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Subject Topic: Free standing hobs for older caravans Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by mforan21/5/2014 at 1:47pm
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We've been offered quite an old caravan which doesn't have a built in oven or hob.

We already have a halogen oven but I'm trying to look into the possibility of cooking on a hob in the van.

All camping cookers/hobs tend to say they're for outdoor use. 

Does anybody know of any free standing hobs that can be safely used in a caravan?

 

Thanks in advance

  


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How safe is safe? A free standing hob is no different from a caravan hob. If you wanted to use a camping stove inside the caravan its ok, you just have to be careful you don't knock anything flying really, its just common sense. On a nice day you can cook outside anyway. Plenty of caravanners take a separate stove & gas bottle & cook outside if its nice.

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Message posted by mforan21/5/2014 at 2:51pm
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Thanks for the reply, michell8.  I may be going over the top with the caution and as you say there is always cooking outside or in the awning.

I've been checking electric hobs on the internet but reviews aren't always great so I wanted to get people's views - the opinions of seasoned campers is always my first port of call with things like this

 

Thanks again  


Message posted by black ice25/5/2014 at 9:14am
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I have used a two ring electric hob in our van for the past six years with noproblems.

Message posted by Onewheelonmywagon25/5/2014 at 3:58pm
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Would be worth investing in a smoke alarm and a CO detector if burning gas in a caravan.

Message posted by mforan25/5/2014 at 8:34pm
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Thanks for all your comments.  I think the electric hob may be the best option

 

Much appreciated 


Message posted by millermicm25/5/2014 at 8:54pm
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We have a portable electric hob. Works well. Needs to be secure in the van i.e. don't want it sliding off the worktop with a pan of boiling water. Ours is a 2 ring hob and uses a lot of electric if both are in use. It will trip the power on light load sites. 10amp+ it's ok. Below that tends to be one ring only.

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Message posted by navver25/5/2014 at 9:50pm
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Gas should be OK as you will only use it for a short time during the day, as long as there is some ventilation.

Message posted by HEJC7225/5/2014 at 10:28pm
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I use a suitcase stove in my caravan and have also got an electric hot plate/griddle for when I am on EHU.
Both work well and I have made some lovely meals using these.

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Number of years back there were a couple units nick named the students kitchen, which consisted of a mirowave size unit with combined oven and toaster and on top two solid 8" electric rings, the oven door acted as a pull down shelf with handle as the foot or support.                                                                                                                                I also seem to remember a third company bringing out a similar version only the the two hot plates were instant glow spirals. I think one was made by Creda and  one by Electralux or similar name the third had a foreign name but was british built. the outer of all models was grey stove enameled with white spots .                                                                                                                                                         I I have seen in a fellow vanners awning a combi oven / rotisserie  with fixed toaster and kettle on top. I ment to ask him where he purchased  his kitchen marvel but it slipped my mind or was it the plonk ?.

Message posted by Bridgelayer26/5/2014 at 8:16pm
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