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Review: Camp Chef Outdoor Cooking
equipment & accessories

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Camp Chef was launched on the notion that there JUST HAD TO BE A BETTER WAY TO COOK OUTDOORS! In 1990, Ty Measom, an engineer for a Logan fabrication company felt that there was an opportunity in the outdoor cooking market that wasn't being addressed. He recognized that many people were campers and had other outdoor cooking interests and still wanted to be able to grill and cook in the outdoors - not just on the patio. So began Camp Chef and the design of a stove that was versatile enough to address the needs of the avid outdoorsman and camper. Camp Chef was born and its' tag line became "The Way to Cook Outdoors™".

Camp Chef's first stove was the DB-60D, a powerful 2 burner stove with side shelves. It has changed some over the years but it is still the flag ship of the Camp Chef line renamed the Pro-60. The Pro-60's initial preview at a catering show created a buzz about the "NEW" way to cook outdoors. The PRO 60 eventually won Consumer Digest's Best Buy award. Camp Chef continued to grow adding accessories that were designed to make cooking more convenient, versatile, and easy. Barbecue grill boxes, griddles, and carry bags all became part of the Camp Chef modular cooking system™.

Camp Chef entered the Cast iron cooking market in the year 2000 thanks to a customer whose Ultimate Dutch Oven worked very well on the stoves. Camp Chef has become renowned for its cast iron quality and the True Season finish it has on all it cast iron products. Besides the Camp Chef brand, Camp Chef now produces numerous private label cast iron pieces for several key outlets.

Camp Chef's latest adventure in the outdoor cooking market is our smokers, to accomodate smoking and cooking. The Smoke Vault™ has the widest heat range available today. Camp Chef is ever continuing to improve its' products and create new products that fulfill our customer's outdoor cooking needs.

Camp Oven Model C-OVENGH

When it comes to simply cooking outdoors, there are hundreds of options from micro-alcohol stoves for backpackers to three burner propane stoves and large smokers. But have you seen a single piece of outdoor equipment that includes a burner, a grill AND an insulated oven? This is one versatile way to cook in camp, picnics, family reunions at the pavillion or even on the patio. It is a practical example of Camp Chef’s motto: The Way to Cook Outdoors.

The Model C-OVENGH is the latest version of the stove/oven with even greater usability due to the 12”X9.5” non-stick grill (9,300 BTU) on top next to the 5100 BTU all-purpose burner.The insulated oven box generates 3,000 BTU’s with a top heat of 400 degrees on the built in temperature gauge. The total dimensions are 12.5”L x 21”W x 18”H and it only weighs 32 pounds with two convenient handles for carrying.

This stove/oven can be fueled by a 16oz propane bottle or connected to a larger bulk tank with the special adapter. Both arrangements are quite easy to use. Each of the heating elements use matchless ignition so you don’t have to worry about forgetting the lighter! Imagine having this beautiful and unique oven sitting on the table in the campground. It’s a great conversation starter while you’re waiting for that delicious bread to rise!

We had another reason to appreciate this ovens versatility recently when the power went off in our house for three days. The large generator powers many uses but not the electric stove/oven. Camp Chef to the rescue! We didn’t even miss a beat with our meals – baked potatoes, soup, even grilled a couple steaks (outside of course!). Just another example of the multitude uses for this stove/oven.


...Fiftysense Product Review Panel

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