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Trader Vic's Chinese Oven BBQ (for home use)
mrsmiley
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Posted: 2011-02-26 4:57 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-02-26 11:11, Tiki Hekele wrote:
I would love to find one of those smokers for sale! It's almost grilling time.


I will sell mine for one BILLION dollars!


Just kidding.





oh wait...if someone pays me one billion dollars, I can fly to any Trader Vic's I want and order some food and drinks! The offer is ON!!
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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2011-02-26 6:06 pm   Permalink

Here is a 1957 magazine article on making one!
Search ebay for ; Barbeque Smoker Oven How-To PLANS from Oil Drum
(not my auction)




Seller id ; grandpas_secrets (in case the listing expires)


 
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Rum Numb Davey
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Posted: 2011-06-08 12:40 pm   Permalink

whaddaya mean..desecrate it. Raider haters abound! The oven was fabricated for TV's in the East Bay so I had to give it a face lift.

I powder coated mine and tricked it up, as I thought it would just look cool.
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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2011-06-13 7:24 pm   Permalink

Welcome back Rum Numb..we were just in your city last weekend!

 
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2011-09-02 09:12 am   Permalink

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On 2011-06-08 12:40, Rum Numb Davey wrote:
whaddaya mean..desecrate it. Raider haters abound! The oven was fabricated for TV's in the East Bay so I had to give it a face lift.

I powder coated mine and tricked it up, as I thought it would just look cool.




You misunderstand, I have nothing against the Raiders. Putting ANY football team logo on such a fine chinese oven just sort of ruins the vibe. It's like putting a bumper sticker on a classic car, but harder to remove. But hey, that's just me.


 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2011-09-02 3:37 pm   Permalink

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On 2011-09-02 09:12, Hakalugi wrote:
... I have nothing against the Raiders...



I do But it's a cool oven otherwise
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Limbo Lizard
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Posted: 2011-09-02 6:13 pm   Permalink

You can view and download patent #2,685,285, applied for by - and granted to - Victor Bergeron, for a "Barbecue Device" (the Chinese Oven), here. It has a detailed explanation of how it is configured and how it works. This could be useful, if you wish to construct a functionally similar model for yourself.



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Limbo Lizard
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Posted: 2013-08-11 10:40 am   Permalink

There's a Trader Vic's Smoker on eBay, right now, for $10 min. bid and $30 Buy It Now. The catch: it's local pick-up, only, in South Lake Tahoe area. I'd love this item, but I'm afraid the round trip from Texas makes the effective price too dear!
So, here's another possibility for you California tikiphiles,... who already get the best of it, in the search for "tiki in the wild".
Trader Vic's Smoker (end time: Aug 17, 2013 13:02:50 PDT)
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ogg
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Posted: 2014-11-12 07:35 am   Permalink

Hi-

I'm searching for a Trader Vic's Chinese Oven for home use. If anyone knows of one for sale, please let me know.

Cheers -

Ogg


 
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howlinowl
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Posted: 2014-11-12 11:01 am   Permalink

I'm thinking that the cooking technique is probably similar to one of these?



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wizzard419
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Posted: 2014-11-12 12:32 pm   Permalink

Vertical smokers are still around and you can get better ones now than the one TV offered. Just a quick amazon search for smokers will usually get you units at about $100.

 
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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2014-11-12 10:37 pm   Permalink

Hi, I would guess that most anyone who wants a TV Chinese Oven is not because they are a state of the art cooking method, but because it is a rare TV item.
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wizzard419
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Posted: 2014-11-13 12:32 pm   Permalink

Though I would imagine it is a licensed item rather than on the same line as something produced for the Trader Vic's establishments... Similar to how Disney stuff sold in the parks is not always the same stuff you would find at your local store.

 
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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2014-11-13 2:37 pm   Permalink

These were sold by Trader Vic's for home use, they were never used at a Trader Vic's restaurant.

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2014-11-13 2:51 pm   Permalink

mrsmiley, makes a good point
the question here is, are you just looking for the Trader Vics aesthetic
or you looking to replicate the smoked flavor of those old Trader Vics recipes
because that can be achieved with any decent smoker in the $100 to $300 range

As an avid practitioner of Smoked BBQing, I would rather use an efficient & up to date smoker
which will do a better job overall.


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