No true overlander kitchen and cooking setup is complete without a skottle. There is nothing that compares to the versatility, flavorsome cooking and perfect grilling that a skottle grill can provide.
Knowing which skottle to buy is the only question. Luckily with guide, we will help you find the best skottle grill kit for your expeditions and overland adventures.
The tembo tusk skottle grill is renowned as the be all and end all skottle grill kit for the trail and overlander, and for very good reason. Being a South African inspired cast iron skottle product, they wiere the first to bring a skottle grill to the US, and are still the benchmark by which all other skottle grills are measured.
Not only is it quick to setup, take down and clean, it also provides a unique flavor to foods that has to be experienced to be understood. This is the stalemate of any overland kitchen setup and you are not a legit overlander without one.
How to Clean Your Skottle
How to properly clean your skottle. So you’ve made your dinner and there is a mess that you have left over. Obviously this skottle is cooled down now because you’re not gonna clean your skottle right after you make, it you’re gonna eat first.
So, we’re going to go through this real quick, first light the skottle, then turn the heat up. Let it get up to temperature. Take about half a glass of water here pour that on your skottle grill like then let that come to a boil. It doesn’t take very long.
Then just swirl it around a little bit it does a pretty good job of breaking the crud that’s on the dish of the skottle. If you have any bits of food or anything like that, just pull it up off to the side with a spatula so it is a little bit easier to grab with a paper towel. Essentially what you’re doing is you are steam cleaning the surface. Once the skottle grill is pretty much clean, you wipe the outer rim with a paper towel and take the bits of food off.
Then once almost all the water is evaporated, you turn the heat off and wipe the last bit or dirt with another paper towel.
Then the very last thing you want to do before you completely put it away is just take a little bit of oil in the centre, take a paper towel an spread the oil over the surface of the skottle. That puts that nice little sheen back on it and as the skottle cools down it soaks the oil back into the pores of the metal and you won’t have to worry rust or seasoning your skottle for a while.
There is the quick and easy way to clean your Tembo Tusk skottle grill.