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Cadac - opinions please

SWMBO has decided that we will need a Cadac when we are eventually released into the wilds after lockdown.

A brief but enlightening look at my options of getting a Cadac suitable for two people (and one dog) at a decently low price have taken my thoughts to a Cadac Safari Chef 2.

Have any of you bought one and could you give your thoughts on them and their performance ?

Any help appreciated.

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We have one and have only really started using it last summer, it is bulky with all of it's components and not easy to light without singing hairs off hand - maybe operator error ?

Cooks well, but the cooking surfaces are a bu99er to clean, they don't fit into any sink for soaking.

We got one at a Show, would I buy another ? Possibly yes, but......

As I hope I have made clear, good piece of kit, with some reservations, why is there no hole for lighting from below ? That is probably the most major failing if one accepts it is bulky....
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We bought a Carri Chef some years ago but after a season we realised that it was much too large for the 2 of us. Also the gridle & hotplate would only fit into very large catering size sinks. we replaced with the Safari Chef 2. Much better, ideal size for 2 & the fittings fit in most sinks and the dishwasher when we return home.
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SWMBO has decided that we will need a Cadac when we are eventually released into the wilds after lockdown.

A brief but enlightening look at my options of getting a Cadac suitable for two people (and one dog) at a decently low price have taken my thoughts to a Cadac Safari Chef 2.

Have any of you bought one and could you give your thoughts on them and their performance ?

Any help appreciated.

IMHO is is the best piece of kit we have bought, it took me 4 years to convince SWMBO we should have one, and when we did she said we should have got one years ago lol

We bought the pizza stone as an extra, we were advised to sprinkle Semolina flour on it before placing the pizza on it....DONT it burns onto it and its a bugger to get off, just heat it up a few times and when used simply wipe with a damp cloth, do not wash it as it has to age.

You wont regret buying one.

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Thanks for your helpful replies - it's her Birthday next month and I'll get one ordered - and use it at home if we aren't able to get away.

I still have an ongoing Eurotunnel ticket that doesn't expire until November '22 so I've plenty of time to master the Cadac before then.

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When you check out the prices online you will find that there are a number of different packages from retailers. Some include the hose & regulator some do not. Would recommend the quick release connector. Also be aware there is a low pressure & high pressure model. The low pressure is designed for use with a regulator, the high pressure for use with gas cartridges. We bought from Yorkshire Caravans, saw their post on Amazon, rang to ask a question & was offered a discount to buy direct. can recommend their service: https://www.yorkshirecaravans.com/shop/cadac-bbq
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When you check out the prices online you will find that there are a number of different packages from retailers. Some include the hose & regulator some do not. Would recommend the quick release connector. Also be aware there is a low pressure & high pressure model. The low pressure is designed for use with a regulator, the high pressure for use with gas cartridges. We bought from Yorkshire Caravans, saw their post on Amazon, rang to ask a question & was offered a discount to buy direct. can recommend their service: https://www.yorkshirecaravans.com/shop/cadac-bbq
Using the Cadac when we are away in the Motorhome we will use the Gaslow system, and possibly use the same system at home, so which should I order ?

I've never used a gas BBQ device before and, as it's her birthday pressie, I don't want to get the wrong Cadac.

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We bought one last year, the Chef 2, and we wouldn't want to be without it now. It was recommended by other van owning relatives. really great piece of kit. Made breakfast for 4, the full hog without problems. Cleaning? I just wash it outside of the van, let it dry and then put on very little oil with kitchen paper.
Relatives tell me that a friend of theirs makes a full Sunday dinner in it. Have to get in touch with them
We got the Autogas bottles built in with a gas connection on the outside of the van on the awning side. Brilliant. You won't be disappointed.
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Using the Cadac when we are away in the Motorhome we will use the Gaslow system, and possibly use the same system at home, so which should I order ?

I've never used a gas BBQ device before and, as it's her birthday pressie, I don't want to get the wrong Cadac.

Any help appreciated.

From their website: Cadac Safari Chef 2 LP BBQ

Cadac Safari chef 2 low presure BBQ model. Lid/wok, non-stick plates, ridged grill plan, chrome grill, hob ring for pots. Works with butane, propane or GPL gas at 30m bar. Cylinder, pipe and pressure regulator not included, sold separately.


If unsure give them a call, they were very helpful when we ordered ours.
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We had an external gas point fitted to the MH so we can plug directly into the MH GasLow system, saves having to carry another cylinder and with a decent length hose, the Cadac can be placed outside the shade of the awning.

We bought a 5m length of hose, don't be fooled by accessory shops saying 2m is legal maximum, it's not, that applies to HIGH PRESSURE hose, not LP as this is used.

We really only started using it last summer, but it now has established a guaranteed place in the MH for summer trips.

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