will be bouncing around from hotel to hotel.

    I just want to make sure but is cooking allowed? I want to bring in a rice cooker and cook stuff like some rice and boil some eggs. Last time when i was in vegas, i ate very unhealthy but then again thats suppose to be normal.
     
  2. georgewalskin

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    I will be staying in vegas for an extended period of time. But will be bouncing around from hotel to hotel.

    I just want to make sure but is cooking allowed? I want to bring in a rice cooker and cook stuff like some rice and boil some eggs. Last time when i was in vegas, i ate very unhealthy but then again thats suppose to be normal.

    Someone mentioned that this is not allowed because of the smoke detectors. Can someone confirm this? Don't want to bring it with me and find out its not allowed.
     
  3. Nevyn

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    Ok, seriously, what's the deal?

    I thought you were already ON this big multi-week budget trip.

    Now you're back to planning another such trip?

    As for your question, I don't know (my instinct would be no), but this is also the type of thing you should really call your hotels and ask, as it could vary hotel to hotel anyway.
     
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    Are you staying at "extended stay" facilities? Those are the only places that would have a stove for cooking.
     
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    Hi. I meant at a hotel not extended stay. I thought with a rice cooker all I had to do was plug it into an outlet. But i read ppl said this wasn't allowed in hotel due to smoke alarm?
     
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    Guess I read too quickly. I've never used a rice cooker. Wouldn't it take up a lot of space in your luggage?
     
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    In a city that has had 2 major casino hotel fires I would doubt it, unless you go to an Extended Stay or Residence Inn By Marriott type place
     
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    George, not sure what you think is unhealthful but a steady diet of carbs and cholesterol can't be all that much of an improvement. I'm not an ardent supporter of buffets, but this is where a buffet can come in handy. Do brecky later at the low-cost locals joints, even better with a half-off coupie, and you are golden until dinner. And it certainly would (could) be more rounded and healthful, if that's a concern.

    As for advice, as someone noted in your other thread, your best bet is to inquire of the hotels in question.
     
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    I can't imagine going to Vegas and cooking anything, but I'm sure you could find some healthy choices if you look around. I would not want to be in the room next to you if you are boiling eggs . . . i hate that smell:vomit:
     
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    So, it is hazardous on one hotel, but not the other? How does the appliance know what kind of hotel it is in? By the way, the MGM (now Ballys) fire was from the deli/cafe area and not a hotel room.

    At a recent stay at a hotel - I think MB - I noticed the cart next to our room. It looked like it had rice cookers or something like that on it. Lots of other stuff with asian writing on it.

    Not sure how much smoke or steam they give off. If similar to a coffee pot, should not be a big issue I would think? but then again, I did not even drive past a Holiday Inn Express last night.
     
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    when i was in the navy we would go on detachments to lots of different bases.

    the filipino guys would always cook in their rooms. no way would they go without their rice cooker.

    If you are miking fish it will smell up the room but i wouldnt worry about the rice, of course it doesnt smell. They would always cook it in near the bathroom sink, its used to steam.
     
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    Those hotels I talked about are equipped with kitchens in the room, don't ask me why it is ok in there but not others.

    As for the other fires, I only mentioned them because the rules have gotten tighter as far as what you can and can't do in them. Like someone else mentioned you may have to call ahead.
     
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    Anybody fish off the fantail of your ship?? We had a couple guys that would. I don't think they ever caught anything, though
     
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    seen it a few times but never saw anyone catching anything
     
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    I'll agree with the earlier sentiment that cooking rice shouldn't be a big deal, but don't go frying up fish or making a pot of stew or something.

    If you really want to make your own foods I would suggest staying somewhere like DESERT ROSE -- it is right next to Hooters/ Tropicana and you get a very nice full apartment (1 or 2 bedroom) with full living area and completely equipped kitchen. My comrades and I often stay there when we are in town for business and enjoy stocking the fridge and making cookies and pizzas and whatnot.
     
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    My OH has a kettle (aka hot pot, $10 from walgreens) and a toaster that he uses every time we visit Vegas. We have never had a problem with smoke alarms and suchlike.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    Many travellers do that in hotels all over the world. I just came back from a small town in the Rockies and I saw their lost and found room (I had left a laptop plug). That room had not one, not two, but three crockpots! Guess its a way to save some dollars on overpriced tourist food and/or trying to eat healthy. If one was trying to save dollars, not sure why they wouldn't bring the crockpot home with them though.

    I would think the official answer from a hotel would be no you can't cook in your room, but its evident that many people do so anyways. A rice cooker couldn't let off as much steam as some people's showers. Just make a note where the smoke detectors are and stay away from them.
     
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    The appliances at hotels where they are allowed are built in to the room and the room is designed to accommodate them safely (no carpet in kitchen areas, proper electrical output, stove vents, etc). Putting a hot plate on a carpet doesn't offer that same assurance. Not to mention how many drunk idiots would come back to their room and try to cook something and end up burning the place down from leaving their appliances on all night as they pass out or knocking them over in a drunken stupor.

    Eating healthy is your choice and when you go to eat, the choice is yours. Nobody is putting junk food in your mouth for you.
     
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    I think once you boil and peel those eggs in your hotel room, you'll get an answer very quickly as to whether it's ok or not! :faint:

    Just bring the rice cooker and give it a try.
     
  20. kidrock

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    Elara has full kitchen and connected to Mile shop and PH
    it used to be called PH Towers and now Elara.

    The 1 bedroom has Full Kitchen with everything u need.
     
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