Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by WOOOODENTOP, Aug 26, 2014.
I want to buy a travel BBQ that runs on gas and charcoal
But the Cabac Safari Chef is an excellent little BBQ for two.
We have a small cadac safari chef which is excellent and folds down and fits into a very small space ,it runs on Gas only ,used to have a Weber gas BBQ that ran on gas but had lava rock on a rack above the burner ,a pig to clean but a good little BBQ, the cadac works on a hot plate girdle or wire grill but no lava rock so easier to wash and clean. Hope this is of some help.
I've tried several different types of BBQ and/or grills over the years. The Cadac Safari chef takes some beating on most counts as long as you are not cooking for lots of folk. It's compact, lightweight and very easy to keep clean. Highly recommend it!
Cadac gets our vote too - quick and convenient to use and folds up small
No No No ... the Lotus rill is the new kid on the block ........ brilliant
At malvern I also used just the Cadac with the burner and a frying pan on top (didn't want cooking smells inside). It worked very well. also sue it as intended as well.
Some picky person will no doubt point out that it is a grill, not a barbeque but most of us arent that bothered.... Cheers
I just hate "rilled" food - just doesnt have the flavour
THESE are excellent for the money
just need to buy more lava rock as what comes with it is a bit pants!!
We have a Cadac Safari Chef too, takes some beating. The only gas/charcoal bbq's I have seen available in the UK have been quite big, certainly not portable. You could look for an Everdure eChurrasco dual fuel bbq, but I have only ever seen them advertised in Oz
Now I am one of those who believes that life is too short to barbeque food.
Of course OH believes the opposite and loves the performance.........................so the compromise is another votes for the Lotus Grill http://www.lotusgrilluk.com/
It really does what it claims and is ready to cook in 4/5 minutes........................but it is rather expensive..............but hey I now love barbeques.
You can get the ethanol starter gel a lot cheaper at Go Outdoors
Gas AND charcoal? I am not sure there is such a thing. Gas, yes, charcoal, yes, but both in one BBQ?
Woody, I don't think you are going to find a dual fuel that fits your criteria. We use a Cadac safari as mentioned and have a small fold up charcoal BBQ from Asda (£10) both work a treat for there individual functions and are light and minimal storage. On a personal note - lava rocks!! what's the point of that? Fat soaked rocks that you keep re-heating, Mmmmmmm.
Cadac all the way
Ash will make a real mess of the gas burners.
I have never heard of one either but gas and lava rock briquettes is an option.
I'm that picky person .......
BBQ = charcoal and flavour ....In fact these days I burn wood then cook once it's died down
Would think best option is cadac plus dispose able barbeque
Cadac Phfft use mine as a bird table certainly performs that task better than it does being a BBQ.
Think Cadac think
Emporers new clothes syndrome
Such an emotive thing the BBQ, there are really two sides to this one, charcoal, time to light and get to the right temperature, then the cleaning and disposing of ashes / coals, against the quickness and convenience of a cadac type gas grill (i dont call it a BBQ) they both have merits and downsides, but getting back to OP if there is such a beast I am not aware of one, although there isnt any reason whilst a handy person cant use a gas poker type thing to ignight the coals, I remember when I was a lad my parents used to have such a thing to light the "Rayburn" coal fire in the lounge mid you I would expect there to be a reguation against it somewhere in the EU - lol
It's all down to individual preference at the end of the day! I saw the Lotus Grill being used in Orkney this summer by a family from Switzerland and I have to admit I was well impressed. I was even more impressed when after their BBQ and a few bottles of wine, he produced a set of bagpipes and started playing Mull of Kintyre. Not what you expect from your average Swiss visitor!
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