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Old 12-13-2014, 08:46 AM   #15
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Wink I love my gas oven

Convection/microwaves are just another excuse to fire up that (noisy) generator. I use my gas oven on a regular basis, would not own an RV without one.

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Old 12-13-2014, 08:56 AM   #16
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Oh lord........., if one boondocks, oven! or not on shore power.....oven! If on shore power.......why use your propane? convection/microwave........ for those who have both.

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Old 12-13-2014, 09:44 AM   #17
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I can count on hand the number of times my wife has used our propane oven. The convection/microwave bakes everything in half the time and in the summer it is great. Doesn't heat up the motor home as much. In the winter save the propane for the heaters which use up a lot of propane by themselves.

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Old 12-13-2014, 11:24 AM   #18
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My wife likes to cook and says she can cook anything in the MH that she prepares at home.

We eat most meals in the rig, have no oven, just the convection-microwave, and do use the outside grill.

She uses the Convection/MicroWave at the S&B more frequently than the big oven when cooking for two of us.
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:48 AM   #19
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The DW cooks anything she wants in our propane oven. It is GREAT,!!!!
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:50 AM   #20
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Convection/microwaves are just another excuse to fire up that (noisy) generator. I use my gas oven on a regular basis, would not own an RV without one.
Our convection runs off of the inverter. The induction top needs shore power or generator. When on the road we use a portable induction burner which is powered by the inverter.

We plan our generator use to coincide with the need for power. Do not need it much as besides the engine generator we have a solar panel.
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:28 PM   #21
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We have the convection microwave oven, and no gas oven. At first we thought we really needed/wanted the gas oven too. The dealer suggested we try it first and if we didn't like it we could have the oven put in for a couple hundred dollars. He pointed out that the oven would take up some of the kitchen storage room so see if we really need it first.

Since having it for almost a year and several trips including two 1 month trips we have found two things, 1-we do most of our cooking outside anyway, using our portable propane BBQ, which can actually bake if you wanted to(ie turkey/chicken ect), and 2- my wife has been able to figure out the convection oven on the microwave and has cooked several desert type things and some vegtables ect. Also if it is ever bad weather outside and I don't want to BBQ, the microwave is great for heating up frozen food we carry for those few times. We will not be adding the propane oven.
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Old 12-13-2014, 03:59 PM   #22
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Funny to hear people use their ovens for storage. I do that with my microwave LOL!

I don't have a motorhome, but I use the propane oven in the travel trailers I have had. We do a lot of dry-camping, and we only use the generator to charge batteries. I couldn't camp the way I do if I used anything that requires electricity. It is always a bit of an experiment in each trailer to learn how the oven works. I put a pizza stone in the oven and make sure I use an oven thermometer since the oven settings are notoriously bad. I also use a Dutch Oven to bake outside on a regular basis too, but I like using the interior oven too.
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I'll start off by qualifying myself as a poor relation on this list and leave it at that. Living full time in New England, I really wanted a gas oven at first because the waste heat from the oven gets to do double duty id est supplementing the furnace. However it's also a moist heat. In my fourth winter now, I find I really like the combination oven. The generator gets run morning and night so I can have my microwave oatmeal for breakfast and baked meals for supper. All in less time than the generator needs to run to keep up the house batteries. Yes, I'd like a gas oven for the summer time but I don't want to give up my storage space. My first RV was a '73 Winnebago Brave, bought new and back then we didn't have "pizza stones."
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Old 12-13-2014, 05:56 PM   #24
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I'm trying

Been trying to convince the DW on the advantages of the convection oven. However she likes using the propane oven instead. Not pushing the issue any more. Happy Wife happy life.
Oh, and the food tastes great also.
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Old 12-13-2014, 06:09 PM   #25
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Yes by all means it's great to cook in the oven look at the picture I made the lasagna in Click image for larger version

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Old 12-13-2014, 06:20 PM   #27
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I'm the cook in the house, for the DW it's function, we must eat, for me it's purely passion.

A Dutch oven and a gas oven is the ultimate slow-cooker!
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I use my convection oven but MISS my gas oven so much that we are going to put one in.

The convection oven is too small for a lot of what I used to bake in the gas oven in our truck camper. It is the only thing I've not loved about our Class C.

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