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Old 18-12-2013, 07:57   #1 (permalink)
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I want to have the opportunity of being self sufficient so will obviously have an lpg cooker, but if I am on EH on a site what about one of these to use for cooking.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Andrew-James-Digital-Electric-Induction/dp/B007457IJK/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3UQ99BBFOO5X M&coliid=I2H2VDYJPBOPHD


I have looked on line and apparently induction is a far more efficient use of energy for cooking, presumable safer as no naked flame, and I have also read that the burning of lpg produces quite large quantities of water vapour -which would add to condensation problems in a british winter
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Hi, I think you would be hard pushed to find a site which would not trip the electric as the hob is rated at 2800 watt, spend the money on an extractor over the gas hob.
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A single hob would be OK, but as said using both would be near the limit of a 16 amp hook up if you take into account other items is fridge, pump etc
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Hi, I think you would be hard pushed to find a site which would not trip the electric as the hob is rated at 2800 watt, spend the money on an extractor over the gas hob.
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Thats why I was looking at the double - one is 1000 and one side in 1800 It has an adjustable heat control and apparently once up to temperature drops back vastly in cosnumputon

I got my pencil and paper out last night and did the sums though I am not sure if I was working it out properly If I divide 1800 by 230 it equals 7.8 presumably that is the amps? (only a very vague idea about electricity)

What is the normal supply on British campsites?

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A single hob would be OK, but as said using both would be near the limit of a 16 amp hook up if you take into account other items is fridge, pump etc
Whoops - I cross posted with you

I am probably getting too wound up about all of this, and I think my best idea is to get the wheels first and try everything out. But never having used on before I want to try and get it al least half right before I start, and once on the road will have not that much opportunity of getting extra things I might need

I dont move about all that well so all my shopping for the last few years has been on the internet, but soon I will not have anywhere to have it delivered to, or if I do I may to too far away to collect it.
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The big club sites tend to be 16 amp, but many are 10 amp and some as low as 6amp
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I want to have the opportunity of being self sufficient so will obviously have an lpg cooker, but if I am on EH on a site what about one of these to use for cooking.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Andrew-James-Digital-Electric-Induction/dp/B007457IJK/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3UQ99BBFOO5X M&coliid=I2H2VDYJPBOPHD


I have looked on line and apparently induction is a far more efficient use of energy for cooking, presumable safer as no naked flame, and I have also read that the burning of lpg produces quite large quantities of water vapour -which would add to condensation problems in a british winter
We have a cheapo Aldi version. I can't remember consumption but IIRC it's around 1kW. It works well - just remember it won't work with aluminium pans.
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Hi, I think you would be hard pushed to find a site which would not trip the electric as the hob is rated at 2800 watt, spend the money on an extractor over the gas hob.
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Hi, whereabouts in Torre.are you? I lived for 5 yrs. on Residencia Europa (opp. the Windmill on Rond Ricado la Fuente) before returning to uk.
Still miss Spain especially at Xmas time.
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