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JuanVecino2023

JuanVecino2023

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I bought a Ninja smoker during BF deals, as I’ve been so impressed with their 10.4l air fryer.

I was thinking as it’s an AF as well, perfect kit to haul in the van as an alternative cooking method with the Delta 2.

My logic such as it was (no man maths applied), was that a smoker won’t drain too much energy as its lower temps. That said it’s slower too.

Anyhow, it’s been delivered and it’s very solidly built and therefore very heavy.

What are people’s experience lugging heavy kit for jobs like cooking? Does it ever get used on the road or just stay in the boot as too much of a pain ri lug about?

PS I have bought a Cadac 2 to hedge my bets.
 
I’d send it back if unused and stick to the Cadac, not much use for impromptu cooking, can only be used when you have EHU and provided you have enough amperage


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Can you use it with a Delta 2? The Ninja smoker runs up to 2400W, that seems the absolute max for the Delta 2.
We have the Delta Max and extra battery so carry a 1500w air fryer and panini toaster around with us, although have the GC680 so have the storage.
 
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Can you use it with a Delta 2? The Ninja smoker runs up to 2400W, that seems the absolute max for the Delta 2.
We have the Delta Max and extra battery so carry a 1500w air fryer and panini toaster around with us, although have the GC680 so have the storage.
Exactly, I haven’t done the maths. Going to look at the spec, as not sure what power it draws.

I was talking myself into the Delta Pro. But felt like huge scope creep & much bulkier.

I ordered the Ninja before the D2 to take advantage of various promos before they expired.
 
Our friends have a small white ( 6Meter long) the wife bought a Ninja smoker and air fryer, each of the times they have been out at a site the limit of electric meant with heating / fridge etc once the Ninja went on the trip went, all off. Many sites are also reducing the over all amperage available as people try to use in preference to onboard gas etc.


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We took our Ninja away with us this summer. Two weeks touring Wales, we used it most days, no problems on any site. Only drawback is it is bigger than you think and takes up a bit of room in the van.
 
We took our Ninja away with us this summer. Two weeks touring Wales, we used it most days, no problems on any site. Only drawback is it is bigger than you think and takes up a bit of room in the van.
Is that the smoker or an air fryer? The smoker is a heavy lump!
 
I’d send it back if unused and stick to the Cadac, not much use for impromptu cooking, can only be used when you have EHU and provided you have enough amperage


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Heeded your advice and it's going back in the post.

I was seduced by BF deals and first time buyer promotions.

It's too heavy to lug about. Cadac arrived today. Looks perfect.

Decided taking an air fryer with us went against the grain of my ethos of trying not to recreate my house on wheels in a small tin can.

We can rough it with outdoor fires/bbq like we always used to@!
 
Decided taking an air fryer with us went against the grain of my ethos of trying not to recreate my house on wheels in a small tin can.

We can rough it with outdoor fires/bbq like we always used to@!
I agree, there is definitely something to be said about the ethos of not trying to recreate your house on wheels when camping. Being seduced by tech and Black Friday deals is not always a good thing. It can detract from the simplicity of camping and being closer to nature.
 
Heeded your advice and it's going back in the post.

I was seduced by BF deals and first time buyer promotions.

It's too heavy to lug about. Cadac arrived today. Looks perfect.

Decided taking an air fryer with us went against the grain of my ethos of trying not to recreate my house on wheels in a small tin can.

We can rough it with outdoor fires/bbq like we always used to@!
I think you made the right move.
But I also think a slow cooker would be a good move in the Cali sometimes. Set it to work in the morning and come back to the smell and warmth of a a tasty casserole...still haven't done it though, or checked whether its an inverter job if off grid.
 
I agree, there is definitely something to be said about the ethos of not trying to recreate your house on wheels when camping. Being seduced by tech and Black Friday deals is not always a good thing. It can detract from the simplicity of camping and being closer to nature.
One of my favourite ever meals was when we were younger and poorer, we stayed at a pub in Cadgwith Cove. Rather than eating out, we bought a whole haddock and some prawns fresh off a day boat.

We blagged/borrowed a knife and some foil from the chef. I cooked a whole haddock on the beach over a tiny BBQ improvising pans out of bits of foil.

Somehow made a prawn sauce, prawn butter to go with a whole grilled fish. No utensils or equipment.

Thinking about it, I want to recreate that feeling.
 
I think you made the right move.
But I also think a slow cooker would be a good move in the Cali sometimes. Set it to work in the morning and come back to the smell and warmth of a a tasty casserole...still haven't done it though, or checked whether it’s an inverter job if off grid.
I’ve been thinking similar.

I see a lot of people use Remoskas.

Think that works. Versatile.

Will stop us eating bad pub food when we’re in a pinch but can’t be bothered to BBQ.
 
One of my favourite ever meals was when we were younger and poorer, we stayed at a pub in Cadgwith Cove. Rather than eating out, we bought a whole haddock and some prawns fresh off a day boat.

We blagged/borrowed a knife and some foil from the chef. I cooked a whole haddock on the beach over a tiny BBQ improvising pans out of bits of foil.

Somehow made a prawn sauce, prawn butter to go with a whole grilled fish. No utensils or equipment.

Thinking about it, I want to recreate that feeling.

Our Son regularly cooks fresh fish On the beach, we’re fortunate to live close to the coast


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