I should have guests starting tomorrow evening and I need to bake bread. But it’s forecast to be cloudy and wet the next several days, and you know how I like to dote on my batteries. So…
Crust got a little dry on this one. I blame the Honda.
Actually this was such a no-brainer that now I’m thinking of getting a really good exterior-grade extension cord and making another modification to the Lair in the kitchen corner.
I is confuse. I know you went over this before but I’m old and have CRS syndrome. Just how much electricity does it take for your gas oven to bake a loaf of bread? I know pilot lights are now forbidden by the “woke” engineers, but, jeez that’s some poor design.
When the heating element is on, it pulls 460 watts. Which is enough to pull my batteries down even on a bright sunny mid-day. At night or on a very dim day it’s enough to trip the undervoltage shutoff on the inverter.
Consider that my vacuum cleaner would do the same thing if it ran as long as the oven has to all at once. 460 watts is practically nothing in an on-grid household. But it’s considerable when you’ve only got four golf cart batteries and a 600 watt inverter.
But, it’s a gas oven, yes? 460W sounds outrageously high just to keep a flame burning. My all-electric bread machine pulls 550W.
Heating elements always pull a lot of amps. That’s just the way it is.
This is a gas oven with a peizo pilot ?
Not piezo. Just an AC heating element. I gather it’s the most common way of lighting the gas in newer ovens.
I’m very curious. How long will the generator have to run to bake a loaf of bread?
Stove by Rube Goldberg Inc.
Rather than modifying your Lair, modify your power shed. Install a. Pigtail cord so that you can simply unplug the inverter and plug into the generator. With the generator near the power shed, you will be able to charge and bake at the same time.
55 minutes. 15 to heat up, 40 for the bake.
Oh my, that bread looks delicious. 😋