SQUARE HOTPLATE KIT - AUSTRALIAN MADE
3 PIECE KIT = SQUARE HOTPLATE + CANVAS POUCH (GEAR MATE 6) + HANDLE SLEEVE (GEAR MATE 11)
The hotplate is custom designed for the variety of portable square butane stoves that are around and that's why it is square in shape.
Equally at home on the open fire and is becoming a popular compact hotplate/fry pan that can be used for a range of needs; even pizzas!
We find that when we combine our camp oven/pot set, hotplate and egglets it can easily be the only cooking gear we need. Using egglets with the hotplate means you can cook your eggs, remove the egglets and still hve a nice clean plate to cook bacon, tomato, mushrooms etc. on.
With hotplate being solid blue steel, with good care, it will last generations and can be used for cooking on open fire too (reducing need for extra gear).
To complete the job a GEAR MATE 11 is also included in the kit. It acts as a handle sleeve to protect the handle from rubbing the bottom of the Wok in transit plus eliminates rattles on the bumps. Brightly coloured in yellow so easy to find if dropped on the ground at camp. We love paying attention to the little things...:0)
Care Note: This is made from high carbon steel that does not include a non-stick coating, so it requires 'seasoning' and a little TLC (see below) to serve you for generations. It is sprayed with a food grade coating for storage/transport & sometimes it may look patchy; this is normal. When you first receive it, gently wash in warm soapy water, dry thoughly & wipe with oil (all over). For best results, heat (160 for 10mins), allow to touch cool, oil all over; repeat process. The more you use it, the better it gets and requires less maintenance. Treat it to cooking some nice bacon or sausages to soak up the good oil.
Jimmy's Tip: Keep an oily rag with it at all times so it is easy to give it a quick wipe over after cleaning. We use steel wool lightly for a quick clean; the more it is used the less cleaning is needed as we try to keep the coating that has built up over time. Give it a good dose of oil pre and post use and it will look after you for generations. Every now & then give the canvas bag a gentle hose (garden) out and dry in shade.