Galley stove/ovens

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  • 19 Jan 2018 05:59
    Reply # 5690781 on 5688383
    David Porter wrote:

    Just discovered this interesting thread. My two cents - I bought an Origo two burner forr a yacht I had in HK and was very happy with it for the three years or so before I sold the boat on leaving the country. Well made, and it cooked fast enough for my admittedly modest requirements.The only issue was that the flame was sometimes a bit hard to see in daylight but you got used to it. I would certainly buy another one, though I think they are pricey for what they are.

    David

    Hi David

    This topic seems to have become subsumed in this thread.  (I would really love for someone to volunteer to go through all the various fora and reorganise them.  For example, there are a lot of topics on the General Forum, that really ought to be on the Technical Forum.)

    It's good to hear your positive comments.  If you look at the thread I've just linked to, you will see that David Tyler reckons he has improved the Origo - although I think, if anything, the flame will be less visible.  This can be a problem with an alcohol cooker.  Holding a hand over the burner usually clarifies the issue!

    Pricey for what they are?  Probably.  On the other hand, I don't suppose that the demand for them compares with gas cookers and the carriage and import duties were no doubt a significant part of the cost.


  • 17 Jan 2018 22:07
    Reply # 5688383 on 1195343

    Just discovered this interesting thread. My two cents - I bought an Origo two burner forr a yacht I had in HK and was very happy with it for the three years or so before I sold the boat on leaving the country. Well made, and it cooked fast enough for my admittedly modest requirements.The only issue was that the flame was sometimes a bit hard to see in daylight but you got used to it. I would certainly buy another one, though I think they are pricey for what they are.

    David

  • 03 Oct 2017 16:38
    Reply # 5292797 on 5291435
    Annie Hill wrote:
    Neil Tanner wrote:

    I don't know if this link has been mentioned or if will be of any use.  It's been helpful for me since I use kerosene for cooking and heating on Sea Elf.  https://classiccampstoves.com/


    Yup, I discovered it some time ago when investigating pressure alcohol stoves.  All sorts of interesting stuff.  It's amazing how many people appear to collect them rather than simply to use them!!
    The folks in the group were really helpful when I had issues with my heater.  In fact one of the fellows in the UK sent me misc. stuff no charge to get the heater running properly again. 

    I guess if it exists, someone's gonna collect it, some just like to look at the stuff on their shelves...others like to use 'em.  Actually, there is a section in CCS where the guys will show meals they're cooking with the their refurbished stoves......my mouth drools looking at some of the meals!


  • 02 Oct 2017 21:45
    Reply # 5291435 on 5290759
    Neil Tanner wrote:

    I don't know if this link has been mentioned or if will be of any use.  It's been helpful for me since I use kerosene for cooking and heating on Sea Elf.  https://classiccampstoves.com/


    Yup, I discovered it some time ago when investigating pressure alcohol stoves.  All sorts of interesting stuff.  It's amazing how many people appear to collect them rather than simply to use them!!
  • 02 Oct 2017 15:24
    Reply # 5290759 on 1195343

    I don't know if this link has been mentioned or if will be of any use.  It's been helpful for me since I use kerosene for cooking and heating on Sea Elf.  https://classiccampstoves.com/

  • 02 Oct 2017 04:14
    Reply # 5290295 on 5290024
    Arne Kverneland wrote:

    Annie wrote on her blog:

     

    «... but why, oh why, does no-one produce a good, fast, well-made alcohol cooker for heaven's sake?...»

    To get a 2kW burner I would seriously consider cannibalising a two-burner unit. Then I would rebuild it so that both burners came close enough to each other to heat the same casserole or pan.

    I rest my case, m'lud.  I don't want to build one, I want to buy one!!
  • 02 Oct 2017 02:30
    Reply # 5290179 on 5290024
    Arne Kverneland wrote:


    PS: A single-burner 2kW Origo 1500, plus a single-burner Hpv-salsa seem to me to be a good combination for a serious cook.

    After all, my boil-test showed that the Origo cooked 1/2 litre in 4:39min while the Optimus 111 did it in 3:45min after preheating. David reported on 20.9 that his Maxie burner took 5m 48s  to boil the same amount. 


    Arne, I'm not sure you're comparing apples to apples.  When I did a head to head with the Maxie and the Origo using the same pot/fuel/water volume/temperature, the Maxie is more efficient in fuel use and also faster.  However, the Origo is not so far behind, it still is a very useful stove.


  • 01 Oct 2017 23:05
    Reply # 5290024 on 1195343
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Annie wrote on her blog:

     

    «... but why, oh why, does no-one produce a good, fast, well-made alcohol cooker for heaven's sake?...»

    To me it seems that the German alcohol stoves (google Spiritus Kocher) are good. Those guys have been making them for almost hundred years, and improved them until today. The Hpv stoves with 1000W burners looks good to me, and they are relatively cheap. To get a 2kW burner I would seriously consider cannibalising a two-burner unit. Then I would rebuild it so that both burners came close enough to each other to heat the same casserole or pan.

    Simple (..on paper)!

    Cheers,
    Arne

    PS: A single-burner 2kW Origo 1500, plus a single-burner Hpv-salsa seem to me to be a good combination for a serious cook.

    After all, my boil-test showed that the Origo cooked 1/2 litre in 4:39min while the Optimus 111 did it in 3:45min after preheating. David reported on 20.9 that his Maxie burner took 5m 48s  to boil the same amount. 

    What is left to check now, is how fast the Origo cooks 500ml when turned down to an all-blue flame.



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  • 01 Oct 2017 18:33
    Reply # 5289736 on 5289167
    Annie Hill wrote:Riddle of the Sands fans take notice: there are not one, but two Rippingilles cookers for sail on E-Bay.  I'm seriously wondering if I should buy one and solve my problem of what cooker to fit!

    “At the Stores I asked for a No. 3 Rippingille stove, and was confronted with a formidable and hideous piece of ironmongery, which burned petroleum in two capacious tanks, horribly prophetic of a smell of warm oil. I paid for this miserably, convinced of its grim efficiency, but speculating as to the domestic conditions which caused it to be sent for as an afterthought by telegram.”

    Excerpt from Erskine Childers: “The Riddle of the Sands.”

  • 30 Sep 2017 22:36
    Reply # 5289167 on 1195343
    Riddle of the Sands fans take notice: there are not one, but two Rippingilles cookers for sail on E-Bay.  I'm seriously wondering if I should buy one and solve my problem of what cooker to fit!
    Last modified: 30 Sep 2017 22:37 | Annie
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