Hill Billy Cooking Gear

Submitted: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 19:21
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Hiya Guys

Has anyone used there gear over recent years,just want to clarify that it stands up to the cooking job ok..
Sometimes a company starts out ok but then it changes,Cost cutting,Thinner materials etc etc over the years.

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Reply By: Member - keith P (VIC) - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 19:32

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 19:32
my parents purchased the king cooker i believe. used it twice and never got a good result. they have gone back to the traditional cast iron camp oven.
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Follow Up By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 23:05

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 23:05
Do they want to sell it?

I can have a mate down there pick it up and pay for it.

Grrr!!!
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 19:43

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 19:43
I have the King Cooker with gas option. Used it a few times and love it. It is packed ready for Innamincka.

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Reply By: wally pajero - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 20:17

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 20:17
hi
have hillbilly cooker runs of gas or heatbeads or open fire, most of the time we use gas ring. had stews baked meals chunks of beef etc, use lid to cook bbq.my self and family swear by it every year something added at camping shows.great value
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 21:38

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 21:38
Mate,

The best camp oven around IMHO.

I started off with a cast iron oven, (heavy) then a bedourie (didn't like the lid design) and finally the Hillbilly.

The Hillbilly's lid design not only stops the coals from sliding off, but doubles as a great fry pan. I also have the gas ring attachment but rarely use it as I prefer using head beads for a consistent result. The removable handle can be used to lift just the lid, or the whole oven.

The quality of the products are consistent and they have a large range to choose from.

I also have a separate small frypan and a peg lifter.

No association with the company, but I keep seeking them out at each 4WD show and they usually have something new to tempt me.

Mate, there is no problem with the quality and versatility of their camping products.

Love my Hillbilly.

Bill.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 21:40

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 21:40
Oh, and there is a great vegetable ring accessory too.

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Reply By: Member - Roger B (VIC) - Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 22:45

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 22:45
We've got the large frying pan with the folding handle, and it's a beauty. Great on the open fire, but I can't work out why the handle stays cool !!! I'm glad it does though. Got the canvas case too. More than happy.
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Reply By: Tent peg - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 06:49

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 06:49
I have been using their gear for years ,2 x ,bbq plate frypan on the open fire . Best bit of gear I've bought. I also use a ausspit ,it can be used with the steel pole that the frypan and bbq plate attaches to.
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Follow Up By: Redback - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 08:15

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 08:15
Yep we love our Hillbilly camp ovens too, have been using ours for over 3yrs now, nearly 4, best bit of cooking gear we have purchaced, we have the gas attachment as well.

We also have the cooking stand with small and large frying pan and the billy hooks.

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Reply By: Redback - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 08:16

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 08:16
Oops that was supposed to be a reply not a follow up.

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Reply By: Member - Howard (ACT) - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 09:24

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 09:24
The original post asked about changes over time
I noticed this week while browsing thru a camping shop that the new hill billy pans now have a hole only about half the size of the one in the pans we have.
I assume this means they have changed the size of the pole to something much smaller.
maybe hillbilly offer both options but it is something to watch out for if looking to get extra stuff over time.
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Reply By: Izey76 - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 17:32

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 17:32
Hi Warfer we bought ours at last years c&c show and love it, got the largest one for the family and cocks a great bake or use the lid as a frying pan on the fire. At this years c&c we bought the large frying pan as well and it is great to cook with and it also packs into the canvas carry bag that the camp oven came in.
Much lighter and easier to pack than the old cast iron ones.

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Reply By: warfer69 - Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 21:06

Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 21:06
Thank you Guys for all your input,Will make a trek out to there store in Belgrave South


Its going to be hard to know what to get lol


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