Installation, servicing and repairs of marine LPG, Gas, Diesel, and Solid Fuel heating and cooking appliances for boats and barges.
Category: Solid Fuel Cooking Ranges
Solid Fuel Cooking Ranges
While less common that standalone stoves, marine solid fuel cooking ranges are a great choice for traditional boats with heavy winter usage. Managing to both heat the boat, provide cooking facilities and in most cases offer water heating through a backboiler, boat solid fuel ranges are multitasking appliances.
Is a Marine Solid Fuel Range Cooker Right For My Boat?
Traditional cooking ranges are large and bulky appliances but can be used in larger boats and barges. There are also smaller, slimmer model on the market which allow for use in narrowboats and other smaller craft. Getting the right size stove for your boat will ensure that you are never either too hot or too cold.
Marine solid fuel cooking ranges are fantastic for residential boats. As most residential users find that they have some form of heating going all winter long, these appliances make use of this heat to also provide space for cooking, offsetting the winter heating fuel bill with reduced usage for the galley.
Solid fuel cooking ranges work slightly differently to the gas ovens many of us are used to from domestic kitchens. Cooking ranges do not have temperature settings as such. When the range has heating up, some parts of the range will be hotter or cooler than others. You will need to use the right part of the range to cook your dish, based on whether you need a warm, cool, or hot oven. There are many cookbooks which are specifically designed for solid fuel range cookers, to guide you through the switchover process. Most traditional British and world foods are straightforward to cook on a range, roast dinners especially.
Firing up a solid fuel cooking range is much the same as with a solid fuel stove. If you are comfortable with a stove, you should find a cooking rage straightforward. They have the same ventilation and flueing requirements, this is something our experienced boat cooking range fitters can advise you on.