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I think there's only 2 marine stove companies operating: Force 10 and EnoEno EnoEno is made in Italy you may prefer Force 10 for parts in the USA, but if you are sailing t. The world Eno is well supplied. So the choice in Force 10 should be easier... their ain't much alternative.

Mine is Eno and I like it.
Force 10 has been owned by Eno for almost 10 years. The stoves are made in France now, not Canada any more. I have owned 2 and wouldn't pick any other. Dickinson, in my opinion, is not as good as Force 10. Where I work we sell both.
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We are considering a GN Espace Levante 3 made in the UK. Aside from the cooker they make sinks that all become part of a modular system.
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So whats wrong with the CNG stove? If the only thing wrong is it burns CNG instead of propane it can be converted to propane.
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I bought this Force 10 for my wife two years ago and she absolutely loves it. It is much better than our old Seward. The slide under door is great, internal capacity of the oven is much bigger, holds more even and steadier oven temp and is considerably easier to clean except for the Euro type grate.

IMHO none of the marine stoves are all that great and I have had a chance to use them all Dickinson, Eno, Seaward etc... We bought the Force 10 because of all the stoves I have used it was the one I liked best..

My only real gripe is the engraved numbers/letters on the face are very, very hard to see....

While not a "drop-in" for the old Seaward it was a very easy 20 minute installation. What ever range you buy ship it truck freight to a local freight facility to get around the "lift gate" residential charges.

So far the Force 10 has been great with zero issues...
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https://www.morganscloud.com/2009/05...oker-problems/

or the reported issues with the screwed on diffusers on the burners? I've read that the screws corrode and it is hard/impossible to get them off when the igniter goes, as has been reported above.

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Any comments on this:

https://www.morganscloud.com/2009/05...oker-problems/

or the reported issues with the screwed on diffusers on the burners? I've read that the screws corrode and it is hard/impossible to get them off when the igniter goes, as has been reported above.
I used the 25 year old Hillerange brackets as they were much sturdier and more robust than the new Force 10 brackets and they fit perfectly. We've not had any of the other issues John has. Our igniter has not failed. Also remember John & Phyllis live aboard and use this stove 2-3 X per day 365..... A coastal cruiser may never experience the igniter failures they do. That said if our igniter fails we will gladly go back to using a "lighter stick" as we have done for the previous 25 years.....

Also don't forget to read what John likes about his stove... I've used them all and still chose the Force 10. Perfect? Nope. But none are.

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We are considering a GN Espace Levante 3 made in the UK. Aside from the cooker they make sinks that all become part of a modular system.
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Buying straight from the company? They seem to not have an American distributor.
They look pretty slick, however.

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Re: has anyone used an RV propane stove on a boat

Not trying to hijack thread but cannot remember how to start a new one Just wondering if it is possible--if anyone has ever taken a propane stove, and refrigerator and used than on a sailboat--- trying to do it on a strict budget and as we have a used motorhome with working stove and frig that are not being used--I could use thm on the boat if they would work. thanks for any input
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Re: Buying a New Stove

Have you considered to simply 'rebuild', or have rebuilt, the CNG stove to LPG? Such control componentry, 'safety' components & 'burners' in such stoves are usually common off-the-shelf items .... usually RobertShaw components. Your local propane supply (one who sells bulk gas, gas appliances, etc.) usually can do the 'rebuild' if you dont have the expertise to do so.

Dont forget to add an LPG 'sniffer/alarm' for the LPG system in any case. Unlike CNG, LPG is 'heavier than air' and will wind up in the bilge, ready to go 'boom', if youre not careful.
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Not trying to hijack thread but cannot remember how to start a new one Just wondering if it is possible--if anyone has ever taken a propane stove, and refrigerator and used than on a sailboat--- trying to do it on a strict budget and as we have a used motorhome with working stove and frig that are not being used--I could use thm on the boat if they would work. thanks for any input
Unlike many 'household' design gas devices, mobile equipment most definitely needs thermo (thermocouple) controlled safety switches to prevent explosions in such 'tight' spaces such as RV and boats. There are some very (country) specific 'statutes' for gas appliances used in mobile installations.
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Two nations separated by a common language.
Pants is a UK word when used in this context it means poor.

The Force 10 grill struggles to make toast and really struggles when faced with grilling a couple of steaks. I do not know exactly why but it has some kind of time limit on its use.

It will make a couple of pieces of toast and I use the barbecue for the steaks.

BTW the Coleman stand up toast rack for use above a burner is REALLY PANTS and disnitigrates after a couple of months.
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