On yachts today almost exclusively gas or petroleum stoves are used for cooking. In addition to the burning of fossil fuels, this means on the one hand a constant fire and in the case of gas also an explosion hazard, on the other hand, of course, a corresponding cost factor for the user. Furthermore, the gas systems must be checked and maintained every 2 years.
Our newly developed electric ovens for yachts operate with 230 V AC as an energy source, which is provided either by generator or inverter or via the shore connection of the yacht. The use of an inverter makes it possible to use the electricity from photovoltaic systems, wind and hydro generators directly for cooking. So a cost-neutral, self-sufficient and above all environmentally friendly alternative is given, which is interesting for many yacht owners.
The stoves consist of a combination of induction hob, microwave oven and water heater in a gimbal-mounted device – special solutions for special space situations can be realized at any time. All units are made of stainless steel (V4A). The following advantages arise for the user:
- The induction hob only heats the pots, not the stove. The cooking environment therefore remains lukewarm, burning on the stove are much less likely.
- When taking down or dropping the pot, the stove switches off immediately.
- Drafts can not extinguish a flame; you can ventilate undisturbed.
- The cooking times are considerably shorter than with gas or conventional power plates.
- The cooktops can be easily adjusted by pressing a button, both in terms of their output and the temperature they deliver and the switch-on time.
- Both the hobs and the combi oven have automatic and time-programmable shutdowns as well as internal fans that regulate the temperature of the entire enclosure.
- By using 230 volts, on the one hand, the cable cross-sections are smaller and the wiring thus safer, and it is also available for the entire yacht and the Pantry AC voltage.
- Switching between the on-board and on-board power supply takes place manually, if desired also automatically.
- In case of undervoltage, the inverter warns first, before switching off the stove completely for safety reasons.
Our tests have shown that the average daily cooking time on a yacht is only a maximum of 40 minutes (early morning 10 minutes for coffee, noon dto., Rest for dinner), at anchor or in the harbor a bit more, because experience shows that more cooks , In addition, bread baking comes on a long journey, the plants have to be designed for all these activities. A particular challenge was the control electronics of the individual components, which tolerates no voltage fluctuations and requires pure sinusoidal current. This could be realized by special inverters.
For the conventional flock on sailing yachts (two-lamp, 50 cm wide) is a replacement cooker with a hob for different pot sizes with auto recognition, a convection oven-grill microwave combination and a powerful kettle for coffee and tea cooking, on request together with a matching sine wave inverter with switch , offered. After installation of the wiring, the stove is simply replaced with the gas stove, whereby the suspensions can be adopted. Tom Logisch offers here, as for all its equipment, a far-reaching pan-European assembly service.
Cooking with induction hobs
During use, only minor changes or changes compared to cooking with gas stoves are needed. Due to the shorter cooking times it is best to first cook meat, sauces and potatoes or noodles in a row, whereby the first finished ingredient remains warm in the oven (it does not have to be switched on). When the side dishes are ready, you can switch on the stove briefly and warm it up (2 minutes are enough). When baking, use a special silicone baking pan, which can also be used to bake crispy breads. Buns are baked as usual on a plate with a silicone pad. It works here with circulating air, whereby the baking temperatures can be 20 degrees lower on average. That saves energy. For grilling and grilling, the stove has a grill function.
Inverter: 12 or 24 V to 230 V, sine AC voltage, 3.0 kW continuous power, 5.0 kW peak power
Convection oven: 1.3 kW
Grill: 1.2 kW
Microwave: 0.8 kW microwave power at max. 1.2 kW power consumption
Hob: 2.0 kW
Kettle: 1.6 kW, stainless steel jug
The inverter requires at maximum power (hob 2 kW) about 180 to 200 A, which is why appropriate AGM or solar batteries are provided, which cope on the one hand, the deep discharge, on the other hand, the offered energy in sunshine or hydro generators (these can up to Deliver 600 W), can absorb fast enough.
Since the stove is flatter than the gas stove, this results in a further storage space for the pots. For this you should only use high-quality induction cookers with a thick bottom, because they absorb and distribute the energy better. His old pots can be exchanged for discounted induction pot sets as part of an exchange offer, often offered by well-known manufacturers and many furniture manufacturers.
The liberated gas bottle compartment gives a nice additional storage space – for example, for large 5 l water bottles or similar ..