Monday, 3 June 2019

Town Gas

It is baffling to me why the LPG cookers both on our current boat, our previous. boat, and our motorhome take much longer to cook anything than a conventional cooker. Typically we wind the gas up an extra notch and give whatever it is an extra 5 or 10 minutes.

Now I had presumed that it must be the difference between methane and propane, yet when I research this (research being Wikipedia - where else?) I find that LPG has a higher calorific value and burns at a higher temperature, but there shouldn't be any difference: "It would be difficult, if not impossible, to tell the difference between cooking with natural gas and LPG." 

Maybe it is down to the cookers?

Perhaps I should worry about more important matters. 

PS. First Mate is working up to a much more interesting blog, which I imagine might contain detail on our cruise so far, and probably include valuable information on the charity shops of Audlem.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I suspect at least some of the perceived poor performance is down to the type of cookers you have installed. On my boat I have an ancient domestic hob, converted for Calor and it is fine. Sadly the best boat cooker in my experience, the Valor Vanette, is long discontinued. Mine (oven+grill) certainly cooks to Regulo but does need some pre-heating time. Fortunately it sounds as if you have mastered the difference between domestic and modern boat cookers, and are managing to cook what you wish.

Marty - holiday boater