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Old 02-18-2008, 12:53 PM   #1
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Oven in a grill?

Okay, the cabin fever is setting in and I'm ready to start talking outdoor cooking.. I have seen a handful of Usernames out there with "Grill" in their names so I hope to get some great tips!

DH is letting me get a new grill this spring! Yay! So this will likely be the first of many grill questions from me over the next coupla months. Be warned, I may revisit "old" topics, because the technology changes from season to season.

So.. yesterday I saw a freestanding gas grill (Propane w/ Natural Gas conversion capability) that had an oven in it. See here. That seems like such a no-brainer to me. Now I MUST have an oven in my grill. (Though not the one shown here, as it apparently doesn't even have a brand?) Does anyone have any strong feelings about how well an oven would work in a freestanding natural gas grill?

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Old 02-18-2008, 12:59 PM   #2
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I use my Primo ceramic grill & smoker as an oven quite a bit by baking pizza, biscuits, breads, casseroles, etc. It's fuel source is all natural lump charcoal and as long as it's 'clean', there will be no aftertaste of charcoal in your baking.
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:03 PM   #3
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Wow. Never saw that before.

I grill all year 'round and never had the need for an oven outside. I do, however, use my grill as an oven sometimes when the oven is loaded.

I do use my side burner alot for sauteing or making BBQ sauce.

If you get one with an oven, I would invest in a larger propane tank and/or multiple tanks. You'll also want to cover that to keep rain water out.
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:05 PM   #4
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I use my Primo ceramic grill & smoker as an oven quite a bit by baking pizza, biscuits, breads, casseroles, etc. It's fuel source is all natural lump charcoal and as long as it's 'clean', there will be no aftertaste of charcoal in your baking.
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I do use my grill as an oven sometimes, too, but the "extra" oven seemed like a nice touch, and might eliminate tracking yard debris though the kitchen by making the grilling station a one-stop-shop. My problem for your suggestion is that I don't like to mess with charcoal grills too much. We have a nice weber can, but DH uses it, not me. Thanks for the response, though
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:08 PM   #5
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Wow. Never saw that before.

I grill all year 'round and never had the need for an oven outside. I do, however, use my grill as an oven sometimes when the oven is loaded.

I do use my side burner alot for sauteing or making BBQ sauce.

If you get one with an oven, I would invest in a larger propane tank and/or multiple tanks. You'll also want to cover that to keep rain water out.
Thanks, Jeenkinz. I will be using a natural gas line for the grill no matter what. I'm thinking that a dual chamber hood might be a better option here. Then if I was using one side as "oven," the other side would still be accessible for basic grilling. Then again a dual hood AND an oven would be nice...
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:22 PM   #6
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Thanks, Jeenkinz. I will be using a natural gas line for the grill no matter what. I'm thinking that a dual chamber hood might be a better option here. Then if I was using one side as "oven," the other side would still be accessible for basic grilling. Then again a dual hood AND an oven would be nice...
hmmmm...the dual hood is a good idea. Other options you have would be two grills or a seperate oven. You could have a main grill/rotisserie. Then have a smaller grill mainly used as an oven that can double as an extra grill. Or look into outdoor kitchen appliances for an oven. Maybe you could find an electric one.

I have 3 completely different grills, and still need one more. One is my large grill I use 75% of the time, it has a side burner, rotisserie and large cooking area, second is a gas grill that doubles as a large roaster. I can roast a whole pig, a few chickens or 2-3 turkeys in it. Lastly is my Smoker that I can use as a smoker or charchoal grill. I only need a small Char Broil type that I can use to throw on a couple chicken breasts real quick.

Different strokes for different folks. Just focus on what you want to use it for.
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Old 02-18-2008, 03:15 PM   #7
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Miss Jill...

I am not a big fan of Gas fired grills, however if I were in the market for one I would give these serious consideration.

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Miss Jill...

I am not a big fan of Gas fired grills, however if I were in the market for one I would give these serious consideration.

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Now I just need a way to talk DW into one of these!!!

I have a simple gas grill and a charcoal grill. On somethings I do like the 'taste' of the charcoal, and on some things I don't. I guess for me I just found uses for both, and it decreases cooking time when both are fired up!

My goal, though, is an outdoor kitchen. DW thinks I am nuts and couldn't believe AAB's outdoor kitchen, she said it is more impressive, better equipped, and better looking than our indoor kitchen!
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Old 02-18-2008, 05:11 PM   #9
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Forgive my ignorance, but how is the oven any different from the grill with the exception of the door opening out instead of up?
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Interesting. Any idea who actually makes the grill Sam's is selling?

I highly recommend Weber.
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