The Aquaforno II A Kitchen In A Backpack

BBQ, Stove, Kettle, Pizza Oven! The Aquaforno does it all and makes compact living and eating adventurous
BBQ, Stove, Kettle, Pizza Oven! The Aquaforno does it all and makes compact living and eating adventurous

Tuesday, 13, Mar 2018 10:36

By William Coleman

When planning a holiday one of my first thoughts is "where am I going to eat and how am I going to cook it." The award winning Aquaforno have designed the ideal outdoor cooking stove that you can cook everything from a rotisserie chicken to a freshly prepared homemade pizza. After just one week Aquaforno have reached more than a 100% of their Indigo crowdfunding target so they can start to manufacture the kitchen in backpack.

In just 5 days the company received $25,000 USD to help Karen and Tim, the husband and wife duo behind the amazing product, which means they can now start to manufacture the Aquaforno II.

"We're over the moon with the interest and the backing we've received from people so far. Hitting target means we can now get the Aquaforno II into manufacturing and start delivering to our world-wide customers this summer," said Tim Rhodes, co-founder and co-inventor of Aquaforno.

"Only during the crowdfunding period the Aquaforno II can be pre-ordered at the lowest possible price, so now is the very best time to buy and the more backers we get, the quicker we can mass produce, so we're still encouraging people to pre-order."

For anyone that loves to cook when touring this is the BBQ/outdoor stove for you. The Aquaforno comes with a split level grill, rotisserie, smoking hanger and a double insulated lid. There are quite a few foods that may be both slightly awkward or undesirable, due to strong smells or lack of equipment, to cook inside your motorhome or caravan. This handy accessory removes all of those issues with its hugely versatile design. With so many different cooking options you can have a different freshly cooked meal each night of your holiday.

One of the stand out features for me in the addition of the pizza oven, pizza is my achilles heel. Before this, making and freshly baked pizza was almost impossible but with one add on you can now make any type or shape pizza that your mind can conjure up. What better way to wine and dine friends and family as you can cook as many as twenty pizzas per hour.

This new 'Swiss army-knife' of outdoor cooking has been received with incredible enthusiasm since it was unveiled at the UK's Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show in February. What makes this bit of kit so great is the ease and quickness of its set up, taking just 3 minutes to full assemble, which leaves a lot more time to enjoy your leisure time. "Aquaforno II is designed to bring people together outdoors," continues Rhodes. "Whether you're at a camping site, on the beach, on a fishing expedition or in the garden, it can go where you go and cater for all your outdoor needs"

The Aquaforno II predecessor model won 'Camping Product of the Year' in the UK Outdoor Industry Awards in 2017 and has been acknowledged as a must have camping product a The Gadget Show Live. On top of that The Hairy Bikers' have used the Aquaforno on their BBC Northern Exposure cooking series, so if the professional cooks are using it on national TV then you know it must be good.

Aquaforno II delivers even more versatility than the previous model, which has been delighting campers and glampers, families, adventurers, scout groups, barbecue fans and gadget lovers all over the world for over seven years.

A feature that will really stick out to us caravan and motorhome folk is the way in which you fuel the Aquaforno. You can use goal and wood like a traditional outdoor BBQ but there is also a gas inlet which means you can connect to your onboard gas bottle. So not only does it takes 2 minutes to set up but you can get instant heat when you're connected to the gas, win win.

You can sit around the Aquaforno to keep warm outdoors, dry wet clothes on it using its handy clip-on hooks and enjoy hot drinks or wash-up via the unique removable dishwasher-friendly kettle that provides a litre of boiling water every six minutes.

The company are encouraging existing and new Aquaforno fans to spread the word about the crowdfunding opportunity online. To learn more about the new Aquaforno II and how you can pre-order and get involved in crowdfunding for this product, please visit

In addition to the new outdoor gastronomical possibilities, the Aquaforno II includes a double insulated lid for enhanced temperature stability. Its adjustable vent and new thermometer allows for temperature control, and a clever spark arrestor has been built in for extra safety. It also has spring-loaded legs to reduce set-up time and a more user-friendly, sturdier, door mechanism.

This product really has all you need to ensure you have every cooking capability without having to bring your whole kitchen with you. So inspire your inner chef and invest in this worthwhile British BBQ. If this is something you are interested in make sure you visit their Indiegogo page.

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