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View Poll Results: What is the best 2-Burner Cooktop?
Dometic Drop-In Cooktop ($139, on sale $124) 3 50.00%
Suburban 2 Burner Drop-In Cooktop ($214; on sale $129) 0 0%
Gasland Chef 12" Built-in Gas Stove Top ($329, sale $189) 0 0%
Atwood DV-20S Stainless Steel Drop-In Cooktop ($199, sale $129) 0 0%
Flame King 2 Burner Built-In Cooktop ($66.88) 1 16.67%
Ramblewood GC2-48P 2 Burner Cooktop ($254, sale $238) 0 0%
Other 2 33.33%
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Old 02-10-2020, 01:38 PM   #1
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Default Best 2-Burner Cooktop

What is the best? Either from your own personal experience or what you have see used more in other vans. What sets one apart from the other? I believe most of the poll options are propane hook-ups.

Dometic Drop-In Cooktop ($139, on sale $124) - link

Suburban 2 Burner Drop-In Cooktop ($214; on sale $129) - link

Gasland Chef 12" Built-in Gas Stove Top ($329, sale $189) - link

Atwood DV-20S Stainless Steel Drop-In Cooktop ($199, sale $129) - link

Flame King 2 Burner Built-In Cooktop ($66.88) - link

Ramblewood GC2-48P 2 Burner Cooktop ($254, sale $238) - link
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Old 02-10-2020, 02:57 PM   #2
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Default Re: Best 2-Burner Cooktop

Consider a portable two burner stove. I think the counter space is more important than a built in stove. Also prefer to cook outside the van when possible. I can cook inside, on the drop down shelf out the slider door off the sink cabinet or on a picnic table.

I use a Camp Chief Ranger 2 cook stove. Has 17,000 btu burners instead of the normal 10,000 btu burners.

Did not answer your question but just a thought.
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Old 02-10-2020, 04:07 PM   #3
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Default Re: Best 2-Burner Cooktop

Do not get the one from the first link to the Dometic Drop In cooktop. I went to and RV show and saw several installed and in two out of three, the cover hinges were already broken. It is a very poor design. They have others that have a completely different design. More expensive Dometics look to be much better made.

Our ancient Suburban is very much like modern ones except that now they offset the burners. It is fine. Look for cooktops with similar shaped burners. I believe many of the cooktop manufacturers have been bought by the same company and they are completely different in design.

Not having an igniter is a pain, but one can be added.

See this thread:

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=80208

Also, see these:

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=81260

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=81650

Search for "cooktop" in the various forums and you will see lots more info.

An induction cooktop is another choice, but we hate cooking on them and you need pretty big batteries to run them. We do have a big set of LiFePO4s but still cook and heat with Propane. The energy density of propane is far higher. A one pound can of Propane can make as much heat as our whole battery pack.

We've also got adapters and a regulator to run our trusty Coleman stove outside if we want. That has served us well for decades. We do like the cooktop inside though.

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Old 02-10-2020, 10:50 PM   #4
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Default Re: Best 2-Burner Cooktop

Thanks Mark. I did do a search of "cooktop" and found some of those threads, but nothing that was quite clear on a front-runner for a built-in stovetop. I thought this poll would help organize a lot of those thoughts and comments here.

We seriously considered an induction cooktop, but decided against it with our power setup (1000W inverter, 200 Ah Lithium batteries).
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Old 02-11-2020, 07:58 AM   #5
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Default Re: Best 2-Burner Cooktop

I use 2 of these. Super fast to set up. Self ignite. Powerful. Easy to move outside...for example when cooking steak or bacon. I'm with Dave on counterspace.

https://www.amazon.com/Iwatani-Corpo...53192605&psc=1
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Old 02-11-2020, 07:12 PM   #6
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Default Re: Best 2-Burner Cooktop

I'm with Dave.
I cook in a cast iron frying pan. You need heat.
That Camp ranger is a real cook stove, my observation is that with a boil over it might be hard to clean up.

Not so with my choice.

https://www.agrisupply.com/carolina-...stove/p/48590/

Same no nonsense heavy duty burners, very even heat and powerful.

Old school for sure!!



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