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Old 08-30-2018, 01:17 PM   #1
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How many use their ovens.

debating on putting in a oven, maybe replace with a microwave. We are used to dry camping ( tent, tent trailer) so is it a good thing for resale down the road, or what has ones experience been. Also going with Two burner stove versus three. We cook outside now as we never had a trailer. We are in the process of looking at the Escape to order and deciding on options

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Old 08-30-2018, 01:37 PM   #2
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I had one in my 2014 Escape 21, never used it once. It is a manual light oven and very small. Did all my cooking outside in dutch oven or with electric crock pot. Microwave will need to have electric or the expensive $$$$ inverter option with solar and dual 6 volts...
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Old 08-30-2018, 01:45 PM   #3
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I’m not sure if you guys have ever cooked in a propane oven, can be a challenge to get used to. The oven is small and you have the propane flame not that far from the food, tends to burn easily. You will get many different opinions on oven versus microwave versus neither. I opted to get the oven as I like to have something that doesn’t rely on electric and you can use it on wet rainy days when cooking outside is not that inviting. A lot of us with an oven only use Airbake insulated cookware, it makes a big difference on the outcome of the food.
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That was the one option we didn’t order as that is getting too serious with cooking while camping. It,s the grill that gets used. Loren
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Old 08-30-2018, 01:50 PM   #5
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i use it every trip -brownies cookies egg plant Parmesan little roast etc...
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I use it frequently with Airbake pans. I also found a layer of 1 inch firebrick evens out the temperature. Also a probe-type thermometer stuck in the oven slot on the top is needed to get an accurate temp as the dial graduations on mine are off by 30 degrees.......
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Old 08-30-2018, 02:19 PM   #7
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debating on putting in a oven, maybe replace with a microwave. We are used to dry camping ( tent, tent trailer) so is it a good thing for resale down the road, or what has ones experience been. Also going with Two burner stove versus three. We cook outside now as we never had a trailer. We are in the process of looking at the Escape to order and deciding on options

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Experience with propane oven - easy to burn food, temp hard to regulate. Went with a Panasonic inverter microwave, solar, and dual battery with inverter. Works great!
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Experience with propane oven - easy to burn food, temp hard to regulate. Went with an Panasonic inverter microwave, solar, and dual battery with inverter. Works great!
I would probably install a Dickinson Marine oven like Jim did if I wanted to go to the trouble. As it is we take a small toaster oven with us that is easily stored. I like to set it up on a small folding table outside under the awning and bake biscuits or rolls or whatever. Did a batch of brownies recently and they came out perfect. Works very well, uses a reasonable amount of electricity, and doesn't heat up the camper.
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In ten years, we've not ever used all three burners on our stove. But, we mostly cook outside, using BBQ and a couple one-burner butane stoves.
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Old 08-30-2018, 02:40 PM   #10
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i use it every trip -brownies cookies egg plant Parmesan little roast etc...
Same here , oven is used every trip out and also have microwave . Have had a oven in every RV we have ever had in 30 plus years .also cook outside . Like lots of choices . The surprise was the top burners light without a match or flame . You do have to light oven with a match etc. like that it will work with gas for boondocking . If we were to eliminate it would be the microwave before the oven . Many good suggestions to get good results in this thread . First item put on build for us . Pat
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