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Old 07-08-2010, 01:14 PM   #1
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Oven question..

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?
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:19 PM   #2
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We are not FTers, and we do use our oven. Cookies, casseroles and the like.
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:23 PM   #3
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I believe we have a whole thread on this.

Many people (including me) consider an oven indispensable and can't get through more than a few meals without one. I use mine on every trip, biscuits, muffins, popovers, hot sandwiches, roasts, pies. Some of those can be prepared in a convection oven, sure. But that's all beside the point.

The main thing to consider is that a microwave or (electric only) convection oven will not work without copious amounts of electricity and a gas oven will.
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:26 PM   #4
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I use mine often especially for cooking dishes for potlucks but it was in brand new condition when we bought the trailer so it didn't see much action for 35 years! Heck I even use it sometimes at home for holiday dinners when I have run out of oven room in the house!
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:32 PM   #5
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here is the other discussion http://www.airforums.com/forums/f484...ven-28619.html

I use mine all the time! Remember that you need hookups to run the microwave but can use a propane oven anywhere..... if you are going to be camping in state parks, national parks or at your friends cool mountain get away you will want a propane oven. Heck - I've even used mine at home for over flow (thanksgiving pies) and power outages
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:10 PM   #6
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Thanks for the thread link, it's last post was long enough ago that my search put it on page 7 of the results with my criteria, so I gave up before getting that far..
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:10 PM   #7
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I bake some and quite like having the gas oven. If it's too hot and I don't want to tax the air conditioner by using the oven, I use a toaster oven outside.
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:01 PM   #8
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our 62's oven was brand new when we got it. literally, not a speck of dirt or grease or any hint of use ever.
edit: at home all we really use the oven for is to broil anyway, so we got rid of the oven in our AS. space was of higher priority.

didnt wally used to say he stored his shoes in the oven?
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:06 PM   #9
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I got rid of our oven in my globetrotter but my wife points out frequently how she would have used it. I will be keeping the princess oven in my flying cloud for my "princess".
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:11 PM   #10
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Would not have a trailer with out an oven. Microwave not necessary but regular oven is.
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:26 PM   #11
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Oven is a must have for me.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:29 PM   #12
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We use our oven almost every camping trip but seldom use the microwave. We are thinking about removing the microwave instead.

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Old 07-08-2010, 05:35 PM   #13
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Ditto

Almost never use the microwave, except as a storage bin, but I need that oven for a nice hot pizza, a batch of cinnamon rolls of a morning, etc. Yummmmmmeeeeee!
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We use the oven quite often. I say keep it if everything works. You can replace the cooktop metal/glass to make it look new too.

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