Cobbing up a storm

The ultimate way to cook up your favourite dishes anywhere, anytime.

04 Jun 2014
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The Cobb Cooker range is portable, compact, versatile, requires no electricity and good looking to boot.

Stir-fry? No problem! Lobster? Easy! Curry with homemade Naan bread? Done! Birthday cake? Voilà!

Better yet; all of this can be done anywhere you please.

Made from either stainless steel or mild steel, weighing only 4k the Cobb can roast, bake, smoke, fry, boil and grill. The base always remains cool-to-touch on the outside whilst cooking hot on the inside!

Oh, and did we mention that it’s dishwasher compatible?

How cool is the Cob

The base of the Cobb remains cool at all times, this means that, should the need arise, you can pick it up and move it around while cooking. Despite the high cooking temperatures, the base always remains cool so it’s safe to use on all surfaces.

Cook on the beach, plastic garden table, travel/camping tables, on your (or a friend’s) boat. It’s also safe, minimalizing the chance of fires or accidents that may occur due to high surface temperatures or instability on other cookers.

The Cobb was originally designed as a cooking system for people in rural areas who had no access to electricity. The initial fuel source for the Cobb was dry corn cobs, abundant in rural Africa, hence the grill’s name.

Fuel the fire

So, what fuels it? You can use lump charcoal, briquettes or the specially manufactured Cobble Stone, which lights in seconds and is ready to cook on in approx. 7 – 10 minutes.

With a minimum cooking time of 2 hours and made from environmentally sustainable coconut by-product, and a built in fire-lighter, it burns hotter and longer than conventional charcoal.

David Grier cooks on the Cobb

Tried, tested and loved by South Africa’s own Chef extraordinaire David Grier, who did a series of YouTube videos around cooking on the Cobb as well as put together a Cobb specific recipe book. 

The Cobb is growing in popularity worldwide and is now available in over 50 countries. Cobb has a loyal following and is known well in both foodie and outdoor adventure circles, the enthusiasm comes from the cooking experience itself and can bring a new excitement to meal times wherever you are!

The Cobb cooker has been refined over and over and the result is a small, eco-friendly, portable and incredibly efficient cooker, allowing you to cook anything, anywhere, anytime. If you love to cook, love to socialise, love the outdoors – then this is a must have item!

Want to learn more?

Have a look at the Cobb website: and don’t forget to check out the amazing special being run on Yuppiechef this month.

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