January 11, 2006
We've been craving an insulated smoker to make some high powered beef jerky lately. We'd also love to have the option of a smoker that would cook up some serious ribs and sausages even in cold weather. Our current smoker just cools down too fast because of the lack of insulation and also it doesn't close very tight.
The mustang insulated smoker has the following features you'll need when you want to smoke something right:
- a 20-lb. capacity, with 4 wire racks for jerky and more.
- 3 stainless steel rods for sausages, etc.
- 6" 1,000W heating element uses standard 120V AC;
- Small dial thermometer fits in door... read the temp. without opening;
- Stainless steel pan for wood chips, sawdust, to add flavor;
Yum. We can taste the jerky right now.
At Mustang Insulated Smoker
August 17, 2005
We've been following the solar cooking craze all Summer, and if you hadn't noticed the end of Summer is fast approaching. We suggest if you can't buy a solar cooker, you may want to build your own.
We found a site called, "Back Woods Home", which has all the details on how to get beyond more traditional cooking method and go FULL SUN. The best thing about building your own solar cooker? All you need to do is get some card board boxes, glue, and other things around the house and you're good to go.
At Making and using a solar cooker
Cooking outdoors should be fun, and what's more fun than an outdoor wok? How about one designed for outdoor cooking. We have always used the top of our grill for brazing food, but I never had the thought of maybe putting our wok on top of the grill. With this contraption - we won't have to.
The Hot Wok is great if you fancy a change from barbecues or indeed to complement your barbecue. It is the new cooking sensation which allows you to enjoy healthy well-cooked food outdoors. The set contains a 30cm round bottomed wok made from 1.5mm carbon steel with heat resistant wooden handle, a cast iron gas burner and gas kit of regulator and tube.
At Gardenopoly Via Shiny Shiny
August 4, 2005
Imagine at your Backyard BBQ having professional sized and portioned burgers created from your own burger mix!Press out perfect patties in an instant! Non-stick aluminum forms meat fast, makes dozens in minutes. Adjustable thickness up to 1 1/2". Dishwasher safe.
At HAMBURGER PRESS
July 27, 2005
We've been covering solar ovens, cookers, and grills for the entire Summer, and you have to love this Solar Sizzler not only for the name but also for the couple in the pictures. I've never seen two people have more fun cooking in the Sun. It mounts on a camera tripod and comes apart so that you can fit it in a knapsack and take it camping. Best of all? It doesn't cost $400 clams - only $50 bucks for this solar flare wonder!
Via Treehugger at Solar Sizzler
July 22, 2005
Infra-red cooking is all the rage. TEC invented the first infra-red burners back in 1981, and they feel that infra-red cooking makes food taste better. TEC grills can be arranged to accomodate your entire outdoor kitchen and we have to say - they look amazing.
At TEC Infra-Red Grills
We're thinking of going solar radio for our outdoor kitchen. We love the idea of helping out even a little on the whole energy front by winding up our radio and listening to some blues while we grill some ribs.
With the Freeplay EyeMax you can have music wherever you grill. It will play for about 35 minutes at normal volume for each 30 second wind, and you can rewind it at any time, for as much playtime as you want. An LED charge level indicator shows you the best speed to wind it up at. In direct sunlight the EyeMax will charge itself using a built in solar panel, and play continuously without winding.
At Blue EyeMax wind up solar radio and Freeplay Energy RE1TB Eyemax AM/FM Radio (Freeplay Energy)
July 18, 2005
I know. I know. We just can't get Eva Solo stuff off of the page and then another thing appears - but the stuff is soooo goood. The new Eva Solo barrel grill features enamelled, chrome or nickel-plated parts - made exclusively from stainless stell. The portable coal bucket which is easy to empty of ashes, and the flat protective lid which turns the grill into an extra surface on the patio when the grill is not in use, makes this grill functional as well as practical. We can't imagine covering the Eva Solo barrel grill as it's just too darn amazing looking to be a grill.
July 8, 2005
A grill and a smoker? Smokin! The Steadfast Two Plus Smoker Box is one of the most amazing grill/smoker box combos you'll find. It's all stainless steel and can grill up to 12 chicken breasts at one time. Okay - so it's priced at $5990 - but don't you just want to buy that special grill once?
June 23, 2005
We've been covering quite a few solar oven / grills this week. The Solar Cookers from Cookers International are high performance solar box cookers. Made of durable molded plastic, these solar cookers will withstand years of use. You can reach temperatures in the mid- to upper-300ºFs. Weighs 21 pounds and comes with a carrying handle.
At Solar Cookers International (Solar Cookers & Supplies)