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#26

Ridge Runner
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28 April 2019 07:41 pm

ctxkid wrote:
Ridge Runner wrote:

Cool thanks Mate, I have checked and there is nothing over here only Gas powered ones or ones that takes them 227 gas cartridges.

any links/photos , i'm a sucker for gadgets sad

yeah Sure, These take those 227g cans which sell for a couple of bucks each but I get them cheaper for a box of 28 cans, just got 2 boxes last week.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porta-Oven-P … Sw5E9ap~jv


Dig em all,

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#27

Mackka
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28 April 2019 07:45 pm

That looks the business RR.
Mackka

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#28

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28 April 2019 08:26 pm

Mackka wrote:

That looks the business RR.
Mackka

Yeah I might get one if I can, But the reason I like these is because I bought one of their Gas Heaters, It worked well and put out a lot of heat, but it could not be turned down to a more gentle flame so I took the sticker off the Control knob and removed the screw in the centre and repositioned the knob and screwed it back up and now it is 100% adjustable, BEFORE a can of Gas use to last 2 and a half hours, Now they run for 5 and a half to 6 hours,

These little heaters might look small but I have used it for nearly 4 Winters over here as a main heating source because I don't like this central heating system in this place and it costs a fortune to run, But this little gas fire costs me about $1.00 to $1.50 a day to run it on a bad day, and you can get some versions that come with a hose fitting so you can run them off a big Gas bottle and they will run for months on one of those 15kg bottles inlove

Mate this little bugga saved my bacon here one winter, and I reckon one of these will heat up a caravan in about 15 to 20 minutes at the most, but I would always do that reset of the control knob because it really more than doubles the burn time, Ay. thumbsup

Here it is,

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable-Fre … XUG0BFoHUA

Last edited by Ridge Runner (28 April 2019 08:28 pm)


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#29

Mackka
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28 April 2019 09:49 pm

Be very, very, careful with gas heaters mate as many people have passed due to gas poisoning
Mackka

#30

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28 April 2019 10:04 pm

Mackka wrote:

Be very, very, careful with gas heaters mate as many people have passed due to gas poisoning
Mackka

Yeah over here we have to fit CO2 sensors that detect all the Air Bourne nasties, cost about 15-20 bucks but they are cheap insurance and keep you safe. thumbsup


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#31

ctxkid
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29 April 2019 07:53 am

Ridge Runner wrote:
ctxkid wrote:
Ridge Runner wrote:

Cool thanks Mate, I have checked and there is nothing over here only Gas powered ones or ones that takes them 227 gas cartridges.

any links/photos , i'm a sucker for gadgets sad

yeah Sure, These take those 227g cans which sell for a couple of bucks each but I get them cheaper for a box of 28 cans, just got 2 boxes last week.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porta-Oven-P … Sw5E9ap~jv

i have one similar that goes on a bigger bottle and it has two burners on top , cool thing but don't use it much


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#32

Daniel-J
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07 February 2020 07:30 pm

Did anyone use them for a long time? I'm wondering how long they'll last, I suspect that the structure isn't quite reliable and could break down. The very idea of using a stove like this on a hike is cool! We've always used pots and pans and fire or cooked them right in the fire. How long will the chicken take to cook? If the cooking time is longer than in my Frigidaire or on a regular fire, then it doesn't make much sense. Perhaps, in that case, it's convenient to take it to a country house where there's no oven.

#33

condor22
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07 February 2020 11:59 pm

I've had the smaller Travel Buddy for about 7 years. As mentioned it draws 6 amps and comes with a cig plug. As I noted in my bush power thread, I noticed the plug getting very hot, so it got cut off and replaced with an Anderson plug, problem solved.

Re operation - I use it mainly for lunch for myself. It will fit 4 pies or 4 pasties or 6 reasonable sized sausage rolls. It will also cook the round mini pizzas for the evening beer n pizza. smile beer I found a shopping centre cookware specialty shop and bought these (they were the last 2 they had smile ).
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On that note, put alfoil on any tray to catch the melting cheese lol, saves cleaning.

Timings - I keep frozen pies etc and pizza in the van freezer, take it out in the morning and place into the Engel set as a fridge. So by the time lunchtime comes, what I want to cook is almost thawed, but still less than 2 C. I've noted that all of the above food takes roughly 60 minutes to cook. Based on 2 pizzas or 1 pie etc. Less time if nearer ambient and longer if deep frozen, so it will be trial and error depending what you put in the oven and how you store it before hand.

I'm also told that it will cook damper, but will reheat just about any leftovers you might have from spag bol to Sunday roast, lol.

You can also take the upper wire shelf out to fit a larger container or piece of meat. The disposable alfoil takeaway containers are great for cooking in the TB as well as storing leftovers.

Lunch requires preplanning, if you want to eat at 12.30 pm, you need to load lunch an hour before.

Last edited by condor22 (08 February 2020 12:03 am)

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