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Anyone use a Ridge Monkey for cooking?

Such as this (other models are available in their range)...

https://www.campervantastic.com/prod...and-carry-bag/


There are loads of Youtube videos with recipes for this piece of kit which MHers, campers and anglers use.

Given that I may have to do more cooking inside the MH when we go abroad (if its too cold/wet to cook outside) I was looking at one of these. Also our grill is totally pants at grilling so this could be used to toast bread if off EHU.

Anyone have one and use it? Are they any good?

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Looks like a new version of the old Sandwich Toaster first seen in about 1950.

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Yes Ray I take your point. These things look quite versatile. They can also be split and used as frying pans too.

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The classic Portuguese Cataplana is a very similar cooking method and possibly more versatile?
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Look a bit clunky and snake oilish to us, we looked at them in a caravan shop a while ago, Liz just said PASS!!

On the same subject, we need to re-pan for the new van and are looking for stackable pans, NOT aluminium and decent non stick frying pans too.
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These stacking pans are brilliant, the silicon rimmed lids slip inside and prevent rattling and friction wear of the non stick. Not cheap but the wife spotted a half price special offer in Auchan years ago. Since then have also seen them half price in Tesco.


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I just ordered one of the Ridge Monkey Connect XL versions from Amazon (cheaper than Ebay in this instance).

I think it'll be a great addition to the MH. I'll certainly go through the pots and pans drawer and see if I can jettison a frying pan that we have in there.

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I've had a Ridge Monkey for a few years and they are very good, with the lid closed the gas can be on the lowest possible setting so they are economical on LPG. Apart from heating things, you can cook proper meals.
Have a look at cookinandcarpin on YT
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Nice one Geoff.

I had a look at one or two of the recipes on there yesterday, thanks. They looked good.

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