Cobb cookers - are they worthwhile?

Submitted: Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 10:59
ThreadID: 24016 Views:5407 Replies:10 FollowUps:7
This Thread has been Archived
Hi all, everything I read about outback touring (I've done a little but plan to do more) suggests that firewood is at a premium and that it should not be relied upon for cooking. The Cobb cooker therefore seems like a good idea. Can you tell me whether they are as great as they claim, or just another gadget? Cheers, Dave
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 11:43

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 11:43
Dave

We bought one a couple of years back and wondered at the time if it'd just be another gadget gathering dust in the shed. WRONG !!!

Best thing since sliced bread, square pies and iced vovos.

Go for it, you won't regret it.

Cheers
AnswerID: 116511

Follow Up By: Wombat - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 11:46

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 11:46
Ditto!
0
FollowupID: 372003

Follow Up By: Member - Ross P (NSW) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 13:16

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 13:16
They're great, but be prepared for a little trial and error. Well worth the effort though.
0
FollowupID: 372018

Reply By: pjd - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 11:47

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 11:47
they work well & use mine just as much at home as i do camping there pretty fool proof
AnswerID: 116512

Reply By: Brian B (QLD) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 13:12

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 13:12
Dave,

We had the same thoughts but have since brought one and they are great. Take it on every trip we do and it gets a run at home from time to time as well.

It took us a few goes to get things cooked just how we like but now there is no stopping us.
AnswerID: 116526

Reply By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 13:13

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 13:13
Ozidave,
Just do a search on forum under Cobb , land check this thread for a couple of recipes.

I am off to Broome shortly and the Cobb asnd Dream Pot will be the first 2 items packed.

Pedro

AnswerID: 116527

Follow Up By: ozidave - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 15:06

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 15:06
Thanks Peter, but what is a Dream Pot?
Cheers,
Dave
0
FollowupID: 372060

Follow Up By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 16:11

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 16:11
Dave,
Check this site out.

Also do a search on forum , I know there are quite a few posts.

Very handy for cooking while travelling, and the links on above site will show you why.

Pedro
0
FollowupID: 372073

Reply By: porl - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 13:19

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 13:19
I got mine two weeks ago and have used it three times with great success, takes longer than an electric oven but if you use liquid in the moat there is no drying out. I too think it is the best thing since twisties, and I haven't even gone camping with it yet.

Will also be taking it down the to the football club to cooks snags to raise funds - so much easier than lugging round gas bottle, hotplate, BBQ etc.

Can't wait to start smoking stuff in it.

And soooo portable.
AnswerID: 116529

Reply By: Member - Kim and Doug (QLD) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 14:49

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 14:49
the best ever piece of camping equipment we have ever owned, you can cook your meal,dessert and boil a cuppa and heat the water for washup then put it in the tent to warm it up before bed and that is just using about 8 hot beads.
AnswerID: 116546

Reply By: Member - Nobby - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 15:34

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 15:34
If you are looking at buying I suggest you ring Anaconda in Melb. as they were $50 less than anywhere in Aus. when we got ours. Postage was $6 off memory.
AnswerID: 116553

Reply By: NATUREBOY - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 15:52

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 15:52
Hi Reading about the Cobb! Can anyone tell me what it is and how it works?Its got me thinking I might want one if they're so good, and where can I see one? thanks
AnswerID: 116557

Follow Up By: ozidave - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 16:11

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 16:11
Here's the link to their site:
http://www.cobbaustralia.com.au/
which has all the details. They have a stand at the 4wd show in Sydney this weekend.
cheers
0
FollowupID: 372072

Reply By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:25

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:25
$180 and a very small cooking area. Also have to stick heat beads in it.

I'm not knocking them, but a $30 camp oven has served me so well for 15 years, and does such a good roast in the campfire that I cannot justify $180.

For me (and it's just my opinion), $180 will buy you a little chainsaw that will give you a great campfire and provide coals to cook a great roast in a camp oven.

All about personal choice.

Cheers,

Jim.
AnswerID: 116617

Follow Up By: Member - Ray - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:55

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:55
I know it is a personal choice Jim ,but with the amount of over-regulating we have now it is getting harder to find spots all the time to have a campfire. We have a great Furphy camp oven and are going to get a Cobb for those times a fire is out of the question.
0
FollowupID: 372136

Follow Up By: Member - Jimbo (VIC) - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 22:06

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 22:06
Fair call Ray,

I only camp at some wonderful places that I have found where we can have a fire.

To me, camping without a fire is not camping. I won't camp where I can't have a fire.

But that's just me

Cheers,

Jim..
0
FollowupID: 372139

Reply By: Trekkie - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 23:32

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 23:32
Cobb is the best piece of cooking equipment we have ever purchased. Many times there have been 4 of us out camping with other friends and have used all 4 Cobbs. Roasts equally as good as the camp oven. Do the roast meat in one and vegies in the other.

Best part is we can use them when there are total fire bans or too hot to bother with a camp fire, or just plain cannot be bothered. Can be used in areas where there is just NO wood available.

Also they are robust and easy to keep clean.
AnswerID: 116634

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (14)