Nothing sounds better than a garden party with some good friends, a good brew and the wafting smell of beautifully grilled steak and veggies. Be it in the middle of summer or winter, any time is a good time for a barbeque or just a nice relaxed evening in the backyard with the family. Now, to ensure that you have a safe but equally fun outdoor party, one of the main requirements is an efficient outdoor cooker.
10. Bayou Classic SP10 High-Pressure Outdoor Gas Cooker, Propane
When discussing large scale cooking equipment, specially meant for the outdoors, the SP10 is probably one of the top runners which produces about 55,000 BTU’s of heat out of an iron cast element. With one high pressure propane burner, characteristic of the Bayou Classics, which has a 48” stainless steel hose long enough to ensure that the burner does not touch or sit directly above the propane tank. Its’ other features include a frame so that the flame is not disturbed by any prevailing or unwanted wind, welded steel construction and wide legs so as to ensure stability, a 360 degree windscreen, and a 10-PSI hose, regulator and valve assembly.
9. Bayou Classic Single Burner Patio Stove
The single burner patio stove is a minimalistic approach from Bayou Classic and is ideal for small and intimate gatherings without leaving out the important aspects of strength, functionality and safety. It is definitely in a big leagues when considering outdoor cooking utilities. While being simple and fancy simultaneously, the components are worth noting. It is rather sturdy and firm, regardless of its size thanks to the 13” gauge steel frame, and 16” cooking surface. This kind of size is perfect for supporting big cookware, stockpots and fryers. The 29” hose makes it easy to connect it to your gas source. One of the main drawbacks of this stove is the fact that you may experience some interference from wind.
8. Camp Chef Explorer Series EX-60LW 2-Burner Modular Cooking System, Black
This double burner modular cooking system has been appreciated for its functionality and portability. Unlike the previous two cooking systems, both the burners are 30,000 BTU cast aluminium burners, sufficing for a total of 60000 BTU’s. Its 3 sided windscreen and 448 square inch surface allows for minimal wind disturbance. Although the pressing concerns have been the height of the cooker, which is substituted for a nice 3 foot hose.
7. Masterbuilt MB15 15-Inch LP Cooker Stand with Cast Iron Burner
This 15” cooker comes in a beautiful jet black colour and cast iron burner that offers the cookers in the big leagues a fair bit of competition. Its specifications aren’t that far from the previous and are one of the competitive cookers that are ideal for camp fire nights and the beautiful outdoors. It measures around 18 by 18 by 15 inches and comes with the regular valves and hose.
6. Sportsman SBCIS Single Burner Cast Iron Stove
The Sportsman Series offers a wide range of portable and equally durable range of cookers that is small but sturdy at the simultaneously. It is a mere 5 inches high and 13 inches wide and while cooking in large pots and pans may be a problem, it is the perfect size and weight (at 2.25pounds) to take on camping trips and the like when the caveman style of living isn’t as easy to master for everyone. It has one burner with 15,000 BTU that can be hooked up to an LP tank or cylinder. While being simple and small in size it is a rather durable piece of cooking equipment that is a big seller for many.
5. Bayou Classic SP1 Jet Cooker
This patio burner has a 14 inch cooking surface that is perfect for cooking in large pots and making a large amount of food for big events. SP1 has a jet flame of 180,000 BTU’s that can be used for cooking rather quickly and cooking for massive groups. It has a solid and firm 12 inch frame and UL – listed 20PSI regulator with a 48 inch hose. It is not the most portable but is definitely one the most powerful in its range of jet cookers.
4. Bayou Classic KAB4 High Pressure Banjo Cooker
Another of the Bayou Classic’s, this cooker comes with 30PSI regulator and one of the widest surface areas in this range of cookers with 17”, and a 10” cast iron burner. The hose comes with a guard so as to protect is from the 150,000 BTU/HR but it rather portability according to most experts and its design mainly facilitates for the larger cooking pots.
3. Bayou Classic Outdoor Aluminum Fish Cooker
Spice up the barbeque style in your life with this fish cooker that offers one of the most ideal ways for dry cooking and frying some delicious fish. Its 19.25 inch steel frame comes with 10 quart aluminium fry pot or basket and a 5 inch thermometer so you can keep a constant check and fry the perfect fish with an output of 55,000 BTU’s.
2. King Kooker 1618 16-Inch Propane Outdoor Cooker with Aluminum Pan and 2 Frying Baskets
This is a rather heavy duty propane cooker that comes at the perfect height of 16 inches and is rather stable considering the specifications. It has a 54,000 BTU burner and comes with an oblong frying pan with two baskets, as well as, warmth resistant handles which make it quite safe and perfect for deep frying purposes. Its other accessories include a hose, regulator and a deep frying thermometer that leaves you in want of very little.
1. Char-Broil The Big Easy TRU-Infrared Oil-less Turkey Fryer
Ever wanted to have some amazing turkey at an outdoor gathering but still try and stay healthy? This oil-less turkey cooker is probably the best way to go. It operates on a 20 pound LP tank with an 18,000 BTU burner that is quick to heat and exceptionally easy to use. It also comes with a removable dip pan that makes it easy to clean as well.