01 December 2016
This is a pretty funny photo, but cooking underway is anything but funny. There is a serious risk of burning yourself when the boat rolls, if you do not have your pots/pans secure. They can slide right off the stove or slosh out of the pot/pan.
We have a gimbaled stove, which means that it is not stationary, it swings. The idea is, if the boat rolls, the stove will swing too and keep things level. Good theory, but it doesn’t always work that way.
First of all, if it is too rolly, I won’t cook on the stove. If it is a little rolly and I think I can handle it, I will don the plastic apron (made specifically for cooking at sea to protect your full body from hot liquids), I have flexible plastic sticks that I use to wrap around the pot handle to hold it in place and I also have both hands covered with pot holders. When I’m cooking, my full attention is on the stove, and when I’m finished, my full attention is on my meal ;)