Safari chef 2 low pressure BBQ

what you get with the cadac safari chef 2 low pressure bBQ

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What you get, a closer look

Chef pan

The Chef Pan like the Grid plate, is coated in a non-stick easy clean black sparkling finish on the cooking side. The underside of the Chef pan, like the Grid Plate is matt black with a heat deflector plate in the center.

The Chef Pan is actually a little smaller than the Grid plate, being about 26 cm or 10 and 1/4 inches in diameter. So it's almost a couple of inches smaller than the Grid Plate.
There is a reason for the Chef Pan being smaller and this will be covered in the Assembly section.

The Chef Pan is about 1/2 inch deep and was designed to be shallow on purpose to promote healthy eating by minimizing fat. The Chef pan, due to its shallow height, is not suitable for deep flying.

In terms of weight, I'd say the Chef pan was just a tab lighter than the Grid Plate. It's very light and easy to handle.

 

Chef Pan Front
Front view of the Chef pan
underside of the Chef pan

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  • Material made from: metal

  • Dimensions: 26 cm in diameter

  • Heat shield on the underside

 

Grid pan

The grid plate is light weight and made of metal. The top metal cooking side is coated in a non-stick easy clean coating which has that black sparkling appearance to it. The underside is metal with a matt black finish and in the centre of the plate is the heat deflector shield.

The Grid Plate is 29 cm in diameter or just under 11.5 inches.
So for simplicity, it's less than a foot across. Not a bad cooking size really.

I would say it weighs around 1/2 a kilo or less.

The grids themselves are about 5mm tall or 1/4 so there quite large, which is good as this lifts the food off the grid and allows the fat to run off into the grooves without which helps prevent the food from sticking to the grid.

There are fat drip holes all around the outer edge of the Grid Plate which will allow the fat to drain off and down into the fat pan trance below.

The Grid Plate fat drainage holes are positioned so that they are directly above the fat pan trench, which means the fat should only drain into the fat pan and away from the flame, reducing the risk of flare-ups.

We'll talk more about the little hooks and handles in the next section - Assembling the Safari Chef 2 BBQ.

 

Grid Plate Front
Top view of the Grid pan
Underside of the Grid pan with heat shield

Quick facts

  • Material made from: metal

  • Dimensions: 29 cm in diameter

  • Heat shield on the underside

 

lid / wok

Bowl Frontlid wok downBowl Handles

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Pot stand

Now, to be honest, when I first saw the pot stand in photographs, I thought it looked like one of those flimsy bendy items you get made of wire. Well, I was very wrong.

The pot stand is in fact very strong and well welded. The pot stand is made of lightweight aluminum metal and the rings are strong and therefore won't bend.

In fact, the rings are 3/8th tall and the metal legs are a couple of (mm) thick or 1/8th thick. The top of each leg is teethed to add extra grip, but don't worry, this doesn't damage the lid/wok in any way. Not a single mark.

add an update....pot stand now sits more securly on newer bbq????

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Main BBQ Unit

The main unit is made of black hardened plastic and aluminum metal, which has resulted in a massive weight reduction compared to the older Safari Chef model, which was an all metal design.

The Safari Chef 2 features the new piezo button, which is the small blue button with the lightning symbol. So you can kiss good-bye to matches, as all you need to do with Safari Chef 2 is turn the knob and press the piezo ignition button a couple of times and Safari Chef 2 bursts into life. I will demonstrate lighting up the Safari Chef 2 in the Cooking Section.

The piezo ignition button is made of hard blue plastic and requires the user to press in firmly until you hear a click. When you hear the click you'll also see a blue streak of electricity appear out of the metal piezo lighter on top of the heat shield, shooting into the burner and so igniting the gas.

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Gas burner

The burner is metal, of course, and is a petite 2.5 inches in diameter or 6.5 cm across and 3/4 inch deep/ 2.5cm. So it's not very big, but really it's about the same size as a home oven burner and as good as any caravan stove. I can assure you it does burn quite hot despite its size.

The burner can be unscrewed for maintain and cleaning. It screws off anti clockwise.

Now I first heard this next part on-line before checking it out myself, and I too am a little shocked to find that the thread that holds the burner is made of plastic!

Despite the fact the burner is held in place with a plastic thread, we have cooked on our Safari Chef 2 several times now and there has been absolutely no damage at all. But this thread should be made of metal period. I don't understand why Cadac would choose plastic when clearly a metal thread would have been the better option.

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heat shield

The top surface of the BBQ is protected by an aluminum heat shield which is screwed into place.

I'll talk more about the 3 black things in the next section assembling the Safari Chef 2.

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Heat control knob

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The cooking control knob is 1.5 inches in diameter and 1 inch deep. It's a good size and easy to handle. It presses in about 4mm and is not difficult to push in or turn although you do have to hold the BBQ with your hand to stop yourself from just pushing the BBQ backwards.

It only turns a quarter before it clips into place and then you have just over another quarter more worth of heat control going from max temperature to lower cooler temperature control setting.

I don't know how much feedback Cadac receives, but I've read a lot of people's views on the Carri and Safari models, where people want a numbered heat dial instead of a line. But unfortunately, you're not getting a dial with the Safari Chef 2. So you'll have to make do with a line and a blue arrow on the control knob.

In saying this we found controlling the flame via the control knob very intuitive and easy; after all there is only a 1/4 or so worth of heat control. But we'll talk more about controlling the flame settings in the cooking section.

Underside

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legs

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gas valve

Cadac generously gives you a free gas valve which screws onto the bottom of the main unit. We'll demonstrate this later on in the review.
You only need the gas valve for gas bottles and not for gas canisters. The valve is compatible with either butane or profane hoses.
You can't leave the gas valve on the Safari Chef 2 BBQ as it will prevent the legs from fully closing, which also means you can't pack it away into its bag.

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Now the old Safari Chef model had those big circular holes cut into its legs which allowed when folded down the gas hose to poke through.

It looks like Cadac, on the quest to improve the Safari Chef 2, chose to abandon the functionality of the legs for a more aesthetically pleasing design. Which to be honest I do like the new leg design more as it makes the Safari Chef 2 look more slick and modern.

Of course, the legs are now being made of hardened plastic and no longer metal as they were on the old Safari Chef. Cutting holes into them would compromise the structural integrity of the Safari Chef 2.

But now I'm aware of the gas valve issue. I feel Cadac should have designed the legs differently. But all in all it looks like nothing more than a compromise between reducing weight and keeping functionality. It's hard to make things perfect.

This of course is not the end of the world, but it's not ideal to have to keep screwing the valve on and off at the start and end of each holiday which could over time wear out the valve screw.

There is an alternative accessory you can buy for the Safari Chef 2, which is a quick release Gas Valve. It would still limit the leg closer, but the legs should be close enough to get them back into the bag and the bag is big enough if the legs have to stick out a little.

Fat Pan

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bag

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Cadac Safari Chef two baginside Bag Lid

Safari Chef 2 Bag Handles

The handles are made of durable 1 inch, think canvas, and when held like in the photo below, the distance from hand to bag is around 6 inches. This means for most people the bag hangs just above knee height which makes for comfortable carrying. The short 6 inch high handles make the bag rigid and easy to control while carrying.

At the rear of the bag is a Net compartment which is designed to hold gas canisters.

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just an idea

I would have liked it if the bottom of the bag had one of those hard padded inserts placed inside the bag to give the Safari Chef 2 more protection when placed on the ground.
Now I said it would have been nice to have a padded bottom for the bag. It's not something that I feel is desperately needed. I think it's unlikely that any damage will occur to the Safari Chef 2 while in the bag. However, if you do want an extra bit of protection then it's very easy to make your own padded pad using some Safari Chef 2 packaging.

See my tutorial: Well, it's hardly a tutorial as you just pick up one of the circular cardboard pieces and place it in the bottom of the Safari Chef 2 bag.

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