Originally Posted by teddythetwig
Hey everyone. I've been looking for inspiration for a galley
redesign, and I've noticed that in a lot of ships, the fridge is right up next to the oven. This seems like a bad idea... am I overthinking it, and the radiated heat from an oven won't really affect the fridge, or is it just an issue of not enough space for everything?
If you are starting on a new box... we made ours 2cu ft, and insulated to the tune of 7” thick, (but only 3” thick, utilizing vacuum panels), with a 100% air tight gasket
. We also put it in the cabin sole
of the “stern castle” on our Searunner trimaran
, (a MUCH cooler place), which works great because this is a 1’ higher, raised floor.
It is far easier for folks sitting at the table to momentarily lift
their feet, than for the cook to move everything off of the counter to open the fridge.
With this level of efficiency, we do quite well with an AIR cooled Sea Frost compressor
, and our entire electrical
load is < 40 AH per day, which we get from 270W of solar panels
, which usually top up our batteries
daily, by noon.
If being next to your oven works best for you, just put an extra vacuum panel in the space between them! A 1” thick panel = about 5” of urethane foam.