I realize I'm coming somewhat late to this thread but in case you're still collecting experiences, I will add my endorsement of the Origo
. We had the two burner model on the previous boat and it worked flawlessly for coffee, rice, eggs, meat, sauces, pasta... We're used to an electric
stove top at home and found the Origo
as good or perhaps better. No issues with speed to heat water
or anything else.
boat came with a propane
stove/oven. It's an older system and keeping it would require replacing the hoses and safety
shutoff if not the entire system. I plan to replace the stove with an Origo. We won't miss the oven
since we barely use the one on land and there are plenty of recipes
for "baking" on a stove top. Also, the oven
takes up a lot of space but is barely big enough inside to cook a loaf of bread.
The boat does have a Magma grill
I want to keep. The difference is that it's a simpler system. When not in use, the single
hose from tank to grill
can be disconnected and the tank valve closed. The current
tank is secured to the stern rail and I have some reading to do to determine how safe that is.
You asked about availability of fuel
... denatured alcohol is simply ethyl alcohol (liquor) with additives that render it poisonous and undrinkable. This is done purely for sake of regulating alcohol as a drink. While it's likely to be more expensive, in a pinch we should be able to use high proof booze like rum