Check out this Camp Oven Cooker

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Check out this Camp Oven Cooker

Unread post by oncedisturbed » September 15th, 2012, 10:17 pm

Have been hunting around for a heat bead cooker for the camp oven for times where I don't want to take a lot of gear or the Ozpig, that I could use in summer during firebans and caravan parks etc.

Trundled into BCF today and found what I was looking for as I don't have the time or tools to make 1 up myself.

It takes up to a 9qt oven with feet safely or a 4.5qt without feet and holds roughly upto 1kg of beads.

BCF have them for $100 with a 9qt oven or $40 (normally $60) without the oven for those that are interested and don't have tools etc to make 1 up.
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Re: Check out this Camp Oven Cooker

Unread post by monkeybucket » September 16th, 2012, 12:17 am

sweet find. Always handy to have a bag of beads in the back for such occasions. :thumb:
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Re: Check out this Camp Oven Cooker

Unread post by Foo » September 16th, 2012, 4:23 pm

Was looking at this myself yesterday and thinking, it would be good for home and as they say no fire times, when camping. :cool:

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Re: Check out this Camp Oven Cooker

Unread post by oncedisturbed » September 16th, 2012, 10:27 pm

I admit I worded the start of it incorrectly - not meaning fire bans but restrictions - bans still equal a no-no on heat beads, ozpigs etc.

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Re: Check out this Camp Oven Cooker

Unread post by cougar83 » November 11th, 2012, 8:37 pm

we have converted a 9kg gas bottle into our heat bead cooker. we have an old plate off a bbq so we can cook on it bbq style or use the camp oven

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Re: Check out this Camp Oven Cooker

Unread post by cougar83 » November 11th, 2012, 8:40 pm

oncedisturbed wrote:I admit I worded the start of it incorrectly - not meaning fire bans but restrictions - bans still equal a no-no on heat beads, ozpigs etc.
we used our cooker on fraser island recently. rangers had no problem because the fire was contained.

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Re: Check out this Camp Oven Cooker

Unread post by Odinn » January 8th, 2013, 10:15 pm

I saw these today at bcf, I have a quick qustion reguarding the heat beads.... I for the life of Me cant get them to get to white hot without putting them into a fire first even tho on the side of the cooker box it says you can..... what might I be doing wrong?

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Re: Check out this Camp Oven Cooker

Unread post by Odinn » January 9th, 2013, 10:07 am

cheers Mate I'll try that in the past I just havnt been able to get them going without a fire

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Re: Check out this Camp Oven Cooker

Unread post by Phil Bianchi » January 13th, 2013, 9:07 am

I use a Butane Gas Torch to light heat beads

Google
Kovea Camping One-Touch auto ignition Gas Torch Butane
and you'll see what I mean

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Re: Check out this Camp Oven Cooker

Unread post by oncedisturbed » January 14th, 2013, 10:51 pm

I likey the torch as well. Dang nabbit - another thing to buy

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Re: Check out this Camp Oven Cooker

Unread post by Odinn » February 18th, 2013, 6:46 pm

I ended up buying one today, Ill think about useing it on the weekend and see how I go I also picked up a 9 q oven, bcf love Me hahaahha.

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Unread post by danannette » February 18th, 2013, 7:07 pm

Odinn wrote:cheers Mate I'll try that in the past I just havnt been able to get them going without a fire

Robb
I use a few firelighters under a pile of the beads, light up the firelighters and walk away. Come back 30-40 mins later and they're ready to spread and cook :)

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Re: Check out this Camp Oven Cooker

Unread post by deano68 » May 20th, 2013, 2:26 pm

these heat bead cookers are made on the sunshine coast, called a "hot wheel" for 80 bucks a pop..
they are a much better option for cooking at home or in parks than the bcf version for 60..

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Re: Check out this Camp Oven Cooker

Unread post by greenbeest » May 25th, 2013, 12:36 am

oncedisturbed wrote:I admit I worded the start of it incorrectly - not meaning fire bans but restrictions - bans still equal a no-no on heat beads, ozpigs etc.
If there are bans on fires & the use of heatbeads use a Camp Oven Mate for camp oven cooking.

The blurb states ---

Camp Oven Mate - Take a Gas Oven into the bush!

Specifically designed for cooking with Camp Ovens using a gas burner as the fuel source.
Clean, efficient convection style cooking with your camp oven, bakes not boils.
Safe for use in parks and camping grounds with correct supevision because flames are safely contained in the Camp Oven Mate.
Packs away to a convenient flat size. Sturdy Steel Construction.

Large Size: (takes up to 340mm diameter oven) (Up to 9 Quart Cast Iron Camp Oven)

FEATURES

Maximise heat transfer - bakes, not broils food

Keeps flames safely contained

Keeps wind from blowing out your flames

Circulating heat keeps camp oven lid hot giving efficient baking all around the Camp Oven

Air Vent at top allows controlled airflow through the unit.

Lid and sides prevent flames from spreading away from controlled area and stop wind from extinguishing flme

Low flame can be used, providing efficient low cost cooking

Includes Support Rack/Grille
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Re: Check out this Camp Oven Cooker

Unread post by rmoore » September 20th, 2013, 11:28 pm

You could always put the camp oven & heatbeads in an old electric frypan base.

works OK for me with a 9 quart cast oven & even better, costs zip.

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