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Old 12-07-2014, 01:56 AM   #1
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Oven vs Microwave?

Has anyone ever switched out their microwave for an oven in your RV? I'm considering doing this but I don't want to make a new cut out for one. Any advice?
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:25 PM   #2
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I was a little sad to have a microwave instead of an oven. We don't generally camp where there are hookups, so I don't think I'll be using a microwave very often. But honestly, I only used my oven in our '61 Aristocrat a couple of times. Instead, what I have been totally into over the last four years is Dutch oven cooking. Ever since I discovered Lodge's Dutch oven parchment liners, cooking with coals is easy and fun. Have you tried it, Kimberly? You can basically turn any oven recipe into a Dutch oven recipe. And it such a thrill to take that lid off! I've done everything from roasts, to breakfasts, to desert.
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:45 PM   #3
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Instead, what I have been totally into over the last four years is Dutch oven cooking. ...cooking with coals is easy and fun. Have you tried it, Kimberly? You can basically turn any oven recipe into a Dutch oven recipe. And it such a thrill to take that lid off! I've done everything from roasts, to breakfasts, to desert.
X2 I usually have a fire going anyway and do probably 70% of my meals in a dutch oven.

Just a tip... it's nice to have separate ovens for "dry" cooking (suspended cooking with another pan inside ie.. doing pan biscuits or roasting) and "wet" cooking (stews, soups, frying, etc).

To the OP's question though.. personally, I like my microwave. It's very handy to heat leftovers, warm some sausage or lunch meat, etc and not have to dirty another pan. (I hate dishes) lol
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:44 PM   #4
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Ovens in RV's never seem to bake evenly, I would lean towards a convection/microwave. Me Mr. Dirt Cooker will go Dutch Oven every time.
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:30 PM   #5
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Ovens in RV's never seem to bake evenly, I would lean towards a convection/microwave. Me Mr. Dirt Cooker will go Dutch Oven every time.

Never have had success with RV ovens. I usually do Crock Pot or the grill. But, I've got a new Dutch Oven to tryout this spring. Never tried it before. Can't wait.


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Old 12-08-2014, 10:40 PM   #6
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We have a micro/convection oven that bakes quite well. My wife was at first skeptical about the baking aspect of the oven but now she uses it regularly.
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:52 PM   #7
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Oven vs Microwave?

Dutch Ovens are awesome, twice as many coals on top as under when baking, use a cast iron convection plate inside under food to prevent burning food on the bottom. Someday try to attend a Dutch Oven bake off, great experience.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:12 PM   #8
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Does anyone know if a convection oven will fit in the reissue?
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measurments for replacing the microwave

Dimensions: (with the microwave out: 20 3/8 wide by 13 5/8 tall by 18 1/2 deep. The trim ring opening is 19 wide, 10 1/2 tall (it could be re-used if the size was identical). The sink drain pipe that's 18.5 depth, so the fact that you need 19.5" depth for most convection units, this just isn't going to work unless you move the sink drain pipe.
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Dutch Ovens are awesome, twice as many coals on top as under when baking, use a cast iron convection plate inside under food to prevent burning food on the bottom. Someday try to attend a Dutch Oven bake off, great experience.
Where would one get a cast iron convection plate for a dutch oven?
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:37 AM   #11
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Burkhall, Try this one
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I love home made stew, peach cobbler and apizza in our dutch oven...yummm. We have no indoor gas stove but a microwave\convection. We never needed one.
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Several places have them, do a google search for the item below.


Lodge L8DOT3 Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Meat Rack/Trivet, 8-inch
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Old 01-20-2015, 01:31 PM   #14
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rattleNsmoke, I never made a pizza in the dutch oven. It's on my list of things to try now
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Pizza in a Dutch Oven like any other baked goods that needs about 425 degrees. Main thing is to preheat the oven, second thing is to have a plate stand to position your pizza pan a couple inches off the bottom of the Dutch Oven. Use about 10 charcoals under the bottom, and 20 charcoals over the top of the oven. I use a 14" Dutch Oven and make a 12" pizza. I'm getting hungry, gotta go...
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