Well it has been on the “back burner” as to speak for a while now as we wanted it to be able to be used on both THE WEDGE & WOMBAT FIRE PIT & CAMP COOKERS™. Finally, after a lot of development we are proud to release the RRPSCGBW Hood (short for Roasting / Rotisserie / Pizza / Smoking / Cooking / Grilling / Baking / Warming Hood), yeah quit a mouthful we agree however the food coming from it is nothing short of mouthwatering.
This product caters for a lot of different cooking styles and methods, designed specifically for use on our two contained open fires of which we invented the “original” take anywhere “flat pack” fire pit and camp cooker THE WEDGE FIRE PIT & CAMP COOKER™ here at SLOT ME IN and the subsequent larger sibling THE WOMBAT FIRE PIT & CAMP COOKER™.
If you have followed the development of accessories for these two fire pits then you will be aware that our design criteria is for simple “slot” together products that require no fixings or tools for assembly, have more than one use and are made here in Australia with quality Australian materials. The RRPSCGBW Hood is just that, a total “flat pack” and “slot” together hood effectively enabling THE WEDGE or WOMBAT’s to be used as “kettle” style “hooded” bbq’s or “bush ovens”.
The “hood” as we will call it here for now lets you roast, rotisserate, use as a pizza oven, smoke, cook, grill, bake and warm food effectively and efficiently with the minimum use of solid fuels, giving you an outdoor oven on our fire pits. Precision laser cut from 3mm thick mill finished Australian aluminium for a durable and robust life, easy to assemble in a matter of seconds from a “flat pack” of 533mm x 428mm x 15mm high and a light 6.1kg in total weight. It is a great addition to our outdoor cooking range and a real “space saver” too considering the amount of options it provides.
There are two very ergonomic handles to lift it with (using heat resistant leather safety gloves if hot). It has a very large “daisy wheel” for ventilation on the top which you can adjust to regulate heat or smoke release or retention.
It can be placed directly over the top of the rotisserie when in use, resting on the cookware support bars even if using our Mutli-Adjustable Spit Rotisserie Basket on the rotisserie as there is a load of clearance under the “hood”, enough even for a large spit roast. Placed over the top of our Stainless Steel Bar Grill 320 model you can roast, smoke, grill, cook, bake and warm a huge variety of foods. It’s a great way to lock in all those flavours and juices in your foods, control the temperature from the outside elements and get that real smokey flavor as well if smoking foods. It’s great for retaining an even cooking heat, especially on cold and windy days when cooking outside, helping conserve your fuel by being far more efficient.
When not using it with the rotisserie (with the rotisserie brackets removed), both short ends become sliding doors enabling you to use it as a pizza oven from either short end combined with the Stainless Steel Bar Grill 320 supported underneath with the cookware support bars. The SMI Multi-Tool™ is used to lift the doors up with the hole in each short end being a lifting point, enough to slide in, remove or inspect the progress of your pizza’s. (Look out for our new pizza trays, Australian made in aluminized steel, both solid and perforated models, soon to be released for use on both THE WEDGE & WOMBAT’s combined with the “hood”). Not only just a pizza oven you can use it as an outdoor “bush oven” too roasting meats and baking vegetables, bread, cakes, scones, and a whole variety of foods. You can of course use the “hood” resting it on our hot plates as well and this is great when you just want to keep food warm with the minimum of coals being used, or to keep it covered from dust, rain or annoying insects.
When finished with just remove it from our fire pit (use leather heat resistant safety gloves or similar if hot), allow to cool and slide apart, wash, dry and store flat ready for its next use, it’s that simple. It will even fit into our canvas hot plate storage bag, along with the Stainless Steel Bar Grill 320 model and any one of our 4 different hot plates. A great way to keep all your cooking gear stored and transport, ready for use at camp or just at home in the backyard.
Very importantly it retro fits all previous WEDGE or WOMBAT’s sold prior too without any modifications whatsoever, so if you own one of these Aussie wonders from down under you are going to want this fantastic accessory that will make your bush cooking a gourmets delight. Take advantage of the special introductory price available for a limited time only. (Limit of one per customer for the remainder of October 2016).
Happy cooking and camping all, cheers Waz from Oz.
Available now for $199.00 from your nearest distributor (if stocked).