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Old 12-07-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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Replace oven with convection microwave?

Just wondering if this is a bad idea or not? The oven doesn't work, and I am thinking that a microwave would be more practical anyways. I'm just concerned about wiring and venting. I read in a past post that I wouldn't need to vent the microwave. But the wiring may be an issue depending on the wattage of the microwave? ANY input is gratefully appreciated!
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:14 AM   #2
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We went the other way. We removed the convection microwave that came with the trailer and replaced it with a propane range/oven combo. My wife did not like the results from the convection microwave. We bought a small (.7 cu. ft, 700 watt) microwave that works great. Convection microwave did have a dedicated circuit wired to it from the factory.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:22 PM   #3
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Why not both?

I have both for several reasons.

I can use the standard oven when not plugged in.

I use my Sharp Grill 2 convection when plugged in.

The Sharp does not require outside venting. There is a learning curve but the user's manual is very instructional. A 12 in. pizza placed directly on the metal turntable comes out perfect with a wonderful crispy crust. The Sharp grills steaks beautifully.

I also purchased a set of vintage Corning Ware NIB for less than $25 on ebay because it can be used on the stovetop, in the conventional oven, in the Sharp on either the microwave or convection setting. The Corning Ware has removable handles which is great for storage and makes the pans useable as skillets or casserole.

A lot depends on your cooking and camping style.

Hope This Helps,

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Old 12-07-2012, 01:56 PM   #4
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Our new trailer has the micro/convection combo. I am thinking about replacing it with the basic oven like the old trailers we had. The old oven worked when we were camping without electricity. The micro/convection does not. Since we do most cooking outdoors when we camp it isn't a big issue.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:28 PM   #5
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Grl,

Take a look at the many "do you use your oven" threads.

Broadly, the answer depends on where you camp and your style of camping, traveling, and cooking. In the desert southwest you can more or less count on being able to cook outside and if that's your thing maybe you don't need an oven. Those of us who live where it rains need plan B.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:53 PM   #6
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We recently switched out our microwave/ convection oven for the regular oven. The controls and display on the convection/ microwave were too low and I found that I needed to kneel on the floor to see/ set the temp and time. Plus the controls were non- intuitive so I had to drag out the manual to figure it out each time. ( we're still working so our trips aren't as often as we'd like)

I'm much happier with the regular oven. We may get a small microwave for the closet but we may not. Haven't seen the need yet.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:14 PM   #7
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I would never give up my oven!!!
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:26 AM   #8
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We replaced our conventional microwave with a convection when we found a unit on sale during our tour of the Airstream factory. Since we primarily use our Airstream at campgrounds with electricity, we are very happy with it and find it has more features than conventional units. It fits in the same place as the original unit and does not require additional venting. It did come with a trim plate to surround the front of the unit.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:34 AM   #9
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Since we use a convection oven at home it was no biggy to use the one that came in our Safari Sport. My wife loves to bake and it does a superb job baking, roasting, making popcorn, or broiling a steak, somethings the propane oven just can't do well. If we are boondocking the Honda jenny takes care of the elecrical needs. We would never go back to the limited functionaliy of the propane oven. It is not vented but opening a window slightly and turning on the Fantastic fan works well.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:40 AM   #10
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The factory convection microwave, combined with the usual gas burner cooktop, is a flexible combination, and does everything we need. We were skeptical about not having a normal oven like in our previous trailer, but in practice we haven't missed it.

We don't camp anywhere we don't have shore power, but if we did, the menu would just have to come from the stovetop!
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:21 PM   #11
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Talking thanks!

I think it is official... I will keep the oven, and also get a small microwave. Now to repair or replace the oven! Thank you all for your input, it is a true blessing to have found the site!
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:17 AM   #12
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Your initial question was whether the wiring could handle it, wasn't it? Assuming you don't go crazy with a HUGE COMERCIAL MONSTER, there will be no issue with the wiring as long as you have it on a seperate circuit. We get a laugh out of people having issues with "convection" ovens not "cooking right" and prefering there "regular ovens to "them". A regular oven IS a convection oven!
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:19 PM   #13
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Compact Microwave

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I think it is official... I will keep the oven, and also get a small microwave. Now to repair or replace the oven! Thank you all for your input, it is a true blessing to have found the site!
Thought I would suggest this microwave for you and others with limited space. DH and I use this in our 18 wheeler. It is great for people that use their microwave to reheat food, coffee, or make popcorn. It is very lightweight, portable and stores easily. It is spendier than regular small home units but was worth it to us for the gains in space and portability.

Perfect Little Compact Microwave Oven, Best Portable Smallest Microwaves

We use a Nesco Oven (slowcooks,bakes, roasts), electric skillet, and Crockpot 20 oz. Food Warmer for about everything else while working on the road.

So if your use of a microwave is limited this may be a great solution.

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Old 12-09-2012, 04:54 PM   #14
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Does anyone have an Airstream factory Micro/Convection for sale? Please PM me so we can discuss it.
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