Well I took the grill over to radio shack and after a couple of tries, the sales rep found the right tip. They had a 6V adapter but only in 800mA and 2500mA ( 2.5 Amps). 800mA is too low and 2.5 Amps is too high, since the delecto grill draws about 1500mA. Well I learned that the 2.5Amps worked just fine. Too high is OK and too low amps will only give a weak output. It was $42, but I didn't have to wait for it to come from Canada. Well I didn't get too cook on it tonight, but I did fire her up! This is the coolest grill on the market! If you are a pyromaniac, this grill is for you. It just makes turning on a regular LP grill seem so boring. I discovered that using cardboard, dry sticks and leaves from my backyard make the best kindling. I even burned small pinecones as fuel, it was really cool. The grill's base, sides, and top are also warm to the touch while on the highest setting. I don't think my 2 year old could burn herself if she accidentally touched the outside of the grill. Anyways, I can't wait to taste the food off of this thing! Thanks for the input all.
Thanks all for the replies and info. Embee, perhaps the ones you bought from Radio Shack initially didn't have enough milliAmps (1500) for the fan to draw from so the fan was weak. They may have been 600-800mA? Thanks for the link Alanbarnes, that looks like it should work. My only concern is the output plug end. There seems to not be a standard size, so I may have to try several different sizes before I find one that fits. If I'm lucky Radio Shack will sell an adapter that comes with multiple size end plugs that can be switiched out. Embee if you can measure in mm the diameter and length of the end plug, I would appreciate it. I think you provided the dimensions for the cylinder, but if you can measure the end plug that would be great. It's in mm, so that might be tough. I don't think the company has folded (yet). That would be a shame. I called about a month ago and spoke with an older gentleman that runs the company. I inquired about buying a woodflame grill, but he told me to just email his son and his son would complete the order. I've emailed them twice with no response. Maybe I can get the dad to sell me an adapter. I'd be much happier if I can just find an adapter that fits from Radio Shack. I just don't like waiting for stuff, I need instant gratification! :) I have found wood off of ebay. 11#s of cherry wood for about $18 shipped. The nice thing is that the seller will cut them into 1x1 inch cubes for me. I can provide the sellers ebay ID if anyone needs wood.
Thank you for the suggestions and the useful tips. Yes this grill is a used grill, but I feel fortunate to have gotten my hands on one. All too often in life, I find the best ideas, products, recipes, etc are the simplest ones. Unfortunately the lady who sent it did not send the power cord. I just shot off an email to her and the manufacturer to try and get a replacement. I do not have high hopes of getting a reply from the manufacturer as I have emailed them twice about purchasing a new grill and have not gotten a response. It has been well over a month. Can you tell me about the adapter itself? I know it is a 110v AC 6v DC power adapter, but I don't know the size of the end you plug into the grill. Any chance you know the size in mm? I know that's probably a near impossible question to answer. I was hoping there would be some universal size and I can just go down to my local Radio Shack and buy a generic adapter if I can't get in contact with the manufacturer. I will try to call them on Monday as well. Thanks again for all the tips. I will update with my experience once I get some batteries and start cooking with it.
embee, I registered just to reply to you. THANK YOU!!! for the suggestion of a woodflame grill. I was searching the net for info on portable infrared grills and ran across your post. This grill sounds wonderful except its now 2009 and they still don't sell in the states. $75 from Rona? What year and where did you buy yours? The manufacturer will ship to the US for $325. I was lucky enough to find one from a seller in Toronto not using hers anymore. She shipped it to me (US) for $150 total. I'm so excited to try it out. Thanks again for your post!
Im vietnamese and I like to keep my recipes simple. This way you can cook without looking up recipes all the time. IMO, this recipe is a little too complicated and has too many ingredients. EASIEST peanut sauce. equal amounts of Hoisen sauce, peanut butter (crunchy is better :), and water. add a bit of red chili paste (Shirachi) for heat. Heat in microwave for 20 secs, stir and enjoy. Heating helps soften the PB and allows easy mixing of everything. But as posted earlier, you DO NOT need to cook hoisen sauce. You can vary the amount of water depending on how thick you like the sauce. You can also top this with roasted finely chopped peanuts for presentation, but I don't do this.
As for the recipe posted above. Avoid the lime juice, soy sauce, garlic, and sugar. Hoisen sauce is already sweet enough.
Does the recipe need water? depends on your liking. Some ppl like the sauce more diluted and some preferr a more concentrated taste. Yes I believe the recipe is on the acidic side. I make mine without the vinegar and use lime juice only. But again, the beauty of this sauce is you can vary it to your taste. I like mine concentrated, sweet, and hot. Also MISSING from this recipe is a tsp of chopped garlic. You can also dice in a tsp of chopped fresh chili's if you like a "hot" sauce. This sauce keeps very well in the fridge so I tend to make a big batch and use it over time. Thank you Anne for the recipe.