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  • Henrik
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    • Jul 2014
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    • Stockholm, Sweden

    Made me a Poortex the other day

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ID:	662236 I was gonna write ‘fabricated’, but that would be an overstatement. I simply bought a stainless steel bowl/pan and cut the bottom off with a steel grinder. I tried to order the original, but it would set me back almost 100 bucks to get it to Sweden. And I sent them an email asking for retailers in Europe. No reply. So I made one (Poor Man’s Vortex). Looking forward to doing wings next time!

  • Spinaker
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    • Nov 2014
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    #2
    A most excellent Life Hack! Get that sucka fired up!

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    • Oak Smoke
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      #3
      Outstanding! The wings won't know the difference.

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        #4
        Nice work, Henrik. I should use mine more often.

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        • holehogg
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          #5
          Great improvising.

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            #6
            Love it, now patent it in Sweden !!!!

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            • Rsheele
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              #7
              nothing quite like the feeling of making it happen.

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              • JPGators17
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                #8
                Brilliant! Did you order the bowl/pan on amazon by chance? I'd like to copy yours.

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                  #9
                  Nice. Could you do the same with foil?

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                  • Attjack
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                    It's so easy to make one from a bowl you get from a second hand store you may as well just do that. I've made several.
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                  #10
                  Very nice Henrik. Always thinking. Let us know how like after a couple of uses.

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                  • au4stree
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                    #11
                    Great stuff, good job!

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                    • Thunder77
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                      #12
                      I love the name "Poortex"! You could market that.

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                      • Henrik
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                        • Jul 2014
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                        • Stockholm, Sweden

                        #13
                        I bought it from a department store, only cost a few bucks. And I wish I had come up with that name, but someone else beat me to it :-)

                        Either way, I’ve seen many pit members use one, so you all inspired me to try it. Will report back when I have fired it up!

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                          • JimLinebarger
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                            #15
                            That's perfect!

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