View Poll Results: Should I keep the oven in my 31' Sovereign or replace it with a built-in microwave?
Microwave 9 36.00%
Oven 9 36.00%
Convection Oven 3 12.00%
Both Microwave & Oven 4 16.00%
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Old 10-29-2003, 06:55 AM   #1
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Oven VS no oven

Another fine question that I need a little help with. As I renovate my 31' Sovereign should I leave the oven or replace it with a built in Microwave? Just how many of you use the oven? Thanks for your replies to this....I am kind of taking a vote.....who will win? Tim
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Old 10-29-2003, 07:20 AM   #2
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Convection Microwave - the best of both.

For just a bit more than a straight microwave, consider an "intelligent" convection microwave. Not quite the same as a slow cook oven, but close.
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Old 10-29-2003, 08:04 AM   #3
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The answer to your question of oven vs. no oven is based on your personal cooking preferences.

1) Will you be boondocking alot? If so, the microwave/convection oven wouldn't be practical.
2) Do you like to bake?
3) Do you like the convenience of a microwave?

Many of the trailers have both an oven and a microwave in them but the smaller units only have room for one (i.e., my 19' Bambi only has the microwave/convection in it).
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Old 10-29-2003, 08:08 AM   #4
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I like being able to have bisquits in the morning when boondocking. I guess since we have two generators we could do that in a convection oven, but I don't like to run a generator in the morning.

There's no storage lost to having an oven. We keep the complete nesting pots and pans set, sitting in a cast iron frying pan, on a pizza pan, on cookie sheets. We also have two cake pans, a pie pan and crust protector, and other cooking stuff stored in it. Pretty much all of our cooking stuff is in it except when it's being used.
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Old 10-29-2003, 08:11 AM   #5
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I have both, but ...

I would willingly give up the oven for additional storage space for pots 'n pans, etc..

I do use the oven to make dishes for pot lucks at rallys, but there is always 120v available for the microwave and I could simply choose a different menu if the oven were not available.
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Old 10-29-2003, 08:19 AM   #6
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MICRO

I had the split oven/range top and converted to this with no regrets.
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Old 10-29-2003, 08:21 AM   #7
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This is where the oven was
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Old 10-29-2003, 08:21 AM   #8
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Thanks for the replies....I had never thought about the convection / Microwave. I am always trying to think about what someone else would want if in the future I sell it......keep the replies coming....Tim
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Old 10-29-2003, 08:39 AM   #9
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We have both. Oven is for cooking, and microwave for reheating. We use the oven on every camping trip for baked potatoes, biscuits, rolls, pizza, etc. Actually, the only thing I have used the microwave for is reheating my cup of coffee.
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Old 10-29-2003, 08:52 AM   #10
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Brenda uses the oven for storage of pots and pans as does a poster above....the micro-wave makes great baked potatoes, Pick. And it is fast....same with corn-on-the-cob.

Apparently, we could have done without the oven.
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Oven all the way

We use our oven every day for breakfast, it also is a nice source of heat while cooking for those cool mornings.

we won't have a TT without an oven after having one, consider us spoiled.
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Old 10-29-2003, 09:22 AM   #12
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Have you considered replacing the cook top with the drop in stove? It is one option that I am looking at, then I can use the wall oven space for something else.

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I wouldn't want a door there, where I'd have to move stuff off the countertop to open it.

Kistler's right about the microwave and baked potatoes. Sure cuts down on cooking time. I like to put them in the oven, which can be preheating while they're in the MW, for a few minutes afterward for a crispier skin. Bacon is also good between some sheets of paper towels in the MW, but it's easy to overcook it.

We also have both, but I wouldn't give up the oven.
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There's no option in the poll for "BOTH".

I just removed a piece of tambour that formed a "cabinet" over the fridge, so we'd have room for a small micro. The cabinet wasn't good for much...very shallow, and the roll-up thingy that the tambour rolls into took up half the space, making it pretty much uselss. Without the tambour door there, there's plenty of room for a micro. I stole the idea from the vintageairstream archives/photo gallery.

this is pretty much the same as my trailer...photo on the bottom right illustrates. didn't bother w/ the toaster oven, but as you can see, there is plenty of room atop the fridge now, whereas before, there was a useless cabinet, and a uselss (way too small for anything) piece of countertop.

http://www.vintageairstream.com/arch...773Safari.html

OTOH...I have yet to use the oven for anything, (other than storage) even when boondocking, but I do like having the option.
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