Originally Posted by ontherocks83
I wanted to know if anyone has a built in toaster oven on board in lieu of a microwave?
Try this easy test: Fill the toaster oven with old anchor
chain, 2' should suffice, then chuck it overboard
. If it floats back up to the top, go ahead and use it...safe.
Not only should you lose the toaster over, but lose the microwave, coffee grinder, coffee maker, espresso maker, stern rail bbq, juicer, food
processor, the propane
stove (with oven), and propane tanks
as well. Thats hundreds of pounds of junk cluttering up your otherwise lovely boat.
Sailing is about roughing it, inconvenience, and roughing it some more. Only single
burner, pressurized alcohol stoves are allowed...keep pumping that stove! Only one burner required. You can have a second burner if you are fabulously wealthy and want to flaunt it, but never ever use it...its a backup.
And you will only need one large pot. All meals
must be prepared in the one large pot. You must eat the entire meal before you wash out the pot to boil some water
for coffee. Of course coffee is always served black, and should be thick enough to support the spoon in a stiff breeze. It must be a large pot. In most countries, it's a serious crime to have a little pot aboard.
If you really don't like pressure alcohol stoves, you can always go "old school": mount a tomato juice can in the galley
, and use a few sticks and leaves from shore to make a small but hot fire to cook your one pot meal. If you burn yourself on the hot can, get some dirt from your first aid kit and rub liberally on the burn. This also works for cuts, bruises, and pink eye. It doesn't have to be expensive "marine dirt", any old dirt will do, although 316 dirt is best.
If your boat is over 35', you can have a second large pot. This way you can have coffee with your breakfast, instead of before/after. If you get a flare-up, heat a little extra water
for shaving and washing
, since you must remove your hot water tank to make space for storing more sticks+leaves for the stove.
In conclusion, toaster ovens belong on shore with the unicorns and rainbows. A real sailor does not want pizza bagels. Just splash some rum
on my cornflakes and I'm good to go.