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Old 06-03-2013, 07:47 PM   #1
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Conventional vs Micro convection oven.

Would love to get some opinions about this subject. Thanks all.

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Old 06-03-2013, 07:52 PM   #2
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This will be interesting. We have had both. Now, just a microwave. why, wife never used the convection part. even had one at home and she never used it. Many people swear by the convection microwave. some just never use it. safe travels.. ed

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Old 06-03-2013, 07:58 PM   #3
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Our Mobile Suites has both. For years, my wife used the conventional oven and never even bothered to learn to use the convection oven. About two years ago, however, she started using the convection oven, and I don't think the conventional oven has even been lit since. There's a learning curve for the convection ovens, but once one has learned to use it, they work fine (at least based on our experience.)

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Old 06-03-2013, 08:06 PM   #4
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There are things you just can't do with a microwave - frozen pizza, and cookies to name two. Conventional stoves with ovens (LP) take up valuable real-estate. A cooktop (LP) with a convection microwave is the best of both worlds.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:20 PM   #6
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We have the GE Advantium 120 which is a microwave/convection unit. Alloed us to delete the gas oven and gain extra storage in the kitchen. Have never missed a gas oven at all.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:38 PM   #7
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We have both. The propane oven has never been lit.

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Old 06-03-2013, 08:47 PM   #8
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Pizza, scones, cookies are great in a convection microwave. Best pie I ever baked was also in that oven. It isn't the best for roasts and thick dishes, in my experience. We use the conventional oven for that. If we didn't have the conventional oven, I would have to use a portable electric roaster, crock pot, or outside gas grill if the weather permitted. So, we could get along without conventional if we needed the space.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:53 PM   #9
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Since we were not familiar with using convection ovens, we didn't use it much at first. After experimenting with it, it works well. If you're a die hard boondocker, an oven would still be nice so that you don't have to start the generator.

If I had the option to buy a coach with and oven or convection oven, I would buy the convection and use the oven space for storage.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:57 PM   #10
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After getting the RV with the convection/micro and NO gas oven, i learned to use it, since then have replaced my oven in the stck home with a convection...LOVE it... And i love to cook......
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My wife moves with ease from our home with microwave and conventional oven to the MH with Micro/convection and I can't detect any difference in preparation or taste so I'm thinking I does not make that much difference except as to space and the use of electricity over gas. I have used both as well, just seldom.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:50 PM   #12
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When we bought our MH my wife complained that it didn't have an oven. The salesman stated that American women loved convention ovens, whereas Canadian girls seemed to have trouble "adjusting" to them.

This Canuk boy would have died instantly, if I had said that.

It did work out fine. A little practice and life was good.
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"We have both. The propane oven has never been lit"....
Likewise....in 7 years of full-time living, the oven has been used for storage only.

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Old 06-04-2013, 08:20 AM   #14
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We have just the microwave/convection oven and really, just bake like you always do. I must say though, ours is a Dometic and we are on our 3rd one under warranty. The original would not even get close to the selected temperature, the second one just quit completely during convection preheat, and so far the third one is hanging in there. If/when the Dometic dies out of warranty, we will replace it with some other brand. Dometic makes no effort to repair these units, they just replace them.

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