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Old 10-01-2013, 02:10 PM   #41
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:45 AM   #42
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Anyone using the Dickinson Spitfire 180 grill have any issues with their low pressure regulator?

It seems that the control knob on mine tends to lock up sometimes when the grill is in operation, and the fine control of the flame size (temperature) is quite poor. If others have not experienced similar issues, I may send it (the low pressure valve) back to Dickinson and ask for a replacement.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:54 AM   #43
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Dave, I have really had no issue with mine, and turn it down low quite a bit, as we do lots of fish, especially salmon, on the grill. Could be that it is defective though. I know when I look through the peep hole on the side, I can see the difference as I adjust.
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Old 10-18-2014, 10:44 AM   #44
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Hey Jim, can you bake with the Spitfire 180? We aren't getting an oven as we seldom would have need for it, plus it takes up a lot of cabinet space. But, we'd like to be able to bake muffins, etc. on occasion. We're already getting one, just would like to know if it can bake as well.
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:02 AM   #45
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We have successfully used it as an oven a bunch of times. Like with any BBQ of this type, I do like to put whatever you are baking in, on top of spacers, on top of a griddle or foil covering the grill, so that you don't get too much heat directly on the bottom of the pan you are using.

With a couple things, keeping the heat low enough required a strategically placed twig in the opening.

Home made mac 'n cheese is a favourite. We have done small chicken, and a few biscuits and cakes too.

The one thing we find with baking period, is that most things baked seem to be enough for many people, and we have learned when camping to make our meals 'just right' size, so we have no leftovers to deal with.
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:04 AM   #46
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You might think about a toaster oven. Bakes nicely and ours fits where the microwave usually goes.
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We have successfully used it as an oven a bunch of times. Like with any BBQ of this type, I do like to put whatever you are baking in, on top of spacers, on top of a griddle or foil covering the grill, so that you don't get too much heat directly on the bottom of the pan you are using.

With a couple things, keeping the heat low enough required a strategically placed twig in the opening.

Home made mac 'n cheese is a favourite. We have done small chicken, and a few biscuits and cakes too.

The one thing we find with baking period, is that most things baked seem to be enough for many people, and we have learned when camping to make our meals 'just right' size, so we have no leftovers to deal with.
Thanks, thought so.
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You might think about a toaster oven. Bakes nicely and ours fits where the microwave usually goes.
Yeah, thought about that but some toaster ovens draw a lot of amps. When we're boondocking it would be nice to bake without electrical use -- so the question on dual purposing the Spitfire.

As for putting the toaster oven where the microwave normally goes, I suppose that's fine - depending on the oven. They can get quite hot, so I'd be concerned about using certain ones in a cabinet enclosure due to the fire hazard.
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Careful of the thermometer in the lid. Did ribs in tightly sealed foil, but discovered ( too late ) that the thermo sensor is long enough to puncture the foil when you close the lid ( we had the ribs on an overturned foil pan ).
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Good point Glenn. I never trust any of those built in thermometers, having ruined enough barbecue in my pit using one. We picked up a Maverick wireless thermometer and receiver a couple of years back and we love it. Probe goes inside, remote goes anywhere within reception distance. Makes it easy to monitor the temps, and its dead accurate.
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