Originally Posted by Mike Banks
I would check the 30 watt hours. My bread maker uses far more than that. A loaf of bread, if one ignores the pre-warm, the rest and the two mixings, uses 500 watts in the baking element for 40 minutes. that is approximately 450 watts for that one hour proportionately. A smaller loaf would be less though.
If you are just mixing the dough and using propane
to bake it, that is a different thing altogether, but if your inverter
is 3 or 4kw or so output and your battery
bank capacity is sufficient, baking bread or electric cooking
should not be a problem in an electric galley
. Some vessels have no propane
at all aboard. Hot water
can be solar
or electric solar
Having said that, I baked bread using shore power
or a gen-set, and my cooking
and hot water
was propane. Primitive.
Yes the 30Wh was for the dough program we use for 16 rolls worth of dough. BTW, your math assumes that the heating
element is on at a 100% duty cycle, which is not how it works for the machines I have seen. I will be doing a bake program as soon as we finish these delicious rolls
Also, please note that the Zojirushi does use the heating
element in the dough program. It first enters a 15-minute pre-heat phase, then it mixes the ingredients, then it kneads the dough, then it does 3 rises with degassing in between. During these rises it uses the heating element to provide optimal temperature for the rise.