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Where can I buy a charcoal Clay Oven in GTA?

Punky Hunky Sep 20, 2013 12:59 PM


Anyone know where I can get a Thai Tao Charcoal Grill like the picture attached? I want to get this locally rather than online. Thanks in advance.

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  1. PoppiYYZ RE: Punky Hunky Sep 20, 2013 02:49 PM

    Hey PH,

    I can't see your picture.

    I've been trying to find a small portable Greek terracotta foufou or something similar. Awesome little thing to make small BBQ kabobs "on the go". Just rest skewers over the hot coals.

    Looking for something similar ?

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      PoppiYYZ RE: PoppiYYZ Sep 20, 2013 03:02 PM

      Ha, very similar isn't it ? Hope someone can help us out...

      Do you know how to cook on the Thai Tao ? Lay skewers inside like a mini tandoor, or grill over the top ?

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        Punky Hunky RE: PoppiYYZ Sep 20, 2013 03:05 PM

        Yea! Old world cooking style! I see some online but they're 30 to 70 bucks for nice quality stuff. It's probably dirt cheap in Thailand! Hope to get something local for a decent price.

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          PoppiYYZ RE: Punky Hunky Sep 20, 2013 03:07 PM

          Coool. My fingers are crossed !!

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          justxpete RE: PoppiYYZ Sep 20, 2013 03:36 PM

          You might consider a Mini Big Green Egg - but if I were to guess I'd say they're probably a couple hundred $.

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            PoppiYYZ RE: justxpete Sep 20, 2013 04:49 PM

            Ha ha,

            Nice unit, but not the same thing. Think cheap, rustic, clay, searing heat, portable char, ...

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              MissBingBing RE: PoppiYYZ Sep 21, 2013 01:23 PM

              Have you tried Tap Phong on Spadina? I've seen small cheap braziers. Might take you a couple of hours to make dinner!

      2. meatnveg RE: Punky Hunky Sep 21, 2013 12:48 PM

        Not Thai, but the same concept


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          LUV_TO_EAT RE: Punky Hunky Sep 21, 2013 06:55 PM

          I think you can find something that might fit your needs at Tap Phoung (sp?). Report back if you find something.

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            gilbert1111 RE: LUV_TO_EAT Sep 21, 2013 07:30 PM

            Honestly don't know if they carry it, but Ontario Barbecue is the largest Q store in the world, so you might give them a call. They're in Concord, ON - (905) 761-8511.

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            BDD888 RE: Punky Hunky Sep 23, 2013 10:53 AM

            If you need an "oven" I'm not sure where to send you but you could use a ceramic BBQ. Works as a ceramic oven would. Go to Ontario Gas. They have different brands like Primo Komodo Joe, Green Egg...

            I'd love to get one but I'm going to be moving into a condo next year...so no BBQ on the balcony...Unless I get a top floor unit. Even then...the one draw back of using charcoal is the smoke they produce in the neighbourhood. Forcing neighbours to close their windows if they don't want your cooking smoke entering their homes.

            1. PoppiYYZ RE: Punky Hunky Sep 29, 2013 06:47 AM

              Stopped in Tap Phong on Spadina and they didn't have anything.

              Young worker there told me they do carry charcoal BBQs but I couldn't determine what type they carry. He said they maybe getting more in next week so I'll double back along with a picture.

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                Punky Hunky RE: Punky Hunky Sep 30, 2013 09:22 AM

                I've decided to order online and get it shipped to CBI in Buffalo.


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                  PoppiYYZ RE: Punky Hunky Sep 30, 2013 01:32 PM

                  Probably the best way to go.

                  I priced out making my own similar to your picture with a galvanized pail (11" diameter) for $15, a heavy clay pot costing more than a few bucks more, and cutting and assembling one.

                  Makes $30 - $70 seem reasonable...

                  PS still no leads on the type I'm looking for either.

                  PPS please let us know how your new grill works out !

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                    PoppiYYZ RE: Punky Hunky Nov 26, 2013 07:23 AM

                    Hey PH,

                    Did you get one ? How does she drive ? What was the freight to CBI ?

                  2. Kagemusha RE: Punky Hunky Sep 30, 2013 01:03 PM

                    Cajun Cookware makes a nice cast-iron hibachi that's remarkably like the old-school Japanese varieties:


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                      PoppiYYZ RE: Kagemusha Sep 30, 2013 01:28 PM

                      Thanks K,
                      Nice unit.

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                        Kagemusha RE: PoppiYYZ Sep 30, 2013 04:22 PM

                        Had an old Japanese-made cast-iron hibachi(sadly lost in a move) that the Cajun closely resembles. Cooked like a champ and suspect the Cajun does, too.

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