Camp Oven Mate

Any comments on the pro's & con's of this product in particular heating times both heat beads and/or gas ring of the camp oven would be of interest. Thanks Al
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 17:29

Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 17:29
Do you have anymore details on it??


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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 17:31

Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 17:31
I just did a web search for it.

Camp Oven Mate


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Follow Up By: Cruiser .- Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 17:39

Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 17:39
Kev,

Link isnt working.

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Follow Up By: Member - Myles F (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 17:41

Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 17:41
Working for me!
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 17:41

Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 17:41
Works for me, You must be getting OLD Austin ;)


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Follow Up By: Cruiser .- Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 17:46

Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 17:46
Must only work in Qld.

What browser are you using. I am on Google Chrome and it just says the link is broken.

Will try IE,

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 17:48

Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 17:48
I am using IE


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Follow Up By: Cruiser .- Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 17:58

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Not working on IE either.
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 18:13

Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 18:13
Works for me too.
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Follow Up By: Cruiser .- Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 18:19

Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 18:19
Now its working
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Reply By: Steve Ellis - Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 19:38

Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 19:38
The price seems pretty high for a gas ring shield. The concept of heating a Camp Oven from the bottom is not quite right to me. Usually 2 thirds of the heat comes from above and 1 third from below. Some may believe in it. I do not, and I use Camp ovens all the time. I own and use 9 of them. Still not too old to learn. Teach me.
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Friday, Feb 05, 2010 at 10:59

Friday, Feb 05, 2010 at 10:59
I have only 1 camp oven...and only use coals under it as too lazy to put coals on top......and the roast still comes out very nice !!

What am I doing wrong ???? lol.....
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Reply By: racinrob - Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 20:08

Thursday, Feb 04, 2010 at 20:08
Like you Steve I have a bunch of camp ovens and cook in them most days both at home and on the wallaby.
At home I use a "Camp Oven Mate" on the patio and if I'm cooking a stew or casserole I sit the camp oven on a stand about 200mm over a single gas ring and let it simmer for a couple of hours. If I'm doing a roast I crank the heat up with "Heat Beads" on and under and use the rule of thumb, an hour per pound that's 500 grams and keep an eye on it. All this inside the Camp Oven Mate which lowers heat loss due to the wind and if you feel the lid when it's cooking you'll realize just how much heat it holds around your oven lowering cooking time.

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The big plus of the Camp Oven Mate is it lowers heat loss due to wind
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Reply By: kimberleybloke - Friday, Feb 05, 2010 at 08:14

Friday, Feb 05, 2010 at 08:14
Took one of these on a six month trip last year to use when fires not alowed in n.p.'s etc.Cooked roasts,dampers,bread, roll's,stew's etc.Used a double gas ring to get it hot,maybe 15 minutes and had one of those small oven thermometers inside to check on the temp,put your food in and then cooked with the outer ring of the burner only.The C.O. mate seems to provide plenty of heat to the lid as it escapes out of the hole in the top,I guess if you felt the need for more top heat you could fire up some heatbeads and put on to the lid,have'nt tried this yet.Problem sometime's with pulling the thing apart but got easier with use and the aplication of a bit of cooking oil to the joints.Experimented with C.O.mate and cobb cooker before we went,cobb was left behind.Back home now and still use C.O.mate frequently to cook meals outside.
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Reply By: Von Helga - Friday, Feb 05, 2010 at 11:19

Friday, Feb 05, 2010 at 11:19
Alass,
I have one and find it great.
I've cooked scones, cakes, roasts, pizza all without a problem.
I did not really want to buy a gas ring (carry enough crap already) and was thinking that I had one of those useless round gasmate BBQ's that sat in the shed for years.
I took the plate off and the COM fits over the burner like it was made for it.
Now I can cook whatever I like in a clean environment and up off the ground.
I use a Bedourie oven with mine and have cooked a frozen garlic bread on top of the Bedourie oven with Potatoes wrapped in foil around it.
I have also moved this set up into the annex of my CT when the outside temp with below 0 degs C and it is very tough waiting for the Beef in Red Wine to cook whilst having happy hour with snow falling outside.
Cheers
Trevor
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Reply By: Steve Ellis - Friday, Feb 05, 2010 at 13:45

Friday, Feb 05, 2010 at 13:45
Everything for camp ovens is at this site www.aussiecampovencook.com/ A bloke called Derek runs it and his advise is sound. He uses expensive and collector type camp ovens but the cheapies providing the lid fits well are ok. Beware of camp ovens with warped lids. A fire place can be made out of old beer kegs or washing machine barrels of fo the smaller camp oven a 4 gallon drum. Enjoy the experience.
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