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Old 10-20-2010, 11:33 AM   #41
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Get rid of old propane stove?

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Woodsong wrote:"One thing I really liked the idea of was mounting the microwave below the cooktop to free up more space in the galley."
That's exactly what I did & I love the set-up. Although my helm seat hinges
forward, for more counter space, the micro is below the propane cook top
and gives us no trouble.


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Old 10-20-2010, 11:59 AM   #42
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RE: Get rid of old propane stove?

Would love to put the micro below the cook top for more storage but unfortunately there is an oven in the way and there is no other place for it than where it is.
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Old 10-20-2010, 12:40 PM   #43
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Would love to put the micro below the cook top for more storage but unfortunately there is an oven in the way and there is no other place for it than where it is.
*I hate microwaves never use them even at home.**They use lots of power. In my opinion make the food tast funny.**Ruins the texture* ( Makes things taste like rubber)
I would just get rid of it were it my boat. Thats just me.

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Old 10-20-2010, 03:10 PM   #44
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Other than the igniter no longer working...
I assume you know the igniter is powered by a*battery and when the battery dies the igniter stops working.* The battery is easily replaced--- it's a standard size although I don't remember what size.* AA I think but I could be wrong.

Of course it could be something else but if you haven't changed the battery you might try that.....

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Old 10-20-2010, 04:06 PM   #45
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rwidman wrote:

Other than the igniter no longer working...
I assume you know the igniter is powered by a*battery and when the battery dies the igniter stops working.* The battery is easily replaced--- it's a standard size although I don't remember what size.* AA I think but I could be wrong.

Of course it could be something else but if you haven't changed the battery you might try that.....

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You assume correctly.* I'm good with manuals.*

I've tried a coupe of new batteries.* One of these days I'll look into it further, but for now, a butane lighter does the trick.

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Old 10-20-2010, 04:09 PM   #46
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skipperdude wrote:*I hate microwaves never use them even at home.**They use lots of power. In my opinion make the food tast funny.**Ruins the texture* ( Makes things taste like rubber)
I would just get rid of it were it my boat. Thats just me.

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I think you're doing it wrong.* Many things taste just fine warmed in a microwave oven.* Leftovers, soups and stews, etc.

I wouldn't cook with one, but they are great for heating or reheating.
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One of these days I'll look into it further, but for now, a butane lighter does the trick.


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We had a minor problem with getting the oven burner to light within a year of getting our Force 10.* I called the factory in BC and their service guy explained the cause of the problem--- a less-than-ideal gas splitter deslgn--- and said they had since*redesigned the part.* He sent us the new*part free and told me to call him when we were ready to do the installation.* I did and he talked me through the installation on the phone.

From this experience and others I have heard about from other people, Force 10 has very high level of customer service.* Again, you may already know this, but if you haven't talked to them about your igniter problem a phone call might*aim you in the right direction for the fix.*
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:15 PM   #48
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rwidman wrote:I think you're doing it wrong.* Many things taste just fine warmed in a microwave oven.* Leftovers, soups and stews, etc.
Agreed! Not to mention that you get food on the table fast when a couple of
grandkids say they're starving.

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Old 10-20-2010, 06:55 PM   #49
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RE: Get rid of old propane stove?

Most foods warm up really well in the microwave oven.* However, it seems that microwaves cause a reaction with gluten in bread.* Here is a link to a studay* To me it makes the bread seem "gummy".

http://www.aapspharmscitech.org/view.asp?art=pt070115

It is true that foods do not brown well in a microwave oven, but there are certain browning screens that work somewhat.* On Moonstruck we have a combination microwave and convection oven.* It is slightly larger than just a microwave, but it will do anything we have asked of it.* We get along quite well with it.
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:10 PM   #50
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RE: Get rid of old propane stove?

I love my propane stove/oven. I don't use it too much in the summer though because it heats up the cabin too much. I'd love to install a 110v microwave/convection oven. I just haven't measured to see if I have space to put one in where the small microwave is installed now.
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I'd love to install a 110v microwave/convection oven. I just haven't measured to see if I have space to put one in where the small microwave is installed now.
Saw one today at BJ's here in Raleigh.* It was pretty small.

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Keith wrote:

I'd love to install a 110v microwave/convection oven. I just haven't measured to see if I have space to put one in where the small microwave is installed now.
Saw one today at BJ's here in Raleigh.* It was pretty small.

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Nevermind, I misread the post.*

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Old 10-21-2010, 11:25 AM   #53
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:37 AM   #54
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RE: Get rid of old propane stove?

It dawned on me why a Microwave.
Hot weather.

Where I live I keep my diesel stove going all the time while I am on the boat.
Never lived where it is hot all the time. Hot as above 60 deg.

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Old 10-21-2010, 05:40 PM   #55
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I have used both propane and electric and I prefer the propane. But you have other issues to deal with so consider what I do. We have an all electric boat and also carry a small portable butane burner. Rarely do we use the electric stove and when on the hook I won't start the genny just for the stove. The small butane burner easily fits into a locker and takes up about 1 sq ft of counter space. I have a coleman drip coffer maker that makes great coffee on the butane burner, so I rarely find a need to use the electric stove. We grill a lot too.
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RE: Get rid of old propane stove?

SO for those that are in hot weather since we are here in the southeast as well...do you find your propane stove burners heat your cabin up too much/excessively during the summer months?
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RE: Get rid of old propane stove?

."do you find your propane stove burners heat your cabin up too much/excessively during the summer months?"


Heat is heat , if it takes 5 min with as 5000btu element to boil the water , doesn't matter weather its propane , electric , acetylene or wood.

The heat , noise and maint expense turns me off electric from a noisemaker.

Unless the noisemaker is needed 24/7 to operate , then why not?

Our boat does have dual ranges , one propane for the south , one a Dickinson "Pacific" oil fired range fot northern cruising , and of course a microwave from an inverter to re heat.
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SO for those that are in hot weather since we are here in the southeast as well...do you find your propane stove burners heat your cabin up too much/excessively during the summer months?
Not at all, and we boat often in very warm conditions, (Queensland, Northern Australia), and we don't have aircon either.* Like FF said - it takes x amount of thermal energy to heat/boil/cook something, whichever way you do it.* Electric is not cooler heat than gas, but you have to apply it longer as the heat transfer is less efficient than gas applied direct to cooking pot, kettle, whatever, so the heat in the cabin is not more - possibly less than electric.* We have everything we can screened (at night) and open, and the heat is not an issue.* We also often use a Cobb http://www.cobb.com.au/ cooker out in the cockpit for BBQing, and slow meat/fish cooking.* That's fun, cool, convivial, and does not use even propane - just some heat beads.

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As mentioned by several posters, heat is heat.* If there's a lot of cooking going on, the stove and/or oven (electric or propane) will heat a small cabin.* Ventilation will reduce the effect.

If there's a choice of using the stove or the microwave, boiling water, reheating leftovers, etc., the microwave releases less heat to the environment.
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Peter B wrote:"We also often use a Cobb http://www.cobb.com.au/ cooker out in the cockpit for BBQing, and slow meat/fish cooking.* That's fun, cool, convivial, and does not use even propane - just some heat beads."
Peter:

This is one of the best suggestions I've read so far on this site. This product solves
a bunch of problems for me and stores easily. Thanks for the post.
(In the US, just Google "Cobb Cooker.")

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