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Old 07-02-2013, 09:21 PM   #1
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I am looking at the camp chef grills and their pizza oven. I would like to hook the grill up to the onboard propane. Would appreciate any feedback pro and con. Does it need a conversion kit?
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:09 PM   #2
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i have the 2 burner explorer camp chef. as a grill, it is one of the best propane burners out there and i did go to cooking school (but never worked in a professional kitchen) and have put these 2 burners through the paces.

it can simmer extremely well. it's does beautifully at high heat too. works great with their cast iron bbq top box and with a wok ring, can stir fry just like the pro kitchen units. it is susceptible to being blow out by gusts of wind on the low setting.

i have both the regulated portable tank hose and the 10' unregulated quick connect hose. the quick connect hose can fit into the quick disconnect fitting in the storage bay. however, i would reccomend getting a much longer hose as you use up alot of the hose length just dropping down and out of the bay. a 20' hose would be nice.

i do notice on my unit with the on-demand propane water heater, that i can notice the burners fluttering and a few times have cut out when the water heater was running. i had 3/4 tank full of propane when i noticed this. i only ran this set up once. i will try it again to see if it is indeed the on-demand water heater starving the propane flow to the camp chef.

but i always carry a portable tank just in case i need to setup the kitchen a little further away from the coach and the hose won't reach.

if you have a portable propane tank, you won't ever regret buying the camp chef!
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:50 AM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback. They have 20% discount on all items for the holiday.

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i have the 2 burner explorer camp chef. as a grill, it is one of the best propane burners out there and i did go to cooking school (but never worked in a professional kitchen) and have put these 2 burners through the paces.

it can simmer extremely well. it's does beautifully at high heat too. works great with their cast iron bbq top box and with a wok ring, can stir fry just like the pro kitchen units. it is susceptible to being blow out by gusts of wind on the low setting.

i have both the regulated portable tank hose and the 10' unregulated quick connect hose. the quick connect hose can fit into the quick disconnect fitting in the storage bay. however, i would reccomend getting a much longer hose as you use up alot of the hose length just dropping down and out of the bay. a 20' hose would be nice.

i do notice on my unit with the on-demand propane water heater, that i can notice the burners fluttering and a few times have cut out when the water heater was running. i had 3/4 tank full of propane when i noticed this. i only ran this set up once. i will try it again to see if it is indeed the on-demand water heater starving the propane flow to the camp chef.

but i always carry a portable tank just in case i need to setup the kitchen a little further away from the coach and the hose won't reach.

if you have a portable propane tank, you won't ever regret buying the camp chef!
Very nice review. Richly detailed. Thanks for doing it. I am not even in the market for one, but if I ever am, this will be helpful.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:40 PM   #5
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Just ordered the camp chef 2 burner explorer, the pizza oven and bbq box. Outdoorcooking.com has the 20%discount.
I make pizza and bread and have tried several stones with my weber but none get the high temp that is needed. I wish I had ordered it earlier so it would arrive before my trip to Sedalia but it will be a nice surprise when I get home.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:18 PM   #6
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The pizza box will be my next purchase for our Camp Chef!!! We love it!
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:59 PM   #7
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I have a 3-burner Camp Chef Big Gas Grill. I bought the Camp Chef brand 10-foot extension and use it to quick connect to the 5-footer that came from the factory on our TT. I would agree wholeheartedly with Himcules that a 20-foot extension hose would be much better, but I never saw one when shopping for an extension. It would be nice to have more range to get further from the TT sometimes. Love the Camp Chef, which really has nice burners and stores nicely in the canvas bags that are sold for it.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:09 PM   #8
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I can not wait! Vern nice picture. 20 feet would be great but so far I have only seen 8 and 10 feet.
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I am looking at the camp chef grills and their pizza oven. I would like to hook the grill up to the onboard propane. Would appreciate any feedback pro and con. Does it need a conversion kit?
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I have had camp chef grills for almost 10 yrs and they are hands down the best, most powerful grills i have ever owned. My first one was just replaced. It eventually rusted out due to my neglect more than the product. I am thinking about pizza oven as well. Keep it clean and put in bag, it should last a long time...
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