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Old 06-07-2015, 04:30 PM   #1
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We're debating the oven on our build sheet. Does it come with the stainless stove top and hood? Julie makes yummy muffins in the morning. Is the stove a good addition?
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Old 06-07-2015, 04:49 PM   #2
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We have the oven in our 19. It is black with a black metal cover over the burners. We have the stainless range hood. We purchased it because we have recipes we enjoy with an oven and is a cozy way to cook when bad weather outside. Downside is you loose some drawer space and counter space if you went with a 2 burner cook top.
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We're debating the oven on our build sheet. Does it come with the stainless stove top and hood? Julie makes yummy muffins in the morning. Is the stove a good addition?

We like the kitchen drawers and we'd lose them with the oven. We only need 2 burners and we'd also miss the counter space. We have a tiny Breville Toaster Oven we could always take with us if we planned to bake.

I guess it just depends on how you cook when camping. Although we use our home oven quite a bit, we've never found the need when camping.
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We're debating the oven on our build sheet. Does it come with the stainless stove top and hood? Julie makes yummy muffins in the morning. Is the stove a good addition?
Always love the oven # 4 for us truck camper , class c, truck camper again and now Escape . When you boondock you use propane to cook . Many also use to store bread etc in when not using . No worry of forgetting what you store in there because you light bottom so you will see and remove . Doesn't matter the weather . Never a thought to not have . Pat
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When you boondock you use propane to cook.

Well, the stovetop is propane too. The difference is BAKING. We don't bake when we camp, but many do. For them, the oven might make sense. If you mean that your cooking options are limited when you boondock, they aren't for us, because of the solar.
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Deciding on what the kitchen of a new ETI build should look like is tough! If you're a baker your choices are either to get the oven (always available no matter the weather) or something else you'd need to pack and find storage for (but can cook outside?). I can tell you I like camping next to Dave&Kathie, they have the oven . A hot, fresh baked scone on a cold and drizzly day... nirvana!
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Deciding on what the kitchen of a new ETI build should look like is tough! If you're a baker your choices are either to get the oven (always available no matter the weather) or something else you'd need to pack and find storage for (but can cook outside?). I can tell you I like camping next to Dave&Kathie, they have the oven . A hot, fresh baked scone on a cold and drizzly day... nirvana!
We agree Donna ! If the weather was bad do not relish having to go outside and cook . There was no ? ' s oven for us was the first item on the build . It also warms up the trailer nice too . The only item never cooking inside is bacon or frying things . That has to be outside . Actually at home cook our bacon in oven on broil but not in trailer . It depends on what you like and want . Whatever decision you make should be the right one for you .
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I was impressed by how much cooking volume there was in the/a oven. Not toaster oven effecient but better than some have inferred.

Personally, a toaster oven and turned 2 topper would be in my next Escape.
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Like others have said, it's completely up to you. If you think you'll use while camping, go for it. While my wife is a big time baker at home, she does none while traveling. Had one for 8 years in our last trailer and never used it, skipped it on the 5.0TA. The only con I can think of to having an oven is that you don't get the extra storage.
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:33 PM   #10
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I love my oven, wouldn't be without it. I always thank Donna D for talking me into it (and yes I've shared warm scones with her)! We were camping with friends recently at a beautiful spot on McKenzie River. There were with no hookups. I baked a coffeecake for breakfast. Doesn't get much better! Here is a pic of mine with the stainless hood. I deleted the metal cover and the cutting board topper is from Camping World. It has feet on the bottom that keep it stable while traveling. Have fun with your decisions, it's all good!
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