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Old 02-08-2016, 09:34 PM   #1
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Suburban Electric/Gas Combo stovetop

Has anyone has any experience with this style of stove top that has two gas burners and one electric? I like the smooth ceramic surface but wonder about the reliability of the electric burner. Any thoughts?
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Old 02-08-2016, 09:51 PM   #2
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Has anyone has any experience with this style of stove top that has two gas burners and one electric? I like the smooth ceramic surface but wonder about the reliability of the electric burner. Any thoughts?
Would think the electric would be more reliable than the gas. I do like having the option between the two sources.
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Old 02-08-2016, 10:12 PM   #3
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Has anyone has any experience with this style of stove top that has two gas burners and one electric? I like the smooth ceramic surface but wonder about the reliability of the electric burner. Any thoughts?


Electric induction burners are probably better than gas and electric burners. Both faster and better controlled. Offer temp, time and heat settings. Water boils in 60% of the time, etc. 2.5 years of daily use.
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That means special pans to cook with. Too many extra pans and what about the current draw. Need 50 amp?

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The other pics from this unit (SRSA3LGGSV) show a 110v appliance plug. I assume the electric burner is not an induction burner but only electric coil. I think the production costs would be prohibitive for an induction unit. I wasn't able to find much info on this unit as an option.
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I have the cook top only version of this stove in our 08 Host. Very pleased with it. If we are in a campground with hook ups we typically use the electric side to conserve our propane. Ours has been in service for 8 years and never had a problem with it. No scratches cracks or other issues.
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The other pics from this unit (SRSA3LGGSV) show a 110v appliance plug. I assume the electric burner is not an induction burner but only electric coil. I think the production costs would be prohibitive for an induction unit. I wasn't able to find much info on this unit as an option.

Ours is one 15 amp circuit with 115 VAC. It's two burners not both cannot be used at full power at the same time. Maybe start one at full power then cut in 2nd for 1/2 power each. Plenty of heat for cooking. They aren't that expensive any more. Cooktop stays relatively cool during use.
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Forest River has just come out with a new model, it's called Riverstone. It has the induction range as standard.


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Electric is way more reliable. No issues of air in the lines, adjusting for clean flames, igniting, etc. However, when dry camping you would only have two burners. On the other hand, when low or out of propane but with shore power, you would always have one. Just wattch [!] your total wattage with AC, hair dryer, coffee maker, etc. against your total capacity when in use.


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I think the production costs would be prohibitive for an induction unit.
Induction burners aren't very expensive anymore... a hardware chain here in Canada sells an 1800w standalone induction hotplate for $100 (that's about 72 U.S dollars).
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