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Old 07-12-2015, 01:31 PM   #1
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Trading out microwave to toaster oven

We have a 2002 17 foot Cassita Liberty that came with an installed microwave oven. We want to take that out and install a toaster oven instead. Has anyone done that and is there any problems with heat exhaust or anything? The placement of the oven is above the refrigerator.
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Old 07-13-2015, 12:14 PM   #2
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I did it and wish had done it sooner. My setup is identical to yours. I have had no issues. I put in a turbo convection oven instead of conventional. A microwave in my opinion heating up a huge roast or chunk of meat could or would run 20 minutes or so and generate a lot of heat. Anyway I gave up a minor inconvenience of warming a cup of coffee for something in my opinion was a lot more functional.
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Old 07-13-2015, 12:27 PM   #3
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Thanks so much for your reply. Did you have to make any adjustments to switch it out?
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Old 07-13-2015, 01:07 PM   #4
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I rally want to switch out my microwave too, is it hard wired into the trailer?
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Old 07-13-2015, 01:39 PM   #5
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Should just have a regular plug in behind the microwave.
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Old 07-13-2015, 01:51 PM   #6
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I would be somewhat concerned about putting a 1000-1500 watt toaster oven in that space. Check with the MFG and see what it sez about clearances and enclosed spaces.


I looked at the book for a 1600 watt Oster I have in my kitchen and it warns to have nothing within 10 inches of the sides and top and 3 inches behind. It also warns to not install in an enclosed space.


BTW: Just last week I looked over a 30' class "A" motorhome that burned to the ground while overnighting in a San Clemente, CA Wal-Mart. About all the owner would say was that the fire started in the kitchen
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Old 07-13-2015, 03:34 PM   #7
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I guess the bottom line is use common sense. Googling the issue brought up many people switching over to a microwave- convection oven and then getting the benefit of both worlds. Regardless for liability issues I would use at your own risk. The oven that I have is small with lots of room on both sides and top and large enough for a small baking pan or TV dinner size pan/plate etc. I can make a small pan of biscuits or heat/bake a small casserole. All opinions are soley mine.
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:09 PM   #8
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I used the oven on the picnic table out side to keep the heat down
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Old 07-13-2015, 05:13 PM   #9
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My casita didn't come with a built in microwave.

But - when I use my toaster oven, I take it out of the microwave area and rest it on the door. You may not have a door, to do that. But I would recommend that you consider doing something similar while cooking. You might put the oven over the sink on a cutting board or one of your tables while in use.

If you don't I'd make sure the area around the oven can handle the heat.
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:19 PM   #10
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I wrote to the Casita company: Can the microwave oven in the Liberty Deluxe be replaced by a toaster oven and is there any problem with the heat it creates?

I got this answer: yes it can be replaced just dont forget to turn it off when finished.

So, it looks like it should probably work fine. It does have direct access to vents where it is located and a regular plug. I will probably get a small one, so it will have room around it.
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We have one of those folding camp kitchen tables. Gas grill sets on top, toaster oven on bottom shelf, OUTSIDE of the trailer.
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I'd be sure to put that reply in the papers for your Casita, you may need it some day.
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Old 07-14-2015, 11:25 AM   #13
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Now someone needs to invent a way for a timer on a toaster oven to automatically shut it off when the time is up. I've forgotten to turn the oven off more than once when the last batch of cookies was done.
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Both of the toaster ovens I have already have built in timers, that's fairly standard I believe.


That's why I was surprised by the reply from Casita, it sounds like the answer came from someone that doesn't know much about toaster ovens.
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