like all things there are good and bad aspects of diesel stoves.
very stable (diesel does not blow up)
no need for a 2nd fuel source
very consistent heat source for surface cooking
brownies and corn bread everyday
easy to clean and maintain
at a high level, a diesel stove is a griddle that is either cooked directly on or pots & pans are placed on. when the cook top is 'on' the 'oven' is on. meaning... when u boil water
you have a hot oven
(see above for brownies & corn bread). the unit throws a significant amount of heat (not easily adjusted) which is excellent in colder / wetter environment
and not so excellent in warmer / dryer environment
in my opinion, the biggest draw back is the need for exhaust
venting (up 12" b4 it can bend (just like a wood stove)) that really limits the physical placement of the stove. while fire suppression is a good idea for any vessel cooking
unit, only diesel stoves have a HOT exhaust
pipe in close proximity of the hull
etc and risk of wood bulkheads or drapes etc to catch which heightens the importance of fire suppression in the specific area of the unit.
from a cooking point of view, they cook a lot like an electric
range (residential) does. the surface is always hot which lends itself to heavier cook ware or more attentive cooking to prevent burning.
personally, i am pretty bummed that i had to pull diesel store out but with the refit
, i just dont have a space for it unless i tolerate the exhaust pipe running thru the middle of the middle of the salon
1 last thing... HAND RAILS (everywhere). the cook top will be hot... make sure there are handrails left, right, center, above and below and anywhere else you might brace yourself while pitching and rolling.
think about something slightly less dramatic than the 1:30 mark.