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Old 06-01-2013, 03:27 PM   #57
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We made an oven at work out of the old style insulated metal milk storage box ( Back when we had milkmen.) We installed a porcelain socket inside the box and used a thermostatically controlled 100 watt light bulb for a heat source . We also installed legs on the bottom for air space . For about $20.00 we had a pretty good little oven and it lasted about 20 years . One of the advantages of the oven was their were no warning labels so we didn't know enough to worry

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Old 06-01-2013, 04:23 PM   #58
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.......... One of the advantages of the oven was their were no warning labels so we didn't know enough to worry

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Old 06-01-2013, 05:11 PM   #59
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I neglected to order the griddle in my initial order for the Camp Chef Oven™, so I bought a Lodge™ cast iron griddle the same general size at Bass Masters™ and have been pleased with it so far.

BTW, I feel like my Burro is too small to do much cooking in anyway (I have an original type 2-burner stove in place but it's not even connected) so I picked up a folding camp table with half being plastic table and the other half a steel gridwork that holds the oven unit. It's already up in Winchester and I'm in Lynchburg, but maybe I can post pictures next weekend when I'm there.

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Old 06-01-2013, 05:35 PM   #60
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Thanks for info about the stove in question

Hey Shirley and Green Frog- thanks for the info about the unit. I've been eyeballing them too. I was wondering if they worked good enough to their size as storage space is a premium in my rig. Not thinking about indoor use as that space is so limited.

Originally Posted by Shirley LaMoine View Post
Last year Costco offered the Camp Chef for $160 plus $40 rebate and being a life long fan of the Easy-Bake Oven I had to have one. I've used the oven about 10 times. I can't get the oven to maigntain a constant high temperature. If you wait long enough the oven will heat up to 400 degrees. However, when you open the door and shove in a dish the oven will drop to 325 degrees. If you hold your mouth just right it may crawl up to 350. I generally camp between 8,000' and 11,000' and perhaps the altitude is why the low temp. I bought Fat Daddios bakeware from Amazon to use in it which are small and work quite well.

As long as you're not intending on baking a chicken and stay with smaller things you'll be happy with the oven. Don't shove in a 9 x 13 lasagna and think it will ever bake thoroughly. As for the big question, "Would I use this inside my Burro?" my answer is no. I enjoy cooking outside and I was raised to be compliant.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:14 PM   #61
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:08 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by Ngrimm View Post
Anyone else seen one of these and wondered if it could be vented to the outside to be installed in their fiberglass rv?..
I sold ours (we got it from Costco) to a friend/fireman who now uses it in/out of his converted-cargo trailer. No venting, though he tells me he has the tailgate/ramp down when using it. . . that is his EMT/Fireman inner self shinning through

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I wouldn't use anything that isn't vented to the outside without a window or door open for ventilation purposes... I used on my last 2 boats and was very satisfied with it.
Your post reminded me of time on the family sailboat. We purchased it after it was sailed from England to San Francisco in~1968. And installed by the manufacture was a non-vented gimbaled single burner alcohol stove. The instructions were to open the top-hinged porthole mounted in the galley. Rain or shine we opened that window! 1974 i began crewing on a 41 foot sailboat that had a three burner non-vented gimbaled stove/oven with the same not use unless the galley top-hinged porthole is open. I spent several summers on the boat and sailed from Hawaii to San Francisco the summer of 1975. Three months of cooking with multiple burners and oven on...never thought anything of it. Open the galley vent, cook and clean. now...
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Forward to 2013 and our Parkliner. See the two top-hinged portholes? I asked the trailer manufacture to install a duplicate of their front-shower-room porthole in the curb-side-galley area. I knew i wanted ventilation in the galley rain or shine because i cook in there. These are glazed-for-privacy marine-grade-portholes. No need for any curtains or blinds. A nice all weather design:

Now add in the possibility of convection air flow from opening up a roof vent such as the MaxxAir all weather vent and you've got some good air flow. Be sure all low oxygen/CO monitors are placed and working properly at all times.

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Old 06-08-2013, 11:04 PM   #63
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Originally Posted by _Kd_ View Post
Love the size of this Gotta find me one. This and an itsy microwave would give me lots of room for a bigger fridge.
Kim, is itsy microwave a particular brand or do you mean you're getting a small one? Have you found any small microwaves for your trailer? I wouldn't mind having a small one myself.

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