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Old 09-05-2011, 11:11 AM   #21
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Admittedly it is VERY small inside.

But when camping with no electricity it does come in handy for warming/cooking/baking 'flat food' - as nothing else would fit.

I am in Canada and yes - a turkey could fit.... if it's sliced turkey.
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:58 PM   #22
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i cooked a 12 lb one in mine...
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:24 PM   #23
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Our turkeys are small in Canada. The biggest Turkeys are in the USA.
Hey, wait a minute.....I resemble that.

Baked biscuits in our oven yesterday morning during a weekend camping trip, as we do at least once every camping trip. The missus has down cornbread many times, also. It has also been useful during occasional power outages at home. Personally, I would not have a camper without a gas oven. The microwaves and convection ovens found in many new campers are useless if you are dry camping.
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:24 PM   #24
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my wife keeps bread and chips in it .
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:31 PM   #25
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the wif and i have had 3 new campers since 98 an had a cook tops with an oven we have not used the oven in any of them including our current camper that we have had since 06
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:40 PM   #26
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We used ours once when it rained all day, otherwise I like to use the grill when we camp. The oven is usually the breadbox.
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:13 PM   #27
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I love to cook outside. As far as the oven goes, we very seldom use it, preferring our Holland Companion. (Much more fun!)

PS I've read that you can use a pizza stone instead of tiles to distribute/moderate the head in RV ovens. Never tried it but it seems like it should work.
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:25 PM   #28
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We did use the one in our old camper to make Thanksgiving Dinner about 5 years ago. I cooked the green bean casserole and buns. I think we warmed up the pie in it too. No Turkey…we did a chicken in the Dutch Oven. It was delicious.
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:40 PM   #29
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We use ours fairly regularly to cook homemade pizza,frozen fries and fish sticks,cookies,etc.Not saying we couldn't do without it but it is nice to have.
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:55 PM   #30
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Its the latter. A long fireplace match or butane igniter will work well.
Damn near blew myself up discovering this lil' jewel of information!
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:56 PM   #31
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Have never fired it up--as of yet. I do all the cooking outside and the DW seems to really enjoy this arrangement. I cook and she does the dishes. She might microwave something once in a while.
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my wife keeps bread and chips in it .

Thanks for the laugh this comment gave me!!
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:55 PM   #33
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We use ours in the fall only. In summer we cook every meal outside regardless of the weather. We spend a week in it (the trailer, not the oven) over Canadian Thanksgiving & we buy turkey breasts & do them in the oven complete with stuffing.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:57 PM   #34
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We use ours every trip. Everyone likes French bread pizza. Sliced sandwich rolls, Contadina squirt pizza sauce, cheese, pepperoni, and 15 minutes later, dinner is served.

We also do Cinnamon Rolls in the morning.
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:04 PM   #35
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We found a $3 pizza stone at a yard sale and decided to take a gamble on it to see if it worked. By golly it does. It keeps the flame from burning just the one section of food while barely defrosting the rest. The stone acts as a heat shield and allows the heat to radiate around inside the box. We put it on the very bottom shelf which allows us to use the metal rack for the food. I recommend the round stone vs. The square or rectangular ones.
I wouldn't spend $25 on a new stone, but if you can find one for $3 at a yard sale you can't go wrong.
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:05 PM   #36
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Can't think of a trip that we did not use it. We do pastas, pizza, chicken, pies whatever. When we travel we tend to store our pans and baking sheets in there.
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Couldn't live without it! Love to watch the DW lighting it

Roast potatoes, roast veggies like peppers, onions, butternut drizzeled in olive oil, if its raining then BBQ ribs, trout with pesto in foil, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Use ours too-------------

We use ours too. Wife is afraid of the gas (raised on ELE). Broil fish a lot.
Most ovens are 50 too hot. Re-adjusted the temp down by about 40-55. (it can be done for there is a thermostat adjustment)

Wife praises the new electronic surface lighting system!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Had only used the ovens in our previous campers a few times and had only mediocre results. With cooler temps just around the corner I am inspired to try to use the oven in our new RV. I plan to seek out one of those stones as the major gripe I have for those ovens is the uneven heating and the stone should moderate that.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:14 AM   #40
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We use ours every once in awhile. It does make good biscuits.
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