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Old 08-05-2008, 02:09 PM   #1
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Hi there,

I tried to search this topic but did not find anything.

i need a new cooking system. My old two burner stove plus grill is dying after three years of use. it was OK but not really good at grilling. I cannot find any two burner grill combos any more. i guess they don't make them anymore. Mine is no longer made.

So I am thinking of getting a Weber baby Q for grilling my veggies and chicken and such AND
a separate cook top. Maybe the Coleman Fold' n Go. It has 10000 btus per burner.

Any other suggestions???

I cook a lot, but only use the indoor stove in my Casita for boiling water once in a while.

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Old 08-05-2008, 04:01 PM   #2
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Joe and Mel,

Friends have a fold-n-go and it is hot, but has no wind screen, which can be annoying (not to mention you lose a lot of heat and thus waste fuel). Also, the pot supports are rather far from the heat source (again waste a lot of heat) we have also found that unless this thing is DEAD LEVEL, pans seem to slip off it. Now that may just be the pans we are using. The built-in ignition is a real nice feature too.

In short, it's hot but only if you have a wind screen.
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:27 PM   #3
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There are lots of 2-burner stoves. Atwood makes the 2-burner "D20" that my Scamp came with, and Wedgewood and Suburban have their 2-burner stoves, too. Another uber-cool option is the stainless steel SMEV MO8322 sink/stove combo (I plan to plant this puppy or something like it in our Surfside some day):


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If you want flexibility and are comfortable with your carpentry skills and making cuts in your trailers kitchen cabinet and counter, consider a propane camp stove. Lots of tent trailers have dual-use camp stoves that slide into a counter top notch-out.
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:50 PM   #4
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I really like the looks of camp chef products. They look pretty utilitarian, but 60k BTU's...WOW!! Really hot water FAST!!!



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They also have some neat cast iron accessories!!
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:00 AM   #5
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They look like something you'd have as part of a serious BBQ!
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:23 AM   #6
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Joseph & Melanie,
If you really want to go all out, Cabella's and I think Camping World have a 2 burner stove with a nice oven underneath for about 300 bones. It's a portable, propane powered unit. If memory serves, it appeared to be about an 18" X 18" X 18" cube.

Talk about wretched excess!!! No extra heat indoors, all those fresh baked goodies (for the racoons and bears to enjoy) while the spectators, (family?) watch from the sidelines! And it all can be cooked and baked right on the picnic table under your awning! Yup. camping at it's best! Oh, & don't forget to bring the bear repellent and fog horn!

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Old 08-06-2008, 12:34 PM   #7
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Thank you all!!!

Pam, the Camp Chef is AMAZING. Saw it in action at Falcon Ridge Music festival last week. The add on bbq thing with cover is cast iron and amazing. But it is really too heavy and it is overkill for just the two of us.

Jason, I read the same criticism of the fold n go. Looses too much heat. But, I already built a windscreen (out of cadboard but soon to be sheet metal). Is it really OK wth the screen or are the burners just too far away so that it is really inefficient. Don't want to burn unnecessary propane when boondocking.

Kurt and Ann, I love the outdoor stove/oven. WOW! I normally bake bread (well, I did when we had an apartment). It would be great, but as you write, If you really want to go all out

peterh, some of these might work outside. Thank you




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Old 08-06-2008, 02:08 PM   #8
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Pam, the Camp Chef is AMAZING. Saw it in action at Falcon Ridge Music festival last week. The add on bbq thing with cover is cast iron and amazing. But it is really too heavy and it is overkill for just the two of us.
Don't they make smaller more compact systems? They might be worth looking at. Also, as far as weight goes, if you add on a table to set it on if you are lacking a picnic table...the weight isn't as significant...(plus it makes a really good protection device for bad guys...)and my husband really respects cast iron...
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Funny thing...this arrived in my email this morning...tow it behind the trailer and everyone will know you're a serious BBQ'er...

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Old 08-06-2008, 02:19 PM   #10
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Don't they make smaller more compact systems? They might be worth looking at. Also, as far as weight goes, if you add on a table to set it on if you are lacking a picnic table...the weight isn't as significant...(plus it makes a really good protection device for bad guys...)and my husband really respects cast iron...
uh oh...bad sign, I am replying to myself.
I did a bit more research, there are two smaller units.

http://www.campchef.com/catalog/item/1/13/...etop+Stove.html



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The weekender, 30k BTU per burner and 31 lbs...

And the Sport stove...



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20 lbs and 20k BTU per burner. I may have to rethink my choices...(And no, we are not at all affiliated with camp chef...) They are spendy, but seem to be better made than most units.

They are for some serious cooking...but you can add grill accessories for a one stop cooking experience...and you can seriously boil water quickly.
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...and you can seriously boil water quickly.
Reminds me of the time we spent a weekend at a real nice waterfront motel Breakers in Coburg, ON.
They supply BBQ's and charcoal for the guests. While chatting with the owner, I asked why they didn't use propane BBQ's. His response was that the purpose of getting away from it all was to slow down, he was merely helping us do that.
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We're liking our Coleman Roadtrip grill.



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Old 08-08-2008, 01:15 PM   #13
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Cool

Pam, I think we have a winner.

Thank you
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:27 PM   #14
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Pam, I think we have a winner.

Thank you
Which one do you like? The explorer I think is at wal mart online. (Maybe even the sport model?) Do a search on Camp chef. We are probably going to buy the bigger one...went yesterday...again...to our local "discount" sports store. We bought the small grill option, just haven't made final decision on the base unit. I am debating on the one with a 60k BTU and a 30, or just two 30's. We also go camping cause we like to slow down...but I have been at high altitudes and been unable to get water to even get hot enough to perculate in a coffee pot in my coleman road trip grill. We love it, by the way, but for us, at higher altitudes, chicken pieces takes forever...(Like two hours??) Way too long for someone to stand by the grill. (Now, I'll cook a brisket at home for 8-12 on my big grill, but I just don't want to do that when I am camping!!!)

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