A winning combination, get a Premiere Cobb along with carry bag and recipe book.
The award winning Cobb™ system can roast, bake, smoke, fry and grill. Cobb cooking is fuss-free. Perfect for home and away, the Cobb is easy to clean, light-weight, simple to use and maintain. You can even move the Cobb while cooking to wherever the social gathering may be – outdoors, on the beach or even on a boat.
The Premier Cobb is the ultimate outdoor cooking experience, completely cool to the touch on the outer base and ready for anything, the Premier Cobb can cook for 1-4 people.
Easy to clean, the dome, grill grid, fire basket, steel bowl and all the accessories for the Premier Cobb can all be placed in the dishwasher.
See a Cobb in action
Fire your imagination
Cobbs only limitation is your imagination.
Grill: meat, vegetables, fish etc.
Fry: eggs, meat, fish… pancakes anyone?
Bake: bread, cakes, pizza – even roast a joint of meat.
Boil: stews, pasta, curries, rice etc.
Smoke: fish, meat, vegetables etc.
The Cobb Story
In December 2001, Time Magazine featured the Cobb as one of the best inventions of that year. This was a major turning point for what had started out as an obvious idea to an environmentalist in Africa several years earlier.
The developers idea was to encourage native Africans to use corncobs as fuel for cooking, rather than wood or coal. He devised a simple clay pot stove with a steel mesh grill that Africans could easily make and fuel with their abundant supply of corncobs.
Cobbs commitment to a continual improvement program has resulted in the worldly acclaimed product we see today which is available with several accessories.
Using your Cobb
The Cobb Cooker is simple to light and use. There’s no need for lighter fluids in the Cobb Cooker.
Add heat beads and fire starters (not required for Cobblestone) underneath in the fire chamber.
Light up time is 15-25 minutes (4 minutes for Cobblestone). Always light outdoors in a safe area.
Depending on the fuel used the Cobb will provide cooking heat for up to 3 hours.
The Cobb can be used with 4 different fuel sources.
COBB COBBLESTONE: This fuel is specifically manufactured for Cobb. It is manufactured from a renewable source – Coconut shell, Is quick and easy to light, burns hotter than charcoal briquettes and lasts for approx 2 hrs. (Perfect all rounder for both on plate cooking and general roasting).
ULTRA QUICK: This fuel has the same composition as the Cobblestone and burns for approx 1 1/2 hrs. (Perfect for on plate cooking).
GOOD QUALITY CHARCOAL BRIQUETTES: Use between 6 & 15 briquettes. For more heat use up to 15 briquettes. For baking use only 4-8 briquettes and keep the dome shaped lid on at all times in order to keep the heat in. Burns for approx 3 hrs.(Does not burn so hot as the Cobblestone but works well especially for those longer cook times).
RESTUARANT GRADE LUMPWOOD: Is a perfectly acceptable fuel source, a full fire basket will burn for up to 2 hrs.
DO NOT overfill the fire basket or put fuel in the moat. This will cause a fire and damage your Cobb
There are a number of ways to efficiently light your charcoals. The easiest way is to use a solid or gel type fire starter material, which is easily obtainable at most grocery stores or on our website. Simply place 3(Premier) or 5(Supreme) pieces of the lighter material in the fire chamber below the Fire Grid. We specifically recommend “Flamers Natural Firelighters” as they contain natural wood shavings and a fully refined paraffin wax so no smell or taint. Once the lighter material is flaming, place your charcoal briquettes on the fire grid. These will flame for approximately 10 minutes and then the flame will disappear. Once your briquettes are 25% grey (ashy) colour then you are ready to begin your Cobb experience. Place the grid over the heat and allow the grid to heat up for a couple of minutes before placing food on the grill.
COBBLESTONE AND ULTRA QUICK: These fuels already have a lighting agent infused so do not require a fire lighter
There is one rule only when it comes to lighting the charcoal. DO NOT USE LIGHTER FLUID. There is a real chance of cross contamination with the flavour well if lighter fluid is used so stay away from lighter fluids. Use of lighter fluid may cause permanent surface damage to your Cobb.
This can be done but is not recommended due to the initial smoke emitted whilst they start to burn. Under most circumstances the 3 hours burn time of up to 12 briquettes is sufficient to cook most dishes.
CHARCOAL BRIQUETTES: When the Charcoal is burned out there is a small pile of ash that can easily be disposed of. After cooking remove the dome and grill plate to allow the fuel to burn out. Take care when disposing of hot ashes. Please enquire at the facility where you are if there is a service for disposing of hot ash. (At any time after the cooking process if desired the briquettes can be carefully removed from the unit and submerged in water to put them out. When dry they can be used to supplement your next Cobb cookout).
COBBLESTONE or ULTRA QUICK BRIQUETTE: After cooking remove the dome and grill plate to allow the fuel to burn out away from children and animals. Be sure the ashes are completely burnt out before discarding in a refuse bin away from children and animals.
Because of the way that the grill grid is designed the Cobb is both almost smokeless and flame free. The grill grid is Convex in shape and tapered outward from the middle of the grid. ALL your grease and excess residue will run off the sides of the grill into the flavour well and not on to the fuel, therefore reducing the level of smoke and risk of flames.
The Cobb Premier is designed to cook any type of food up to 4 pounds. The briquettes will give you a typical cooking time of 2 to 3 hours. So in effect anything that you can cook in your oven or on your BBQ at home in 2 hours can be cooked on the Cobb with ease.
Although the Cobb is completely cool to the touch on the outer base, the dome does get hot when using the Cobb as an oven. Children should ALWAYS be supervised when around or near a Cobb. The Cobb is not designed for children to use.
No, it is purely a matter of choice, a cup full of wine, beer, cider etc. will infuse flavour into the food being cooked and keep it moist. The Cobb works equally well with nothing in the moat or even vegetables that will roast in the fat from the meat (if the meat is too fatty you may like to wrap the vegetables in kitchen foil).
One of the best features of the Cobb is the ability to clean it so easily. The Cobb is dishwasher safe (excluding base). The dome, grill grid, fire basket, steel bowl and all the accessories can all be placed in the dishwasher. The outer base does not collect a lot of dirt and can be easily wiped down with a damp soapy cloth.
There are several ways to hot smoke food in the Cobb. The small smoking pot (available on our website) when used with a few briquettes is perfect for the job. Alternatively if you are using large wood chips you can soak them for an hour or so in water and then place then directly on the burning briquettes. We believe a gentler heat is required when smoking so would recommend using just a few briquettes for this purpose.