Cadac Carri Chef 2

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Chrisgr31

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12,204 posts

222 months

Wednesday 19th May
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I have finally bought one and it arrived today. This version comes with pot stand, BBQ grid and paella dish. No idea how many people they think one needs to feed with the size of the paella dish but never mind.

Some questions though:-

What accessories does everyone have? You can spend a lot on accessories which are worth it? Seems to me the paella dish could serve as the chef dish & skottel. Am I right? What about the grill 2 braai and BBQ 2 plancha? Are they worth it? Roasting dish, pizza plate anyone?

What gas does everyone use and is there a maximum length of gas pipe? The caravan runs on propane but no external outlet. Real pain extracting a gas bottle can I use a long pipe from the spare? Or Am I better running on butane and using the same bottles I cart to Le Mans for the fridge?

PH5121

1,750 posts

180 months

Thursday 20th May
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I've got the same Cadac and accessories, but have also got the pizza stone and small tapas dishes. I've found it very versatile and prefer to use it rather than the oven in the caravan. I'm no chef (and hardly a cook), but we manage to have a wide variety of meals cooked on it.

You mentioned that you don't have an external gas connection tap, I don't know how much one would cost to fit (as the dealer we bought our 'van from fit it as part of the purchase deal), but an external point does make life easy. You can use your spare propane bottle but would need to buy a regulator for it, my Cadac has a 2m long hose to it, I think that you'd want something a bit longer if coming from under the front locker.

Your butane bottle would be fine for the Cadac if you have the capacity to carry a third gas bottle.

Edited by PH5121 on Thursday 20th May 09:54

Antony Moxey

6,027 posts

186 months

Thursday 20th May
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We use orange gas - I forget whether that’s butane or propane - and have a bottle in the garage for when we use it at home. When we’re away in the motorhome we use one of the two orange bottles in the van, the other is for the van itself. Gas pipe is, I’d guess, about four or five feet long. As for accessories, we don’t have anything beyond what it came with, which was the two halfed thing - I forget what it’s called but recall it’s a sod to clean - and the paella pan which we use all the time for everything.

Here’s me cooking chilli last summer when we were in Bude...


bqf

1,969 posts

138 months

Thursday 20th May
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I bought c12 feet of gas pipe for my Cadac....seems fine. Just make sure you make clean cuts to the pipe and not hack at it like the fella did in the camping shop....

I only use the skottel and the paella pan. I've cooked allsorts on it - v useful bit of kit.

evilmunkey

1,358 posts

126 months

Thursday 20th May
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Dan from travel trolls tv on youtube has just done a vid on his and acessories. a good one is the quick connect for the gas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyaEPgmcZ9c&t=...

Chrisgr31

Original Poster:

12,204 posts

222 months

Friday 21st May
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Thanks ordered a few extra bits now! Real problem is regulators and the quick release fitting. Caravan has propane bottles, for Le Mans I use the littlish camping gaz butane bottles with screw connection but at home I have a couple of large Calor gas bottles with the snap on fitting. So I need 3 regulators!

oblio

5,011 posts

194 months

Monday 24th May
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Braai plate

This is the solid one with a smoth surface on one half and a ridged surface on the other.

We have 2 Cadac CC2 as we got one for the house as well. The second one came with a grill plate that had loads of holes round the edge which presumably is to let fat run off however it was messy. I sold that and bought another Braai plate which is great for all things grilling and doesn't mess up the unit so much.

Aside from that I use the pot stand (and a wok) for a chilli/curry/bolognaise etc, when we are away in the MH.


I got 2m of orange hose for both of ours.

oblio

5,011 posts

194 months

Monday 24th May
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For those with the pizza stone: can I ask how well it turns out pizzas?

I carry a Ferrari G3 pizza machine in the MH when we are on long trips (on a recommendation from PH smile ). I make a batch of dough balls up prior to the trip and carry a few in the freezer in the MH. The Ferrari works really well as it gets up to 380 degrees (or some such) and does a pizza in c.3.5-4 minutes but I am always happy to look at something better/easier to use if possible as long as it does the bis.

MarkGArgyle

217 posts

121 months

Tuesday 1st June
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What do you mean the paella pan is too big? laugh

Fed us for days...


Antony Moxey

6,027 posts

186 months

Wednesday 2nd June
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That’s not the big paella pan, the big one overhangs the cooker and has a large handle on either side. I think it’s 49cm across, you can see it in my pic a couple of posts up.

andrewcliffe

707 posts

191 months

Wednesday 23rd June
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I've got the smaller Safari Chef. Got the pizza stone, the flat grid, the bbq grid and the half and half. I tend to use the flat grid more, simply because it generally results in less washing up. Not tried using the lid as a pan yet.

oblio

5,011 posts

194 months

Sunday 27th June
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Does the lid still fit on the CC2 if you are using the paella pan/dish?

IT Geek

946 posts

10 months

Sunday 27th June
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The last two times I’ve set my Cadac up the wind has scuppered my plans, I’m better prepared for next time with a much taller windbreak.

I’ve also got myself a 2m quick connect hose so I can move the thing about a bit further away from my caravan and awning.

Antony Moxey

6,027 posts

186 months

Sunday 27th June
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oblio said:
Does the lid still fit on the CC2 if you are using the paella pan/dish?
I’d imagine it would on the pan in the photo immediately above, but it doesn’t if you have the larger pan - see my photo further up.

Antony Moxey

6,027 posts

186 months

Sunday 27th June
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IT Geek said:
The last two times I’ve set my Cadac up the wind has scuppered my plans, I’m better prepared for next time with a much taller windbreak.

I’ve also got myself a 2m quick connect hose so I can move the thing about a bit further away from my caravan and awning.
You can always use the lid as windbreak.

IT Geek

946 posts

10 months

Sunday 27th June
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Antony Moxey said:
You can always use the lid as windbreak.
Sadly we seem to be followed by gale force winds whenever we camp. rolleyes

oblio

5,011 posts

194 months

Tuesday 29th June
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Antony Moxey said:
oblio said:
Does the lid still fit on the CC2 if you are using the paella pan/dish?
I’d imagine it would on the pan in the photo immediately above, but it doesn’t if you have the larger pan - see my photo further up.
Makes sense, ta

Do you know: Is the one in the photo immediately above what they call the Chef Pan?

Antony Moxey

6,027 posts

186 months

Tuesday 29th June
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oblio said:
Antony Moxey said:
oblio said:
Does the lid still fit on the CC2 if you are using the paella pan/dish?
I’d imagine it would on the pan in the photo immediately above, but it doesn’t if you have the larger pan - see my photo further up.
Makes sense, ta

Do you know: Is the one in the photo immediately above what they call the Chef Pan?
I’m not sure, we only have the paella pan and the half and half grill thing. We only use the paella pan too, for everything - paella (obs!), fry up, spaghetti bowl, chilli, curry, fish - and have only used the other pan once after finding it such a git to clean.

oblio

5,011 posts

194 months

Tuesday 29th June
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Thanks

I was tempted by the paella pan - not necessarily for paella - but to use as a general cooking pan however I would want the lid to be on hence the question.

I have just bought a new braai plate (I think this is the half and half plate you mention) as my current one is showing signs of use and losing its non-stickiness.

Antony Moxey

6,027 posts

186 months

Tuesday 29th June
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You can still use the lid, however I think it will sit inside the paella pan lip rather than on it or over it. I’ll try and get a pic later so you can judge for yourself whether it’s worth getting or not.