Cadac Replacement

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Drexxer, May 31, 2015.

  1. Drexxer

    Drexxer Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2014
    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    275
    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    Having finally had enough of cleaning our cadacs, both safari and carri chef, safari left over from our camper van

    I can't take anymore from what would otherwise be a nice bit of kit, it seems unless you cook sweetcorn on them all the time I seem to spend more time trying to cleaning the bloody thing!!!:mad:

    I know they are effectively hotplates so I'm going to go back to using our folding charcoal bar-bie for barbeque's and want to find a replacement that is more user friendly

    come on folk's please save my sanity and no the missus won't clean it as she's a veggie:sick:

    Andy
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. Feltwell

    Feltwell Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2014
    Messages:
    364
    Likes Received:
    362
    Location:
    Shropshire
    Is it a charcoal barbecue you're after, or a hotplate?

    If it's a folding barbeque, I've just bought a "Son of Hibachi" - and so far, I'm impressed. Heats up quickly, great to have grids on two sides that you can set at different heights, doesn't use much charcoal and the "snuff-out pouch" really works - makes it easier to light next time as well, as the half-used charcoal seems to light more easily. Plus when you close it up the fat burns off the grids, no cleaning!

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Son-of-Hi...652?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item4ae955a76c
     
    • Like Like x 3
  3. Drexxer

    Drexxer Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2014
    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    275
    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    Sorry, it's the hotplate Cadac replacement that I'm after, looks a nice product though(y)

    Andy
     
  4. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    25,861
    Likes Received:
    76,260
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea
    Keep the Cadac Paella pan and buy a simple gas cooker for £10. We use just 4 of these to cook bacon breakfasts for 300+ people. Its all we carry these days, great for outdoor cooking by the van or on the beach. The Paella pan wipes clean with a towel, the gas is cheap. (y)


    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 6
  5. Manic

    Manic Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2011
    Messages:
    862
    Likes Received:
    992
    Location:
    Uk
    Don't know anything about them but how about this to replace the Cadac, we've also been through the washing of the Cadac:( Just had a better look on there web site and it looks like it would be the same hassle to clean.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Sundowners

    Sundowners Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2007
    Messages:
    2,346
    Likes Received:
    1,404
    Location:
    Suffolk
    If you are happy carrying the Cadac around just use it with a paella pan, as Jim said EASY to clean----------we soon dumped all our cadac 'bits'----then got fed-up carrying and assembling it all-----we now use a prehistoric (simpler) cadac and our paella pan-----easy to carry/assemble and CLEAN
     
  7. Manic

    Manic Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2011
    Messages:
    862
    Likes Received:
    992
    Location:
    Uk
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Drexxer

    Drexxer Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2014
    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    275
    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    So the Cadac piella pan, is it easier to clean than the griddle etc, I havn't got one but would consider one if easier to clean than there other products

    Andy
     
  9. sdc77

    sdc77 Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2013
    Messages:
    2,487
    Likes Received:
    2,895
    Location:
    East london
    That Son of Hitachi grill looks pretty good tbh
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Mikey RV

    Mikey RV Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    946
    Likes Received:
    2,722
    Location:
    Devon
    Andy I know where your coming from about cleaning the Cadac, we bought one a few years ago with our Tesco vouchers so it never really cost us much, got all the bits with it. Used the BBQ grill once and I said then I will never use it again as it took longer to clean than ever. We use the grill plate now which is ribbed on one side and smooth on the other with a small lip. When using the ribbed side if any juices etc go in the moat baby wipes sort that out. We still have our trusty ol Cobb but again takes some cleaning or the one burner grills. The best one is just go down the pub let them do all the washing up. (y)
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. The Wino

    The Wino Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,117
    Likes Received:
    2,005
    Location:
    leicester
    WE wipe ours down with a handfull of grass while still hot gets most of the grease off before washing
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Informative Informative x 1
  12. Drexxer

    Drexxer Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2014
    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    275
    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    Morning Mikey,

    it's the ribbed griddle thats a pain!, little flecks of burnt whatever seem welded to the thing!, tried every chemical known to man, dishwasher also doesn't touch it,

    Maybe I'm expecting too much wanting it as good as when I started cooking on it?

    Andy
     
  13. St piran

    St piran Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 22, 2012
    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    191
    Location:
    Kettering
    We use a non stick frying pan and/or griddle pan on our Cadac. Easy to wash up afterwards. As said before the BBQ grill is a pain to keep clean.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. MikeandCarolyn

    MikeandCarolyn Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Messages:
    2,171
    Likes Received:
    1,463
    Location:
    Worle,North Somerset
    After 2 uses I was ready to get rid of Cadac-then I discovered the Paella pan(y)
    Now all the cadac bits are in loft and we use Cadac + Paella pan with no worries.No matter how dirty it is-just put a squirt of washing up liquid and some water in it,let it heat for couple of mins-bingo,it's clean again.:)
    Because of it's size no grease gets down into the burner unit.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. peterc10

    peterc10 Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
    Messages:
    3,211
    Likes Received:
    2,290
    Location:
    Tunbridge Wells
    Clean a BBQ? Why?? takes all the taste away.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. Adbt

    Adbt Funster

    Joined:
    May 19, 2015
    Messages:
    526
    Likes Received:
    827
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Teflon sheets cut to size , Lakeland do them , never have to clean the BBQ again , simples !
     
    • Like Like x 2
  17. knokinonabit

    knokinonabit Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Messages:
    2,483
    Likes Received:
    2,455
    Location:
    Stokesley, North Yorks
    I've had one of those for years.
    It was used in my lorry driving days and has cooked many meals.
    Last week we had a BBQ at home and used it with a wok to do side dishes.
    Great bit of kit. (y)
     
    • Like Like x 2
  18. gibbon

    gibbon Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Messages:
    308
    Likes Received:
    326
    Location:
    Shatterford
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. jockaneezer

    jockaneezer Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,594
    Likes Received:
    3,068
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Maybe worth trying to season the griddle with a high temperature oil before you next use it ? Mr Google is your friend (y)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. denisejoe

    denisejoe Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2014
    Messages:
    1,162
    Likes Received:
    844
    Location:
    Isle of Sheppy
    We don't bother with the ribbed side of the grill but the plain side is easily cleaned. Neither of us are bothered whether or not we have lines on our steaks, chops etc:D; also it's really hard to do things like onions on the ribbed side as they keep disappearing into the grooves!

    Denise
     
    • Like Like x 5
Loading...

Share This Page