Non Slip Diablo

#1
Hereford, at the New Year meet, I was making Ann and myself the usual egg sandwiches in the morning. As Ann was moving about in the van sorting things out, a couple of times I had to grab the Diablo as it started to slide off the cooker so when I got home I thought of ways to cure this problem.

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And the simplest way I could think of was to use the frame that holds the pots etc. and find something that could slot in between the two rails.


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Once I'd measured up the gap it was just a matter of machining the bottom of the Diablo so that the centre was prouder than the rest.

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As it's made of aluminium the metal is soft and it's a quick enough job to do.

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Job completed. The cooking area is secure between the two rails and the handle is likewise.

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I am thinking about making a wooden base so when I take it off the gas it will also be secure.

Rae
 


oppy

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#3
Well Rae that beats my non slide method (a few blobs of weld on steel pans). Did you get the Diablo instead of, or as well as, the frigid monkey?
 
#4
I don't have a lathe, though I do have an angle grinder
Hello Peter,
I don't want to show off here but I have four small angle grinders, all for different purposes, and my piece de resistance a 1945 Myford lathe but, having said that, I have a friend who has a rather large lathe that I borrow; not so much for the lathe itself but he has a fine collection of tools. Getting back to the Diablo, depending on what sort of hob you have and how level your van is you may not need to do any modifications. The Diablo is ideal for cooking eggs, normally less than a minute each side, depending how you prefer them, a little squirt with oil and that's all you need.

Rae
 
#5
Did you get the Diablo instead of, or as well as, the frigid monkey?
Hello Chris,
The Diablo was a gift from Annie. The fridge monkey didn't appear so, at the moment, we don't have one and I have to be honest I'm going to reserve my opinions until I have used one; to which young Phil has already offered his one as a demonstrator.

Rae
 


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#6
I glued some rubber feet on mine to stop it sliding about Rae.

Made an awful mess when I started cooking.
 


#7
I glued some rubber feet on mine to stop it sliding about Rae.

Made an awful mess when I started cooking.
Hello Robby,
Is it true you let the tyres down on your pushbike because the seat was too high?

Rae
 


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Hello Robby,
Is it true you let the tyres down on your pushbike because the seat was too high?

Rae
You got the story wrong Rae, I'm not that stupid!

I let the tyres down on the van so I didn't have to buy Julie a step to get in and out.
 


#9
For a min i thought you were putting a fiat on the cooker.
 
#10
I'm not that stupid!
Hello Bobski,
I never once thought you were that stupid.
Do you remember that time you were in the big gaming casino where they used diamond encrusted dominoes so you thought you'd steal one and make a few bob.............which one did you take?.......double blank.

Rae
 


St3v3

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#11
I like it, but everyone always talks about pans with more 'body' being better than light ones. I guess the heat spreads better? Will the bit you've taken off affect that? It can't make much of a difference I suppose...

Blobs of weld around the outide of the bottom of a pan that fit with the hob support would also mean it's stable when you put it on a flat surface, but tricky to get right especially with aluminium pan I would think. What you've done should work a treat :)
 
#12
Thats nothing,i once went into a top class hotel and ordered a meal then sneaked out without eating it.:LOL:
 


#14
more 'body' being better than light ones.
Hello Steve,
Very good point but, in this case, after I've cooked my initial first egg the next take 45 seconds a side.

Rae
 


Lee

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#16
I'm surprised I was expecting a gimbelled electric hot plate.
 

oppy

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#17
I like it, but everyone always talks about pans with more 'body' being better than light ones. I guess the heat spreads better? Will the bit you've taken off affect that? It can't make much of a difference I suppose...

Blobs of weld around the outide of the bottom of a pan that fit with the hob support would also mean it's stable when you put it on a flat surface, but tricky to get right especially with aluminium pan I would think. What you've done should work a treat :)
Blobs of weld on aluminium?
 
#18
Thanks again-----------------------I don't have a lathe, though I do have an angle grinder
Drill a hole in the centre of the base, screw a self tapper in and tie a piece of string to that and tie the other end to the angle grinder, just go round in circles, simple really, a bit like me
 


#19
I'm surprised I was expecting a gimbelled electric hot plate.
Hello Lee,
I have ordered an electric egg boiler/steamer that does seven eggs at a time but this was more of a project for the mind and, also, I could do my black pudding in it.

Rae
 


#20
Blobs of weld on aluminium?
Hello Peter,
I have welded aluminium using gas and I can safely say there were loads of blobs........nowadays if I'm sticking aluminium together and it's not going to be hot I tend to use lumiweld; which I've had quite good results with.

Rae
 

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