Calor mini BBQ

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  1. The Cruisers

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    We are at the NFOL at Malvern County Show Ground this weekend and at the Calor stand they have Calor mini BBQs for sale £99.99.
    Has anyone got one? Good points v any bad points ? It's got to be lighter than our Cadac carry chef. I would be grateful for any comments.
    Anyone?
     
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    I saw one in the flesh somewhere but can't remember where but wasn't overly impressed - its small and the gas canister won't be cheap to exchange although you could use it with a different one with the right regulator I think.

    There's a used one on Ebay here:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Calor-Min...ishing-Garden-Boat-Grill-Picnic-/172317357236

    Personally I'd either go for one of these as having the lid certainly helps to speed up the cooking and it can be used similarly to an 'oven' too:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Crusader-...-Camping-Caravan-inc-Lava-Rocks-/161750589986

    There's also the more 'deluxe' version like this which is even better:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Royal-Gas...560015?hash=item2cb0c98d8f:g:d0IAAOSwawpXrgUX

    Whilst looking on Ebay I came across this which is interesting!

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Super-Gri...e-Top-Gas-BBQ-grill-Camping-New-/371716070916
     
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    Thanks Minxygirl. Will keep looking but rather liked the look of the mini BBQ and would like to hear opinions from those that have used it as well.
     
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    Webber portable gas bbq about £110 you will hard pushed to beat the quality !
     
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    I've gone down the ST400 Campingaz with an oblong griddle to cover both rings with a silicon sheet to replace the heavy Cadac BBQ , not used it in anger yet so review to follow .
     
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    I've tried umpteen Gas BBQs, including Cadac, now in the skip

    Bought Weber Q 1200 series.. and it really is the bees knees. It comes with a small gas disposable canister, but that can be changed to a hose, regulator and gas bottle of your choice..
    I use a 5kg Calor Patio gas bottle as it's big enough to last a while but easily carried to the beach or wherever ... It could be used with a BBQ gas point but I'm not a fan of them..

    Cooking with the lid closed it cooks like an oven.. have done pizza, bread, pies etc .. roasted a full chicken, joint of meat etc..

    Not cheap but nothing Weber makes is cheap.. but as you would expect, it's fantastic quality .. and IMO worth every penny ..

    All cast aluminium with a stainless steel burner.. with a cast iron girdle.. so no rust.. cast iron girdles hold heat and cook much better than a cheap wire girdle..

    cheaper barbies use mild steel for both body and burner that soon rust away..

    Whatever you decide.. check the quality.. s/s and ally construction, with a cooker hood, and cast iron girdle.. anything less is compromise.


    http://www.weber.com/grills/series/weber-q-series
     
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    Yes that's the one good price you want regret buying weber they really Google quality (y)(y)
     
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    Bought one of these for our hols this year ,
    Enough space to cook for 4 -6 people ,compact ,you can even take it to the beach,lake or where ever ,it makes great bacon but ties with the plate .
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172117671...49&var=470957577343&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
    No leads to worry about ,a bottle lasts 5 to 6 meals I've had gas Barrbies cadacs ,beauclaire and others .this ones so simple it's such good value for the money,my only gripe would be that the carry case is a bit flimsy.
    Used it loads it can be striped down easily and washed at a campsite sink.


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    The Weber 'go anywhere' one isn't much different to the much, much cheaper one that I posted a link to, and you could have 4 of 'mine' for the price of one of the Webers and I can say from personal experienced that the cheaper one works very, very well!
     
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    Oh I have had a charcoal one for 10 yrs and still as good as new also got the a q series and was thinking of getting the go any where for weight and space reasons ,I don't think it can be as bad as some of them reviews best go and look at it in the flesh .
     
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    Agree Vlad, we have an earlier model (below) made by Marksman and I was going to link to one when I posted the other links above but couldn't find one like it for sale now, the only one I could find was the Kampa version which seems a bit expensive.

    OURS:
    Marksman grill.jpg

    KAMPA VERSION:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kampa-Siz...180046?hash=item489074348e:g:MYYAAOSwWfFXkPQ0

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    Kampa sizzle:

     
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    Our local Lidl had one of their own brand on runout for £30 a couple of days ago. Didn't have time to look in detail at it but might be worth a squint?
     
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    Pound for pound weber will out last all these put together wont rust cast iron griddle and enamel coated
     
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    Absolutely perfect , 10/10 . Brilliant piece of kit ! Bye bye CADAC.
     
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    So basically a 2 burner stove with a griddle plate on ... or 2 frying pans, or a griddle pan and a frying pan ... or ... you get my drift!

    In other words no need to buy a Cadac as most people don't use them as proper BBQs (ie with the wire grid) but as griddles (ribbed) or a flat plate.
     
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    Proper portable Gas BBQ .. Weber Q .. why a hood is important to get that great barbie flavour and to stop the food drying out...

    until you try one you cannot appreciate how good it is..

     
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