Product Review: Ramblewood GC2-43P High Efficiency 2 Burner Gas Cooktop
Price Range: $300 -- $350
Who Would Buy This: Those shopping for a heavy-duty, two burner LPG/propane gas cooktop for use in a RV, boat or vacation hut.
The GC2-43P has a simple, modern design that is likely to appeal to a broad variety of tastes. It’s smooth stainless steel surface looks super sleek and is easy to clean. The black cast iron pot stand is heavy-duty and seemingly well-built, so it can withstand years of use.
High Efficiency Burners
This cooktop features two sealed burners, both of which have a powerful BTU output to ensure quick boil times. The large triple ring burner has 9000 BTUs, while the smaller semi-rapid burner has 7000 BTUs.
Operating the burners is real easy using the two control knobs which use a push and turn style of control. Each knob has a small icon next to it that indicates which burner it controls.
For user safety, there is a flame out safety device in place which detects if gas is flowing, but there’s no flame and then automatically shuts off the gas supply accordingly.
Ramblewood tout the newly enhanced design of the burners, which provide a 20-30% saving in energy costs. So if you’re looking to keep running costs low this is an added benefit.
The electric ignition system is powered by a 1.5V battery. The main advantage of this over standard ignition systems is that your cooktop will still be fully functional in the event of a mains power outage. If you have no battery available, the burners can be lit using a match.
Manual: Ramblewood GC2-43P manual
Guarantee: 1-year warranty.
The Ramblewood GC2-43P is extremely impressive for what is a two burner gas cooktop. We’re pleased to say it meets the mark with its substantial build quality, performance and simple operation. The inclusion of a cast iron grate is a desirable feature which will help it last a long while.
Overall, this will appeal to anyone who’s in the market for a well-constructed compact cooktop that runs on LPG or propane gas.