claptrap1 wrote:So, can anyone recommend me a model that is reliable?
What about a shop that doesn't try to rip you off / ask stupid money can anyone recommend me one? I assume same shops will sell thermometers, too.
I think there are shops on the south side (west of the junction with the road that goes past Sorya) of the road that goes round Central Market. Where the green crosses are on this comedy map:
There's a place on the south side of Sihanouk too, I think, between Street 51 and Lucky (nearer St 51).
You get a basic white thing for, guessing again, about $170.
You'll see the fancier ones from Italy and the like. If you can afford it, it's a good idea to go for the better ones. I couldn't and I've got the basic white thing with 3 rings. It doesn't even have a temperature stated on the knob that you turn. The first time I used it, I thought 'medium' would be half way but ever since, I usually just whack it on full and play it by ear (wrong figure of speech but still).
There's not much selection in Cambodia, but that only makes your task easier. Maybe $400 for a nice-looking, pretty decent oven.
No idea about thermometers.
claptrap1 wrote:In plain English, please: what kind of gas is used for gas hobs? Is it butane or galor gas?
Like others, I don't know. But I don't think you need to know. When you buy your oven, they will charge you $15 extra (complete guess) for the full gas tank and deliver and install it with your oven.
Mine looks like this (they all do, I think):