Australian Man Allegedly Cooks Raw Steak in His Car on a Hot Day

An Australian man from Mildura, in the state of Victoria, wanted to show the world just how hot the inside of a car can get on a hot day, so he left a raw steak inside his car for a few hours. When he came back, the steak was allegedly well done.

“Yesterday at 11am I put a porterhouse steak in my car which was parked in the shade and left it until 4pm,” the Mildura Dockside Cafe worker wrote on his Facebook page. “It was very well done upon my return. With this heatwave please remember never to leave children, elderly or animals in the car. Always check on elderly neighbors, ensure your pets have a way to keep cool and cool drinking water.”

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While some of those commenting on the photos posted by the cafe worker claimed that it was impossible to cook a raw steak in a car left in the shade, even on the hottest of days, others agreed that it could be done and cautioned others to stay safe, and never, ever leave kids or pets unattended in a hot car.

“A car left IN THE SUN will get up to about 60 to 70 degrees Celsius inside. In the shade? Nope. Not going to get ‘well done’,” one person wrote.


“Gordon Ramsay cooked a small beef roast in his car parked in the sun. I’m sure it could cook a steak,” someone else posted in disagreement.

The person who posted the photos online said that he wanted to “remind people how dangerous this heat can be and that as a community we should be looking out for one another and keeping each other safe.”


According to Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology, temperatures in Mildura reached a barely bearable 45.8 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, when the experiment took place.

Seems kind of hard to believe that was enough to cook the steak, even though the inside of the car must have been a bit hotter.


I for one can’t stop thinking about how delicious this man’s car/oven must have smelled when he opened the door.

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