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Old 08-20-2014, 07:51 PM   #11
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You can also try vanilla in water in a pan.
Bring to boil, remove from heat and let cool. Takes cigarette smell out of the house (no smoking allowed, had guests and when they left the house reeked of smoke.) When you pour it down the drain helps there also.

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Old 08-20-2014, 07:52 PM   #12
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Looks like a lot of good suggestions have been provided. I could had put them to use myself last Thanksgiving when I melted a plastic dish in the microwave and ended with brunt dressing. I know now that a streamer isn't really intended for extended time in the microwave.

I sent the smoke alarm off more than once with my oven cooking too. Good luck with getting rid of the smell. And let us know which method works best.

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Old 08-20-2014, 08:14 PM   #13
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I have a large toaster oven for most of the baking. The oven is mostly used for storage.
I'd replace it with something more useful if it was not a hassle.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:15 PM   #14
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That's the smell of Home Cookin'. Around here when the smoke detector goes off I know supper is ready.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:38 PM   #15
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All good ideas, thank you.
And yes when the smoke detector goes off supper is ready.
( I'd better not show this thread to my wife or more alarms will be going off)
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:52 PM   #16
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Yeah, I was reminded this evening that I have yet to buy the pizza stone. Sneak wanted pizza for dinner tonight.

I saw a (not sure this is the correct name) Chef's Kitchen store on "the strip" at PF today. We'll be hittin' that place tomorrow for sure.

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SO, we had Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole...thanks to TOWTA's "send off package" yesterday.

I wonder if it's safe to toast bread in the RV oven without a pizza stone...just watch it closely and allow it to brown the bread on the bottom side instead of the top side.

(note to self; self, buy a toaster for the RV already!)

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Old 08-20-2014, 08:57 PM   #17
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We've always put a rectangle cookie sheet with the 1/2 inch or so lip in the oven (The fairly thick one). Flip that upside down and put on the rack. Then of course slide the biscuit pan on top. The upside down pan stays in the oven all the time. Been doing this since the first camper and have yet to burn anything doing it this way. Kind of serves the same purpose as the pizza stone by distributing the heat. Problem with that is, I've lost several cookie sheets on trade in. I always forget them in the oven. Guess the new owners got a bonus.
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Old 09-14-2014, 04:01 PM   #18
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We came across a round pizza stone and put it on the bottom metal shelf that covers the burner to dissipate the heat. Then, do all your baking on the upper metal rack (turn 180 degrees halfway through). We also use the stone for frozen pizza's on the upper rack (perfect unburnt crust). Before the stone, we used to burn everythingon the bottom and tended not to use the oven. Now, we have made pizza's, pork & turkey tenderloins and cakes & muffins with great results.
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Old 09-15-2014, 07:04 PM   #19
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pizza stone paid around $15 from bed bath and beyond worked great. wife only use oven to make cinnamon rolls or cookies when the grandson is with us.
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:06 PM   #20
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Pizza Stone and Tin Foil

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Last night used the gas oven for the first time. DW put biscuits on tin foil on rack and soon we had a smell in the camper, then the smoke detectors went off.
Biscuits were burned on the bottom, so I ate the tops off them.
Any suggestions to get the burnt smell out of the camper? Its still lingering around.
And is there a secret to cooking with these ovens? Do you need a ceramic plate to reflect the heat?

We use a pizza stone which helped but we still continued to burn our biscuits. The secret is to put 2 layers of tinfoil on the bottom (none cooking side) of the the cookie sheet. It works as a heat shield.


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