Which stove & camp kitchen?

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Which stove & camp kitchen?

Postby salj1980 » 26 Mar 2013, 10:28

Having always been a backpacking camper pre- Little Man I have plenty of small camping stoves but nothing that is really suitable for cooking for a family, last time we camped we ended up with 3 drives going at once in order to get a meal and hot drink. So I've decided we need to get a larger stove for family trips, have been looking at the Campingaz Chef which has 2 rings and a grill...does anyone have this and can recommend it?

Also following on from a link in the tent thread, some kind of kitchen 'unit' would be useful in order to store food and cook at a comfortable height. So, any recommendations there? The cheaper the better :wink: but I don't fancy the look of the concertina type ones, they look really wobbly like the laundry airers which are the same shape!
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Re: Which stove & camp kitchen?

Postby gingerbreadhouse » 26 Mar 2013, 10:34

We have that cooker, it's fine. The rings are good, the grill is slightly random! TBH, we don't use the grill that much and if we were buying it again we might not use it. And yes, don't get a concertina stand - nightmare to assemble and sway alarmingly in use! Having said all that, we've never had it collapse on us.
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Re: Which stove & camp kitchen?

Postby Aitch » 26 Mar 2013, 11:14

http://www.outdooraction.co.uk/camping- ... tAodkx8AZg

this is ours, i really like it. one ring, but i have another wee thing as well that just works of a canister, but we mostly use it for barbeque. plus bacon sarnies, toast etc on the barbie flame is good.
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Re: Which stove & camp kitchen?

Postby Aitch » 26 Mar 2013, 11:15

downside is that i don't think it would fit on most camp kitchens, so we use one of those slatted tables to cook on. oh, and it also means you don't have to arse around with regulators etc and those mahoosive gaz bombs.
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Re: Which stove & camp kitchen?

Postby salj1980 » 26 Mar 2013, 12:37

Thanks!

I've just spotted this http://www.worldofcamping.co.uk/sunncam ... arder-1444 which looks good being a stove and larder unit in one, and it's cheaper than buying a separate stove and kitchen, though I can't decide if separates would be more useful as can use the table-top as, er, a table!

Yes Aitch I am reluctant to have to faff around with large gas bottles too... :?
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Re: Which stove & camp kitchen?

Postby Aitch » 26 Mar 2013, 14:25

mmm. hard to say. that looks good, but buy cheap buy twice and all that. (btw i ALWAYS make the wrong decisions on that front, so deffo don't listen to me).
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Re: Which stove & camp kitchen?

Postby gingerbreadhouse » 26 Mar 2013, 14:52

Our gas bottle isn't massive. Sure, it's not a canister, but it's not enormous. I can have a look what size it is later, but I'm guessing it's not even mid-calf height on me. It's lasted ages.
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Re: Which stove & camp kitchen?

Postby Rahgamuffin » 27 Mar 2013, 06:50

My problem is with fold out flappy bits (especially one with hot things on) is that they are at head height for small people, so I'd want to make sure that if they did it wouldn't either wobble its contents onto the floor/over the child or tip the whole unit over.
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Re: Which stove & camp kitchen?

Postby Aitch » 27 Mar 2013, 08:49

true. that's another reason i like our table, it's square and pretty solid. it's only one of these. http://www.tesco.com/direct/tesco-alumi ... tAodkx8AZg
but obv i bought it half-price. the downside is, you can't store anything in it, but i attach (i'm so cool) a laundry hanging thing to the bottom of our other table, which is the same except full sized and we use that for toys, storage etc.
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Re: Which stove & camp kitchen?

Postby Morlyte » 27 Mar 2013, 20:44

Ooo I just spotted this and this one too on Amazon.
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Re: Which stove & camp kitchen?

Postby salj1980 » 27 Mar 2013, 22:29

Morlyte wrote:Ooo I just spotted this and this one too on Amazon.


Ooooh Morlyte you little beauty, thanks! The Gelert one was one I have been looking at but until yesterday couldn't find it for less than £50, even on Amazon! Have now ordered it, thanks! :D
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Re: Which stove & camp kitchen?

Postby Aitch » 28 Mar 2013, 01:59

ooh, the Gelert one is naaaaice.
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Re: Which stove & camp kitchen?

Postby salj1980 » 06 Apr 2013, 18:48

It's arrived! Have put it up and it's even nicer than in the picture! The picture makes it look as though the uprights are white, but they are actually more of a cream colour so it will look really good in the bell tent, slightly retro.
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