The Gimball Series
Gimball Series propane stoves are made from stainless steel. The burners are housed with thermocouple protection (a method of dispersing heat uniformly to prevent flashes and fires), electronic spark ignition system (a piezoelectric lighter), and slide-away oven doors, which allow for easy viewing of items baking in the oven. Propane tanks are attached via a regulator, hose and valves. The regulator has hose clamps on either side to prevent any gas leakage. Thermostats are installed inside the oven for thermoregulation.
Force 10 Cooktop series stoves are set up like the Gimball, minus the oven. Stainless steel is used for the stove housing. One or two burners are attached under the housing with Gimball knobs (proprietary to Force 10) and have trivets on the top for cookwear to rest during cooking. Regulators attach the propane gas to the burner via either rubber or stainless steel braided hose. Two knobs attach to the valve attachments to allow controlled flow of the propane gas.
Force 10 offers a combination propane stove and microwave, necessitating the need for more complex parts. In addition to the regulators, stainless steel housing, burners, hoses and clamps, valves, knobs and nozzles, Force 10 combination stoves have a small microwave attached to the stove with a dedicated stainless steel shelf, bushings, brackets and stainless steel screws.
Article Written By Eric Cedric
A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.