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Old 02-23-2015, 09:44 AM   #71
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I do like the idea of a toaster oven more than a microwave, as it would work much better for cooking, BUT..... you still have to be connected to the grid to use.

I guess you could carry a gen set for both options though. I would imagine they would suck the batteries down quick with an inverter.
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:47 AM   #72
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Agreed on that Jim. And yes connected to the grid is the only sensible way one could use these… I think. I went with the 320 Watt Solar panel and 4 trojan wet cells so as to not ever need a generator, I hope. 450 amp hours! We are fairly frugal with electricity while camping anyway.
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:59 PM   #73
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We don't carry a microwave though every trailer we've used came with one (which we removed). There are just other ways to do the same thing, though often slower. As to the toaster, we do carry a toaster but do recognize that toast can be made without a toaster and actually I prefer toast made in a frying pan with a little butter.

At least a toaster is small and not heavy.
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:01 PM   #74
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As to the toaster, we do carry a toaster but do recognize that toast can be made without a toaster and actually I prefer toast made in a frying pan with a little butter.

At least a toaster is small and not heavy.
Funny I have done it this way for years too, makes great toast, different and a bit messier but delicious none the less.
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:56 PM   #75
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Only use our microwave for fish.

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Old 02-23-2015, 02:03 PM   #76
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Old 02-23-2015, 02:32 PM   #77
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At home yes, camping nope, only thing I recall using it for when I had one was to heat up cold coffee. Hardly seems worth the space for that task alone.
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^Not to mention that poor coffee.
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I wouldn't be without one. I use it most often when the weather (rain) makes cooking outside unpleasant or I am too tired to do any real cooking. Or if I want to reheat something. If I bought used, and it did not have a nuke, I would be looking to see where I could put one in.


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Funny I have done it this way for years too, makes great toast, different and a bit messier but delicious none the less.
I like to make a peanut bitter, jelly and banana sandwich this way.
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A microwave came with our Casita, in the 2 years we owned it we only used the microwave as a fancy bread box. Plus every time we connected to shore power the damn clock would flash
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There are just other ways to do the same thing, though often slower.
Yeh, who's in a hurry when camping? Camping is supposed to be relaxing!

I agree, we don't have one and wouldn't use one. I do have a small cheap toaster (not toaster oven) because the kids love raisin/cinnamon toast in the mornings. It's simple and they can operate it without hurting themselves. Not ready to let them fire up the camp grill/stove on their own yet.
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I like to make a peanut bitter, jelly and banana sandwich this way.
Substitute honey for that jelly, and you have the worlds best food. At least, this is what my kids told me when they were wee bairns. This and waffles was about all I made for them as kids, and they thought I was the best cook in the family.
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We always are trying to think about how to minimize weight and "stuff" when camping. We use one of the old camp toasters and I have gotten pretty good with it. We are ordering a trailer and decided to go without a microwave. We make coffee using an old aluminum Mirro drip pot where we heat water in a pot on the stove and pour it into the top of the drip pot. Makes excellent coffee. We decided we could live with reheating on the stove top.
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