We are reluctant to buy a new cooker at the moment, so the oven has become extra storage space. Luckily we had an electric oven to hand and that came on the boat with us.
It has proved somewhat of a Godsend. We cannot use the rings and the oven together because of the wattage, so I use the electric oven and the gas rings. On the barge we are going to have a Rayburn which will be fuelled by solid fuel. Not only will it do the cooking, but it will provide all our hot water and heating in the winter. We have decided to buy a brand new Rayburn, as the modern ones are very efficient and hopefully will outlast us! But for now normal service with entertaining has been resumed, so feel free to drop round and have a bite to eat.