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Old 09-05-2011, 07:34 AM   #1
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Do you use your oven?

I'm curious, how many people actually use their oven on a regular basis? I personally feel that they are a waste of space and much rather see the space used for storage. If you do use it, Id like to know what you are cooking in it (Maybe it would give me some ideas). I just wanted to know if I am the exception.

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Old 09-05-2011, 07:49 AM   #2
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We plan on using ours some this winter when going to Florida for 2 1/2 months.. I have heard they are a little tricky..bake a little hotter ?? We are also considering a electric convection counter top type, to add for extra capacity. I will ask this question.. which is more efficent propane oven or electric convection oven ?? When weather permits i am usually grilling or using my coleman tabletop propane stove..So the Florida trip will be a learning experience for us also..

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Old 09-05-2011, 07:54 AM   #3
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I use my oven several times on each trip. I bake biscuits, cornbread, and casseroles, meatloaf just to name a few. I have never baked a cake in it, it is just not big enough for that. You have to really watch it when baking because I have found it gets really hot in the middle where the burner is located.

A friend told me to put unglazed ceramic tiles on the top of the cover over the burner in the oven, leaving a space around the edge and the oven will cook more evenly. I don't know if this works but I would like to try it.

I also check the food more often and it is usually done a little quicker.
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:58 AM   #4
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We use ours all the time. Wouldn't buy a camper without one. Trying to decide how big a turkey we need to fit in it for Thanksgiving next month (Canada).
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:01 AM   #5
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Yes we do! Great storage area for pots.

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Old 09-05-2011, 08:04 AM   #6
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All of the time. As a matter of fact sitting here in the TT reading FR forum waiting on breakfast to come of the oven!
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:06 AM   #7
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We use our oven on most trips. Frozen waffles, brownies, baked beans, just to name a few. Have not tried a cake yet. We tried a ceramic tile in the oven but it cracked - what did we do wrong?

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Old 09-05-2011, 08:10 AM   #8
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we use ours several times on each trip. mainly for biscuits and casseroles. last trip, we baked a cake in it.
on the last trailer, i cooked a turkey and the dressing in it.

i installed a convection/microwave in mine last year. we find that the convection tends to dry things out. haven't used the combination yet.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:24 AM   #9
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i have never used my oven and am curious on how to light it. does the clicker knob on the panel light the stove as well as the burners or do you have to get down on your knees with a match/ignitor??
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:28 AM   #10
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The oven was an option that we didn't get when we ordered the Rockwood Mini Lite 1809S. Now over a year later we haven't missed having a oven.

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