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Old 09-09-2012, 08:13 AM   #1
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Replace gas stove with electric stove top

Can the gas stove top be replaced with a electric stove top?
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:20 AM   #2
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I don't think I've ever heard of it being done, but don't see why not, so long as one is willing to spend the money and probably not cook unless hooked up to shore power. I would think new circuits would have to be added to support 240v operation.

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Old 09-09-2012, 08:27 AM   #3
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Thank. Though it was a job. Good point about the the no shore power.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:36 AM   #4
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If you want to cook on electric (even 110 VAC), why not just buy an electric skillet, with a non-stick surface? Then you could have both! We did that and are quite satisfied, in that my DW is afraid of trying to light the gas stove. She always has to wait until I am around, to start cooking, with gas.
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Can the gas stove top be replaced with a electric stove top?
The answer is YES!!!! You even have the choice of a 110V or 220V unit. It's really not that big of a job, I'm actally looking at doing this so that I would have a totally electric coach...As far as cooking when not hooked up in a camp ground, just start your genny.

Kenyon makes a stove top that will work in a RV, check out their products at the link below.

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I replaced my gas cooktop with an induction cooktop, doesn't create as much heat in the coach.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:56 PM   #7
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We use a counter-top induction burner; relatively inexpensive and easy to store.
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Most electric cook stops are 220 vac and draw a lot of current. Most RVs are not wired for that much load.

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My induction top works on110 and draws 13 amps
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Myself, I prefer gas. DW prefers electric.
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My induction top works on110 and draws 13 amps


bldr11, could you expand on this info a little? What is the brand name and model number if possible? Also does induction top cooking require the use of special pots and pans? I am interested in possibly converting our cooktop from propane to electric, and like the idea of 110 volt and induction.
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Can you replace a gas range with an electric,,, YES, they make them for RV's too.

But why,,, I mean for boiling water an electric burner is OK, but for any serious cooking nothing, and I mean NOTHING beats cooking with gas.

Now.. What you can do as well, if you like, is get a single burner (Or even 2 if you have the wiring for it) burner electric like the Armoa I use for boiling water or cooking soup (Which is not much more than boiling water with stuff in it).

Single Burner Hot Plate

This unit has a solid cast iron top so it does not heat as fast as a sprial burner job, nor does it cool as fast (and even the fastest heating/cooling burners can not compete with gas) but it gives a nice even heat which is much better when making soup.

16 bucks on line at Wallyworld (Must order pre-paid for in-store pick up next week) around 20 in the stores,, The web page linked to shows MSRP but then it's the M's web page.
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The unit I used is made by True Induction. Not sure of the model number as I just sold the coach, it was a 2 burner and fit nicely whether the gas cooktop came out of with only a little modification to the counter top. Yes you do have to use pans that are magnetic.
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The unit I used is made by True Induction. Not sure of the model number as I just sold the coach, it was a 2 burner and fit nicely whether the gas cooktop came out of with only a little modification to the counter top. Yes you do have to use pans that are magnetic.
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Thanks for the info bldr11, I will do a little research on the subject. I am considering going all electric in our coach, and induction cooking seems interesting.
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