Originally Posted by greenbean
Well we are purchasing
a boat that does not have an oven. I know that I can bake on a stove or BBQ in my iron skillet, but am I really gonna miss an oven. Should I just break down and purchase
a new unit? If so which one is best for extensive usage? I do prepare everything from scratch, no processed foods here. Can you also give me tips on food
processors, mixers and such? Solar ovens?
We have the Force 10 three burner propane
stove with oven/broiler. However, due to access constraints, the previous owners bought the 'European' sized version [19" is the largest tolerable dimension for items being installed in the galley-unless the mast
is pulled; and they chose not to at the time...] I mention this because while it looks like we have an oven, in reality it is only 5" high inside the cooking area... which is more of a broiler dimension to us... [and we do love the Force 10 IR broiler for times when wx makes us think twice about BBQing...]
However, having owned Force 10 stoves on 3 separate boats over the years, I can say that they need more maintenance
that I feel a stove should. For example, currently the oven and broiler thermocouples need to be replaced- the 4th time in the stove's 15 year lifespan... I haven't scheduled a day of my life to accomplish this task yet, so currently we only have a cook top... Historically, I have seen this pattern on my other [all different models] Force 10 stoves as well.
If we upgrade, we will go with Ocean Chef
. [Don't look unless you want every other stove/oven from that point forward to look like a child's toy...]
With that said, we, too, may just go with an Omnia
stove top oven- if we don't <gulp> buy an Ocean Chef
[and install next time we pull the mast
If you aren't already aware, Carolyn at The Boat Galley
has hundreds of qualified answers to the questions you are asking...
Have fun planning the adjustments to your new home.