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Looking to build a campfire extra large griddle / teppan. Has anyone done it before?

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kbanse Jul 17, 2012 04:35 PM

I looked at the Camp Chef Professional Fry Griddle that is about 37" x 16" which is about the size i would like. Unfortunately that one would end up costing about $200.

Just wondering if anyone has ever made one by purchasing a metal sheet.

It would only be used over an open campfire so would need to be thick enough to prevent warping I would assume.

What I am interested in finding out is what kind of metal would work best for the price / weight etc.

Stainless steel?
Iron?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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    NVJims Jul 18, 2012 05:34 PM

    A piece of 3/8 inch carbon steel plate 18x36 will weigh about 70 pounds and will have good heat distribution and will last you forever. It will need to be cleaned and seasoned.

    1. Sid Post Jul 18, 2012 06:18 AM

      You could always go to a sheet metal shop and have them bend one in a press to match what you want. When I looked at doing this on a smaller size, it easily cost more then buying on already made.

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