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Old 10-20-2014, 03:23 AM   #61
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I have found the thermometer on the Spitfire to be very accurate, something that is good to be able to rely on. I do use a meat thermometer for critical foods.
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I was looking at steveson marine.Help pls. They list the 180 spitfire for $299.00 Yet they have the sea que for $199 what is the difference in the 2 units pls.
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:41 AM   #63
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I was looking at steveson marine.Help pls. They list the 180 spitfire for $299.00 Yet they have the sea que for $199 what is the difference in the 2 units pls.
I was asked this before, but to be honest I can't remember why I ruled it out, but I definitely took it into consideration too. BTU's, cooking area, build, size, reviews by others? Not sure, but I will compare again later, I have to run out now.

BTW, which Sea-B-Que were you looking at, I think they have 2 or 3.
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:45 AM   #64
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I was looking at steveson marine.Help pls. They list the 180 spitfire for $299.00 Yet they have the sea que for $199 what is the difference in the 2 units pls.
Yeah, the Sea-b-que small has about 5" less depth to the grill area. The other dimensions are roughly the same. Might work for 2 people, but probably not enough grill area for 4.

Use Dickinson Marine's website for a full description on all of them:

http://www.dickinsonmarine.com/bbqs.php
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Old 10-20-2014, 12:24 PM   #65
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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.
I wasn't clear enough in my post. We use the microwave location only to STORE the toaster oven--a handy spot for it. We don't cook with it at that location for the reasons you state.
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Old 10-20-2014, 12:31 PM   #66
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I wasn't clear enough in my post. We use the microwave location only to STORE the toaster oven--a handy spot for it. We don't cook with it at that location for the reasons you state.
Yeah, that makes sense.

Since we'll have solar, amps aren't really an issue with it either.
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I was asked this before, but to be honest I can't remember why I ruled it out, but I definitely took it into consideration too. BTU's, cooking area, build, size, reviews by others? Not sure, but I will compare again later, I have to run out now.

BTW, which Sea-B-Que were you looking at, I think they have 2 or 3.
Would be great to know your thoughts between the two - when you get a chance. Not sure how long they'll be on sale for.....
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From their web site ( http://www.dickinsonmarine.com/bbqs.php ) you will find that the Spitfire has 176 sq. in. cooking surface and the Sea-B-Que is 148 sq. in.
Spitfire weighs 30 lbs. and SBQ is 18 ( not sure how that is achieved ).
Spitfire has handles either side so you can pick it up easily ( even with the cover on ). My Spitfire has a latch to lock it closed ( not showed in the illustration ). Don't know about the SBQ.

BTW. The heavy duty vinyl cover was included in the box.
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I have the Coleman folding oven.
Coleman - Camp Oven
Says not to use it on a grill, but that's OK because it won't fit atop the Spitfire.
Weighs about 7 lbs.
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I have one of these but it won't work on my propane burner. Never thought about inside the trailer. How do you use yours?

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From their web site ( DickinsonMarine.com - Marine Propane Barbeques ) you will find that the Spitfire has 176 sq. in. cooking surface and the Sea-B-Que is 148 sq. in.
Spitfire weighs 30 lbs. and SBQ is 18 ( not sure how that is achieved ).
Spitfire has handles either side so you can pick it up easily ( even with the cover on ). My Spitfire has a latch to lock it closed ( not showed in the illustration ). Don't know about the SBQ.

BTW. The heavy duty vinyl cover was included in the box.
I think you hit on some of the key points, the Spitfire has a few nicer features, like the handles. Mine doesn't have a latch on the lid, though that has never been too much of an issue. The Spitfire also comes with a cover, which is nice when other stuff around it may be bouncing around on the road.
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