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4runner luv
06-07-2010, 11:28 PM
Anyone had any experience with one of these?


I was thinking about one of these with a 5lb tank. I hate having lots of stuff and like to stay mobile so I can't bring myself to buy a for real grill... and the really small ones only work with the disposable cylinders (as far as I know) and that just aint very ecologically responsible.

Any thoughts?

06-08-2010, 01:07 AM
In-laws have one and it works great for cookouts at Chatfield and such...AFAIK though they always use the disposale cylinders though. Anyway, a lot more surface area for cooking (usually grilling up enough stuff for up to 10 people) than the small ones but the penalty there is the size and weight.

06-08-2010, 07:47 AM
I have one of those that I use with my motorhome. Enough heat and works pretty good with the different grills. My wife gave it to me for a birthday present, however if I had to buy now, I would get the Cadac The Carri Chef Grill. Cadac is like Coleman in South Africa. The Chef grill has a multitude of grilling surfaces and is actually made for travel. Each grill element has it's own bag and the whole thing fits in a bag.

The problem with the Coleman is that the grease ends up on the shield around the burners and it is not removable. That makes cleaning a pain as well as transportation. All the elements on the Cadac is removable and can be cleaned separate. It has a wok for stir fries, grills etc etc. Can be bought at Camping worlds and other stores. About the same price.



They also have a smaller version that might be ideal for tailgating


06-08-2010, 07:48 AM
AFAIK though they always use the disposale cylinders though.

You can get an adapter made to run it off a large bottle. So you can use either.

06-08-2010, 08:50 AM
I saw the little one at Camping world and nearly ran off with it. I just need to check if it will fit in our storage place and I am getting one.

06-08-2010, 09:02 AM
My folks use one when they don't want to fire up their big green egg. they have a really nice weber that is permanently mounted that they hardly use after having bought it. They use the disposables, but you can get an adapter for a bulk cylinder....

One thing to mention also is that you can refill the disposables off of a bulk cylinder at home with one of these:


if the disposable is really empty they work pretty well.

06-08-2010, 10:58 AM
...The problem with the Coleman is that the grease ends up on the shield around the burners and it is not removable. That makes cleaning a pain as well as transportation. ...
Christo nailed it, cleaning it sucks. Otherwise the Coleman works great and I really like the optional griddles that you can switch out with the grills. The only other downside is the low lid clearance. You only have about 4 or 5 inches from the grill to the lid, so you can't do tall items. No beer can chicken on this baby. :hill:

06-08-2010, 02:10 PM
cadac. I have one of the smaller ones, and have used it many many many times.

4runner luv
06-08-2010, 07:24 PM
Wow, thanks for all the great info guys. That Cadac is pretty sweet. 250 bones is a bit too much for me though. My $$ is going into the runner. There was a couple like the one I pictured on Craigslist for about $75. Maybe I will hold out a bit longer though, and see what pops up.

06-08-2010, 10:09 PM
the small cadac is 90, and beats the coleman to hell and back. really.

07-01-2010, 02:00 PM
I just picked up the Cadac safari grill at Sports Authority for $80. Not sure why it's more online. I'm interested to try it out this weekend.


My little weber or clone table top gill had broken handles and wasn't in all that great of shape so it was either another $30 bucks or the cadac.