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Old 09-13-2014, 05:15 PM   #21
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On our first GB we had a propane cooktop and oven. It was fine before we lived aboard and then replenishing the propane during cruises was a PITA. It's not easy to carry that 20# tank any distance unless you have a car at the port you are at.

Our current GB had an electric cooktop and oven with the typical coils on the cooktop. It was not working very well and Jackie wanted to switch back to gas as she loves to cook and preferred gas. I "talked" her into a new electric range as I don't like propane on a boat (just my feelings) and wanted to avoid looking for the propane filling stations while living aboard and cruising. We settled on a new electric range with a flat ceramic cooktop. It's a Princess and lo and behold Jackie LOVES it. She finds it heats very fast, has infinite heat controls and best of all, it's a snap to clean. Just wipe it clean and if something sticks to the top, simply use a razor blade scraper. She would not go back to the gas range. That's our current experience.
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Old 09-14-2014, 05:55 AM   #22
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>It was fine before we lived aboard and then replenishing the propane during cruises was a PITA. It's not easy to carry that 20# tank any distance unless you have a car at the port you are at.<

Most boats carry 2 or more tanks , even tho cooking a tank will go a couple of months, even with modest baking.

These days there is no need to taxi to a propane refill place , most every gas station and food store has swop bottles, as do many marinas.

A folding shopping cart , like grandma had,makes taking tanks down the dock and within a 10-20 min walk easy.
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After reading some of the posts regarding Microwave Convection ovens I decided to take a look at some. It seems some require a 2 - 3" space around them. Is that really necessary? In convection mode do they generate a lot of external heat?

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Haven't noticed much external heat from ours, but haven't looked at it scientifically. And there's a relatively large open space behind where it's mounted...

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