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Old 28-08-2014, 21:08   #46
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Re: Using your Oven/Cooking aboard

Use my oven a lot, bread, biscuits (cookies), roast dinners, lasagne, pizza, baked potatoes. I also find it useful for hiding the washing up if I can't be bothered to do it.

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For the trouble and money...just store pans in your oven! ... and don't use it but use the cooktop! also put your spare electronics in t here to avoid damage from lightening. Don't cook with propane cannisters in the boat.
Cheecako is right. Propane is danger on boats. It's not a blowing yourself up problem, which is a risk in EVERY environment. The problem is more insidious.

Propane is heavier than air.
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Cheecako is right. Propane is danger on boats. It's not a blowing yourself up problem, which is a risk in EVERY environment. The problem is more insidious..
You are entitled to your opinion of course, but propane is very safe when installed correctly and treated with respect. Not only is it used for cooking on countless boats, it's used in millions of homes for cooking and heating.
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Re: Using your Oven/Cooking aboard

You are right, but houses are different than boats.

Propane is heavier than air. Natural gas is lighter than air. Both work great with the same equipment. Only modification is the burner elements need to be swapped out, they are like $5 a piece.
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Re: Using your Oven/Cooking aboard

"Natural gas" is quite difficult to find outside the US.

I agree that the idea of propane leaking, filling your boat, then getting set off is scary, yet many many boats over the years have been using it, and accidents are rare.

Using CNG on a boat, it gets used up a lot faster than propane, too.

If you consider gasoline as a fuel, it, too, is potentially quite dangerous. But we manage to use it with few fires and explosions, too.

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We used the propane oven on the sailboat for baking, storage, and lightning protection. We never used the electric oven on the powerboat, because it had a microwave.
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"Natural gas" is quite difficult to find outside the US.

I agree that the idea of propane leaking, filling your boat, then getting set off is scary, yet many many boats over the years have been using it, and accidents are rare.

Using CNG on a boat, it gets used up a lot faster than propane, too.

If you consider gasoline as a fuel, it, too, is potentially quite dangerous. But we manage to use it with few fires and explosions, too.

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Ann,
Oh I use propane as well. Just saying he is right. It is more risky.

However if you boat filled up with propane, you don't have to worry about the explosion.

And regarding gasoline, there is a reason why deisel is more prolific in onboard engines. It's safer for one, and it is more efficient from a gallon per HP perspective.
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Re: Using your Oven/Cooking aboard

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"Natural gas" is quite difficult to find outside the US.

I agree that the idea of propane leaking, filling your boat, then getting set off is scary, yet many many boats over the years have been using it, and accidents are rare.

Using CNG on a boat, it gets used up a lot faster than propane, too.

If you consider gasoline as a fuel, it, too, is potentially quite dangerous. But we manage to use it with few fires and explosions, too.

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Actually, I would say that we have about an average of one to two boats explode/burn every winter up here in the PNW. A lot more than I would have thought.
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If you're planning on putting a microwave in the space, then I would consider getting a convection/microwave unit - gives you the micro you want and will use, along with the just-in-case normal oven function. Example: LG LCSC1513ST: 1.5 cu. ft. Countertop Convection Microwave Oven with Optional Trim Kit | LG USA

Thanks Lodesman, Now that looks practical to me and I'd probably use the hell out of it..
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Re: Using your Oven/Cooking aboard

I've used on of these guys for years:

Coleman - Camp Oven

I've never tried to bake more than biscuits on it, but it does a fine job on those and folds up nicely for storage.
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Thanks Lodesman, Now that looks practical to me and I'd probably use the hell out of it..
No prob. Neighbours (M/Y liveaboard) have one (think it's a Samsung) and they think its the bees' knees. Obviously you'd be shopping by dimensions - to fill the hole, but another feature to look for is one that vents out the front. Even ordinary microwaves can require several inches of clearance on the sides and back, unless they're made to vent forward.
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