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Old 07-30-2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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Freestanding LP Stove with Piezo Ignition

I'm in the early stages of designing a completely new custom interior and am now choosing the appliances. Have gotten some excellent advice from this forum--things to do and, more important, things NOT to do! Because I cook and bake a lot and actually enjoy it, my stove choice will be important. I'll be running LP but every major brand of RV stove seems to have electronic ignition and I have not been able to confirm that when I'm boondocking I can override this and light at least the top burners with a match (a valuable feature that I have on my home stove). So I finally found a non-RV, somewhat vintage-looking 20" freestanding LP stove made by Brown Stoveworks (Cleveland, TN; Brown Stove Works, INC.) that has small battery-powered piezo igniters for both the top burners AND the oven. See attached photo.

Can anyone tell me why this would not be a good choice, other than the fact that it's heavy--125 lbs? Do you think I will need to anchor this?

Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:44 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Airstream community.

First of all, I will point out that some if not most current production RV stoves are piezo and do not rely on electric power. For example, the Amana range in my trailer uses a manually lit pilot light for the oven, and a piezo ignitor for the stovetop burners that is operated by turning a knob.

20" freestanding apartment ranges were commonly installed in early travel trailers before the smaller appliances designed specifically for RVs became available. The main problem is space. On an Airstream the sides curve, which may be problematic for the straight back and sides of an apartment range.

You would want to anchor a range like that securely, most certainly to the floor. Some supplemental bracing to the upper back might also be called for.
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