So I got my response from Crysalair who make the Travel Buddy ovens & when I asked them about the thermostat & the door insulation this is their answer-
Hi there, I really like the look of both your marine & normal 12V ovens & before I purchase I want as a couple of questions.
Are they both thermostat temperature controlled & also you state the ovens are insulated but I do not see any insulation on the doors, why would you do that? From a safety & efficiency point of view to me as a chef I would want the door to be insulated.
Only the marine oven has a temp control the smaller does not
We do not insulate the door as we looked at it about 6 years ago and found that it only dropped the surface temperature by about 10 degrees
And not change the cooking temp inside
So I have been on youtube today seeing as I am still unemployed & in government enforced self isolating came across this test between the 2 ovens which is in 2 parts & very very interesting!
I am surprised @Pubski
or Rory, hasn't linked this one as he gets a plug on the business inboth vids & seeing as you provided the Road Chef for testing.
Although this maybe because of the findings by lock your hubs??
I will let you guys be the judge on his findings
So after watching & the testing I am not surprised of the performance difference between the two units.
I am actually in agreeance with the last statement in Vid #2 about the need for a Travel Buddy V2 which addresses some of the issues outlined.
I am all for the idea of 'if it aint broke don't fix it' & buy Australian but the the product has to be as good if not better & I don't care if the better product comes from China or Germany, I just want the better product!
I am not setting out to knock an Aussie company at all, I want to support them & my fellow Australian workers BUT you have to be open to improve your product & meet if not exceed any competitors product.
On a side note, I have no idea why you wouldn't put a thermostat in both models, I should have asked why in my original email.