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JOHNB61

JOHNB61

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Any advice on a portable BBQ for the Cali please?
I've looked at the Lotus Grills and the small Cobb.
Any experience?

Thanks
John
 
Cwoods1405

Cwoods1405

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I have lotus grille and I like it. Just make sure you keep the fan down low and be patient cooking otherwise the charcoal burns quickly. Easy to take to the beach too! No experience with the cobb but others love them and there are more options for cooking. To cover that I bought a remorska which is awesome but you need hookup. Considered the cadac but didn't want to carry another gas bottle and from what I have read about the same canister version they do not get that hot. I think it really depends whether you are a wild camper or caravan cluber!!!! I also have a little electric grille plate which I use a lot oh and an electric multi cooker thing. Packing my van has become an art form!
 
jeff

jeff

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Cobb is excellent. You can use it as a oven as well as a bar b que .
 
JOHNB61

JOHNB61

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Thanks all, I'm leaning toward the Cobb. All the pictures of food are making me feel hungry.
 
Martynl123

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I have two cadac' s. one being the slightly larger safari chef, and the go camping. We have cooked all sorts on these, pizza, warming pies, full fry ups etc.
 
CaliCrazy

CaliCrazy

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We've got both. Used the Cobb for years but now we favour the Cadac. Like having the extra gas bottle too cos you know you're not going to run out of gas. The Cobb is better built though overall regarding the non-stickiness!!
 
viking

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Sydenham, London
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T5 SE 174 4Motion
Any advice on a portable BBQ for the Cali please?
I've looked at the Lotus Grills and the small Cobb.
Any experience?

Thanks
John
I've got the Cadac Safari Chef used it to grill steaks on its ribbed grill, did a big stir fry in the wok/lid, and last week in Spain used the wok/lid as an oven for a full size pizza. All very successful and it all fits in a very compact zip up bag.
 
shudycamps

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Any advice on a portable BBQ for the Cali please?
I've looked at the Lotus Grills and the small Cobb.
Any experience?

Thanks
John
I have the Campingaz Party Grill; operates off a little campingaz cannister. There is one on Ebay at the moment for £25 plus postage with cary bag. I really like it.
 
BikerGran

BikerGran

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I'd love to know how many of the posters above are male? I'm a wife with an husband who's definitely not a 'new man' and in my book, anything that can't be cooked on the van's gas rings won't get cooked - when I'm away I'm on holiday!
 
Paul Morris

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Humberston
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T6 Ocean 150 4Motion
Have a lotus grill, it's ok but a little weak in heating thicker meat. I have settled on a cadac grill, i have had both sizes and i think the smaller one is perfect for a cali.
 
Paul Morris

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Humberston
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I've got the Cadac Safari Chef used it to grill steaks on its ribbed grill, did a big stir fry in the wok/lid, and last week in Spain used the wok/lid as an oven for a full size pizza. All very successful and it all fits in a very compact zip up bag.
Let's be honest... You need a degree in engineering to get it to fit in the compact zip bag.
 
Wind Witch

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Let's be honest... You need a degree in engineering to get it to fit in the compact zip bag.
Either the first time you get it out of the bag OR when you finally find you've managed to put everything back in the bag in the right order (by trial and error or just sheer good luck), take a set of photos of the order on your phone for future reference. Worked for us :thumb
 
Teejay

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I think there's loads of space. But then I do have an engineering degree :)
I do to and it's a Microelectronics degree which helps even further ;-) , although I still made small video when disassembling.
 
Amarillo

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I do to and it's a Microelectronics degree which helps even further ;-) , although I still made small video when disassembling.
Perhaps a degree isn't necessary...

It was only three years ago that mathematicians finally solved the Kepler Conjecture and discovered the best way to stack oranges. For generations before this proof greengrocers around the world had known the solution.

 
Velma's Dad

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I know it's irredeemably old school, but we've enjoyed taking just an ordinary (ie charcoal-burning) bucket BBQ to throw a couple of chops or steaks onto. It seems like real camping then, and takes up little space in the back of the van.

I wouldn't personally want a gas BBQ, but I think we might consider a Cobb. I see a lot of different options on their website, including a Compact version. Has anyone any experience with that size? It looks like it's just lower height than the standard one (which wouldn't be much benefit in space saving in the back of the Cali)...??
 

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