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Primus 1117 Oven

Discussion in 'Stove Paraffinalia' started by z1ulike, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. z1ulike

    z1ulike United States Subscriber

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    Primus 1117 Oven front view
    01 - Stove.JPG 02 - Stove Open.JPG

    Bottom view
    02a - Stove Bottom.JPG

    It came with a Primus 582 heat shield, cookie sheet, baking pan, and an asbestos protector.
    03 - Accessories.JPG

    I can't make out the English printed on the asbestos protector. The Swedish is clearer and hopefully someone will translate.
    04 - Asbestos Inscription.JPG

    I doubt the cookie sheet and pan are original but they are very well made out of heavy gauge and fit the oven perfectly.
    05 - Pan Detail.JPG

    I decided to try it out by making some scones so I first preheated the oven to 425 F (218 C).
    06 - Stove Warm-up.JPG

    I decided to use my 1932 Primus 14 because it has a burner that can be easily regulated and it is in perfect running order thanks to Gary (Bernie Dawg) Adams who fettled it for me.
    09 - Heating up.JPG

    I made the scones and placed them on parchment paper for baking.
    07 - Scones Raw.JPG

    I used an electronic thermometer to monitor the oven and popped the scones in when it got up to temp which took less than 5 minutes.
    08 - Up to speed.JPG

    The scones baked for the required 12 minutes and came out great especially after I added a little butter and homemade fig jam.
    10 - Ready to eat.JPG

    One parting shot of the Primus 1117 oven and the Primus 14 stove with the Primus 582 Heat Sheild.
    Last Photo.JPG

    Ben
     
  2. MrAlexxx

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    I like that. :thumbup:
     
  3. Doc Mark

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    Hey, Ben,

    Lovely!! Thanks for sharing this neat old oven, and congrats on scoring it! Take care, and God Bless!

    Every Good Wish,
    Doc
     
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    learned something new today, I have never heard of 1 before
    Jan
     
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  6. Christer Carlsson

    Christer Carlsson Sweden Moderator

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    Ben, it still says:
    Use this plate only when reduced bottom-heat is required

    Have you already forgotten that you asked the same question not that long ago? ;) :lol:

    Check this out.
     
  7. Tracer

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    Great stove!
    Perfect way to prepare scones, I guess the 1117 oven heats faster up then an electrical oven.
    Congratulations with such a nice sco(r/n)e
     
  8. z1ulike

    z1ulike United States Subscriber

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    Like my grandmother used to tell me, "you'd forget your head if it wasn't attached to your neck!"

    I was also trying to remember which Swedish member of CCS helped me obtain the oven. I narrowed down to @Lighthouse or you but I wasn't sure. Thanks for refreshing my memory on both accounts and thanks again for your invaluable help in obtaining the oven.

    Ben
     
  9. pau-i-amor

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    Like my grandmother used to tell me, "you'd forget your head if it wasn't attached to your neck!"

    My mother use to told me the same words!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    What a nice stove, Ben!
     
  10. Longilily

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    Loving the oven Ben :thumbup:
     
  11. Rangie

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    Lovely, lovely!
    I have been on the look-out for one for some time with no luck :(
    Is it a double-skinned device or does the waste heat escape through the door buttons?

    Alec.
     
  12. z1ulike

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    The answer to your question is both :-k. It is a double skinned oven but the door is a single sheet with two holes where heat might escape. There are also a series of holes on top of the stove for heat to escape. I believe heat from the burner enters through the bottom of the oven, goes around the oven between the inner and outer skin, and exits through the holes in the top. That way the food inside isn't exposed to stove fumes and the scones don't come out smelling of kerosene. I'll know for sure when I get around to tearing it apart to re-paint it.

    Top.JPG

    Ben
     
  13. NW Lady

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    I love that oven. Haven't seen one like that! Primus 117 oven...added to my "really want" list! Roughly, what are the dimensions? thank you
     
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    The oven is 7 1/4" H x 14 1/2" L x 10 1/2" W and the legs are 9" making it 16 1/4" high overall. The pans are 9" x 13" and the interior is 4 3/4" tall.

    Ben
     
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    Thank you. Big enough to get a good sized baking pan in and with the legs fits right over a stove...very nice. I did an internet search... very scarce... but I can hope. Congrats on that find!
     
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    G,,day mate , i like it .
    i look forward to then pizzas from it .
    Cheers

    kerry
     
  17. Robert Bruce

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    Ben, very nice oven. I see you mention the heat shield, is it only nessery on your type of oven ? Why I ask is I have just got a Coleman oven , new, and are going to use it with a Primus. Should I make or get a heat shield for it or not ? The oven is single skinned and looses a lot of heat, some cover it with foil but for occasional use I don't think it is nessesary.

    Cheers
    Rob
     
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    @Robert Bruce I don't have an answer for you. Catalogs in the Reference Library show the oven being used both with and without the shield.

    Primus Oven Ad1.jpg Primus Oven Ad.jpg

    Here's an explanation of the plate (shield) from a 1937 catalog.

    protecting plate.jpg

    Ben
     
  19. ArchMc

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    When using a Coleman oven with a Coleman two-burner stove, the fuel tank is not directly under the oven. Personally, I would use a heat shield of some sort for any stove that has a fuel tank directly under the burner. (I'm assuming it will get too hot for your hand under there, which is probably a pretty good rule-of-thumb.)

    ....Arch
     
  20. Robert Bruce

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    Thanks Ben and Arch, looks like I will have to make one, looks an relitively easy job. I will see also how hot it gets under the oven . I made a stand that collapse down as the oven was a bit unstable with a Primus single burner under it. The oven is a bit flimsy but I suppose weight was an issue.

    Cheers
    Rob