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Cadac VS Beauclaire VS What Else? 2 months 1 day ago #468653

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Having just about worn out my old original Cadac Carri Chef, I am about to purchase another. We graduated to Cadac from the coal BBQs, and then my trusty old Beauclaire and thence the Carri Chef.

The Beuaclaire was a great piece of kit but a bit limited as to equipment. At the time you could only get a humongously heavy cast iron griddle or a large quite nasty Paella Pan. Eventually we moved to the Cadac for the greater range of surfaces. In theory a lighter build but heavier due to the extra equipment. I notice the Carri Chef 2 is somewhat lighter.

I got to wondering though what else is out here for us caravanners. I know quite a few folk with George Foreman Electric Grills/Griddles, but they are a bit one dimensional in how they cook. Anybody use or seen anything else of interest?
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Cadac VS Beauclaire VS What Else? 2 months 20 hours ago #468703

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We use a Cadac Grillogaz which is just under 5 kg with the bbq plate and another 1.5 kg with the paella dish. Okay for 2-3 people.
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Cadac VS Beauclaire VS What Else? 2 months 15 hours ago #468728

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Hello Thingy
When we were away last, our neighbour was using an Outback Trekker, very like a Cadac but less plates, with option of long or short legs, for table top use, price around £85 on line, also on Robert Dyas website, can't comment on the product, except to say his food smelled good when it was cooking.
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Cadac VS Beauclaire VS What Else? 2 months 13 hours ago #468734

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We have the cadac carri chef 2,great piece of kit,especially the pizza stone.Sorry can't comment on the others.
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Cadac VS Beauclaire VS What Else? 2 months 9 hours ago #468738

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As a South African expat, only one choice, Cadac!
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Cadac VS Beauclaire VS What Else? 2 months 4 hours ago #468739

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We've got the cadac now for 5 or 6 years which lives in the caravan unless it comes home for a clean after a CL site , we also have an electric hot plate from B&M as an over spill just in case !
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Cadac VS Beauclaire VS What Else? 2 months 3 hours ago #468742

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Cadac every time. It is so versatile. We even use it as an oven. The end result is amazing. Cooked shoulder and leg of lamb so plenty of surface area too.For the purist you can even add wood chips for smoky flavours. I was looking at the new ranges yesterday which haven't changed that much in 10 years other than they no longer come with a heat deflector directly above the burners. Anyone know why that is?
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Cadac VS Beauclaire VS What Else? 2 months 3 hours ago #468745

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I have an Cadac, 10 year old, repair several times in a few ways, I like the look of the Outback Trekker as a replacment, the price is right. But 10.5 kg maybe that is with "all" the bits and plates.
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Cadac VS Beauclaire VS What Else? 1 month 4 weeks ago #468763

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But 10.5 kg maybe that is with "all" the bits and plates.

According to the websites, its much heavier than that.

Their own website gives it at 17kg without cover and accessories.
www.outbackdirect.co.uk/outback-370505-t...pact-bbq-in-red.html

The weight doesnt seem right to me though. Cant see what would make it so heavy.
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Cadac VS Beauclaire VS What Else? 1 month 4 weeks ago #468766

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Great timing as just about to make my first purchase.

Has anybody got a view on the Campingaz Party Grill?
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