July 2007 Issue

Galley Ranges and Small Stoves Update

If thereís one person you want to keep happy on a cruise, itís the chef, and making sure your galley slave has the right tools to get the job done starts with choosing a quality range or stove that fits your needs. In the final review of a three-part series on galley cookers, testers evaluated four marine stove/oven combos and followed up on the small stoves test with a look at one two-burner and two single-burner cooktops.

We received four galley ranges for our testóthree propane stoves and one alcohol stove. The propane models were: Force 10 Gourmet Galley (Model 63351), Seaward Princess Model 3175, and Tasco Model 755LP. The alcohol-fueled Origo 6000 by Dometic was the only non-propane stove we tested. Our hunt for the best marine stove looked at the stovesí construction, durability, performance, safety, size, and price.

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