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Hi Guys can anyone tell me which is the better the cadac safari or the camping gaz one, not much in the way of price but you seem to get more "things" with the camping one , i am grateful for all replies.
 

River gypsys

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We had the safari and changed it for the gaz, much better imo,
 
Apr 22, 2018
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How do I put this nicely.

Research if a Cadac is what you want. It wasn’t what I wanted. Spent loads, sold for little, lost loads.

In my opinion they ain’t all they are cracked up to be.

But each to their own.
 
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Maybe not what you’re asking, but having swapped our Cadac (Safari Chef) for a Weber Q1200, I’d certainly not go back. But of course it depends on what you’re looking for, and how much space you’ve got.
 

Candapack

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We came to realise that our Cadac Safari was basically just an Outdoor hotplate which, with its gas bottle took up a lot of room.
We now use a £20 job from Halfords with integral gas cartridge which does the same job, although we do use one of the Cadac plates with it.

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Alfie159

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I had the great big one... too much of a faff, sold it and brought the smaller one. I agree they’re not all that, for the room they take up but cooking outsides just a bit enjoyable, especially when hot.

If you like them then get one, I actually would prefer and like the look off the Cobb premier; for more authentic outside cooking


Each to their own ... my point is, smaller is often better as less faff and weight etc
 

suavecarve

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We have had the cadac safari chef for at least 15 years, and dont recognise it from the descriptions above.

I think it is light, compact and versatile. We have the wok option option as well. Tend to mainly use the hot plate and wok. We use LPG and have a 7 metre gas lead so we can cook/eat at front/rear/other side.

Havent thought about changing it as it does the job. Cant comment on what to compare it with, apart from everyone either loves or hates them
 

Armytwowheels

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I have a small one for sale if you would like to try it with out spending a lot of dosh.

I need to give it a clean and get some photos, but I reckon £30 Is a fair asking price.
 
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Each to their own ... my point is, smaller is often better as less faff and weight etc
Totally agree. We've had the big Cadac for years (had it pre-motorhome) but found it was too big for our limited MH storage, was a bit of a faff to put together, and not easy to clean afterwards due to the size. It's now used in the garden at home and we have the small Safari Chef for the motorhome which is perfect for us.

Some people seem to like Cadacs, others hate them - I suppose it depends what you use them for. I love the versatility in such a small package: the plate with holes in is great for grilling meat, the flat plate is useful for more delicate things, the lid is good for when you want to roast a joint and if you turn it upside down it makes a great paella pan. We use it attached to an external gas point so we don't need to carry a separate bottle.
 
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We had the larger cadac and found it the most frustrating accessory we had bought, constantly blowing out even in a light breeze. Also a right pig to clean. Have the safari chef now, much smaller,lighter and easier to clean and never blows out. To be honest though if I was buying again I wouldn’t buy a cadac I would buy a Weber.

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Our Cadac (can’t remember which model) was the most dangerous piece of equipment we have ever owned. The plastic, where the valve comes out of the tripod, melted and the whole stand collapsed. It was never very successful. The flame would go out with the slightest puff of wind and it was difficult to clean. We are now a two-Weber-family. Q2000 at home and a Baby Q in the Motorhome.
 

PeteH

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We too have one, Not had a lot of use out of it, I blame the UK weather!:D2. It is no more time consuming to erect than the Cast Iron one it replaced (weight, as we no longer have the R-V`s 2tonne payload:cry:). Does the job, is fed from the Motorhome gas connection. It has the advantage that, with the cover, we can also "broil". I can do brunch for 2 on it, and it keeps the "fat" and grease out of the Motorhome, which has, as most "euro`s" have, limited space. (you can tell I miss my 9T R-V!:cry::(). But being over 65,:mad: in the UK :mad:makes, it is not viable.
 

chrisinplymouth

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We have the Cadac Grillogas. Very quick to assemble, easy to clean, packs away into a bag. We use it with a camping gaz 907 and a short hose. We bought the Cadac quick release attachment for the hose at a Moho show and it’s brilliant. This is not a bbq so you don’t get the burnt smokey product but for cooking outdoors we think it’s great.
 

Christoph

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We have the small and large Cadac - both ok with no real issues at all. Have cooked for 6 on the large one and just for 2 on the small one. It's a very personal choice but an expensive mistake if you get it wrong so choose what suits your personal needs.

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