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Old 05-12-2016, 08:37 AM   #1
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Electric Stove

Has anyone switch their propane stove to an electric stove? If so. How big of a deal is it?

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I replaced the propane counter top range/stove with a two burner 120V electric. Easy to do. Used the plug under the cabinet for the optional dish washer. Removed the propane stove. Took the counter top cover for the stove and cut it out for the electric one. Glued the cover in place with caulk. Inserted the electric stove and plug into outlet. Added a wood trim board at the front of the cabinet to cover the opening left from removing the propane stove.


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Old 05-12-2016, 06:46 PM   #3
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Jim, did you take pictures, if so can you post? I have been researching doing the same thing. On our coach the dishwasher plug is on the driver's side, with the kitchen on the PS. Good news, it is easy to get a new line through the basement. When I do this I will also remove the propane tank and all the plumbing, I estimate I will take out about 400 lbs. btw, I am still on 1/2 a tank from the original fill when I bought the coach new in 2006, we have the Hydro-hot heating and the DW cooks a lot, mostly using the convection or a portable induction cook top (we also have induction at home, it is GREAT!!!!). My only problem is the front Karadon cover for the propane stove slipped off and broke so last fall I made a maple cutting block that slips over the stove top, gives a lot more counter space, I don't think you saw it while we were in Charleston a few months ago, but it fits nicely in the slot. I was thinking about cutting the Tru-Induction 2 burner into the cutting board, just want to get the cook top so I can see if it will all work together. The only thing I don't like about the Tru-Induction top is that it shares the power between the 2 burner, that is good and bad, would rather find one that has independent burner, still looking.
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:10 PM   #4
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Here's some pictures.

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Go with the true induction two burner cook top. Only cut out an area to make the cooktop flush with the counter. DW loves it and. Wants to convert our house 4 burner to induction.
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Agree with the above post, if you are going to do it, make it an induction cooktop, you will love how fast it works. However, I would not change the stove unless you are never going to boondock ever. The propane stove uses no electricity, and electricity becomes the most important thing (aside from fresh water) when boondocking. This would be the case even when just staying one or two nights in a Walmart. So we carry an induction 1 burner portable cooktop with us, since we hardly ever need more than one pan cooking at any one time. We have the frigidire model, Nuwave are junk as I understand it, check reviews on amazon to see which one is good. Here is the link to the one we have.

http://www.amazon.com/Frigidaire-Gal...idaire+Gallery
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I bought a one hob induction cooktop to try. I really like the unit and it works fine with my Griswold cast iron pans. Was considering taking out the two burner gas cooktop and replacing it with an induction unit, then we'd be all electric. Not sure the DW would approve as she's used gas for 50 years.
For now I'll keep the portable induction unit in the RV and see what she decides if we ever get to go out again.
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Installed a True Induction 3 years ago. Wife could not be happier. Here is a link to some pictures of my install.
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We have had a 4 burner Electrolux induction cooktop at home since I renovated the kitchen over 4 years ago. When we were deciding what we wanted we went to the appliance showroom. My wife had always cooked with gas because it was so responsive, the salesman boiled a pot of water in under 60 seconds with a piece of paper towel between the pot and the cooktop. The paper wasn't scorched or burned, that convinced my wife. Also that the cooktop was only just warm, she was concerned about the grand kids getting burned. We have used it and loved it ever since.

Before we went to Alaska we purchased a portable Nuwave for the coach and loved it until at 13 months it died. When I called Nuwave the first thing they asked me was where I bought the unit, when it told them Camping World they told me my only recourse was to buy a new one. I did, but you can bet it was NOT a Nuwave, less expensive and a 2 year warranty!

So now my next step is a 2 burner cooktop built in to the countertop and remove an estimated 400 pounds of propane tank and piping. Thanks too all for the ideas, particularly the disconnect so the cooktop does not keep looking for a pan. I will probably add an indicator light so we know when it is turned on. On our Electrolux there is a power switch for the entire unit, not just the individual burners so we don't see that problem.
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Induction is certainly in our future to replace the original Princess cooktop. The technology makes it a much safer then propane in motorhomes.
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Regarding the removal of the propane tank, what are you all using for furnace and refrigerator? Our 34 DDS furnace ru s on propane and the fridge converts from propane to electric upon plugging in to electric. I don't know that we could remove the propane tank for these reasons, except that we are installing an electric fireplace that will heat the whole coach. Still concerned about the fridge. Thoughts?
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We have Hydro Hot that uses diesel for heating and a residential refrigerator so after replacing the Atwood propane range with induction we will be all electric and 400 pounds lighter.

Added reason, top 3 sources of fire in motor homes:

1) Engine compartment - added fire suppression system
2) Propane refrigerator - have residential refer
3) Propane stove - induction removes that concern and all propane from coach
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Do these induction stoves require 50 amp service? Or can they be run on 30 amp? Our home induction stove needed 220 service when we switched to that during our kitchen remodel.
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Do these induction stoves require 50 amp service? Or can they be run on 30 amp? Our home induction stove needed 220 service when we switched to that during our kitchen remodel.
We also added the 2 burner (shared) induction cooktop to our motorhome and it plugs into a standard 110 outlet. That's why the burners are shared. A standard outlet can only power one at a time. When we turn on the second burner it reduces the power to the first burner to keep it under 15 amps.

Our house 5 burner induction cooktop uses 50 amp, 220 vac.
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