Cooker uses almost extinct fuel source.

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Cooker uses almost extinct fuel source.

Postby D.J. » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:51 am

;) Safari Qwik-Cook

I just bought this at a thrift shop. It is new in the box. I paid $4.00 for it. It runs on balled-up newspaper pages. You crumple up 10 to 12 pages and light the last one on fire. You start cooking right away. The video says that burgers take about 13 minutes to cook completely .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBCrMDgeRY4

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Re: Cooker uses almost extinct fuel source.

Postby ae6black » Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:09 pm

I remember using one as a kid. Now I sort of hate the chemicals in the ink and paper getting on my burgers. But that's just me.

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Postby D.J. » Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:47 pm

Newspapers have changed over the years. Newsprint is among the least chemically treated papers there is. The printing ink is now and for many years been made out of vegetable and soy oil and the pigment is food colouring with a few additives. Newsprint is basically thin wood.
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Re: Cooker uses almost extinct fuel source.

Postby dguff » Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:35 pm

Burning newspaper creates a fine ash that will get on to the food.
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Re: Cooker uses almost extinct fuel source.

Postby D.J. » Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:41 pm

It looks like it's cheaper to buy firewood. A Sunday edition of the New York Times is $6.00.
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Re: Cooker uses almost extinct fuel source.

Postby KCStudly » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:08 pm

I bet it will work fine with charcoal, at least for a while... unless it is the good ole thick metal and enamel.

Still, a good deal and useful for slow cooking with that double stack.

Reminds me of Stacie Tamaki's little BBQ grill pan and her tiny glampette style of cooking.
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Re: Cooker uses almost extinct fuel source.

Postby Tomterrific » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:33 pm

That cooker idea was popular in Africa. A large coffee can or some can similar is made into the stove. Fatty meat is captured between metal screen. Put balled newspaper into the can, light fire and put the meat on top. The fat drips on to the newspaper and burns, cooking itself. :-)

Nice find, I always wanted to try one of those.

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Re: Cooker uses almost extinct fuel source.

Postby logman7777 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:23 pm

Looks like a great BBQ! :thumbsup:
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Re: Cooker uses almost extinct fuel source.

Postby HMK » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:25 am

I've had one since the early 90's. They work good for hamburgers and hotdogs. Newspapers are almost a thing of the past nowadays though. Mine is out in the garage somewhere. Your hamburger patties need to be thin because you only have about 5 minutes of cooking time
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Re: Cooker uses almost extinct fuel source.

Postby felixx » Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:14 am

HAHAHA I got one of these last year, have not fired it up yet but keen as to try
The advert for it is on youtube

It is a crack up
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Re: Cooker uses almost extinct fuel source.

Postby KennethW » Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:06 am

I am thinking that may work good with a small stainless steel colander and a couple hands full of wood pellets. A colander would also work with charcoal.
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