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Old 10-13-2021, 10:47 AM   #1
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Furrion oven demystified

I was about to send my newly upgraded Furrion range back to Furrion for warranty replacement because the thing seemed to be off by 100 degrees or more. In gathering the pictures and temperature and data camping world needed to make the claim I discovered a lot about how it works and now believe it is working as designed. It IS possible to get it to behave and be close to temperature but you CANíT think of it like a normal oven. I still hate it as an oven but you CAN actually cook with it if you adapt to it.

The oven is a purely mechanical device with a mechanical temperature dial that is supposed to regulate the height of the flame. The flame goes up and down as the temperature regulator decides, mechanically, that more or less gas is needed. This is NOT a smart device and often underestimates the amount of gas required when it needs to increase the temperature. If you treat this as a normal oven where you set the dial to the temperature you want and expect it to get there youíll be disappointed.

Using a lab quality remote reading thermometer I discovered how to get the temperature you want. Youíll need a oven thermometer you can read with the door closed for this to work. That could just be a cheap mechanical one or a fancier remote electronic one.

1) Light oven and turn the dial to Max. Yes, Max. This forces the oven to turn the flame up to its high setting.

2) Watch as the temperature rises. When it gets at least 25-50 degrees above where you want, set the temperature dial down to the desired temperature. If you way overshoot thatís fine, you might just open the door for a few seconds if you are in a hurry.

3) Oven will drift down to the desired temperature and hold it. Mine was within 10 degrees.

If you ever open the door or want to increase the temperature, repeat this process.

As with any gas oven, the heat is all coming from the bottom and there is significant infrared being emitted from down there. If you cook with dark baking trays or dishes they will absorb that extra energy and be more likely to burn.

I also use a pizza stone on the bottom shelf above the burner to give more thermal mass. I did the tests with that in place so I donít know how it works without it.

You can verify that your oven is working like mine by watching how big the flame is. If you change the temperature dial slightly, youíll notice that the flame doesnít change height. It wonít increase temperature when on low. It spends a lot of time on low.

Itís pretty sad but you canít really buy a good RV range right now. Dometic discontinued itís high end range.
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Old 10-13-2021, 07:28 PM   #2
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I wonder if your technique could rectify what I think is wrong with my Atwood.
I'm going to purchase a good remote temp sensor to try. Problem of course is I don't have a handy window to peek through to see the flame height.
This past weekend cooking our Thanksgiving turkey ( ) I had to set the dial at 450 to get a measured temp of 325 on my inside sensor. Had to keep taking a quick peek every 15 min or so which probably didn't help.
Turkey turned out better than last year when I didn't realize the temperature differences.


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Old 10-13-2021, 07:50 PM   #3
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Glad you figured out a way to make it work for you!

Personally, I haven’t been mystified by the operation of my Furrion gas oven. It works as expected. Perhaps I’ve been lucky?
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It would be interesting if you did some of these tests with a oven thermometer you can monitor. If yours works like youíd expect then I really do have a bad one.
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I donít have a fancy thermometer, but I can try to check it. Weíve used it many times and the cooking times and temperatures havenít surprised us. It seems to work fine. I canít imagine that itís too far out of the expected range.
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