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Old 02-11-2013, 11:24 AM   #43
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The space for cooking/baking/roasting is much bigger in our micro/conv oven than in any so called oven that we have seen in a MH. I love the micro/conv to do everything and more in it and usually in less time than an oven since the warm air is circulated around the pans. Things cook more evenly and faster in it then a regular oven.

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Old 02-11-2013, 01:47 PM   #44
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W don't use the cooktop either. We have a portable induction cooktop, sits on top of the cooktop cover. We have used the oven on time. DW wanted to fix me a baked potato and the microwave broke, cooked it in the oven. Other than that one time the oven is used for storing cookware.

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Old 02-11-2013, 01:52 PM   #45
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Got an oven DW even makes cakes when we ar out on boondocking
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:28 PM   #46
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Oven is the way to go for me, I love to cook and bake, and I dont have to worry about the gen and gas while cooking........
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:08 PM   #47
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Our all electric kitchen has the C/M combo and the induction stove top. Those two appliances and the fridge are all on the inverter and solar panel setup we have. We don't need to use the genset to run them. To cook a meal. The solar panels will recharge the batteries in the 4+ hours between meals

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Old 02-11-2013, 05:11 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by Muddypaws View Post
All of our RVs have had an oven. I'd lose the microwave /convection before I'd lose the oven.

How can you make biscuits & gravy for breakfast without a proper oven? Especially when boondocking?

You got that right! Got to have my biscuits with a little gravy and sausage. I've got to have both!
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:25 PM   #49
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I have to throw my two cents it. I will never give up an oven. When my kids where younger and we would tent I had bought the portable / foldable Coleman oven. They thought it was so kool that they could make cookies and cakes while camping.Now that the kids are older I bought a CampChef stove oven combo that hooks up to all sizes propane. If it too hot to bake inside then I am able to cook/bake outside. DH thought I was crazy to get it and said it was a waste of money, but when I pulled out a lasagna with garlic toast and then cup cakes for dessert, you can bet he ATE his words! It's a great investment!
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:36 PM   #50
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The two questions you have to ask and then answer are, "how do you camp?" And then "how do you like to cook?" We're foodies, but we rarely stay anywhere without full electrical hook-ups, so convection is easier and more precise for dishes requiring an oven. There's just the two of us and the dog, so we're not cooking huge meals no need for two ovens.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:48 PM   #51
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We have the oven and would like it , and use it more if it were of better quality. 2 improvements I can think of would be a convection oven and a pilot that was not so hard to light , perhaps a spark igniter. Other thoughts , better insulation , less rattles ,
self cleaning, accurate temp control, better controls. All in all it makes using the micro-convection a breeze
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:36 PM   #52
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Bought our first new RV in 03 with an oven. We used it twice in 5 years with less than ideal results.

Ordered our second new unit built for us in 2008 with drawers instead of an oven. Never missed it even a little.

Bought our 07 Endeavor used, with no oven 5 months back. The previous owner was a professional gourmet chef and didn't need an oven.

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Old 02-11-2013, 09:52 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by mbrandt1402 View Post
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.
Ours is the 120 volt model also, cost a bunch in 2002 when we ordered it in our DSDP. Actually it was a special special order, not even listed on the special order sheet. DW had to have it after seeing a demo at an FMCA rally.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:58 PM   #54
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Originally Posted by WheelingIt View Post
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!
Us too, we special ordered ours with an oven. We use it. When you use the oven you can't use the microwave until it cools down.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:28 PM   #55
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It's all in the way you "camp".

If you always have hookups, get rid of the gas oven and make room for another electric gadget.

But if you like to get out Beyond The Plug and still want to eat slow food: keep it.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:52 AM   #56
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While we use our gas oven every time we take the motorhome out, I have an advantium at home and would love to have one in the motorhome. Problem is, all the over the range versions with built in vent fan seem to be 30" models and will not fit where our current vent hood and micro are. Have I missed a smaller advantium that is used in RVs?

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