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Old 03-21-2016, 08:10 PM   #1
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2016 microwave/convection brand ?

We have a 2013 International Signature with the Sharp micro/conv ... It's very confusing (I know, it's probably my ADD) to operate , but I was looking at Colonials website & saw that the new mic/conv looks like a different model/brand. Does anyone have experience with the mic/conv in the new trailers and what the model & brand would be ? Opinions please?

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Old 03-21-2016, 09:46 PM   #2
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Our 16 Classic has a Cuisinart convection microwave. My wife does all of the cooking and she seems to like it. I know that they make quality products. She did say that it was a little confusing to operate at first, however she seemed to get the hang of it pretty quick.

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Old 03-22-2016, 08:59 AM   #3
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Is that the standard option for microwave/convection ? Do you have the model # ?

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Old 03-22-2016, 02:35 PM   #4
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My '15 Classic came with a Franklin Chef (no longer made). I replaced it after 1 month with a Panasonic. Mainly because it is very easy to use and has inverter technology -- which means that instead of just pulsing on and off like most microwaves, it actually delivers the wattage required to cook the item! It also fit perfectly into the space originally occupied by the very cheap Franklin Chef -- which before they went out of business were prominently sold by Wal Mart.
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:22 PM   #5
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My 2016 Classic came with a Contoure. The micro wave is straight forward to work while the convection oven is a little complicated. Tried the convection oven several times but really can't see the advantage over just using the propane oven. I can't see any time savings in using the convection oven. The directions for both could be much better.
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Old 03-23-2016, 03:15 PM   #6
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We have the Contoure in our '16 International Serenity. It took me a little while to get used to get used to it.

Convenc > push number corresponding to cooking temp > Convenc > enter number of minutes (25 minutes need to be entered 2500) > Start

I also have found the oven runs a little cooler than my previous residential convection full sized oven.

Hope this helps! I do a lot of gluten free/low sugar baking for reference.
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Old 03-23-2016, 04:51 PM   #7
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The Frigidaire convection / microwave that was OEM in my non-Airstream is NOT user-friendly if you want more than the basic operation.
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Old 04-10-2016, 06:42 AM   #8
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My 2016 Classic came with a Contoure. ...The directions for both could be much better.
Understatement to say the least. The Contoure manual is very thin and really doesn't help as much as it should.
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The advantage to the convection oven over the LP oven is, you aren't using the LP you will have to buy again, and it doesn't heat up the interior of the trailer like the LP oven would when being used. Cooking time is usually the same, though the convection oven seems to cook more evenly.
We put a Daewoo convection microwave in our trailer, and have used it extensively over the last 9 years.

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