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Actually using the Galley

Recipes, advice, appliances and more. Just because you might have a small galley doesn't mean you can't cook big!
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Actually using the Galley

Unread postby tex » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:16 pm

My Admiral and I have our first living "together" aboard experience coming up in February. It will be the first time we're actually using the Galley for the way it was meant to be used. Typically, I only use a one-burner electric counter top unit when cooking for myself, or maybe the micro from time to time, but I haven't had the propane stove-top lit in three years and never the oven. We'll have to be stocking food, washing dishes, organizing for space, etc..

Meanwhile, I'll be collecting recipes for the Croc Pot and checking the electric load on a new Steam Cooker we've had sitting idle on our kitchen counter for a while. I'd like to eliminate the propane oven, but some say don't. Anybody use a propane stove/oven?
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Re: Actually using the Galley

Unread postby CaptForce » Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:28 am

Of course we use our propane oven. Where else can you store the sauce pans and their lids?
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Re: Actually using the Galley

Unread postby tex » Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:20 pm

My old, orginal stove is a rusty heap. I can probably get it to work again, but there's something about lighting the oven that gives me the willies. I've seen a later model Force 10 stove that is very clean for about 600 bucks. That's less than half price of a new one, and it will fit the space of the old one. The other choice would be to go electric, but I hate running the genset.
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Re: Actually using the Galley

Unread postby Jaxfishgyd » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:42 pm

We cook 75% of the food on the aft deck. I have a gas BBQ, an electric "7 in 1" griddler unit and a coleman 2 burner stove up there.....
In the galley, there is your basic electric 3 burner princess stove/oven/broiler along with the slow cooker unit and microwave...Along with the 11 cubic ft refrig/freezer....
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Re: Actually using the Galley

Unread postby Misfit Wookiee » Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:16 am

We have this slow cooker book:

http://www.amazon.com/Slow-Cooker-Revolution-Americas-Kitchen/dp/1933615699/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1443190365&sr=8-1&keywords=crock+pot+revolution

...and we love it. The Bachelor Beef Stew recipe is soooo easy to make I hesitate to call it cooking.

Saw that they have a sequel that's focused on easy prep, maybe better for liveaboard use (we're not on the water yet):

http://www.amazon.com/Slow-Cooker-Revolution-2-Easy-Prep/dp/1936493578/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1443190365&sr=8-2&keywords=crock+pot+revolution

We'll probably get this one as well.

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Re: Actually using the Galley

Unread postby Cool Beans » Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:16 am

When I redid my galley, I sold the oven portion of an Origo combo unit and kept the stove top. Alcohol does a mighty fine job cooking 8-)
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Re: Actually using the Galley

Unread postby Robin » Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:10 pm

Cool Beans wrote:When I redid my galley, I sold the oven portion of an Origo combo unit and kept the stove top. Alcohol does a mighty fine job cooking 8-)


As long as you have patience! Be aware the flame is not always visible too, especially if some gets spilled. Properly installed propane suits me fine but then I was brung up where gas ( butane or propane ) paranoia is much less :) .
Mark my words, it will be dark again by nightfall :)

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