Cobb Stove

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 20:15
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Hi all,

Has anyone tried the Cobb Oven ?

http://www.cobbaustralia.com.au/index.shtml

Any comments ?

Thanks
Phil P
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Reply By: Brad - Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 20:50

Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 20:50
I've had one for a few months and like it.
You can use it as a stove / BBQ where it does a good job - not as hot as a gas one but cooks everything in maybe about 2 or 3 times how long it would take on a gas hotplate.
As an oven it is very impressive, taking maybe 1.5 to 2 times as long as your gas oven at home to turn out roasts etc.
It is a high-tech very well insulated (and therefore fuel efficient) ' Weber" style cooker. No more, no less.
Regards,
Brad
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Reply By: Phil P - Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 21:27

Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 21:27
Hi Brad,

How about size, can you fit enough on it ?

Thanks
Phil P
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Follow Up By: Brad - Monday, Sep 08, 2003 at 18:24

Monday, Sep 08, 2003 at 18:24
We've fitted sausages, chops and steaks for 5 adults and 2 kids on it which was about the limit. We had to move everything around a bit because the outside isn't as hot as the middle. But at the end everything was well cooked and the 7 of us ate on 7 heatbeads. If you ran out of hotbeads I dare say it would work with other fuels (it was named after a corn cobb after all ! )
Regards,
Brad
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Reply By: Lockie - Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 22:24

Sunday, Sep 07, 2003 at 22:24
5 of us did the Canning in August, & one of the guys brought a cobb with him. We cooked roast beef for the five of us, as well as roast carrots, spuds & onions, so you can pack a bit into them. We also used it to cook bread in, & it did a bloody wonderful job there.

Regards,

Lockie.
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Follow Up By: Maggy - Monday, Oct 06, 2003 at 05:57

Monday, Oct 06, 2003 at 05:57
Hi
We have a Cobb and it would be great if you could tell me how you cooked bread in yours.....my efforts have not been very successful.
Apart from that we love ours
Regards
Maggy
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Follow Up By: Lockie - Monday, Oct 06, 2003 at 20:35

Monday, Oct 06, 2003 at 20:35
Hi Maggy,

Our chef (Pete) bought some of the packet mixes that you use in the bread-makers at home, then rang or emailed the manufacturer for info on how to prepare the dough. I can't remember how much water had to be added (I think it's the same as per the instructions on the packet), but it had to be measured fairly precisely, be luke-warm (not hot, and not cold), and then it had to be kneaded for about half an hour.
Then you let it rise for another half hour or so, preferably in a warm place (we used the engine bay of one of the vehicles, as they were still quite warm) with a tea towel on top. After it is fully risen, put it into the Cobb and cook for about an hour.

Lots of luck,
Lockie.
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Reply By: Graeme - Monday, Sep 08, 2003 at 17:19

Monday, Sep 08, 2003 at 17:19
Hi Phil

I don't have a Cobb ... but I do have a Hillbilly camp oven which is really good.

It's a 12.5l Bushranger King, maybe worth a look before buying other stuff.
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Reply By: Member - Alleycat - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 13:38

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 13:38
Hi Phil P

I saw one of these being used nearly twelve months ago and was very impressed. Forgot the name and have been trying to find it ever since. The person using it said it was the best camp oven he'd ever had; much quicker and more versatile.

The link you gave to the web site enabled me to order one today!

Cheers Alleycat
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Reply By: KiwiAngler - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 17:17

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 17:17
Phil

Thanks for the 'heads up'...ordered one on Monday, arrived today, cooking a lamb roast, potatoes and onions as we speak :-)))))) will advise outcome...after dinner...heheheh

ps
I was speaking to the guy who sells them and he said that he is an advertiser on this webpage, admitted I hadnt seen anything in the time I have been coming here. I did a search and hey presto there he is....wish I had known he was there
http://www.exploroz.com/ResultsList.asp?Keywords=cobb

cya
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 18:52

Tuesday, Sep 09, 2003 at 18:52
Well...here it is 2 hours later and I have just finished my YUMMMMY lamb roast cooked in the Cobb...perfect....meat was tender...potatoes were browned....If I had a damper receipe ready I could have cooked it with the remaining heat in the 8 heat beads that I used....so easy...1st time and I had an excellent meal....
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Reply By: Member - Macca (Perth) - Wednesday, Sep 10, 2003 at 01:54

Wednesday, Sep 10, 2003 at 01:54
Post 6816 might help

did a heap of pink snapper the other night on the Cobb - senbloodysational!!!!!
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