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Re: Origo Alcohol Stovetop Alternatives

The camp bottles and canisters are covenience...and work well for their purpose.
When demand is higher you go to a different system
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I just wish I had the 3000 instead of the 6000. I have never fired up the oven and probably never will.
I use a 14 inch cast iron dutch oven on my 5100. Can bake cake, cookies flat bread. Also use it for chillies, stews, curries. Sometimes carry stove and pot up to a picnic table to get the heat off the boat. Can simmer a chilli or stew all day on it.

Wife also does ham stuffed peppers, roasts and lasagna in it.
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Re: Origo Alcohol Stovetop Alternatives

Check ebay
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We didn’t have space for a propane locker and were lucky enough to buy an Origo 6000 before they discontinued. We cook 3 meals a day on it, including boiling water for coffee and even using a pressurized milk steamer. it takes no time at all and temp regulation for my fabulous cooking wife was no issue. She is VERY pleased with it. A gallon of alcohol last us a couple of weeks using it daily.

If it were me, I’d hold out for a used one and if you give up on that I reckon I’d find a way to deal with the propane locker.
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. Butane has far more heat output than alcohol, and the fuel canisters are readily available. They are small enough that if one leaks there won't be enough fuel released to be hazardous.
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Are you sure about that? Haven't researched it but I remember numbers like "a half cup of gasoline has the same explosive power as two sticks of dynamite." Seems to me even a small canister of butane has more than that.

I wouldn't want to fill my boat with a gas-air mix and see what happens...
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We didn’t have space for a propane locker and were lucky enough to buy an Origo 6000 before they discontinued. We cook 3 meals a day on it, including boiling water for coffee and even using a pressurized milk steamer. it takes no time at all and temp regulation for my fabulous cooking wife was no issue. She is VERY pleased with it. A gallon of alcohol last us a couple of weeks using it daily.

If it were me, I’d hold out for a used one and if you give up on that I reckon I’d find a way to deal with the propane locker.
Is that a personal opinion or a factual one.

I wouldn’t want to risk that one😀


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I use a 14 inch cast iron dutch oven
Which doubles as moveable ballast?
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I'm looking for a 3000 or 6000 and there aren't any on eBay at the moment. Based on the prices I've seen for 1500s, I'm also guessing they go for exorbitant prices when they do show up. I'll be keeping my eyes open though.


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It is amazing that decades ago, the U.S. Coast Guard deemed alcohol as being the only safe cook fuel to use on a boat...as the flame could be extinguished with water. They also said LPG was far to dangerous to use on a boat. For alcohol, they over looked the fact that the flame is very clear and at times hard to see and the flame is cold compared to mineral spirits or propane so one is exposed to a cooking flame for a much longer period than with the other fuels. When I had a boat with an alcohol stove, I quickly bought the burners for mineral spirits. They are the same threads so the alcohol burners were tossed in the trash and the mineral spirits burner screwed in. Still, alcohol had to be used to preheat the mineral spirits burners same as with the alcohol burners. So if you really want to regress with a stove fuel, unscrew your mineral spirits burners and screw in some new alcohol burners.....if they can be found.
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It is amazing that decades ago, the U.S. Coast Guard deemed alcohol as being the only safe cook fuel to use on a boat...as the flame could be extinguished with water. They also said LPG was far to dangerous to use on a boat. For alcohol, they over looked the fact that the flame is very clear and at times hard to see and the flame is cold compared to mineral spirits or propane so one is exposed to a cooking flame for a much longer period than with the other fuels. When I had a boat with an alcohol stove, I quickly bought the burners for mineral spirits. They are the same threads so the alcohol burners were tossed in the trash and the mineral spirits burner screwed in. Still, alcohol had to be used to preheat the mineral spirits burners same as with the alcohol burners. So if you really want to regress with a stove fuel, unscrew your mineral spirits burners and screw in some new alcohol burners.....if they can be found.
There are no mineral spirit burners for Origo stoves.

There is no need to preheat an Origo stove.

Different technology entirely than the old pressurised alcohol stoves you are referencing.
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