Of course cooking on the truck can be relaxing but definitely rewarding because you get to eat a 'home cooked' meal instead of truck stop or fast food! But how do you clean it up afterwards?
There are many ways and tips we have seen in the group over time so I tried collecting the most popular answers for you and hope it helps you in finding the best or easiest way for you.
1: take the dirty dishes with you when taking a shower and either wash and rinse them while you're in the shower and/or the available sink. There are people who don't think this is hygienic and others who say it will all be cleaned anyway: whichever you decide it's an option and we don't judge ;)
2: If you use a slow cooker/crock pot you can fill it with a quarter to half gallon water, let it cook for an hour until water is hot, add 2-3 lemons cut in half into it, add utensils you want to clean e.g. knives etc. and let it cook for another 15 minutes. Let the water cool enough or add more water to make it cooler so it is safe enough to stick your hands into it without getting a 2nd degree burn and use a sponge to scrub the utensils and inside of the cooker. You can throw the water out the window as it is just water with lemons. The pot will smell fresh again and your dishes are clean.
3: Clorox or Lysol wipes. Just clean whatever needs to be cleaned and if you are concerned about the chemicals, wet paper towels with water and wipe again to get rid of the resisdue that may have been left behind.
4: Get a wash tub (plastic) for on the truck and bottle of detergent, get hot water in an empty gallon jug from the truck stop (bathroom) and use it to do dishes in the truck. Throw dirty water out when done.
These are the most used methods by other truckers but if you have a different better way, let us know on Facebook and I'll be glad to add it!