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- July 23, 2016 at 12:14 am #36869
Here is a link to the story with video and photos.
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2 users thanked author for this post.July 23, 2016 at 11:47 am #36872
We received a couple of PM’s asking why two cooktops with four burners in addition to a oven. The quick answer is convenience. Whether we are out on our favorite lake at 900 feet of elevation or up high in the Rocky Mountains at ten thousand plus feet, we will get a early start. The propane light comes on at around 0430 hours and first thing you know Betty has Biscuits in the oven, coffee percolating, gravy bubbling in the pan, sausage frying and eggs on that last burner. By that time I have the campsite all rounded up and after breakfast we are off on another day of adventure. Now, that is a whole lot going on at once ! And I have learned to be busily out of the way while Betty works her magic. As I gen around the campsite at altitude I can hear those propane regulators making a high pitched sound and as each burner shuts down I know that the reduced sound means that breakfast is nearly ready. By the time I am drying my hands at the hand washing station, she will be calling, “it’s on the table !”
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)July 23, 2016 at 1:51 pm #36873
Great equipment! I am just getting acquainted with my Camp Chef. I hope someday to have an oven as well. One step at a time! I enjoy your posts on cooking gear and food! Camping is all about good food and great company. Sounds like you found the secret!
1 user thanked author for this post.July 23, 2016 at 4:32 pm #36874
Larry has indeed found the key to good food, served up right. It’s Betty.
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Larry, what brand is Betty’s oven and cooktop? I’ve been thinking about asking for one in my “Dear Santa” letter this year. I know Betty loves hers.
I do most of my cooking on the campfire, when possible, but on rainy days, it would sure be nice to cook outside under cover. Some of the rental RVs we’ve used had ovens, and I have to admit, it’s really nice to be able to make a quiche and muffins on a rainy day.
In the top photo, the table top appears to be some type of plastic. Are these well-insulated enough to use on a plastic picnic table?
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2008 Oliver Elite, Hull #12July 25, 2016 at 4:17 pm #36939
It is made by camp chef. I think we got it from Sportsman’s Guide although other outfitter’s sell it. We used it on a wood picnic table lots of times with no ill effect’s. When on the plastic table we put a wood cutting board under it just to be safe.
I notice that Coleman now has a oven/cooktop that looks similar but with better looking controls. We have been discussing giving the Coleman version a try.
One thing about using a extra propane tank is that a Coleman distribution tree mounts firmly on top that has several tank pressure (liquid propane) outlets and a place on top for a propane light.
Here is a link to the Coleman oven video:
I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth 08' Oliver Legacy Elite HULL NUMBER 0003(sold)July 25, 2016 at 9:27 pm #36963
Here is a look at both ovens, the Coleman and the Camp Chef.
>July 26, 2016 at 5:25 pm #36987
Thanks, Larry. I’ve looked at the Camp Chef and Coleman. Amazon also has a Martin model, a little heavier, a little higher priced, and a little higher temp. However, Amazon is the only place in the US I’ve seen it for sale. Seems to be primarily sold in Canada.
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