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Old 11-08-2009, 08:30 PM   #41
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Ignoring the door, the inside measures approx. 21 1/4" wide and 7 1/8" tall.

Given that, did you know that broccoli cooked in a microwave loses much of its nutrients? Same with other vegetables. Not that I eat vegetables...

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Old 11-08-2009, 08:38 PM   #42
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Probably should think about why you need a microwave. We have one at home and use it to re-heat left-overs once in a while. I use it to make popcorn, and that's about it. When camping, you have all the time in the world and making dinner is part of the experience. Lots of time to play with BBQ and Dutch Oven recipes.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:35 AM   #43
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Probably should think about why you need a microwave. We have one at home and use it to re-heat left-overs once in a while. I use it to make popcorn, and that's about it. When camping, you have all the time in the world and making dinner is part of the experience. Lots of time to play with BBQ and Dutch Oven recipes.
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Baglo,

Exactly what we have been discussing. Mary says that with the number of times we actually used the microwave that it is no contest to get the larger fridge. We have a huge garden and put away tons of produce each year - so when we leave on a trip the fridge is usually crammed full of home grown foods. My favorite thing about the microwave is popcorn is so easy in it but even that we rarely do.

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Old 11-09-2009, 10:37 AM   #44
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If the major need is for popcorn, try this:http://www.amazon.com/Wabash-Valley-.../dp/B00004SU35
Actually it's almost as fast, and the pc is soooooooooo much better.
We love our microwave because of the steamable veggies that are available now. They are soooooo good too, and nutritious. But unless you have electricity, it just takes up space!
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Old 11-09-2009, 10:54 AM   #45
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Re: Fridge Size

Hi: All... Our micro. is installed on the top shelf inside the pantry and stays plugged in all the time. Takes up no counter space that way. For most meals we nuke two well scrubbed baking potatos till they're done, cover and then when the BBQ's ready to cook the steak/etc. coat the potatos with zesty Italian dressing(Reg. not lo fat) and place on the grille with the meat. Turn to brown evenly or blacken if you like and when the meat is ready so's the potatos. MMMMMM. Alf p.s. the skin's the best part
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:11 AM   #46
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Dan, I too used one of those type poppers. Once you get used to the good taste of the popcorn from one of them, and your control over what you add, microwave popcorn tastes not so good at all.
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Old 11-09-2009, 02:19 PM   #47
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Popcorn? I just use a pot on the stove. No need to carry an extra popper, and much, much cheaper than microwave. Downside is a bit more oil on your popcorn, and you have to scrub oil residue from the mottom of your pot.

Storage is so precious in a little trailer that I would not have a microwave. Still wish I had a conventional oven, though.
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Old 11-09-2009, 02:45 PM   #48
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I would not take a popper like that in the trailer. I use one of those mesh basket things that you grill over the coals of a fire with. I works great. Warm up a tad of butter in a tin cup sitting beside the fire, and all's good.
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'tis an internet forum, it seems to happen quite a bit.
Kinda like real life conversations.
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