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Stove replacement (Force 10 or Tasco)

I'm replacing our defunct old propane stove. Have come down to either at Force 10 Euro Compact or a Tasco 750LP.

Any experience with either brands? Force 10 seems to be the market winner, but I've read mixed reviews. The Tasco looks good as well, but I can't find much written about them.

Anyone have real-world experiences with either, or both?

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Re: Stove replacement (Force 10 or Tasco)

I put a Tasco 750 into my CS ten years ago, and for the years I used it the stove worked quite well for me. I'd certainly buy another one, plus it was nice for an American to be able to drive to a local factory to pick up a locally made product. While you may not have that chance, its a long way to France.

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Re: Stove replacement (Force 10 or Tasco)

I am happy with my Force 10 4 burner with oven. It is in daily use 5 yrs +.

The only thing that has gone is the spark ignition system which is a known issue. I can fix it for a while but it goes again. Easier to use a handheld sparker.
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I put a Tasco 750 into my CS ten years ago, and for the years I used it the stove worked quite well for me. I'd certainly buy another one, plus it was nice for an American to be able to drive to a local factory to pick up a locally made product. While you may not have that chance, its a long way to France.
Thanks sailingfool & TQA, much appreciate the comment. I like the look of the Tasco, but Force 10 seems to great as well. Perhaps it doesn't really matter.

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Re: Stove replacement (Force 10 or Tasco)

We have the 3 burner F10 euro version.. the stove top is excellent, the ignitor ccts work well (for the most part) and the stove top is a dream to clean (no holes/drop zones)

The oven works well but is smallish, and finding pans and cookie trays that fit is a bit problematic but we're getting by. Important that whatever pan you use that it not 'fill' the space.. you need the room to distrubute heat evenly. Broiler works well too.

The only real issue we've had is that one burners' sparker switch is intermittent.. but we discovered at ALL the burners spark no matter which button you push, so if one button fails simply push another without turning the knob.

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Re: Stove replacement (Force 10 or Tasco)

After 16 years our Force 10 3 burner stove/oven is starting to give us issues. Force 10 support has been lousy at best. The stove is clearly out of warranty and I need to buy parts but they refuse to return my calls.

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After 16 years our Force 10 3 burner stove/oven is starting to give us issues. Force 10 support has been lousy at best. The stove is clearly out of warranty and I need to buy parts but they refuse to return my calls.
That's not good. I know they were bought out in the last few years by a European company (ENO I think). I wonder if this has changed the company's practices.

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Re: Stove replacement (Force 10 or Tasco)

Possibly. The attitude of the guy I first spoke to just seemed like he did not want to help me. Then he assured me he would call back with the information I requested and he would also have anther guy call back but neither did.

This may have isolated but it cannot hurt for you to call and see what you think.

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16 years liveaboard use on a Force10 3-burner with oven, trouble free.

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16 years liveaboard use on a Force10 3-burner with oven, trouble free.
Thanks BP, most owners seem to have similar experiences with their Force 10 stoves.

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