Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-06-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
Member
 
TomCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 75
New Kitchen Ideas and thoughts

Questions in the office and R&D today:

How could a more modern RV kitchen influence your next camper?

If the standard build in a Wildcat was a convection microwave oven and no conventional oven below would that throw you off on a buying decision or would you not care because of the multi versatility of the convection microwave that can bake and microwave both?

Here is link on convection microwaves for a quick snapshot what a convection microwave can do:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convection_microwave

A second thought further would be delete the 3 burner gas top range and switch to a two burner induction cook top.

Here is a link about induction cook tops:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Induction_cooking


Now we know the obvious would be no gas for the oven and no gas for the range burners and that would be a problem for the boon dockers campers out there... (there would have to be an option back to a normal microwave and 3 burner gas range and gas oven) short of that how would that impact you decision on your next RV kitchen or what else would you like in your next RV kitchen?

As you can see we are always talking RVs and today is no difference for team wildcat!

Thanks for the thoughts in advance and safe travels,


Tomcat
__________________

__________________
TomCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 35
Yes! I love the idea of a micro-convection oven. (One of the reasons we chose the new Columbus). I have prepared food on induction burners and believe that you have the same heat control you have with gas.

While the R&D folks are at the table-how about putting in a drawer type dishwasher in the area formerly occupied by the oven?

Yeah I know this is supposed to be camping...
__________________

__________________
Jo54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 09:14 PM   #3
Member
 
TomCat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 75
Great points thank you!
__________________
TomCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 09:45 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: SC
Posts: 236
I know for us having both the oven and mic. is nice. I use a cast iron griddle on 2 of the burners to cook breakfast and put food in the oven to keep it warm as I cook more. Also DW likes to make chocolate chip cookies in the oven (and of course I like them too) just not sure how good they would be in a mic/oven.
__________________
the.wilsons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 10:06 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Oakman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Jefferson County, MO
Posts: 5,201
The induction cook top is really a unique idea and would certainly make a kitchen look very modern especially if you put a dishwasher in place of the oven. I personally wouldn’t want it but I can see where many others would like it. Why not offer it as an option for 2013. Run it up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes it.
__________________


Bob and Joyce
2013 CC Silverback 29RL
2010 Ford F250 XL Crew Cab 6.4 liter diesel
ATU Local 788
Oakman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2012, 10:39 PM   #6
Moderators' Assistant
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 13,243
as prospective Wildcat buyers, we would not be interested in the stovetop, since it limits you to places with hookups or using the generator.
in California, less than 1% of our state park campsites have any electric hookups. so, you're forced to dry camp and would need a propane stovetop and oven.
__________________
Dan-Retired Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
Equalizer WDH and Prodigy BC
bikendan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 11:01 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Oakman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Jefferson County, MO
Posts: 5,201
I have a question and a suggestion.

Does Wildcat ever build a prototype trailer with new ideas like you’ve just mentioned and then display the RV at a large show like the one in Hershey to see the public’s response?

Here’s an idea for your R&D team. How about a drop front secretary’s desk in those bedrooms with the angled bed. Perhaps a portion of the bedroom TV/vanity could be used for that purpose. It wouldn’t have to be an elaborate desk, just something that would be useful for a laptop computer or for journaling. I’m sure weekend campers wouldn’t be that interested in such a desk, but for RV’ers like me who might be on the road for a month at a time a small desk area would be handy. I though I’d just throw out my 2 cents.
__________________


Bob and Joyce
2013 CC Silverback 29RL
2010 Ford F250 XL Crew Cab 6.4 liter diesel
ATU Local 788
Oakman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 12:01 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Rugged Brown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,098
I think I like the fexibility of the separate MW and gas cook top and oven, just in case there is no electricity. At this point, I would probably steer clear of the convection MW and induction cook top. Who knows, there maybe a niche market. I guess that's what you're hoping to determine.
__________________
Terry/Bernadette
Lily the Yorkie
2015 Dodge Ram Sport 1500
2015 Crossroads Zinger ZT28BH
Rugged Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 12:09 PM   #9
Here to Help
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 437
I think just a larger microwave would be great. Convection would be nice but not needed. Thanks for this great conversation.
__________________
SabreSam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2012, 01:03 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
trudinator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,326
I personally like the 3-burner stove and I like the gas. Do induction burners have to have special cookware? That may be a deciding factor. I cook with electric at home, so I think of it as a "treat" when I'm camping. LOL. Not sure of the microwave/convection combo. I'm vertically challenged, and when using the microwave now, I can barely reach. Can't imagine putting something heavy in the microwave; I'd have to stand on a chair to do it. I do wish my oven had electronic ignition on it. I always have to have my DH light the darn thing for me. I would like to see a stainless steel sink option and a better faucet. How about an option to upgrade all of the faucets? Maybe a "good" "better" and "best" option. Solid surface countertops without going with the diamond package. (Soooooo sorry I missed this by buying last year).
__________________

__________________
2012 Rockwood 8293RKSS
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Cummins Turbodiesel 4x4; 2012 Ford Escape 4x4. 3 very pampered cats.
Days camped: 2011: 61; 2012: 66 Days; 2013: 69;2014: 68 2015: 90 Days camped 2016: 34
trudinator is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:58 AM.