The Quokka Folding Fire Pit & BBQ has been one of the most popular items in the FRC Online Store for quite a while, and now this little beauty has been improved with some great new features making it even better.
The new features include;
- An upgraded Stainless Steel Base
- Roll Formed Panels
- Cast Iron Fire Grid
- Touch black carry case
Fires and Camping just go together. There are very few campers that don’t enjoy sitting by the fire at night and sharing a story or two under the stars, or sitting around the caravan at happy hour and having a few quiet ones in front of the open flames.
Campfires Under The Stars & Happy Hour around the Fire
Then, there is outdoor cooking. Nothing beats a meal cooked in the camp oven or being able to enjoy a damper that has been cooked on an open fire.
Camp Oven Damper
However, with the current fire situation around the country, fire safety is imperative, especially when having a camp fire or BBQ. The Quokka is ideal for this as it allows for the fire to be well off the ground and allows you to use it as both a fire pit and a BBQ. Whereas many of the fire pits and BBQ’s provided at campgrounds can be restrictive. Some have limitations, whereby you may be able to use them as a fire pit, but not as a BBQ, or the other way round, where you can cook on them, but then not sit around the fire.
Good to cook on but not to sit around
The Quokka however is a two in one solution. It is a fire pit and cooking appliance all in one!
Once unfolded, the Quokka allows you to get your fire up off the ground, making it safe and permissible to use at a lot more locations. Then, by simply adding on the adjustable stainless steel grill, it easily converts to a BBQ where you can boil the billy or cook up your dinner. The Quokka will work well with both Charcoal and BBQ fuel as well as fire wood and will sustain the heat without buckling or warping.
From a firepit it converts to a BBQ
The best part about the whole thing is that it can easily fold away to nothing, making it ideal to carry in the caravan or car when you are off camping, especially as they only weigh 8.5kg for the Medium model and 11.5kg for the Large.
Folds away easily
The Quokka has recently undergone some improvements making it stronger and more durable.
The old black steel base of the Quokka has now been replaced with a solid stainless steel base adding to the longevity of the product.
New Stainless Steel Base Plate
The old spot welded panels are now rolled formed, which makes them even more stronger and durable.
Roll Formed Panels
The old steel fire grid is now replaced with a cast iron Grid
Iron Fire Grid
And there is a brand new stylish black canvas carry case to keep it all packed away nicely for when you travel.
Strong Canvas Carry Case
What we thought
The Quokka is very easy to put together, even without instructions. It is an all in one unit, and the folding pieces just form themselves. We liked the way that the legs clipped into the base which gave it stability. The top grill fits on easily and we really liked the fact it had adjustable pegs on it. There are three adjustments levels so you can alter the height of the grill to adjust how close it was to the heat or flames of the fire.
The two handles on the side came in really handy for when we wanted to move it around, especially while it was still hot, but the OzWit Gloves are ideal for this and save you getting burnt. We were able to use it to cook on a frying pan, boil the kettle, but could also use our tripod on it for the camp oven.
The only slight drawback we found is that you obviously have to plan ahead and wait for it to cool down before you can pack it away, but apart from that we loved it.
You can watch the video below to see how easy it was to set up. Also, how we used it to cook on.
Specs & What you get
The Quokka II is a six piece pack comprising of the following;
1. Stainless Steel Grill Cradle
2. Stainless Steel Grill
3. Stainless Steel Fire Pit
4. Cast Iron Grid
5. Stainless Steel Base Plate
6. Canvas Carry Bag
There are two different sizes, Medium & Large with all dimensions shown in the diagrams below.
What’s in the Kit & Dimensions
The Quokka is made from 201 stainless steel (industrial grade). The cooking grill is made from 304 stainless steel (food grade). The base plate and internal fire grid is mild steel. The legs of the fire pit are anchored by clips on the base plate to ensure sturdiness and portability.
The fire pits are all available in the FRC Online Shop. As usual, we have some great savings for our Premium Club Members.