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Old 02-10-2013, 10:52 PM   #29
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Again....we are just old school, but you can't always count on Ben Franklin. We have mico-conv and a gas oven. Seems most of our stays are in fishing resorts. Most only have 15 amp service, the others have no service at all. If you are going to stay in 30-50 amp RV parks, then the micro-conv is going to suffice your baking needs. If you are anywhere else, the gas oven is a blessing. We don't bake bread....just salmon, chicken, roasts and good ole potatoes and you can't beat that gas oven!!
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:17 PM   #30
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We also like having the gas oven as well as the conv. micro. When we bought our coach it did not have an oven, and we found a slightly used one at an Parts dept and installed it ourselves. We do alot of baking because of my Gluten free diet and the convection microwave just didn't seem to cut it. The temperature was hard to control on the gas oven until we got a tip here on IRV about putting an unglazed tile in the oven. It works great.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:27 PM   #31
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I It seems to me that not having an oven would really put a crimp in being able to cook because of having to spend too much time switching stuff out in the microwave/convection oven.
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I find three seconds is not too much time to switch out the glass tray for the metal tray. We have GE Profile micro/convection/oven. It bakes, it convections ? and it microwaves, easy peasy and I love it! Wouldn't use an oven since we have experienced this one. One drawback if you bake a lot, is that the metal pan goes round and round and could be small for baking dozens of cookies at one time.
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Ok. I'm the total opposite end of the spectrum here. We have an oven and I wouldn't be without it. First having a propane oven is great while boondocking. Allows me to bake and roast to my heart's content in the boonies without ever having to switch on the inverter and drain the batteries. Second I just love the flexibility of having two ovens -> the propane and the convection/microwave.

So for us having an oven is a must. Would never be without it!
Yep, if you boondock a lot then a gas oven might be of more use. We can run the C/M off the inverter, but it doesn't really work that well due to the inverter being MSW so I have to start the generator or be at a 50 amp site.
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I find three seconds is not too much time to switch out the glass tray for the metal tray. We have GE Profile micro/convection/oven. It bakes, it convections ? and it microwaves, easy peasy and I love it! Wouldn't use an oven since we have experienced this one. One drawback if you bake a lot, is that the metal pan goes round and round and could be small for baking dozens of cookies at one time.[/QUOTE]

We have a sharp and I can turn off the turntable. Using the metal riser rack, I can bake using 2 full size cookie sheets.
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We renewed the home kitchen appliances a few years back and almost by accident wound up with a GE Advantium micro/convection/halogen plus a normal oven with convection. After learning the Advantium, the only time we use the big oven is when we need to cook something that doesn't fit in the Advantium, like a T-giving turkey. Otherwise, we use the Advantium EXTENSIVELY. It uses microwave, convection heat and halogen light or blends of the three cooking modes and comes with a bunch of pre-programed cooking cycles. Want to cook a pizza? The menu options are fresh or frozen, standard or rising crust, etc, and a DiGiorno turns out terrific. Our model also has a broil setting, which I use often for parmesan crusted tilapia. We have the 110v model, so our experience should translate to RVing nicely.

These aren't cheap - list price for an Advantium over-range model with hood fan is about a grand, but I will be replacing the current micro/convection combo unit with an Advantium before we go full-timing. We will be able to bake, broil, & zap (microwave) all in one unit.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:56 AM   #35
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Have had 5 RV's and all had ovens. All used for storage!!
In our current Class A we took out oven and installed an new stove top and Fisher Paykal dishwasher. For us it has been a great move
We did the installation ourselves.

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We felt the same as you initially. But after using the convection feature in our microwave we've found it bakes/cooks as good as an oven. Forgo the oven, you wont miss it but you will appreciate the extra storage.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:42 AM   #37
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Cooking is all about a happy DW. when we bought our rig it had only the convection oven. DW started cooking in it and loves it. She loves it so much I had to buy one for the house. Now the oven at home is a pan cabinet.
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This is a purely subjective answer but we like the oven. We don't use it often but when we do- nothing else is better. It will depend on your own food preferences. We eat and prepare a lot of fresh meals from local farms and markets- most recipies call for baking of some type. We also use the convection oven but I generally like the taste better when we use "old reliable".
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After several years of RVing, I have never once used the oven...I use the oven for frying pan storage. When cooking and I need an oven, I break out the D.O. and get outside to do the baking...whenever possible that is.
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We use the convection oven all the time and feel it works as good as any oven. Would not be without it.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:38 AM   #41
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the more ovens, the merrier

the DP didn't come with an oven. had one installed before it left the dealership. now we have c/m and propane oven. like being able to use both at the same time.

especially when dry-camping. can use the propane oven without the genset (never tried it on the inverter).

haven't missed the storage drawers where the oven is. maybe we don't carry enough "stuff" ?
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The DW says she misses the oven but I think she is just afraid to learn how to use the convection oven which I really like. The space where the oven would be is filled with two slide out trays full of pots and pans that would need to find a home if the oven was there. In addition to the convection oven we have two nu-wave induction cookers that can go just about anywhere on the counter. We leave the propane stove covered and use the nu-waves instead. They do not heat the interior of the rv and heat control is excellent. Using just one burner on the stove ties up the whole surface. Using one of these only ties up about 14 inches of whatever space you want it sitting on. It does not get hot on the bottom and cools in just a couple of minutes.
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