I'm begrudgingly happy with our Force 10. The range is fine, but the oven is slow to heat up and does not get hot enough.
It reaches 300 F quickly enough (<15 min), but to get above 350 takes considerably longer...and if I ever see over 400, it's RAWther unusual. We're at 20 deg. N in Mexico
, it's not like the cold winter temperatures are creating any challenges! Some of the favorites in our cooking
repetoire have simply dropped off the menu or been modified. I don't like having to do that because of the limitations of my appliance.
For what it's worth, this was a brand new unit we installed less than two year ago. It replaced an older Force 10, which as a prior poster pointed out, can be a royal pain to fix when you need, say, a thermocouple replacement. The newer models don't require being pulled apart for basic servicing.
As long as I'm on a minor rant... do you think they could add any insulation
on this stove, for the gold-plated price
? I didn't mind heating
when I baked in the higher latitudes, but now... well, I'd sure like to avoid it. Suddenly, our solar
oven is getting a LOT of use.
...a nomadic family
on the s/v Totem