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Old 07-07-2012, 15:03   #1
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Propane Stoves

Hi Everyone,
I have a question for you all. I want to replace me Force 10 3 burner oven/broiler stove (1998) with a new 2 burner oven/broiler. I would greatly appreciate any comments, likes and dislikes with all models. I am not thrilled with Force 10, have read older comments on Dickinson and hope they have improved, (will call them to check) and want to know of your experiences. Dickinson was my first choice, but figured I would ask the experts.....that being you.
I live on a 1998 Crealock 37 in Key West FL, and cruise Florida and the Bahamas, and have lived aboard this boat and a Bristol 38.8 for a total of 20 years.
Thank you all so much.
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Old 07-07-2012, 21:30   #2
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My wife till recently ran the galley dept at fisheries. Supply on Seattle she had to field lots of calls to manufactures. She always had good things to say about Dickenson. Sigmars stuff also looks really nice. For top of the line Luke is supposed to be the best but I have no exp.
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Old 07-07-2012, 21:33   #3
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My wife till recently ran the galley dept at fisheries. Supply on Seattle she had to field lots of calls to manufactures. She always had good things to say about Dickenson. Sigmars stuff also looks really nice. For top of the line Luke is supposed to be the best but I have no exp.
Luke stopped making stoves. They were and are great stoves...
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Old 07-07-2012, 22:03   #4
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IMHO it all depends how much you are going to use the stove. For years we had diesel stoves of various makes on commercial vessels but with the advent of propane, many commercial users went that way until they found that a propane stove below decks add appreciably to dampness and humidity, not something you would want in the tropics.
I believe Dickinson make diesel stoves, heaters, etc in a variety of sizes. Capt Phil
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Old 07-07-2012, 22:42   #5
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IMHO it all depends how much you are going to use the stove. For years we had diesel stoves of various makes on commercial vessels but with the advent of propane, many commercial users went that way until they found that a propane stove below decks add appreciably to dampness and humidity, not something you would want in the tropics.
I believe Dickinson make diesel stoves, heaters, etc in a variety of sizes. Capt Phil
Agree WALLUS also make fantastic (dear) stoves we are looking at the stove oven combo, doesn't raise dampness/no naked flame and one fuel suits all....... Cheers
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Old 08-07-2012, 20:20   #6
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We have the basic cast iron propane burner really cheap that lives on top of our diesel galley stove. Also a propane BBQ. In mx about the only thing we cooked on was the BBQ so we went all out with a Dickenson sea b q. Really like it so far. The propane burner is nice for coffee water and misc cooking when it's hot. The stove also a Dickenson Adriatic is good for heat as well as cooking.
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Old 08-07-2012, 20:52   #7
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Re: Propane Stoves

I had a Force 10 the same vintage as yours on my last boat.
I had issues with the burner caps rusting and bits of the ceramic broiler flaking off. Besides that it worked well. What are your issues ?

For my new boat I went with another Force 10; The issues I had with my old stove seem to have been resolved in the new models.

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Re: Propane Stoves

I just bought a force 10 last year .opened the box and the stainless steel grill guard had scratches in it. force 10 sent me a new one but in no better shape they, stick out like a sore thumb.wished i would of went with someone else.the stove and oven work great.terrible craftsmanship. quality control sucks.
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I bought a 3 burner TASCO in 2005 (Taunton Stove Company in MA, USA) and it has been great. Looks fine, very easy to clean, no failures. To me it looks much better and heavier duty than the brands I see in the marine stores. I would recommend it without reservation and I am generally a tough critic of anything I have attached to my boat during the lengthy refit we have undertaken. It only has 1 inch fiddles which I am modifying to be an inch or two higher before our next trip.

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Love my Luke. At 15 years old or so (guess,) it still works like a champ with no sign of degradation.
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We have a SeaWard stove + oven. It has given us very reliable service for 22 years: living aboard cruising and using it every single day. I believe they are still in business. It is all Stainless outside and enamel baked ferrous metal inside (makes a good Faraday Box underway). Hope this helps out.
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