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Cadac or Cobb?!

(41 Posts)
Mum2Fergus Mon 22-Jul-13 18:12:22

Your thoughts please smile

SalIAm Wed 24-Jul-13 14:24:14

Ah yes, we've got Carri Chef so my opinions based on that. It definitely warms up to frying heat pretty much immediately.

Jins Wed 24-Jul-13 14:20:21

I've got the safari chef. The carri chef is too big, too heavy and too bulky for me.

My friend has a carri chef and I agree that you can cater for large numbers but the safari chef copes with the four of us easily. It's just not that great. Hard to tell whether you're turning the gas up or down, not particularly hot when it gets going.

I'd definitely go cobb if I had my time again

SalIAm Wed 24-Jul-13 14:09:43

Have a look on other Cadac thread on Camping (today). People who less lazy than me seem to use it for loads of stuff.

I like that Cadac can cook for more people at once. Downside is that it obv takes more packing space and is less mobile.

In a perfect world and if I camped for longer at a time, I could see how the two might compliment each other.

Jins Wed 24-Jul-13 13:56:39

It's these latest posts that make me regret not buying a cobb.

DH likes the cadac but its seriously meh in my eyes. I was hoping for something as versatile as a remoska but ended up with a gas barbecue that doesn't even get that hot sad

We had a gas BBQ from tesco that cost a fraction of the cadac and did the same job.

Slubberdelatrinae Wed 24-Jul-13 13:52:08

In the above true story Bear gave me the thousand pounds just because he can and he liked my BBQ equipment, not because I am the whore of Abersoch beach. Just to be clear.

Slubberdelatrinae Wed 24-Jul-13 13:50:41

Once when I was cooking some high meat % award winning sausages on my Cobb on Abersoch beach Bear Grylls came over, gave me a thousand pounds, and then lifted me up and casually jogged over to his canoe. He manfully paddled me over to his private island betwix a pod of dolphins and then we had the exotic and yet tender sexy-time for 20mins until the sausages were done to perfection.

You won't get that with a Cadac, no siree. You'd be lucky to have Keith Harris offer you an Aldi sadface own brand Pimms cooking your sausages on a Cadac.

YellowDinosaur Wed 24-Jul-13 13:45:02

Yes. You'd have to stick your toe actually under the bottom edge and flip it to have any chance at all of knocking it over. Which would make you a twat.

Slubberdelatrinae Wed 24-Jul-13 13:40:37

You'd really have to be intent on shoving it over, that or a drunken roaming fool, to push a Cobb over. Low, wide base of support see.

YellowDinosaur Wed 24-Jul-13 13:38:51

YY to cooking on the beach with a Cobb. And YY to it being a talking point.

And I bloody love cooking a full on roast dinner / pizza / crumble / beer bread as well as bbq, risotto, casseroles and stir fries while camping. Basically there us nothing you can't cook on a Cobb and it's pretty cool sitting down to your roast dinner while the people next door are heating up their sausages in a tin of beans on camping gaz grin

SalIAm Wed 24-Jul-13 13:28:46

Joking aside, it sounds great being able to cook something at the beach.

professorpoopsnagle Wed 24-Jul-13 13:26:47

If you use cobblestones it is ready to cook after 5 mins. I have also used my cobb on the beach. Other people who have cobbs also come and talk to you when they see you have one. And lifting the lid with a flourish at the end makes you feel chef/royal like.

SalIAm Wed 24-Jul-13 13:20:24

Hmm, my mouth fell off. Due to drooling for sausages in 10 minutes, of course.

SalIAm Wed 24-Jul-13 13:19:17

Do you like setting fire to things? When the Cobb falls over, obviously. :- D

Slubberdelatrinae Wed 24-Jul-13 13:14:12

<gets the banner with Cobb sigil out of moth balls>
<dons armour>
<mounts steed>
<rides majestically into battle, trampling gas canisters in her wake>

In YOUR face Po.

OP are you fun? Are you full of youthful vigour and a sense of adventure? Do you enjoy moist meat? Would you like the opportunity to not just cook your sausages stood next to your Pageant caravan behind your plastic stripey windbreak but maybe also down on the beach, or in a forest listening to an owl, or on a boat?

If you have answered yes to any of the above then a Cobb is what you want.

<rides back to the castle, oopsy just trod on another cumbersome gas canister>

SalIAm Wed 24-Jul-13 12:49:04

I think it depends what you like to do with it.

I love our Cadac because of the instant heat. We use it to BBQ (sausages, steak, chops, cheese and tomato sandwiches on grill) and fry breakfasts and make stir fry. For frying yes, liner is perfect as it makes washing up a doddle.

I haven't camped abroad, but apparently you can buy canisters easily and cheaply in most places.

If however you like proper cooking when you camp (whole chicken, bread etc), I can see how the Cobb might suit you better.

We don't bother taking anything for overnighters though - just take a normal pan or small grill to use over fire.

Jins Wed 24-Jul-13 11:09:40

I've got a cadac. Wish I'd bought a cobb though.

I think the cobb is a lot more versatile

professorpoopsnagle Wed 24-Jul-13 09:27:08

We have a cobb. It has taken a few years to really get used to it but the more you do on it the more you realise ho versatile it is. It's really really great to be able to cook a pizza at camp, or fish fingers and chips for the kids or a ready meal on it. On the set up day, we get it going as we set the tent up and by the end there's a hot meal waiting for us with no attention needed. We tend to use the fake cobblestones from Home Bargains (Lokkii)) which work out at about 30p each. The other thing is that we use the frying pans/plates meant for the cobb on our gas stove as they are an excellent size.

Cobb cobb cobb cobb cobb

YellowDinosaur Wed 24-Jul-13 00:08:08

Definitely Cobb. I had a cadac safari chef first. It was rubbish. It sounded like it would be great but there was none of the instant heating up you talk of. Plus I love the variety of stuff you can cook on the Cobb. And the fact that it involves playing with fire grin

aladdinsane Tue 23-Jul-13 22:59:17

At first glance I thought this was another baby naming thread grin

millimat Tue 23-Jul-13 22:57:27

Yes the cadac is a bit of a pain to wash esp as ours is the big one so things don't fit in a sink easily. I love it though and cook most meals on it when away.
Has anyone used the liners on a cadac to help keep it cleaner?

muchostinky Tue 23-Jul-13 22:21:31

Cobb, Cobb, Cobb.

I did a whole chicken on mine on Sunday (we are at home as DS only broke up today) and it was so nice.

When camping we do spatchcock chicken and ribs and burgers etc. Haven't used it to do breakfast or anything yet.

The only thing is that it is a bit of a pain to wash up, but I would imagne teh cadac maybe is a bit too?

Mum2Fergus Tue 23-Jul-13 21:22:23

Ok, edging towards Cadac so far smile

Fragglewump Tue 23-Jul-13 19:32:33

We use our cadac all the time - if you use the flat top you can do a full breakfast including fried eggs! Much more versatile than a Cobb - we camp most weekends and just leave it set up!

Ineedmorepatience Tue 23-Jul-13 17:32:05

I cooked on a cadac for the first time this weekend at guide camp, I was very impressed. We used a huge paella pan out of our store because we didnt want tolet the girls loose with brillo pads on the various attachments that came with it.

We cooked spag bol for 15 and bacon the next morning, it was brilliant cooked gently but effectively. A good gadget smile

YellowDinosaur Tue 23-Jul-13 00:26:32

Cobb. Cobb Cobb Cobb

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