Origo 4100 pot hold

Mark F

Contributing Partner
Blogs Author
Does anyone know if the rails for the Origo 4100 pot holders are available?
 

Tin Kicker

Member III
I've been looking for the bar for a Origo 3000 and come to the conclusion that I'm going to need to make it.
 

gabriel

Member III
How do you like this stove? I would like the single burner version one day but unpressurized alcohol seems weak to me. Am I wrong? They seem popular.
 

Frank Langer

1984 Ericson 30+, Nanaimo, BC
I had a single Origo alcohol burner on a previous boat, and can recommend it. It was great for making coffee, heating soup, frying simple stuff, but it wouldn't be enough for a real chef in the kitchen. Our 2 burner propane stove with oven on our current boat is definitely more versatile especially if preparing meals for more than one person.
Frank
 

Loren Beach

O34 - Portland, OR
Senior Moderator
Blogs Author
How do you like this stove? I would like the single burner version one day but unpressurized alcohol seems weak to me. Am I wrong? They seem popular.
Different question, and there are a lot of considered replies in previous threads. While some boaters are adamant about their choice of stove fuel, I find it best to focus on the BTU output of a given burner. We can boil, fry, and (in our over) bake cookies. We had a propane cooktop on our prior boat for almost a decade and liked it just as much.
Aside from fuel choice, "system" requirements are much more complicated with propane in order to be both safe and legal. We have spent over a month at a time cruising, and our Origo 6000 does an excellent job.

So check the BTU output for the actual brand of burner on whatever make of cooker you fancy, and do not get wound up in fuel choices.
BTW, I have used Butane, Kerosine, Propane, and Alcohol to heat up our food over the last four decades.
All.... will have advantages and disadvantages.... and will burn the heck out of the frypan contents if one is.... inattentive... ! :)
 

Mark F

Contributing Partner
Blogs Author
Hi Gabriel, I like the Dometic Origo 4100. I used to have a pressurized alcohol stove and liked the excitement ;-). The non pressurized stove is simpler and seems plenty hot for my use.
 

Tin Kicker

Member III
For the little I've tried the Origo, I really like it. Propane is a touch faster to boil water but not enough faster for me to want propane on the boat. What started my change-over was finding that I needed to essentially change everything in my 35 year old propane system. The hoses were crunchy and the wiring was degraded. Finding that I like the simplicity of non-pressurized alcohol made things that much better.
 

wynkoop

Member II
I went looking for an Origo non-pressurized not long ago for a camper project and found that they seem to not be made anymore and parts seem to be scarce.

I have a two burner on the boat. It is in good shape with potholders, but no gimble. I figured with most cooking done on Silver Maiden done on the hook in protected waters I did not need the gimble. Now I am sort of sorry I did not get the gimble when I bought the stove in 1985.
 

Slick470

Member III
darn, I didn't realize they discontinued these stoves. I've been watching for a deal on the pot holders for a long time because I just couldn't justify paying that much for a set. Guess I should buy a set before they are all gone. Between the two burner stove and the heat pal heater we have, I've always liked these.
 

Slick470

Member III
Mark, I do have a rail on the front edge of the stove. I assumed it came with the stove. I also went online this morning and ordered one of the pot holder sets before they disappear too.
 
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