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Old 09-03-2013, 12:10 AM   #21
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:01 AM   #22
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Baked lasagna.
Did one of these in our Dickinson BBQ, turned out fantastic. Lasagna is comfort food for me.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:24 PM   #23
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Jim, when you do things like lasagna etc in your BBQ do you put the pan on a higher rack or on another pan?
I found the last casserole I cooked in the BBQ got a little "too well done" on the bottom and found if I elevated it, it seemed to help..
Just learning this stuff..

We have the Weber Baby Q (hooked up to the trailer)
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:17 PM   #24
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I usually use a layer of heavy tinfoil or a flat griddle, and have even used a couple thin sticks to keep the pan up off of that, Anna-Marie. We have baked a lot of stuff in the BBQ. At the Escape Rally Lisa made up a couple mac and cheeses, and we baked them in there, getting a nice crusty top. You do have to make sure your heat is not too high too.
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:11 PM   #25
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Oven questions

We debated about the oven too, when ordering Aubergine. We're going to have our "Auby" for a long while - why not have all the goodies we want, and enjoy ourselves when we head out to the wild green yonder.

We haven't regretted our decision at all. In fact, during our non-summer camping, we use the oven more than the stove. It's not a big oven, but we roast whole chicken, lasagna, scalloped potatoes, pizzas, etc just fine, as well as baking cakes & cookies.

We go out almost every weekend, year-round, and we don't have a storage issue. We store our silicone pans in the cold oven. We also have the microwave oven, but only install it whenever we go anywhere with shore power (rare). Otherwise we use the microwave cupboard for storage.

To answer your question:
1) The propane usage is not too bad, no more than if you used the stove.
2) It does not take long to preheat, and the temp settings work very well on our unit.
3)The oven vents at the back of the stove between the stove and the wall. On a cold winter day keeps thing nice and warm. On cool/warmer days we open a window and use the overhead stove fan. It moves quite a bit of air and vents nicely.
4)Lighting the oven is a bit challenging at times but well worth the effort.
We use long fireplace matches or a long BBQ lighter to light the pilot light.
Remember, if you had your propane shut off, then turn it on, it can take a minute or two to make its way there in the line.

Hope this was helpful. If you do get the oven (GO FOR IT!!!), have a slice of something yummy for me.

Cheers and good cooking!

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Old 09-15-2013, 06:50 PM   #26
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I'm looking forward to using it for Superbowl chili !!
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:53 PM   #27
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Used the oven in our 19 during our last trip. We used a long BBQ lighter and had no problems lighting it. The oven quickly heated up and maintained temperature well. We found the size of the oven fine. The three burners on top also worked well and the cover was easy to flip up. Seems like a reliable oven for those who go this route.

We also have the 6.7 larger fridge so we have lost some space in the kitchen area. That perhaps is the biggest downside. For us the big fridge and oven will be well used and instead we use one of the cabinets above the dinette for storing extra food/cooking supplies.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:57 PM   #28
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good to hear, so looking forward to using mine soon.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:23 PM   #29
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Every Trailer we have owned has had an oven. We use it often when camping and never had one that was hard to light.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:10 PM   #30
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This is a great thread. We have no microwave in our Casita and don't miss it. We do have a Cuisinart toaster oven that we use outside the trailer to cook/bake when we have power and we've found it to be adequate for our needs. Will probably continue with this when we have our Escape - a year or so down the road. Still dreamin' at this point but not for long!
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