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.
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
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