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12-17-2012 11:51 PM
sailpower
Re: kerosene stoves.. WHAT HAPPENED!

Olson, I missed this.

Thanks for the great feedback.
12-08-2012 10:24 PM
olson34
Re: kerosene stoves.. WHAT HAPPENED!

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailpower View Post
I know this is an older thread but it seems to be still topical.

Does anyone have direct experience with the Origo 6000 stove/oven?

It seems like an easy and safe solution but.....?

http://www.dometic.com/667f2813-7089...2e71cd66.fodoc
That's the stock galley range on our '88 boat. We cook and bake with it on every cruise, every year. It's a great stove.
Early in the thread, someone denigrated alcohol stoves for taking "all day" to heat, or somesuch foofaraw.
That's just not so. A given BTU burner heat output is the same no matter what you "burn" to create those BTU's.

I have cooked with a propane stove for a decade on our prior boat and it's great, too. It does require a quality plumbing installation and special fuel storage, with working sniffer and remote gas shutoff, keep in mind. ($$$)
The present boat galley (we bought this boat in '94) is working great also, with its Origo 6000. It's simple and "it just works."

No really wrong answers, just different choices...
You gotta heat up that coffee somehow...
12-08-2012 09:28 PM
sailpower
Re: kerosene stoves.. WHAT HAPPENED!

I know this is an older thread but it seems to be still topical.

Does anyone have direct experience with the Origo 6000 stove/oven?

It seems like an easy and safe solution but.....?

http://www.dometic.com/667f2813-7089...2e71cd66.fodoc
12-08-2012 09:21 PM
Me and Boo
Re: kerosene stoves.. WHAT HAPPENED!

The alcohol stove and oven on board were converted from alcohol to diesel by one of the POs, I have not drained the tank of old diesel yet to use it yet.

Until then I am using the world's choice of one burner stoves - butane in a can. Hot and clean. A single can lasts for many meals. I have a half dozen stoves, they are extremely cheap at Asian markets, for use at large gatherings.
12-08-2012 06:53 PM
CrazyRu
Re: kerosene stoves.. WHAT HAPPENED!

Quote:
Originally Posted by MastUndSchotbruch View Post
Cost: Just north of 4 bux a gallon in metropolitan NY Average Kerosene Prices - NYSERDA
Much less in many areas of the world. If your travels take you through Venezuela, you can fill your 50 gallon tank for a twenty, and get change, and you will be cooking away for years to come. Beat that!

Smell: nonexistent if properly pressurized. If your kero stove stinks, you are doing something wrong.

"Blackens pots" Same thing. Only if you don't know how to operate it (not exactly rocket science: you did not preheat long enough)

"Propane fuel of choice around much of the world" Poppycock. Did you ever try to refill a propane bottle outside your home country? S'ppose not.

And of course you find kero anywhere in the world, it is the cooking fuel used by more people (billions) than any other. And if for some reason the gas station close to the port does not carry it, just go to any airport and buy jet fuel A; same thing.
Well, I live aboard and I cook on kerosene stove.
Kerosene from gas station at $4 a gallon will stink at ignition and while shutting down when pressurated kerosene escapes. And, I can feel it while burning. I keep my hatch open in winter, while cooking.
Kerosene from West Marine at $25 a gallon and from Home Deport at $15 a gallon will not stink, almost.
I have blackened everything once in a while, not often. I guess I'm bad at maintenance, but old kerosene, the one I bought at $3/gallon a year and half ago can plug the burner...
Most annoying thing is that it doesn't burn as hot as propane. I have one burner kero and I have a propane camping stove. I cook on kero, but I pull out propane when I have guests. It is just faster.
I still love my cooker. IT is simple and I always know how much fuel I have by splashing it inside of the can.I believe that kero is safer.
But I have never had a problem to refuel propane tank on my deliveries of other people boats.
12-08-2012 11:37 AM
deniseO30
Re: kerosene stoves.. WHAT HAPPENED!

All this talk of Kero. there are Diesel stoves and ovens.
Anyone have experience with Wallas?

Wallas Heater | Boat | Stoves | Cooking Equipment | ScanMarineUSA.com

There are a number of others too Dickinson is one.
12-08-2012 11:04 AM
killarney_sailor
Re: kerosene stoves.. WHAT HAPPENED!

Quote:
Originally Posted by MastUndSchotbruch View Post



"Propane fuel of choice around much of the world" Poppycock. Did you ever try to refill a propane bottle outside your home country? S'ppose not.

And of course you find kero anywhere in the world, it is the cooking fuel used by more people (billions) than any other. And if for some reason the gas station close to the port does not carry it, just go to any airport and buy jet fuel A; same thing.
The vast majority of world cruisers use propane with diesel a distant second and only a few kero fans. We have filled our propane tanks all over the world with no difficulties at all. We were set up to connect to foreign tanks but have never had to use them. Propane suppliers in places as diverse as Ecuador, Australia, and South Africa had no difficulty with US fittings.

Had a kerosene stove years ago, you could not pay me enough to use one now. The Origo seems like a good unit but getting fuel conveniently could be a problem.
12-08-2012 10:02 AM
BubbleheadMd
Re: kerosene stoves.. WHAT HAPPENED!

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimjazzdad View Post
The biggest problem with kerosene boat stoves right now is that of availability. AFAIK Optimus and Primus no longer make replacement burners? The Portuguese Hippolita and Patria are no more. Until someone starts marketing Chinese-made copies, its either Taylors spares from the UK (expensive) or buying used parts to keep my Kenyon Homestrand running
Jimjazzdad,

Sent you a PM about the Kenyon stoves.
12-08-2012 08:26 AM
jimjazzdad
Re: kerosene stoves.. WHAT HAPPENED!

The biggest problem with kerosene boat stoves right now is that of availability. AFAIK Optimus and Primus no longer make replacement burners? The Portuguese Hippolita and Patria are no more. Until someone starts marketing Chinese-made copies, its either Taylors spares from the UK (expensive) or buying used parts to keep my Kenyon Homestrand running
12-08-2012 02:53 AM
MastUndSchotbruch
Re: kerosene stoves.. WHAT HAPPENED!

Quote:
Originally Posted by sww914 View Post
Kerosene isn't cheap anymore, it stinks, it blackens the bottom of the pots. Propane is the fuel of choice around much of the world for a reason.
Cost: Just north of 4 bux a gallon in metropolitan NY Average Kerosene Prices - NYSERDA
Much less in many areas of the world. If your travels take you through Venezuela, you can fill your 50 gallon tank for a twenty, and get change, and you will be cooking away for years to come. Beat that!

Smell: nonexistent if properly pressurized. If your kero stove stinks, you are doing something wrong.

"Blackens pots" Same thing. Only if you don't know how to operate it (not exactly rocket science: you did not preheat long enough)

"Propane fuel of choice around much of the world" Poppycock. Did you ever try to refill a propane bottle outside your home country? S'ppose not.

And of course you find kero anywhere in the world, it is the cooking fuel used by more people (billions) than any other. And if for some reason the gas station close to the port does not carry it, just go to any airport and buy jet fuel A; same thing.
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