Author Topic: Venom's DIY Mr. Buddy Cooking Grill - $7.88 @ Menards and *safe*  (Read 8883 times)

Offline VenomInjected

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Well guys... here ya go.  I saw a bunch of people doing the galvanized paint tray for a cooking surface.. WHICH IS DANGEROUS... and decided I could do better.

I utilized Adventure Time Outdoors video and compiled my step by step process.

I used a "meant for cooking" camping "Smore's" maker from Coleman which is $7.88 currently at menards.
https://www.menards.com/main/outdoors/outdoor-recreation/camping/camp-cooking/coleman-reg-stainless-steel-camp-smores-maker/2000009139/p-1444426748639-c-7845.htm?tid=-1526756551542687775&ipos=4

Here is how I cut, bent and fit one half of the smores basket.  Technically if you don't screw up you get 2 cooking grills for $7.88  (Give one to a buddy)  The smores basket has recessed pockets perfect for holding brats or for heating 2 cans of soup/chili/coffee etc.   

ENJOY!




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Offline trundog

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Very nice Mod ;D..

Offline Luckydog

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Sweet!!!

Offline tbern

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Thanks for sharing your idea and all the pictures!

Offline Bucket Rump

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Nice!  Looks like you could use/mod that handle portion as a support brace if you needed one, too.

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Offline Fishy Fishy

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I think my beer would get too warm.

Offline VenomInjected

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I think my beer would get too warm.

Meant to thaw frozen brew  ;)   And All I had to show that it was capable of cooking soup cans weight wise.  :P


Cheap and easy... stainless to boot... so dishwasher once in a blue moon and done.




Offline PoleJerker

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Nice setup but I don't like hot beer  :laugh:

Offline VenomInjected

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Nice setup but I don't like hot beer  :laugh:
  No one likes a frozen one either :)

Looking forward to trying it with some chili-cheese brats and/or some soup.

Even solo trips by myself it will be nice to recharge with a Dinty-Moore or some other cheap meal-in-a-can etc. and have warm food vs. a frozen sandwhich in a bag.


Offline Iceattic

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Neat idea.

Offline VenomInjected

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As a follow up... Worked like a champ... And was a tasty treat to have grilled chili cheese brats on the ice vs a half frozen sandwich...  Next up soups.

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very nice going

Offline VenomInjected

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very nice going

Thanks.... it survived the dishwasher also so... cleanup was a breeze to boot!

Offline kayl

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Great little hack, I made one today, thanks for sharing!

Offline iceman4667

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Nice :tipup:

Offline Hando

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That's nice! Great idea and it definitely looks like it's going to work out nice!
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Offline VenomInjected

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That time of year.... DON'T make/utilize galvanized paint trays/racks.... they are dangerous...

Stainless, actually meant for food/heat contact/ and available also locally.  Nows the time as 'summer' items like this are most likely on clearance at your local menards etc.

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You could probably get 3 or 4 of these grates by cutting up an old oven rack.
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Offline chilly-willy

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Did same type of grill on my big buddy heater with fixed handle the handle melted with a coffe pot on it.. just a tip to be carefull.. the fixed handle can't be tipped out of way..  like some of the smaller buddy heaters can..

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THAT is A GREAT IDEA THANK YOU SIR

Offline fishEH

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Made one yesterday for myself.  Worked great. I made mine so it sits in the holes in the red part. This allows it to sit in the holes on the back of the heater, and a bungee cord will hold it pretty flush for storage.





 



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