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Old 06-05-2013, 06:52 PM   #407
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Last time I read through the entire thread it seemed pretty evenly divided to me IMHO.

I know for me with a small trailer a MW doesn't make sense because I camp places where there is no power, and I don't use a generator. But I know others that make great stuff from their MW/Conv units.
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:55 PM   #408
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Zappers can be useful just like ovens. But they do seem sort of wrong (should it be so easy to warm up a drink?), but I couldn't get along without it. But I think electric cooktops are evil.

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Last time I read through the entire thread it seemed pretty evenly divided to me IMHO.

I know for me with a small trailer a MW doesn't make sense because I camp places where there is no power, and I don't use a generator. But I know others that make great stuff from their MW/Conv units.
Our previous trailer had both a gas oven and a microwave. This trailer only has the convection microwave. Seems to be the trend now in $400k motor coaches and Airstreams.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:17 AM   #410
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Our previous trailer had both a gas oven and a microwave. This trailer only has the convection microwave. Seems to be the trend now in $400k motor coaches and Airstreams.
It really comes down to how much you love food.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:13 AM   #411
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It really comes down to how much you love food.
I bake bread in mine almost every morning. I also roast vegetables in the oven whenever I can't use my Dutch oven. I don't have a microwave in the AS, but I use one a lot at home.
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:32 AM   #412
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It really comes down to how much you love food.
Or how close you are to restaurants or how much you grill out or how much microwave food is in your trailer or how many fish you caught...
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:19 AM   #413
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We use our oven in our 1972 for two purposes. When in the mountains where it is nice and cool, we do bake in it. Nothing like Pillsbury orange frosted Cinnamon rolls with fresh cooked bacon, BTW cooked on the stove, not outside on a 60 degree cool morning. Other thing over the years while traveling a few turkeys, birthday cakes, muffins, cupcakes, cookies lots of frozen pizzas and bread.
The second purpose is while down at the beach to store the breads and other sugary items due to the ants. We don't sue the oven due to the heat, still cook the bacon inside as the exhaust fan above the stove is very effective. The oven works well keeping the baked items (store bought) fresh and ant free.
We are considering remodeling the counter and cabinets, and thought of going with a new range and oven combination, but really don't think that the new ovens are as sound as the old magic chef oven that still works very well.

We've done the microwaves and have had more problems with storage, blowing circuits or just having the right place to put them. with today's new technology the combination options like the convection ovens with stove tops do offer some pretty decent products we will be considering those, but will keep the oven as an option.

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Supper is so much better when its cooked in the oven, (if its not on the grill)
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:00 PM   #415
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I really like the MW/convection unit. We had the gas oven removed to install it, since there wasn't a good place to mount a MW. It does it all. It's an oven, with convection which is great. It's a broiler, it's a grill and it's a Microwave. It does it all. The only downside is you need 120v.
Ok one other downside. It can be a little confusing to operate. Don't lose the manual.
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:16 PM   #416
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I cook a great deal, and camping is only another way to do decent meals, using different methods; I've cooked quite a bit with using the dutch oven, and so on.

With this new trailer, I'm now challenged with a new cooking device. My only complaint is, the instruction booklet that came with the convection/micro was probably written in Mandarian and translated by a former Microsoft tech writer.

In other words, the instruction booklet sucks.

Does anyone know of a better instruction resource that gets me more familiar with this oven?
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After two trailers and two MH's both my wife and I prefer Microwave/convection cooking
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I cook a great deal, and camping is only another way to do decent meals, using different methods; I've cooked quite a bit with using the dutch oven, and so on.

With this new trailer, I'm now challenged with a new cooking device. My only complaint is, the instruction booklet that came with the convection/micro was probably written in Mandarian and translated by a former Microsoft tech writer.

In other words, the instruction booklet sucks.

Does anyone know of a better instruction resource that gets me more familiar with this oven?
Sorry your device usefulness is under completeness. Please to adjust manifestly.

Click OK to Continue.



Yeah, the one that came with my Sharp is obtuse alright. It might help if you told us exactly what model microwave you have.
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Yeah, the one that came with my Sharp is obtuse alright. It might help if you told us exactly what model microwave you have.
Well, the model I have is the one that came with the 2013 FC FB. Sorry for the obtuse reply, but A/S doesn't list the model, and I can't get to the trailer right now.

Hell, the PDF of the oven manual doesn't list a model number.

Oh, and I made a mistake. The damn manual was printed in Thailand, so it had to be a Thai translator who worked for Microsoft that interpreted the Mandarian original version.

Wow, I'm not getting even close, am I.
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I bake bread in mine almost every morning. I also roast vegetables in the oven whenever I can't use my Dutch oven. I don't have a microwave in the AS, but I use one a lot at home.
Cool! I make homemade pizza a lot and the baking stone works great for that. Naan and other flat bread too. I like the gas because it's way more precise when controlling the temperatures compared to an electric element, and when working with cast iron it's even more forgiving. I do have a little convection oven that does come in handy for reheating stuff. I'm a total snob when it comes to food and I just can't work with electric elements and microwaves. Of course, most people wouldn't spend hours and hours trying to perfect the perfect pizza sauce....i almost have it, trying to decide if I really need the red wine vinegar.
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