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Old 11-25-2012, 02:23 PM   #1
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Putting in a new oven??

Ok so I'm getting ready to go back into the RV and we've fully renovated it so I'm really excited about it! Thing I'm not excited about is my stupid small oven! Has anyone replaced their oven with a bigger normal-ish one? I'm a cake decorator and not being able to do my cakes on the road is going to be a real downer, especially since we're full timers! The oven is just NOT big enough to even fit some of my pans! And cooking evenly? A definite NO! Any ideas??

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Old 11-25-2012, 04:43 PM   #2
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In todays world of convection cooking might be a option for you if you can find one large enough. We never heard of this till we bought our coach and wow from broiling steaks to baking cakes.

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Old 11-25-2012, 07:23 PM   #3
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Hummm, what sort of RV? Could you add a quick connect hook up to the outside of the RV and then bring along a normal oven that you mounted on wheels so that you could then just pull the oven along side the RV outside then plug in and go?
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:54 PM   #4
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With myself having celiac disease, we have to bake all our own bread and such. The RV oven isn't the best thing but it gets the job done. We used a suggestion someone once posted in putting a ceramic tile in the oven and it helps to keep the heat even. It works good for us, and we have baked cakes and cookies and bread and they have come out fine. I don't know about specialty cakes or such. Large pans could prove to be a problem alright,but we bought some specifically for the coach. When we bought the coach it only had a cooktop and the convection oven/micro. We changed out the cooktop for one with an oven and although we lost a drawer it was well worth it for us.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:12 AM   #5
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Putting a ceramic tile or pizza stone in the oven helps to make it heat more even I've heard too.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:57 PM   #6
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We have a propane smoker we take with us when we tent camp with a group. It doubles as an oven. I've baked biscuits, quick breads, cinnamon rolls, fresh scones, pizza, and pies in it. I use air bake pans to even out the heat. It is a bit bulky, but it's fairly lightweight and versatile. It took a few experiments to learn its quirks, but people come out of the woodwork when we pull out a batch of hot buscuits on cold mornings, or hot desserts on cold nights.

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Old 11-26-2012, 03:02 PM   #7
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I'm guessing you have the 22" size, so the next step up in oven size is residential (30") size, so it is going to take a big bite out of your galley cabinets and counter top. Lp gas standard is the same, though, so no trouble on that score.

If you have the tiny 17" size RV oven (usually found in really small units), then you can step up to 22" or 30".

Convection + microwave ovens work quite well, but they are usually 1.5 cu ft and some are only 1.0. They heat much more evenly than the crappy rv gas oven, though, and quality models like the GE Profile are an excellent bakers tool. Just don't make tall cakes!
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:10 PM   #8
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Cupcakes anyone. Hostess has left a void and aren't near as tasty as the real deal.

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