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Old 27-06-2011, 11:51   #1
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Stove Designs ?

Who designs boat stoves? Do any of them do any cooking?

I have a nice Force 10 3 burner stove/oven. It works and looks nice. But unless you only want to cook something that fits in maybe an 8" pan it is kind of a waste. Anything larger and you are only heating half the pan because it wouldn't fit with its' center under the flame. It even has a nice large burner, but it is as close to the edge as the smaller ones so it just does a faster job of heating half the pan.

Meanwhile there this nice empty large area right in the middle of the stove that would be perfect for a burner to use with a nice large sauce pan etc.
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Old 27-06-2011, 11:55   #2
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Re: stove designs

On our older three burner stove, I can pull off the side rails and then use large pots. Obviously only good at anchor, but I generally only have crowds to cook for at anchor.
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Re: stove designs

i use pans that cook with only half the pan heated--lol-- not stainless steel....ss doesnt heat evenly. with a copper bottom , it will..... soi find those pans with even heating and my force 10 3 burner stove is again perfect....
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Re: stove designs

I like my 2 burner stove, and it has removable rails also.

Anything that's too big goes on the Magma grill.

If I have a big pot to bring to a boil, I break out the camp stove, it has 21,000 BTU burner, comes in handy cooking up a big pot of crab claws or deep frying a turkey, etc.
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I have CNG and NEED to convert... better to replace entire stove? CNG safer, but hard to get.
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Re: stove designs

When shopping for a stove, don't overlook foreign and regional sources. British stoves (probably also Aussie) are more likely to have a really good broiler. Diesel potburner stoves from the Pacific Northwest have a large cooking surface and wonderful oven but they are hot in the tropics. Coal stoves from the Northeast have their merits if you need to heat the boat anyway. Good luck.
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Re: Stove Designs

My Force 10 needs replacing. I can't get the burner caps anymore as Force 10 changed the size. I also hate the oven as it isn't insulated. Any different model type suggestions welcomed.
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Any different model type suggestions welcomed.

I changed ovens a few months ago and put in an Eno of the same measurements as the Eno before.
Its fine.

2 burner stove and oven without a grill as the grill takes a fair bit of the oven space.

A nice new one certainly makes cooking a pleasure and cleaning easy
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Re: Stove Designs

It's typical of most everything you buy. Who are the idiots that design this stuff???? Even at home...Every morning I try to pour a cup of coffee out of the carafe in my Mr Coffee coffee maker.... it dribbles all over the counter. So did the fancy Cuisinart I had before that. Evidently they dont drink coffee at those places where the Design Team works.... dont get me going on this one.... Why arent small outboard handles in the center so you can sit on either side instead of one side? Why arent BBQ grates made from an alloy that doesnt turn flaky with heat? etc, etc, etc We need a whole new topic started on "things that dont work"
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Re: Stove Designs

I have a 3 burner but can barely use two at a time because they are too close together for my pans. Obviously it wasn't designed by someone who actually cooks.
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I have a 3 burner but can barely use two at a time because they are too close together for my pans. Obviously it wasn't designed by someone who actually cooks.
Yeah, once you have a fry or saute pan on there there isnt much room left. Unfortunately all boats seem to have the same size cabinet opening so there's not much that can be done. I guess it all started when one company made a boat stove and then the next made theirs the same size and on and on... I suppose on a big enough boat you could just put in a household propane cooktop and separate oven...
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Re: Stove Designs ?

i use a force 10 3 burner i bought a few yrs ago--i like it and is a good stove. i dont use but one burner at a time, and YES, i cook great, or so folks tell me... no they are not saying that under duress.
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Re: Stove Designs

[ We need a whole new topic started on "things that dont work"[/QUOTE]

You know I was just thinking this the other day. Rather than just a thread the members should support a new section called " Marine Products That Work And Don't Work". I for one am tired of spending money for products that don't deliver as advertised, happy as a tick when they do.
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There you go, thinking again. But the designer said it worked on paper. Totally agree with you.
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