Join Date: Jun 2011
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Re: eight kilowatts
Cooking has been the time when I'm most likely to run the genset. I refuse to crank it up, the moment I awake. A quiet cup of coffee is life extending. When breakfast or dinner prep starts, on comes the gen, but I like to shut it off to actually eat and relax. Watch the sunset peacefully. Evening becomes the toughest to schedule. Sometimes, sundowner cocktails delay dinner prep and time runs out.
With Onan's sound shield, the genset is nearly silent, so it's nothing more than a background hum. Now that we've switched to gas cooking, it's mainly about refrigeration, battery charging, kitchen appliances to facilitate the cook's job and making and heating water.
Now the big question for us is switching from an electric coffee maker to a stovetop method. Any suggestions on which you like best? Please remember we are way south of civilization, so some suggestions won't be of much use to us.
My favorite the last time I had stovetop made coffee is pictured below, but if there is something better these days, I'm all ears.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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