Cobb and Double Skillet (maybe even a Wonderbag too)

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  1. Chockswahay

    Chockswahay Funster

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    I fancy these, what's not to like?

    Any one who uses any of them care to comment?

    I don't want any electric or gas alternative so not interested in Cadec or Remoska :Tongue1:
     
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    Double skillet is the biz, :thumb:
     
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    Double skillet definitely ... Cobb - some say they are great but they are a bit limited and expensive too and you have to wait, as you do with a charcoal BBQ, for them to get to the right heat so it takes longer to cook with them.

    Why are you not interested in gas? :Blush:
     
  4. Chockswahay

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    I fancy the Cobb for outdoor stuff and the Double Skillet for indoors :Wink:
     
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    i must admit bbq-ing on gas is just like using the hob / oven inside.
    where as charcoal adds a distinct flavour of smoke and carbon :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Use my double skillet all the time :thumb:

    Mind you, I don't have much room for anything else! :Blush:

    By the way, am I the only person to have managed to partially melt both skillet handles? :Doh:
     
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    My brothers has a Cobb.

    An hour to heat.

    An hour to cook.

    An hour to wash.

    Well perhaps not quite but it seemed like that.

    Steve
     
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    We always use charcoal at home tastes better but gas when were away in the Motorhome

    Andy
     
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    Must admit that when we changed from charcoal to a gas BBQ many years ago (the one with the 'coals') we didn't notice any difference at all except it was quicker and less messy. Then we cooked without the coals and found they didn't make any difference either! In our experience it is the fact that the food is cooked over direct heat that gives it the distinctive BBQ taste.

    We use one of these now as it runs off the cheapo aerosol type gas cartridges and is fantastic! The below link is the CHEAPEST you will find!!!

    http://www.t4srus.co.uk/campingfishing-3-in-1-portable-gas-camping-grill-3in1-2442-p.asp
     

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    Cobb or Double Skillet

    Double skillet works well

    The lady who normally sells it at shows is however planning to retire

    from what she says her last appearance may be Peterborough 2013.:Smile::BigGrin:
     
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    Double skillet for us every time.
     
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    Oops, meant Cadac:Blush:
     
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    Double skillet definitely, but I would also say get the large size, a defuser and a spare lid, then you are sorted, you can warm pies etc with the defuser, and with the spare lid when the need arises they can be used as two saucepans. Excellent bit of kit does exactly as it says on the lid :Smile:
     
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    Actually I should have said that I like the idea of using the Cobb as an oven. To be honest I'm not bothered about genuine 'barbecue' flavours (smoke and burning!). The Double Skillet looks versatile for cooking on the hob.

    Thanks for the answers so far, keep em coming :thumb:
     
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    We use a Cobb purely as an oven. It can be used as a BBQ but its a bit small for that, but maybe OK for two. We use the Cobb exclusively for Sunday Roasts. It cooks whole chickens or large family sized joints of beef, pork or lamb. Nothing I've tried when camping beats the Cobb for properly roasting meat. Never spent longer than two minutes cleaning it, tap out the ash tray and wipe:thumb:

    We don't have an oven in the van, even if we did we would not roast in it, we'd use the Cobb.
     
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    Use the Cobb quite a lot at home and in the moho. When not at home I use the cobblestones which are ready to cook on in about 10 mins. The cobbles are expensive(ish) but far easier and quicker to use than briquettes.

    I've just found a supply of cheap cobblestone like things in one of the local cheap shops which now works out at about £1 for 2 hours of cooking.

    Cooked the turkey (crown) on it last year for Christmas dinner (I stood it in the greenhouse to keep out the weather :) ). Bloody lovely. It does an excellent roast and is handy as a BBQ too.

    You soon get the knack for quick cleaning so it no worse or better than any other BBQ
     
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    That link takes me to their home page, Jim

    Wyn
     
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    Sorry about the dodgy link.

    This is the cooker I was talking about
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    Meanwhile I just found this picture of a Sunday Lunch in Portugal; cooked on the Cobb, Even when we're abroad in 30c we rarely miss a traditional Brit Sunday Lunch. :Smile: The chicken below was stuffed with lemons that had fallen from a tree on our pitch.

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    You brute Jim !!


    CRIKEY !!!!! That looks painful !!!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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