The Cobb BBQ is an innovative, modern design for outdoor cooking. The original Cobb barbecue was featured in Time magazine in 2001, as being one of the best inventions of the year. Initially, it was designed as a means for native Africans to easily use the abundance of corn cobs that they had as a fuel source.
The original barbecue was made from clay, while the first production model was an all metal model and although there are a number of models now available, they all stay true to the original award winning design and they have the same basic elements that make this innovative and compact design such a useful outdoor cooking experience.
The Cobb BBQ is a portable and extremely convenient barbecue. It can be easily moved, and its size means that it can be easily stored away. You can take it camping, pack it for a day's adventure with the family, or you can easily put it away when you're not using it and get it out again on the next sunny day. It isn't just the barbecue itself that is so portable, either. The Cobb is extremely fuel efficient, offering around 3 hours of cooking time from a handful of charcoal briquettes. This means that you use less charcoal and don't need to lug large bags of lump wood whenever you want to grill.
Roast, Fry, Or Even Bake Pizza
The design of the Cobb BBQ means that, as well as grilling as you would with any barbecue, you can also fry, roast, and you can even bake pizza just like you would in your home oven. The flexibility of the Cobb barbecue is one of its greatest features. As well as handling the basics of grilling really well, it enables you to create more intricate and incredible dishes.
When you buy a starter pack, you also get a number of cooking and grilling accessories that further improve the barbecue experience. The roast rack means that you can roast meats by raising them off the cooking heat. This minimises or eliminates the need to constantly turn your steaks and other meat dishes over. Turning meat regularly means that it loses natural juices, leaving you with a dry piece of meat. The roasting rack prevents this.
The starter pack also includes a carry bag and even a cookbook to help you cook some of the best tasting barbecue dishes.
Minimal Charcoal Requirements
The compact size and intelligent design of the Cobb barbecue means that it requires very little in the way of fuel. If you use BBQ charcoal, you should only need around 10 pieces of coal to provide 3 hours of cooking time. You can also use alternative fuel sources; these barbecues were originally designed for use with corn cobs, after all, and while you may not have an abundance of these at home, you can choose to use charcoal or any of a number of other different fuel sources.
Using the Cobb cooker means that you don't need and shouldn't use firelighters. Heat beads and fire starters provide the perfect means to get your Cobb heated up and ready to cook.
An alternative to charcoal are Cobb cobblestones. The Cobb is designed as an environmentally friendly outdoor oven and, as such, it was originally manufactured to use environmentally friendly cooking fuel. Cobb cobblestones are exactly that.
Cobb cobblestones perfectly fit the fuel section of your Cobb BBQ. They are made from coconut shell so are environmentally friendly. They burn hotter and longer than traditional charcoal, too, and they light quicker which means that your Cobb will be ready for preparing great tasting food in less time. Each cobblestone comes individually wrapped which means that it won't colour everything black, and it also means that your Cobb cobblestones won't take on moisture if stored in the shed or in another damp environment.
Use On Any Surface
The Cobb BBQ has a double skinned design. This means that the inner layer receives and retains the heat so that the outer layer remains cool to the touch. This has a number of benefits. It makes the Cobb barbecue safer to use, with little risk of burning the user. It means that the barbecue can be moved more easily, further enhancing its status as a portable grilling BBQ. It also means that, when combined with the anti-slip rubber feet, it can be placed on virtually any surface without fear pf causing damage to the surface. The barbecue can be used without the fear of it slipping and causing accidents or damage.
Whether you want a portable grill for using when camping, or you want to place it on the patio table, you can do so without fear of damage.
The Cobb BBQ has a stainless steel moat around the fire basket. Food is cooked on a separate cooking area, which has a run off so that the fat drips into the moat rather than landing on the Cobb cobblestone or the charcoal. The moat can prevent the flare ups that make barbecuing more difficult, and it also means that cleaning the barbecue is easier.
In fact, when it comes to cleaning the Cobb BBQ, its stainless steel design and its individual components mean that you can clean most sections in a standard dishwasher. Less scrubbing and less time spent cleaning up after you've cooked your favourite food outdoors means that it will always be a pleasure to barbecue for friends and family.
The Gas Cobb BBQ
The Cobb gas BBQ features the same intelligent design as all Cobb models. However, instead of using charcoal or the environmentally friendly Cobb cobblestones, it offers the convenience, speed, and ease of gas. Use disposable gas canisters, benefit from the stainless steel design that means you can safely place the components in the dishwasher, and create great tasting food.
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