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Old 04-19-2018, 11:30 AM   #1
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Convection/Microwave or Traditional Propane Oven??

I have no experience with conv/micros, but given the choice to gain a bit more cabinet space in a small trailer, what would you order or prefer? If you have one, love or hate it?? Thanks.

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Old 04-19-2018, 11:37 AM   #2
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We love our propane oven. Best place we ever found to store bread. We’ve owned 5 motorhomes and not once have we ever fired up the oven. If you don’t do a lot of baking, or will always have electric service, I’d go with the conv/micro.

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Weíve had both. The temp control in RV propane ovens is inconsistent and un even. And the pilot can be a pain to light if the rig has been stored for awhile. Convection is a little harder to learn if you donít bake very often. But when we travel, baking isnít high on our list of things to do. So convection for our vote.
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I think the key to that question is, how much boondocking you will be doing. If you are not plugged in and donít have a generator, having a propane oven would be a great addition. If you regularly use RV parks or have a generator to provide electricity to a micro/convection, I would go that route.
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Old 04-19-2018, 12:46 PM   #5
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We had a propane oven in our truck camper, probably only used it a handful of times. We now have a microwave convection combo and use it all the time.
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Old 04-19-2018, 03:04 PM   #6
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You can do everything in a convection that you can do in a propane oven.

If boondocking, plan accordingly. Do stovetop meals or grill outside. Get a stovetop perculator coffee pot which makes awesome coffee. For toast, butter the bread and toss it in a fry pan... much better than a toaster. No need for electric or a generator.
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Old 04-19-2018, 04:11 PM   #7
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We've had both in our last two RV's covering 26 years, and I prefer that. As for use, it is almost always micro. Both RV's had a gen. and the micro is much faster. We boondock/dry camp almost exclusively and using the gen to run the micro also charged the batts while it was on. We always let it run more than the time it took for the micro because it took a little power from the batt to start it, and it also needed charging from the night and morning use.

There isn't much that can't be cooked in a micro or stove top. We use a lot of frozen food, and cereal for breakfast. Unlike the Wilds, we've never used the oven to store bread in, but it has provided a good place for us to store skillets and the like.

Given a choice between the two we would choose the micro/convection.

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Originally Posted by wildtoad View Post
We love our propane oven. Best place we ever found to store bread.
Store the bread in the oven!

Now why didn't I think of that?


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