My first galley hot plate

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  1. the brain
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    My first galley hot plate

    Can I get away w/ using a electric hotplate like this. It’s 1000watt so I’m expecting my

    Yamaha 1600watt inverter generater to power it.

    Objective is to mainly pan fry fish like 2-3 minutes on each side total fry time ranging from 5-6 minutes.

    My first galley I plan to start off portable and stow the hotplate maybe wrap in sponge to prevent it from bouncing around, (remember I treat my small cruiser like a jet ski lots of bouncing). This bouncing is the main reason I’d like to avoid propane onboard.


    I recently purchased a el cheapo $10. hotplate it’s kindof cheesie flimsy liteweight w/ the old fashioned type coil burner.main reason I don’t intend on keeping it the owners manuel states only for light boiling an no frying.

    OVENTE Electric Infrared Burner Single-Plate (1000-Watt) Silver Ceramic Glass Cooktop (BGI201S)-BGI201S - The Home Depot


    Edit: I really like my gorge foreman grill it requires 1600 watts will my generator power it for 4 minute preheat time then 5 minute grill time?

    Thanks for any hotplate advice.
     
  2. kapnD
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    Frying is not recommended on those because spilled oil will ignite on the coils.
     
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    If it's a 2000i, it should manage 1600 W for 10 minutes, but you may be slightly low on voltage. Make sure the carb is pristine, though.
    But it's a pain to have to crank the generator every time you want a cup of coffee. I much prefer an alcohol hob such as the Origos as a long term solution.
     
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    Pan fry is just a tiny bit of oil, I’m not deep frying. Wish you Guys would’nt abbreviate

    HOB like I don’t know what that means, I will read up on hob, please excuse my ignorance.


    kapnD yes this is why I’d like to ditch the old fashioned coil type for the glass covered electric burner type.also concidering cleaning the hotplate.


    Ad hoc the amazon looks different I’m in the USA are you suggesting a induction type hot plate? I plan to use either aluminum or stainless steel pans at this point I don’t have actuel induction cookware.again w/ abbreviation IH HOB.

    Phil just plan on using to heat a entry for a quickie meal I like the gorge foreman for red meat but would prefer a hotplate to pan fry fish.nice to know the generater wil power for at least 10 minutes, I have been informed that the gorge foreman would constantly kick off the generater. I hope the Yamahas carb is prestine. It’s been unstarted for a few years I tried to start it unsucesfulley attempted a carb jet cleaning then ended up paying a man to clean the carb properly he would’nt allow me to observe the clean.

    The generater does now start seams to surge a tad w/ no load man told me that’s normal.

    Remember I haven’t used the generater much at all.

    Thanks Guys for advice.
     
  6. Ad Hoc
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    Yes I am suggesting you use an IH hob. Yes you will need new pots and pans.
    But for the safety aspect - well worth it.
     
  7. The Q
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    "Hob" is just an alternative word for "Hot Plate".. IH does means Induction Hob.
     
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  8. the brain
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    your amazon looks differnt than mine (I'm in the USA in Alabama)

    just started browsing the IH hob I see very few that are less than 1800watts did see one at 1300watts.Amazon.com: Gastrorag 1300W Portable Sensor Touch Single Burner Induction Cooktop – Lightweight, Ceramic, 10-Temperature, 180 Min Timer, Energy-Saving: Home & Kitchen

    apparently I can adjust the wattage uageage like 1300 is the max. please recommend a IH hob that I can use w/ my 1600 watt generater.also recommend a none stick pan.

    I've never used a cast iron pan but ave always wanted one like don't they hold flavor after useage.like burnt on food adds flavor to next meal right kindof like bar b q grills.
    thanks.
     
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  9. Ad Hoc
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    Im in Japan, but using amazon UK to search, and this is what I see (as in the link):

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    You mean like "AL"?
     
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    you got me on that one I'll edit it to bama country college football capitol of the world.
     
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    The Brain........... the genius that cleaned your carburetor but would not permit you observe is a *******. If your Yamaha has a Mikuni or similar Japanese carb the cleaning process is dead simple and takes all of about 120 seconds. But of course he could charge you exorbitantly for such a secret. If the carb was really gummed up with varnish from old dead gasoline, then it might have taken five or six minutes and as much as one dollars worth of carb cleaner.

    And Roll Tide or War Eagle according to your degree of loyalty as a respectable Alabaman.
     
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  15. mitchgrunes
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    Typical modern hotplates, like typical modern microwaves, when adjusted to low power, actually draw full power - in spurts. So a 300-2000 W adjustable hotplate probably pulls 2000W when it pulls anything significant.

    A master electrician told me that typical generators have fairly limited service life, unless you go with very expensive and heavy "heavy duty models". I think philSweet's alcohol stove idea is great. They can be very cheap, are extremely low maintenance (it burns very clean), and the fuel (e.g., rubbing alcohol) is easy to find. You can use such a stove outside your boat too - e.g., take it to a campsite or picnic area.

    From personal experience, cast iron pans can be hard to clean, rust easily, and "seasoned" pans sometimes stink. Stainless steel works too with inductive burners, if a refrigerator magnet will stick to it (not all stainless steel is magnetic). and Teflon coated pans are much easier to clean.
     
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