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Old 09-23-2008, 06:19 AM   #1
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While I have not ever seen one in an Egg, does anyone have an oven? I would guess a small one could fit where the ice-box is, and I personally think it could come in real handy.
I love to bake, and would love one in my Boler.
Any ovens out there??

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Old 09-23-2008, 07:40 AM   #2
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Cuisinart convection toaster oven. Use one all the time, at home, and decided to buy one for the camper. Actually, I took the old one for the Casita and put the new one in the house. This past weekend I made 30 biscuits, nine at a time, for sausage gravy. Roasts chickens, bakes muffins, a 12" pizza, cookies, casseroles, etc. It is very accurate.

Best thing is, you can set it up outside and not heat up your little trailer and it is not too big to carry.

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Old 09-23-2008, 08:08 AM   #3
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Best one out their.

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Old 09-23-2008, 09:39 AM   #4
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Marjie, I had asked a similar question, and the reply from about 90% of the people was.......... heat factor! In such a small space. Made sense once the word heat-small space were brought up, Yes there were a few who replied that their eggs had one, but didn't use them cause of how hot the trailer gets. Suggestion were to do it outside. The portable ones Kevin and Terrie suggested look nice. I might have to check those out. Someone also posted about the portable campfire oven and said it was nice. Robin
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:45 AM   #5
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Thanks all,
I am quessing that the convection ovens work on electricity, which we never have when camping. I should have said that!
I know that Coleman makes a couple of ovens, one quite simple (approx. $25) which is basically a metal box with insulation that fits over the propane stove. I might try it since it folds down flat for storage.
They also have a more expensive one.
I am sure there is a heat factor....but if I only used it during chilly times, my trailer would feel good, and smell great!
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:08 PM   #6
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And there are always Dutch ovens and charcoal.......
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:23 PM   #7
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A few years ago we bought the Coleman oven for over our camp stove and it said to only use outside.
I have used it a number of times for different items and even though it only has the one rack it works quite well.
When we are going to be in places that we know we will have full services I have just packed my toaster oven from home and it was sure nice to have....

I know coleman also makes an oven that has its own regulator for a propane bottle so you don't need to have the stove, but we saw that after we bought the one we have.
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:11 PM   #8
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Marjie, Yes the oven you and Doug-Anna posted about is the one that everyone seemed to like.

I saw a convection oven today at Costco. only $54 bucks, but I never even used the one in the Class A so I suppose I would have no need to carry one with us.
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:04 PM   #9
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We have the oven in our trillium and have used it about 3 times in 5 years. it creates excess heat
in the summer, but does help a bit in the winter, but I prefer the furnace which I know vents outside.
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:12 PM   #10
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While I have not ever seen one in an Egg, does anyone have an oven? [b]I would guess a small one could fit where the ice-box is...
I think that in 13' Eggs the kitchen counter/cabinet is too shallow (front-to-backsplash) for most RV ranges with ovens. And, as you said, you'd loose the Icebox (or Fridge) if it did fit.

I have seen several 16' and larger trailers offer ranges with ovens as an option, if you order it from the factory. I know Scamp offers that option on some of their 16' and 19' trailers.

I have a gas 3-burner range with oven in the Fiber Stream, which Robert uses a lot.

16' Amerigo also has a 3 burner gas range with oven.
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:19 AM   #11
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My Compact II has the optional range with the oven. I think it's kind of rare, as I don't think I've ever seen it in any of the units I've seen on here or elsewhere. I heartily agree with the idea mentioned earlier, that since our rigs are so small inside the oven really heats it up fast. I've only lit my oven once (And I think it was the first time it had ever been lit EVER!hehe) and while it worked just fine, it did heat the interior of my rig up FAST and HOT! hehe Personally I don't do much cooking when I camp, and I have even less use for an oven, so it has become another storage space for me.
I have seen some folks do some amazing things with cast iron dutch ovens, baking with them while camping. I actually picked one up for myself, and am looking forward to a future Rally where I can learn from some of the Dutch Oven PROS just what I can do with it! hehe

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Old 09-24-2008, 09:11 AM   #12
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What about the camp chef oven? It is for outside, runs on propane. Looks pretty sweet for that outdoor kitchen. We love our other camp chef stuff.


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Old 09-24-2008, 10:17 AM   #13
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My Boler has an oven, but I don't think I will ever use it. When your out camping in Saskatchewan in the 30+ (Celsius) temps, even running the stove can make the trailer to hot...
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:58 AM   #14
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I am finding this discussion fun to follow. Eating is one of my hobbies. (just started a new diet )

We have been cooking in all types of ovens and enjoy trying new ones all the time.

Ovens seem to be a factor of:
  • Space
  • Cost
  • Effort
  • Time
  • Weight
  • Location
  • What you want to cook, bake
We usually use a Dutch Oven because they are out doors and create that fun camping atmosphere. Some of the ovens we've tried, used, with my thoughts:
  • Mud Ovens (similar to Navaho bread ovens, takes 24 to 48 hours to build if location permits)
  • Pit Ovens (labor intensive, but give BIG, WONDERFUL results for a large group)
  • Stove Top Ovens (easy compromise for rainy days)
  • Oak Wine Barrel Ovens (great for slow, smoky roasting with oak over tones of meats)
  • Dutch Ovens (best all around oven for cooking, baking most anything, heavy, requires misc. equipment)
  • Cardboard Box Oven (easy, light weight & fun for biscuits, cookies)
  • Propane Trailer Oven (takes lots of space in a small trailer, convenient, over heats trailer)
  • Solar Oven (easy, takes a few hours, does a great job)
  • Reflector Oven (used in front of a camp fire, popular with Boy Scouts)
They all have their fun and place and create a new experience. (I left out Microwave. I guess it could be included, but doesn't fit my idea of an oven)

PS: DIET = Did I Eat Today?

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