PDB Roundup: Cook Onboard Or Onshore

Published in the July 2013 Issue July 2013 News

Cold sandwiches and chips work for a day out on the water, but those who spend a good part of their summer in the great outdoors tend to demand a little more. Whether cooking onboard your ‘toon or beaching your boat and setting up camp on the shore, outdoor cooking can be as memorable as it is enjoyable. With summer in full swing, we’ve rounded up some quality products to help you get started.


The Bone Collector CanCooker

The CanCooker lets you cook with no messy cleanup. Put your food inside the cooker, place the can on the heat source and the CanCooker maintains a constant flow of steam to cook the food at temperatures higher than 160 degrees. Weighing only 4 pounds, the CanCooker is easy to take with you and easy to clean up.

MSRP: $89.99



Coleman Camping Coffeemaker

Enjoy hot, delicious coffee on the shore with this portable, dripbrew coffeemaker. It works with two- or three-burner camp stoves and features a removable, swing-out filter basket and easy-pour decanter. Works perfect for cocoa and tea, too. The 10-cup capacity will keep you going while you enjoy the great outdoors.

MSPR: $49.99



Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker

If your boat didn’t come with a blender, the portable and cordless Margaritaville Explorer could be for you. Its powerful DC shaving and blending motors make high-quality frozen drinks without a cord. It comes with a heavy-duty 18-volt Ni-Cd battery pack that can create up to 60 concoctions on a single charge. It tackles up to 36 ounces at a time. Remember to keep it non-alcoholic if you are planning on being on the open water.

MSRP: $299.99



Two Brothers Grillin’ Cobb Grill

The Cobb Pro Grill barbecues, grills, bakes, smokes, boils and warms! This unique light-weight cooking system is simple to use and maintain. It cooks for up to 3 hours on only 8-10 standard charcoal briquettes, getting to temperatures of up to 450 degrees on the interior while the base remains completely cool to the touch on the outside. The Cobb Premier Cooking system is the very latest version with a fully stainless steel mesh base, stainless steel interior and stainless steel dome.

MSPR: $130



Sea To Summit Alpha Knife/Spoon/Fork Set

Made from ultra-light and strong aircraft aluminum alloy, this triple silverware combo is lightweight and compact. The holes are intentionally added to cut weight. The convenient carabineer keeps them together so you don’t have to set any down while you eat.    

MSRP: $14.99



RoadPro 12V Portable Stove

Perfect for your outdoor water adventure, this 12-amp portable stove cooks food and warms up leftovers just like your oven at home. It can reach temperatures of up to 300 degrees. It works by plugging it in and comes with a 5-1/2-foot power cord.

MSRP: $34.99



Catalina Gourmet

This grill is perfect for entertaining or feeding a large crew. The Catalina is easy to use and the fold-away legs make this even more versatile. Remember, the legs aren’t for use aboard the boat. It will give you professional results every time. It grills quickly, evenly and disassembles easily for cleaning. Its super fuel-efficient design uses inexpensive disposable 1-pound propane canisters or adapts to onboard LPG (propane) or CNG (natural gas) systems.

MSRP: $499.98



Chefsmate Gas Grill

Magma put in meticulous attention to even the smallest details when making this grill. Wind tested for perfect even heat distribution, this grill offers the cooking performance usually only found in a large backyard grill. Easily transported, the Fold-Away legs are out of the way onboard, but readily available for that quick picnic on shore. The Snap-out radiant plate provides easy access for cleanup. The entire grill is built to last for years to come. It also uses standard disposable 1-pound propane canisters or adapts to onboard LPG (propane) or CNG (natural gas) systems.

MSRP: $299.98



Marine Kettle 2

 This grill has a full, double-lined inner safety shell to keep the outside of the grill cooler. A mirror polished, 18-9 marine-grade stainless exterior finish provides superior corrosion resistance and a stainless "Stay Cool" handle is incorporated. The hinged lid is balanced so it won't slam shut as the boat rolls. Magma's patented plate and dome system make it the only boat grill that is truly a grill, stove or oven—a great advantage to boats without a galley, or if the first mate just wants to cook outdoors. 

MSPR: $384.98



The Boat Galley Cookbook

How nice would it be to have a whole cookbook full or recipes that are strictly simple and made for cooking onboard? Authors Carolyn Shearlock and Jan Irons thought the same thing. When they began cruising with their husbands years ago, they discovered that cooking on the boat is very different from cooking ashore; the space is smaller, there’s no grocery store five minutes away, you have fewer prepared foods and electric appliances, and food storage is not always possible. The Boat Galley Cookbook is available in over 90 countries worldwide in print form and electronic editions. With 800 recipes, some of which are just for two people, you are bound to find something you will love.

MSPR: $23.46


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