Originally Posted by Xsbank
I have a three burner Force 10..... Where I think it sucks is the oven -
Hmmm.... that's not been our experience. My wife has made complete Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners on board--- turkey for the Thanksgiving meal and a big prime rib for Christmas. She's baked stuff in the oven from brownies to salmon and halibut very successfully. The oven burner in ours is rated at a bit over 5,000 BTU.
Where the oven is less than ideal is in its lack of insulation which is pretty much the nature of the beat with these smaller units. For example the prime rib cooking method she uses at home or on the boat is to get the oven as hot as it will go, put the prime rib in, cook it for 15 minutes at full blast and then turn the oven off and let it sit for an hour. Anyone who opens the oven door is summarily executed. This process and timing works perfectly regardless of the size of the prime rib.
Everything about this process works in the Force 10 except for the sitting for an hour part. The oven loses heat too fast for this to work properly. So she has to turn the over back on periodically. The end result is still great, just the process is a bit different.
One thing she discovered early on is that the removable heat distribution plate that comes with the unit must
be in place near the bottom of the oven for the oven to work properly. Otherwise it cooks very unevenly and the temperature inside the oven is not consistent. This is particularly troublesome for baking.