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Old 07-08-2010, 09:50 PM   #15
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You can use the propane oven and the airconditioner at the same time, too.

I usually don't due to the heat buildup, but it's not even an option with the microwave.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:46 PM   #16
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We are restoring our galley, but have decided to replace our range.
Question is, how often, if ever do you guys and gals out there actually use the oven? Our oven looks absolutly new in the inside, the cook top, not so much...Please note if you are full timing.. thanks.

We are thinking of just going with a new cook top and moving a convection microwave over to the space where the oven would be under the cook top... Thoughts?
Hi, since we precook almost everything at home, we only use the stove top and microwave. We have only used our oven once so far, but I would never remove it. I feel fortunate that our trailer came with all three: stove top, oven, and microwave. Those, who I have talked to and read about, on the convection oven mounted under the stove top, said "It's too complicated to use unless you use it all of the time or have one at home too." And. "It is difficult to read the controls, even if you get down on your knees." Note: I have no personal experience with one, so this can be considered hear-say.
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:23 PM   #17
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Single male camper here frequently camp with other RVer's or tenters.

I'm not cooking enthusiast but I love the oven. I use the disposable poultry pans and frequently bake chicken dishes, enchiladas etc. The only time I don't use it is when the weather is very hot. I also use the microwave regularly.
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:10 AM   #18
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We are restoring our galley, but have decided to replace our range.
Question is, how often, if ever do you guys and gals out there actually use the oven? Our oven looks absolutly new in the inside, the cook top, not so much...Please note if you are full timing.. thanks.

We are thinking of just going with a new cook top and moving a convection microwave over to the space where the oven would be under the cook top... Thoughts?
Wife and I are not full timers, we used ours when we had one maybe 1 time per year. Our eating habits are: 95% of cooking takes place on the grill outside, 4% out to eat, 1% inside camper and even then we still rarely use the oven.

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Old 07-13-2010, 08:19 AM   #19
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Ok, thanks for the replies. Ordered a 22" Vision.

Talked to my parents about it, dad swears in 30 years of RV ownership, including anual 4-6 week adventures with up to 6 grandkids in the rig with them, that he can count the number of times they lit the stove on his fingers and toes, and that as far as he can remember, the latest rig has never had it lit. I told him that by far the response on here was to keep it, and he was surprised. He says "airstreamer's must just camp different"..lol, or that "most of them aren't out with all their grandkids at once" LOL. he has never made muffins for breakfast while camping.. but then again, I don't remember them making them at home either..
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We've used both microwave/convection ovens and the traditional propane ovens. Both work very well as ovens and get good results. In favor of the microwave/convection oven is the the microwave part. Great for heating things up fast. In favor of the propane oven is the propane. No need for AC power to run it.
So your choice comes down to what kind of camping you plan on doing. If you will be at RV parks or any place else with AC power; get the microwave/convection oven. If you will be out in the boonies with no AC power; get the propane oven.
There is no point in getting a plain microwave oven. Too much space and weight for too little performance.
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Not a full-timer, just a camper with two young kids (10 months, and almost 3 years old).

We use the oven every trip. I've used it to make muffins, biscuits, pizza, enchiladas, and numerous other dishes. I love the oven. One of the reasons I moved up from tent-camping to an RV was to have conveniences and luxuries of home, while camping. For me, the oven is a major part of that.

I also use the microwave every trip. It's much faster for heating water for baby bottles and things like that.

Don't have an electric convection oven, can't comment on that.

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I find that I cook a bit differently when I am out camping in the 'Stream'. However, I do use the oven at home a LOT and therefore I use the oven in the camper enough to say that I would not want to be without it. Easy breakfasts such as Cinnamon rolls, muffins, banana bread, breakfast casseroles, quickbreads.

I love a good fire in the winter and cook outside a lot with my dutch ovens, but in the Florida heat, the inside oven gets used a lot more in the summer. Its just so convenient and the oven is spot-on temperature-wise. Bakes beautifully.

I do a lot of grilling outside while camping, but its just so nice to have a dessert baking in the oven for when you are finished with dinner. Apple crisp is a favorite, brownies are another.

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He says "airstreamer's must just camp different"..lol, or that "most of them aren't out with all their grandkids at once" LOL.

Well you can tell that we are one grandparents who own an AS, take 4 of 6 Grandkids with us everytime we go, and never cook on the stove, we use the grill & campstove outside for all cooking. The grandkids love it, pancakes & bacon or eggs & bacon, when cooking. Cerial the rest of the time.

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We don't have one in our Airstream but since we do most of our cooking outdoors we've seldom missed it. In the colder climates though I have found myself wanting one and have planned accordingly whenever we get around to doing the renovation.

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