Originally Posted by Cheechako
Dont get me wrong, a gimbaled stove is great if you are going offshore
. I'm just saying the latch on ours was in place probably 90% of the time!...making it essentially a non gimabaled stove. One reason being the oven door issue. Talk about dangerous.... you've got things boiling on top, so you bend down to put something in the oven.... and get a boiling goo shower
on your face and head! I dont know if the OP is coastal cruising or going out. For coastal I wouldnt worry about it much.
I agree, opening the oven door while the stove is gimballed can be downright dangerous. In my case, it may not have been a lapful of scones, but a pot of boiling water
causing third degree burns!
The facility is, however,
invaluable. We would have been coffee-less today otherwise - swell coming onto the anchorage, no wind
, beam on, tall coffee pot.
With numerous use in rough conditions over the last few years, without opening the oven door not one drop has ever been split from a gimballed stove