Spun Steel Camp Oven

Triton14

Well-Known Member
Finally had a chance to try out the oven using coals from the fire.

Did a roast chicken, it was nice and brown on top but could of used a bit more heat underneath to brown up the bottom. Still it cooked well and was very tasty.

The potato bake was a success, maybe could have done with a little more heat on top.

The cob loaf turned out a little flatter than usual but it was a cold miserable day and I had trouble finding a warn place for the dough to rise. The texture was ok though and had a crisp brown crust.

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Again great looking food, camp cooking is really an art form, getting to know how much under/top heat is needed, when or if more coals are needed.

On one of my latest trip my mate & I wanted to try making pizza from scratch with yeast dough & cook in a normal cast oven(his, I don't own one yet but will be getting one of these spun ones eventually)

Worked pretty good really but yeh we had to really get it stoked up as its not a long cook.
Still needed a bit more top heat.

Its amazing what you can do in a camp oven if you put your mind to it :D
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Boots33

Member
I use one of these below, just Google the temps for chicken, beef etc and stick the probe in, no guessing, no over cooking.

Mate I can't be stuffed going to the effort but I'd sit there and eat it if you offered...:p
Yep I can see that a temp probe could be useful for roasts etc.
 

Boots33

Member
Look on the bright side , you didn't destroy it . Its all trial and error with new equipment , bet the next ones turn out heaps better .
P.S, Looks pretty good if you ask me . :):):)
I am being a bit too cautious with the heat underneath i think, as you say practise should make all the difference. Looking forward to plenty of practise. :)
 

darb

Well-Known Member
Hungry? This was bloody good.


Home made Meat loaf , pork mince , carrots, onion , apple, parsley , cheese - wrapped in bacon. Served alongside some veggies marinated in garlic powder & vegetable salts / oil.

Obviously out bush so not exactly plated well but very tasty at sunset by a fire.
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Boots33

Member
Yum, makes me hungry just looking at it. That fire looks like it would do a good job of keeping you warm too.
 

shaun0

Well-Known Member
Camp oven cooking is awesome. Some times my biggest mistake is adding to many ingredients thinking the more the better for flavor but you have balance it.
 

silkwood

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"Some times my biggest mistake is adding to many ingredients thinking the more the better for flavor but you have balance it. "

I make the same mistake with beer, wine and Scotch... (not in the camp oven, of course...).
 

shaun0

Well-Known Member
"Some times my biggest mistake is adding to many ingredients thinking the more the better for flavor but you have balance it. "

I make the same mistake with beer, wine and Scotch... (not in the camp oven, of course...).
Wine added to the camp oven can be good for flavor. We have been known to but beer in there as well lol. Needs liquid closest thing beer poor it in.
 

silkwood

Well-Known Member
Fair point, I HAVE used all three in the oven, just not all at once! Beer in the damper, wine in stews and once... a Scotch and raspberry steamed pudding!

Cheers,
Mark
 

Daniel-J

New Member
I've never had anything like it! Looks great, I have ideas on how to make power from a portable generator if you go without a car, but first I have to check it out. I didn't have an oven, but my wife insisted, now we choose from these. She has a birthday coming up and so it would be great if I gave her a portable oven as well, she would love it! Please share the link where you bought or where you can see similar models.
 

Gidgee

Member
Bit the bullet and finally got around to getting one of these from Southern Steel Spinners to save a little weight, mainly because I keep adding weight for other stuff :rolleyes:. Snowys really should put a bit of oil on their demo ones though :D. The fact it doubles as a frying pan pushed me over the edge since I can't find my cast iron pan anywhere and is a double weight saving on that. Pioneer bag was on special for $18, probably cos BCF also have it on special for $20.
 
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