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Old 08-19-2017, 11:30 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

Hoping to get some advice regarding the use of the oven. We've added this to our build sheet, never used a propane oven before and curious as to what we should know prior to using.

Read an earlier post about someone burning their muffins and now thinking this may be trickier to use then we thought.

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Old 08-19-2017, 12:16 PM   #2
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I had one in my 21, never used it in 2 years. It is a manual light and involves a steady hand and eye. Used the oven to carry pans.
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Old 08-19-2017, 12:18 PM   #3
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I hope Kathie (Dave&Kathie) sees this post. Kathie bakes all the time in their 21'. She can tell you the best pans, how to regulate the temps, how to light the oven. I love camping next to them
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Old 08-19-2017, 12:37 PM   #4
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I can not remember Donna, did you get the oven in your 5.0 TA?
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Old 08-19-2017, 12:55 PM   #5
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I can not remember Donna, did you get the oven in your 5.0 TA?
No, I did not. Trust me, there are time I wish I had. I'll probably end up with a toaster oven when I start traveling for months on end.
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We do not have the stock oven, but just had a great breakfast with baked sausages. Had an oven in a previous trailer that saw next to no use, but now my wife loves using it, and I love eating what comes out of it.
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Old 08-19-2017, 03:30 PM   #7
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I would sometime like to have an oven while camping but most of the time do not so I'm glad I don't have one installed taking up valuable space. I have my eye on one of these because I smoke a lot of food at home and would like to be able to smoke food while camping; fresh-caught fish, tri-tip steaks smoked then seared on the Weber-Q, ribs, brisket, smoked chicken and turkey, etc. It will easily fit in the back of my Honda Pilot with the rest of my essential camping stuff.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FJVSWM2...=2COJ6U2R56IDC

This smoker can also double as an oven for baking and can be plugged into the low pressure port on my 19"...for $86 on Amazon Prime.
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Hi Everyone,

Hoping to get some advice regarding the use of the oven.
...

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Do:
°Get small (9"X11") pans. Regular size is a bit too big.
°Use long reach BBQ butane lighters to light.
°Make a batch of Ghirardelli double chocolate brownies as your first sample. Then invite me over to share.

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We love the oven and bake in it all the time. You get the hang of lighting it It's great when you are dry camping too! I only use the Airbake insulated pans. Otherwise the oven tends to burn on the bottom. If you are using a non Airbake pan put one of the cookie sheets underneath the regular pan. Here's a set from BB&B, Amazon carries them also.

https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/sto...set/1016794090

Make sure they are the Airbake insulated brand. I take the 2 small sheets from the 3 piece set with me. The large one doesn't fit. I also have the 9x13 insulated cake pan for casseroles, etc and a 9" square cake pan (I put a cookie sheet under). .
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Old 08-19-2017, 05:25 PM   #10
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We are on our 2nd trip with our new 19. We opted for the oven and I am really glad we got it. I've used it twice so far and plan to bake potatoes tomorrow or the next day.

I've learned two things so far.
1. Do get an oven thermometer. Otherwise you don't know when it has reached the desired baking temp.
2. Don't, DON'T turn it off until you have verified that the food is done. Yesterday I made appetizers in it. I had to guess when it was hot enough. I guessed wrong because I took them out, turned the oven off and then discovered the food wasn't done. DH nearly burned his arm re-lighting the oven with the door nearly at 400 degrees. Today I went into town and purchased a thermometer.
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