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Peachy, I think you need to tell us all about the Cobb.

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Slubberdegullion Sun 21-Jun-09 19:51:16

I accidentally watched the promo video a few days ago. I think I probably need one now dagnamit.

So you need to give us the complete low down.

Did you get the full all singing all dancing set?

What fuel do you use?

Have you really cooked a whole chicken in it? was it a moist bird?

And jacket spuds?

How much can you shove in there?

is it a pita to clean?

How long does it stay hot for, so can you do your fish and then stick some bananas in foil in afterwards?

How high up on your list of essential camping kit is in now?

can you get them in different colours so I can get one to match my tent wink

Tell me us EVERYTHING.

please smile

FlappyTheBat Sun 21-Jun-09 19:58:47

I need want one too!

How hot does the outside of it get and would you say it's safer than gas camping stoves?

Slubberdegullion Sun 21-Jun-09 20:00:39

oh I've got another one, after lighting the coals, or heat beads or whatever, how long does it take to get up to cooking temp?

Is it smokey?

EachPeachPearMum Sun 21-Jun-09 20:24:14

<<lurks>> hmmm... camping and barbecue.... whats not to love?

I wasn't sure wether cobb or weber portable was the way to go.

Slubberdegullion Sun 21-Jun-09 20:27:40

Hi EachPeach <waves>

you know Peachy taunted me the other day with you can BAKE A CAKE in the Cobb.



These are words I did not think could be put together and yet have made me tremendously excited.

nannyL Sun 21-Jun-09 20:28:23

my friend has a cobb

and we have really done a whole roast chicken and roast veg in it (yummy)

also done curry / chilli (for 8 hungry adults) as well as jacket potatoes, and cobb porridge (yum) and full englisg breakfast

also toasted crumpets using a normal camping toaster

use heat beads.

want to try cobblestones but last year they were out of stock everywhere

the outside does not get too hot and it can go straight in the ground and wont burn

much safer than a conventional camping stove

takes about half hour (or less depending on quality of fuel) to be ready to cook

Slubberdegullion Sun 21-Jun-09 20:32:37

There is talk on ukcs of these heat beads (and difficulty of getting them). What are they? They sound quite snazzy and futuristic.

can you use just normal bbq briquette things?

The thought of a lovely roast dinner on a wet, miserable day is extremely appealing I have to say.

Slubberdegullion Sun 21-Jun-09 20:34:09

How did you do the chilli nannyL? Is it a shove it all in the pan and slow cook kind of job?

supersalstrawberry Sun 21-Jun-09 20:35:52

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Slubberdegullion Sun 21-Jun-09 20:39:32



I wonder how many Cobb sales this thread will make?

Do the cobb owners/relatives & freinds of cobb owners use them at any other time apart from camping?
Would you do your Roast dinner in the cobb instead of the oven if you were at home?

FlappyTheBat Sun 21-Jun-09 20:42:08

That would be very handy at christmas as could do roasted veg in Cobb when turkey is taking up all the space in the oven!

AitchTwoOh Sun 21-Jun-09 20:42:08

WHAT IS IIIIIIIT???!!! <wails> <googles>

supersalstrawberry Sun 21-Jun-09 20:42:51

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Mung Sun 21-Jun-09 20:44:51

I am watching this very closely. I have been wondering if I need one or not, but now I really feel that I do! Cake whilst camping...that has sold it for me. Perhaps Peachy can get some commission on all the sales grin

It sounds better than a BBQ so I think I would be tempted to use it at home too.

Slubberdegullion Sun 21-Jun-09 20:49:03

Aitch here if you are slow on the google

no sal, I mean if the cobb gave you a tastier chicken than the normal oven, if it was infused with yummy chargrilly type flavours and was so moist that even your guests asked you how you got it that way, Well you'd be tempted to get it out of the garage wouldn't you? grin

And you know if the campinggaz stove wasn't at the back of the garage with the spiders I would get it out now and again. I love the smell of camping gaz in the morning.

AitchTwoOh Sun 21-Jun-09 20:53:22

thanks slub, i have in fact been reading up on the cobb premier, lol, and emailing my sister about it.

it's too much money, isn't it? how is it justifiable? (i am asking cos i waaant it).

AitchTwoOh Sun 21-Jun-09 20:58:13


btw camping ladies, me and ingles are after somewhere to stay in York if you can think of anywhere.

Mung Sun 21-Jun-09 20:59:21

I heard that you could do croissants on it in the that enough justification Aitch?

FlappyTheBat Sun 21-Jun-09 21:01:03

Camping gaz does smell nice doesn't it?

Love the noise it makes when I'm waiting for our kettle to boil too!

Slubberdegullion Sun 21-Jun-09 21:01:18

now Aitch, when in the camping topic the words justifiable and cost are not considered polite to mention wink

Slubberdegullion Sun 21-Jun-09 21:03:46

Flappy, that whoosh sound and first smell of gas just lit take me straight back to camping in an orange and brown 1970s frame tent in Brittany with my parents.


supersalstrawberry Sun 21-Jun-09 21:04:24

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supersalstrawberry Sun 21-Jun-09 21:06:49

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EachPeachPearMum Sun 21-Jun-09 21:07:55

shock you can do roast dinner! sign me up...
Do you think we could get a mn discount- they're probably going to sell a few off this grin

<<waves back>> at slubber smile

We're not the kind of family that wants to bake cakes when we camp though... we tend to take them pre-baked!

Though we are a family who have used our camping stove at home when we have been cooking for a large number of people...

Slubberdegullion Sun 21-Jun-09 21:09:00

OK I think we need to stop with the smells.

You had me at mussels but the camping gaz and bacon is a STEP TOO FAR.

<wipes keyboard down>

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