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Old 10-01-2007, 12:11 PM   #169
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I did a search on the word Broil...To my wife and I broil means the heat is above the item being cooked.
Broil just means to cook by radiant heat [as opposed to convection (Bake) or conduction (Boil)]. Usually in an oven you broil under the heat source - but on a grill you broil over the heat source.
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Old 10-01-2007, 04:41 PM   #170
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... To my wife and I broil means the heat is above the item being cooked. ... In both positions the heat is "below" the item being cooked.

I asked the tech at the AS dealership and he just looked at me like I was crazy. Am I??
Sierrapapa,

Take another look at my dirty oven from post #137:



See the pan at the very bottom of the oven? That's the broiling pan on my antique oven. Anything placed there will broil when the oven is on.

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Old 10-01-2007, 07:05 PM   #171
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Thanks everyone. I am learning. I also recieved a private message from a board member that said I might move the "pan" or "shelf" that is about 3/4 down from the top, to the very bottom of the oven and this would of course make the heat source above. My trailer is at the storage unit and when I go out in a few days I am going to check this idea.

What bothers me is the oven has temperature postions on the knob, and then a "broil" position. If nothing changes, why the broil position?
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Old 10-01-2007, 07:17 PM   #172
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When turned to broil the flame will stay on no matter how hot the oven gets.
Here is what a clean oven looks like, thanks to Mrs. azflycaster....
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Old 10-01-2007, 07:32 PM   #173
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Microwave convection. No oven. Crockpot for stews... or for whatever else that doesn't make it over the counter alive... don't like the heat generated by the oven during most of the year around these parts... and in the winter, the heat strip works peachy-keen. Everything else tastes just fine...
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Old 10-01-2007, 07:50 PM   #174
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Sierrapapa,

Take another look at my dirty oven from post #137:



See the pan at the very bottom of the oven? That's the broiling pan on my antique oven. Anything placed there will broil when the oven is on.

Tom
Thanks Tom. Being used to electric stoves at home with top rack broiling, for the last year it never dawned on me that I would broil UNDER the gas burner in the Tradewind. Makes perfect sense. This opens up a whole new culinary window for me.
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:28 PM   #175
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We use our oven . Last week we had pizza it was so good. It was hot outside but had the AC on so we turned on the vent hood this removed a large amount of the hot air from the oven and kept the temp fine in the trailer. It bakes great and we will alway use our oven.
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:01 PM   #176
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Convection oven. We make all kinds of stuff in it, but boy it sure heats up the surrounding storage areas, I swear the stuff above the unit was going to catch on fire it got so hot, that would be bad. Nothing like camping and pulling out a home made pie at the end of a day.
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:56 AM   #177
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Our '63 Magic Chef was missing the pilot assembly when we got the trailer, so we picked up a small microwave because we just knew we had to have something to bake in.
Well, 2 summers worth of camping later... I got all the missing pieces but still havent put them in. And the microwave hasn't crept out of its storage space under the front gaucho. So I suppose we dont use either.
I was contemplating scrapping the oven and replacing it with a stove and cabinet space. But all these posts about biscuits, & cookies & Pizza got me thinking that the Cayo Bros. knew what they where doing when the put an oven in the trailer and I should get around to fixing it.
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Old 10-02-2007, 08:34 AM   #178
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our oven story

Our 1970 Sovereign had sat up for about 18 years before we bought it, and for some reason the PO had removed the oven and put it in the barn. The result is an oven that is missing parts and is rusty on the outside. I looked and looked here on the forums and on ebay for a replacement. Finally found one about 2 months ago on ebay for $50.00. Shpping will be about $75.00. I bought it from a singe mom who is UPS challenged-- I had to buy a box, reinforce it, and send it to her for the oven to be shipped in. I expect it within a week or so. I will post pics when we get it. Can't wait for that first batch of cookies!
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Old 11-15-2007, 05:53 PM   #179
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We met a couple of Airstreamers in a campground last month who thought the primary purpose of the ovens is storage. It was fun describing to them the wide variety of tasty treats Deb has baked or broiled in our little oven. Cornbread, brownies, lasagna, muffins, fish all have turned out wonderfully. This has redefined levelling the Airstream for me. Forget the fridge, the bed, or the shower drain, I'm levelling to the oven rack so the muffins bake perfectly!
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Old 11-15-2007, 06:53 PM   #180
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Well, got a frozen pizza in the oven right now. Another 9 minutes.
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:45 PM   #181
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Old 11-15-2007, 08:52 PM   #182
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We will cook half a 12-14 lb turkey in our oven on Thanksgiving. Fresh biscuits will be cooked in the ovenette. Yum!
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