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Old 04-11-2017, 06:00 AM   #1
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What did we miss during walk-thru?

The Oven!
(Or LACK of I should say!)

We looked at same model of camper on the dealer's lot and loved the bigger oven.
When we met with the salesperson, we did not have the list of "options" in front of us.
And DH and I both know that she did NOT ask about the "optional" oven, because we both would have said that we wanted the oven!
(I called her after we got home and noticed that there were cabinets under the stovetop--she said we "didn't CHOOSE
The oven option because it would have added$ to the cost."
YES we would have chosen it if we knew that it was not a standard feature!

We will find other ways to "bake" things...Dutch oven, old box oven that we used in our 2001 model pop-up...and may end up liking the extra storage--thinking margarita machine will fit nicely under there

Feeling under-baked....lol

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Don't know what camper you bought but I have yet to see any oven worth a hoot in these campers and really don't know what they offer for an option but I would think not much better. You are better off with the convection oven or dutch oven thats for sure. We use our oven to store chips, bread, buns Later RJD
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Old 04-11-2017, 06:26 AM   #3
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Did you get a micro-wave convection oven instead by chance?
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Did you get a micro-wave convection oven instead by chance?


No--just a regular microwave--
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Get a larger toaster oven and take it on the trips you know you'll use it....leave it at home for those you won't. It will probably end up being larger than the oven you would've gotten in the camper anyways. We have an oven in ours, and I think we've used it to make Monkey Bread once in 2 years. Heck, come to think of it, I think we've only used the stovetop once or twice....otherwise everything is cooked on the grill....including Pizza!
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No big loss, we haven't used the oven in our last 3 campers for anything but pots & pans storage. Anything cooked in a Dutch oven will taste better anyways and then you can install that margarita machine .
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I'm surprised everytime this comes up about how many people dont use their oven. We use ours just about every time we camp.
Cookies, cakes, biscuits, bacon, casseroles, etc..

Of course, most of the time we are camping with friends and their kids and when we do a meal we are feeding 13. So I've often had the oven, stove, outside stove, and grill going at the same time.
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I'm surprised everytime this comes up about how many people dont use their oven. We use ours just about every time we camp.
Cookies, cakes, biscuits, bacon, casseroles, etc..

Of course, most of the time we are camping with friends and their kids and when we do a meal we are feeding 13. So I've often had the oven, stove, outside stove, and grill going at the same time.
We just try to plan to cook all of our meals outside....especially bacon, otherwise we smell it all weekend.
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I'm surprised everytime this comes up about how many people dont use their oven. We use ours just about every time we camp.
Cookies, cakes, biscuits, bacon, casseroles, etc..

Of course, most of the time we are camping with friends and their kids and when we do a meal we are feeding 13. So I've often had the oven, stove, outside stove, and grill going at the same time.
I agree. The grandkids aren't happy if Mamaw isn't baking some cookies or brownies in the oven.... just sayin'
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We just try to plan to cook all of our meals outside....especially bacon, otherwise we smell it all weekend.
Smelling bacon all weekend.... you say that like its a bad thing.
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Smelling bacon all weekend.... you say that like its a bad thing.
I don't mind smelling THE bacon....I just don't want to smell LIKE bacon!

A couple weeks ago we made fajitas at home... and for some reason this time it stunk up the house REALLY bad. It made it into our jackets and everything...I smelled like a fajita for a week!
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No--just a regular microwave--
Beth,

No real loss - even with a pizza stone to help spread the heat, propane ovens are...less than optimal.

Maybe consider replacing your conventional microwave oven with a convection microwave, We use ours for all manner of cooking and baking!
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Old 04-11-2017, 09:17 AM   #13
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https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hamilton-...&wl13=&veh=sem

I know you can get a counter top model sized to fit a small turkey too. One of these is probably the cheapest way to remedy the problem.
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Get a larger toaster oven and take it on the trips you know you'll use it....leave it at home for those you won't. It will probably end up being larger than the oven you would've gotten in the camper anyways. We have an oven in ours, and I think we've used it to make Monkey Bread once in 2 years. Heck, come to think of it, I think we've only used the stovetop once or twice....otherwise everything is cooked on the grill....including Pizza!
X2. I use my oven for storage. I got a toaster oven that conveniently stows away. I use it for toast and baking when plugged into shore power. Free power! I don't want to use my propane so I schedule baking in the toaster oven when needed. I snatched a 8x8 baking dish from the kitchen dept to be sure the one I selected would hold it. Also bakes a pizza! Watch the wattage though.
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We just try to plan to cook all of our meals outside....especially bacon, otherwise we smell it all weekend.


We cook our bacon in the microwave and egg too. We stay on a diet, it sucks to have to always count calories.
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:58 PM   #16
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Hi We use the New-wave oven in the trailer and home. It brakes down into several parts that nest together and will fit into the over head cupboard over the couch in the trailer. I bought from New-wave the stainless steal extension ring to cook larger foods could not find in store. It does an excellent job of cooking turkey. We have cooked several 16 Lb turkey in it and each one came out very moist and cooked all the way through. I did not buy from New-wave as they rob you for the shipping. We bought it at Kohl's department store. I love the induction cook tops and Pans which I bought at Kohl's also.
https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-21...FQWvTwodQXkOIg

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We live and camp mostly in S Louisiana. In the summer we DO NOT want to use the oven because it heats up the camper. In the winter we do use it for baking biscuits, pies etc.
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Don't know what camper you bought but I have yet to see any oven worth a hoot in these campers and really don't know what they offer for an option but I would think not much better. You are better off with the convection oven or dutch oven thats for sure. We use our oven to store chips, bread, buns Later RJD


X2 they are small and just not worth it, there are many other forms of cooking and baking you can do just research them, and save yourself headaches with RV ovens. Only my personal opinion I would rather have storage then an oven but I know there are others that use them.
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We just try to plan to cook all of our meals outside....especially bacon, otherwise we smell it all weekend.
Smelling bacon all weekend? Is that supposed to be a bad thing? Lol
Wife can't stand it either, nor popcorn smell.
I kinda like it. Like a macho cologne. 😎
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Smelling bacon all weekend? Is that supposed to be a bad thing? Lol
Wife can't stand it either, nor popcorn smell.
I kinda like it. Like a macho cologne.


Nothing like the Smell of Bacon in the morning, Sorry had an Apocalypse Now moment
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