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Old 05-06-2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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Convection/Mic Oven Good Substitute?

We are considering ordering a convection/microwave oven in our next MH and not ordering a regular oven -- in order to gain extra storage space. But some of the reviews I've read on Amazon aren't very good. What experiences with these combo units have you folks had? Do you think this would be a good trade-off? I'm interested both in reliability and food quality. Thanks!
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:01 PM   #2
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it comes down to how you camp.

if you always have electric hookups, then a convection/MW is a good idea.

for those of us who dry camp or boondock a lot, a regular oven is necessary.
for us, we only have electric hookups, 1 or 2 times a year of camping.
the rest of the time we are dry camping and need the oven.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:03 AM   #3
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Yeah, I should have specified that we rarely dry camp, so power isn't as much of an issue. What I really want to know is:

1. Are Convection/Microwave ovens reliable?

2. Are they easy to use?

3. Do they do a good job of cooking the food?
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:09 AM   #4
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We don't have a conv/micro in our camper, but we do have one at home. And our regular home stove has a convection oven. I think they are great! They cook the food in less time thus conserving electricity. Anything you cook in a regular gas/electric oven you can cook in a convection oven. You don't need to learn how to bake all over again. If we had the option of getting one in our 2013 Sabre we would have.

1. Yes they are reliable
2. Very easy to use.
3. They do an excellent job of cooking/baking food.
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:12 PM   #5
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Conv/Micro

YES,YES and YES. We had one in our previous 5ver and I am leaving early in the morning to go get mine swapped out in my new unit. DW really hates the stove oven. Once you get the routine down in regard to pressing buttons, it is a breeze and great on biscuits, roast, cakes and everything else we have cooked in it. Hope this helps. Steve
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Sold them for years. They work great. Convection side might last longer than the oven.

As long as you don't dry camp they are really nice.
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