Best Cooking Gear for Alaska 2022
UCO Flatpack Medium Grill & Firepit ucogear.com This handy device is made of stainless steel and can be used as a charcoal grill, wood grill, or a small wood firepit. It folds flat so it takes up little space and can be unfolded for use in 30 seconds. When folded, this item takes up much less space than most portable BBQ grills. The grill rack is 10” by 13”, providing 130 square inches of cooking space. It safely contains fire or briquettes and is elevated to keep the fire off the ground. It is also available in small and large sizes. It’s a wonderful camping accessory.
LEM MaxVac Pro Chamber Vacuum Sealer lemproducts.com This chamber vacuum machine produces vacuum-packed fish and game that is superior to that produced by smaller, portable machines. What’s more, the bags cost much less than the rolls of bags you have to buy for the non-chamber machines. The machine is simple to use with customizable preset buttons, plus has digital controls to adjust vacuum pressure, seal time and sealing temperature. It has a ¼-horsepower oil pump and dual (3 mm and 1 mm) sealing elements, and comes with a 5-year warranty. If you vacuum pack large quantities of fish and game, this unit will pay for itself through many years of service as well as the savings generated from less-expensive bags.
Camp Chef DLX 24 Pellet Grill Black campchef.com This unit helps up your barbecue game. One of the things we liked most about the unit is the Smoke Number (1-10), which is the amount of smoke you apply to whatever you are cooking. Pellets are easy to load into the hopper and cleanout of ash is a breeze. The PID controller allows you to dial-in your desired temperature from 160º to 500º, which is a critical feature and allows you to consistently reproduce your results. If you haven’t used a pellet grill, you are missing out and we strongly suggest you try one of the many options from Camp Chef.
Smokehouse Big Chief Front Load Electric Smoker smokehouseproducts.com We love how simple and reliable this unit is, making it easy to produce consistent smoked salmon every time. We recommend that you also purchase Smokehouse’s Drying/Grilling Screens as well as their Insulation Blanket. The screens are non-stick and make cleanup of the racks a breeze. The blanket comes in handy when it starts getting cold out, say less than 60ºF. The smoker has a capacity of about 50 pounds, which makes it possible to smoke multiple salmon at the same time. We typically use Smokehouse’s apple, alder, or cherry wood chips when smoking salmon.