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Post by Lorfal on Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:08 pm

for all those who have external BBQ POINTSon their vans, what equipment do you use? I would consider a conventional BBQ also.
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Post by Paramedic on Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:21 pm

We have the Outwell Portable Gas Barbercue, see www.towsure.com £25.95. It's a generic design so sold at many retailers under different names and varying prices. It's reasonably compact and lightweight even with the larva rock supplied.

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Post by jennyandpeter on Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:37 pm

We have one of these a great bit of kit  Cadac Safari Chef 30cm 

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Post by Gromit on Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:39 pm

Just a thought.

Having had several, and hated the faff of cleaning every one of them, we now use one of these and a cast iron griddle.
Not at all the same I know, but we're willing to accept the compromise for a lazy existence on holiday.  Whistle1

Just noticed the Cadac photo posted by Jenny and Peter. I can't see how that cooks any differently to the griddle we use - or am I missing something??  scratch head


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Post by Libraryman2 on Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:57 pm

+one for the cadac safari chef...brill piece of kit.

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Post by Dare-devil-dennis on Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:13 pm

+1 for Cadac Safari Chef 2
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Post by inspiredron on Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:15 pm

And plus another one for Cadac. They are BRILLIANT. We have the larger one on 3 legs that saves stooping or using the table. And yes, Dave, they are effectively a Griddle and take up a bit more space and cost rather more fo rthe convenience but they still get 5 stars from me.  And in nearly 50 years of camping/caravanning/motrohoming we have tried a large number of alternatives.  None has come up to the CADAC.

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Post by rogerblack on Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:28 pm

Each to their own of course, I know CADACs etc have a great following but personally I'm not a fan of griddles as they don't impart that smokey BBQ flavour.

Whichever type of BBQ you go for, avoid using lava rocks or similar reusable briquets as they're a faff when you set up and pack away. Either get one with a metal flame spreader plate or else convert it yourself, much easier.

I bought these for ours:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MVQCV7Q/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1&tag=pda0e-21

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:43 pm

Said it before,Cadac Safari chef for me, grills steak to a treat.
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Post by Cymro on Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:51 pm

inspiredron wrote:And plus another one for Cadac. They are BRILLIANT. We have the larger one on 3 legs that saves stooping or using the table. And yes, Dave, they are effectively a Griddle and take up a bit more space and cost rather more fo rthe convenience but they still get 5 stars from me.  And in nearly 50 years of camping/caravanning/motrohoming we have tried a large number of alternatives.  None has come up to the CADAC.
Endorsed unreservedly. We have the same upright model.

And by use of some kitchen tin foil in the circular drip tray, cleaning is a doddle.
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Post by Lorfal on Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:56 pm

Thank you all, great ideas. At the moment I have one like yours Gromit  but with 2 burners. I also have a huge electric paella pan which does for everything and is really light weight, maybe I don’t need to rush in then for BBQ? But I do like the smokey flavours. I suppose when the notion takes a disposable party size might do?
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Post by Bad Penny on Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:58 pm

The Cadac fot me, although I would call it a cooker rather a bbq. You will not get a bbq flavour with it, but they are very versatile. wave
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:08 pm

Been using the Cadac for years and get beautiful BBQ'd steaks every time, lots of flavour.
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Post by Gromit on Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:11 pm

burlingtonboaby wrote:Been using the Cadac for years and get beautiful BBQ'd steaks every time, lots of flavour.
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Hi Boaby

We were converted by watching a chef in Holland cook steak . . . in the frying pan would you believe!  scratch head

He took a thickish steak and scored it quite deeply into squares on both sides, then fried it in butter in a fairly hot pan. This singed the outside nicely whilst leaving the middle tender, and the increased surface area from the scoring added flavour from the butter and the caramelisation.
Rarely have it any other way now. Give it a try, and you may be surprised.  content

Oh yes - and with home made and double fried chips of course!

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Post by We Love Hugo on Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:19 am

I see lots of love for the mini cadac, but I had one which caught fire and melted the plastic valve control. We switched to a camping gaz party grill 400

https://www.leisureoutlet.com/barbeques/outdoor-cooking/camping-and-outdoors/85263-campingaz-party-grill-400?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuriRiaiq2QIVyrftCh0fkQ8BEAQYAiABEgLdQ_D_BwE

which we have been pleased with
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Post by Paulmold on Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:01 pm

I've also had a Party Grill (the model that used disposable cartridges) which didn't seal onto canister properly and flared up around the burner sending a flame six foot in the air, melted all the plastic and ruined patio table by having molten plastic run all over it. Until then, I'd found it pretty good to use.

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Post by Peter Brown on Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:43 pm

Cymro wrote:
inspiredron wrote:And plus another one for Cadac. They are BRILLIANT. We have the larger one on 3 legs that saves stooping or using the table. And yes, Dave, they are effectively a Griddle and take up a bit more space and cost rather more fo rthe convenience but they still get 5 stars from me.  And in nearly 50 years of camping/caravanning/motrohoming we have tried a large number of alternatives.  None has come up to the CADAC.
Endorsed unreservedly. We have the same upright model.

And by use of some kitchen tin foil in the circular drip tray, cleaning is a doddle.

Same for me.

I did use the Party Grill for years but eventually got sick of not being able to get it hot enough in the UK.

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:55 pm

Hi Dave (gromit)
I've always been a big meat eater, especially steak, during my time in Canada ,I soon mastered the BBQ cooking on open grills using a half cut 45 gallon oil drum.
We used to get our meat (steaks cut to 1inch thick pops eye) from our local butcher in Rothasay (Bute),beautiful island breed stock beef.
Anyway our local COOP has good Aberbeen Angus and Hereford steaks most days, we stock the freezer up when they come in.
I'm going to defrost two steaks for tomorrow and grill them on the Cadac.   
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Post by Askit on Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:47 pm

So, am I the only guy who still prefers cooking on charcoal when away think_smiley_46  All these grills look good, but how do you do baked potatoes on those   shrugg

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Post by burlingtonboaby on Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:01 pm

Askit wrote:So, am I the only guy who still prefers cooking on charcoal when away think_smiley_46  All these grills look good, but how do you do baked potatoes on those   shrugg
In the microwave first Tony, then stick the tatties around to edge  of the BBQ to keep warm .
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Post by JohnsCrossMotorhomes on Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:50 am

Lorfal wrote:for all those who have external BBQ POINTSon their vans, what equipment do you use? I would consider a conventional BBQ also.
Good selection here with members discount! up!

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Post by Paulmold on Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:23 am

Good to hear from you Peter, been a long time. Did wonder if the discount was still available but you've just answered the question.

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Post by JohnsCrossMotorhomes on Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:27 am

Paulmold wrote:Good to hear from you Peter, been a long time. Did wonder if the discount was still available but you've just answered the question.
Thanks Paul, I lost all my details but had an email from the forum and eventually irestmycase recovered my details and log ins

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Post by Lorfal on Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:31 am

Great suggestions, Thankyou very much! Still investigating, though swaying towards traditional coals I think
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Post by We Love Hugo on Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:42 am

To be honest on longer trips I tend to carry both gas and charcoal.

Gas is ideal for breakfast (nice and quick)

Charcoal for evenings outside when you have time for a glass or 2. We have a weber smokey joe
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