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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Ikea Hobo Firepit - Barbecue

The little Ikea cutlery drainers are often modded to make great little hobo stoves, however they make a large collander that is great for a small firepit for 2 people in a place that doesn't allow open fires and it also doubles as a decent bbq..
 
 
It's actually about 11 inches high and about 9 inches across, it's very light in weight and made of stainless steel
 
 
I fitted a simple removable grill to it and with all the drainage holes around it , it acts like a superb bbq, funnelling the heat straight up yet getting a great burn time from the charcoal
 
 
It can cook 4 large burgers at one time, nearly a dozen sausages or two large fish fillets, remove the grill and it works very well as a fire pit, enabling you to use forest floor debris to create a great wee fire that would easily keep 2 people warm, replace the grill and you can fit 2 size 12cm zebra billy cans on it..
it's basically a big brother to the hobo stove!!

3 comments:

  1. Very clever! And I love your previous post about blackberry ice cream, too.

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  2. I was in Ikea the other week and saw these colanders and had exactly the same idea. After seeing this I'm definitely going to get one now. Great job.

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    1. excellent, let us know how it turns out, mine is still going strong and getting lots of use.

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