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Old 01-07-2016, 04:56 PM   #11
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By the way, there is another thread that has input on this topic and may be of help ...

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Old 01-07-2016, 04:58 PM   #12
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OK, that's all new info -- 12V fuse v.s. 120V fuse? I thought a fuse was a fuse. What do I know.
So I should be looking at size and not worry about wattage, right? And would it matter if I had other appliances on the same (circuit?)? For example, refrigerator.
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1800 watts is 15 amps at 120 volts. I would strongly recommend you look for a maximum 1560 watt (13 amp) device. And you should have nothing else plugged into that circuit - which may include a number of the outlets - it depends on how YOUR trailer is wired.
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Hi Jill,

I didn't get the inverter so would only use when plugged in.
When I first started this journey, thought I would be dry camping 95% of the time. And here I am at a park for two months! Go figure.

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My understanding is that this is fine if you're plugged in. However if you are using the 1500w inverter option your Breville will not work. I saw that Breville too but want a toaster/convection oven that will work regardless of how we're powered. Haven't found one yet but then again we haven't camped so haven't needed it yet.

I'll be watching this thread to see what recommendations appear - thanks!
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Old 01-07-2016, 05:09 PM   #14
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Thank you SO MUCH! This is what I wanted to know.
And how do I determine how my trailer is wired?
Who, me a newbie?


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1800 watts is 15 amps at 120 volts. I would strongly recommend you look for a maximum 1560 watt (13 amp) device. And you should have nothing else plugged into that circuit - which may include a number of the outlets - it depends on how YOUR trailer is wired.
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Old 01-07-2016, 05:14 PM   #15
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Hi Ellen

We bought this one at Costco US for about $75 - KitchenAid KCO223CU Convection Countertop Oven, Contour Silver. It is probably bigger than you want. We usually came with power and at the TX RV park for six weeks last winter we kept it on top of the counter in our 5.0 unless we used it to bake or for an oven supper outside to save heating up the trailer. That freed up the cupboard space where it travels. Another problem with its size is that it takes toast forever to brown!

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I travel with a Cruisinart TOB 155 Toaster Oven. While not a convection oven, it is large enough to cook a 12" pizza & high enough to cook a small roast or chicken. I have the convection version of the same oven (TOB 195) at home, and found that I rarely use the convection feature so I opped for the smaller, less expensive version for traveling.

They are both discontinued, however Cruisinart makes some equivalents.

I've been experimenting with a 12" Dutch Oven in a Volcano propane fired grill as a substitute for the toaster oven while dry camping with limited success. I have not mastered keeping an even temperature in the Dutch Oven when powered by the propane burner...
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They have diffusion plates that supposedly eliminate hot spots common with cast iron cooking over a stove flame, see here Robot Check
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I've used similar diffusers (although not cast iron) on my home gas stovetop. Works well for very long simmers over low heat with standard pots. I think it's success with a dutch oven might be impacted by dutch oven design, i.e., legs or no legs. I'm impressed by the dutch oven chefs who can do multiple entrees in stacked dutch ovens!
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Thanks Adrian. I could use some "heating up the trailer" right now. Mesa, AZ: 40's, 50's, rain.
My friend belongs to Costco so we may be going back there.
Speaking of toast, I've been holding the bread over the flame on the stove top. Have t'work with whatcha have.


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We bought this one at Costco US for about $75 - KitchenAid KCO223CU Convection Countertop Oven, Contour Silver. It is probably bigger than you want. We usually came with power and at the TX RV park for six weeks last winter we kept it on top of the counter in our 5.0 unless we used it to bake or for an oven supper outside to save heating up the trailer. That freed up the cupboard space where it travels. Another problem with its size is that it takes toast forever to brown!

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Thank you SO MUCH! This is what I wanted to know.
And how do I determine how my trailer is wired?
Who, me a newbie?
I'm taking a really wild guess that you have two separate 110 volt circuits. You can tell by looking at the panel and counting the circuit breakers. An easy way to tell which outlets belong to which circuit breaker is to turn one off and then plug in a test lamp etc. into each one. Usually the GFCI outlet on the interior also powers the exterior outlet.

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Thanks, Ron - appreciate it!!!

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I'm taking a really wild guess that you have two separate 110 volt circuits. You can tell by looking at the panel and counting the circuit breakers. An easy way to tell which outlets belong to which circuit breaker is to turn one off and then plug in a test lamp etc. into each one. Usually the GFCI outlet on the interior also powers the exterior outlet.

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