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Old 11-27-2015, 01:06 AM   #1
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Microwave-Convection Oven...

New discussion that I haven't seen here before...

Just curious: how many of you actually use the convection portion of your Dometic Microwave-Convection Oven?

For those who do:

* have you only used it occasionally?

* do you use it often?

* do you use it instead of your gas oven?

I've had my rig now for over 2 years, and I've only used the thing as a microwave. And what got me thinking of it is, I got talked into baking one of my awesome pound cakes for the pot-luck Thanksgiving diner we had here at the RV park.




Well, I'd never done any real baking in my RV before, so I had to figure out how I was gonna do it. In the end, I opted to use the gas oven because I'm more familiar with it. But it got me thinking about the convection oven, and how I'd never used it... and by extension, if it might be a better option to use it in the future?

So how about sharing your experience and any tips you may have about it for the group?

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Old 11-27-2015, 01:36 AM   #2
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I was today until it went pop and all power went out, have yet to revive it? actually used it often, more in winter than summer.
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Old 11-27-2015, 03:33 AM   #3
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Wife only uses the gas oven. Looking at motorhomes and most don't have ovens so someday we'll have to learn when we go that route.
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Old 11-27-2015, 12:40 PM   #4
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I use the convection oven often - as we don't have a gas oven in our rig.

Takes a bit to get use to but it works OK, I just have to read the instructions every time I want to use it!

I work for a motel and the owner has a conv/micro unit that we use - his has a lot more bells and whistles than I would want!
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Old 11-27-2015, 03:52 PM   #5
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Not in the camper, but always at home, but it's a gas range.

You can't beat a convection oven for even baking and roasting. Makes a great crunchy crusted bread if you like that kind of bread.

Everytime I open the oven door and get that blast of heat blowing, I feel like I'm riding on I10 at 65MPH in 105 F temps.

We just don't use the oven that much in the camper.
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Old 11-28-2015, 12:55 AM   #6
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Micro Wave good for popcorn, when there is power if if not then use the Weber.
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Old 11-30-2015, 02:27 PM   #7
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I use the convection oven often. The main things I have noticed is you have to watch it closely. Many a pot pies have got to burnt offerings. If you cook at the recommended heat it takes longer to cook. If you need food in a hurry and increase the heat you need to watch cause sometimes it cooks alot faster than normal. Browning sometimes works and other times you have to use a dark colored pan. Lasagna works well and last a couple of nights for me. I use it when I just dont want to eat pre-built meals for the microwave. And right it is nice in the winter to get that burst of heat. I have not tried to use it on generator due to the time it takes to cook something I use the microwave during those occasions.
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Old 12-02-2015, 12:18 AM   #8
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I had one but never used it, (for most folks it is the same thing) I have a toaster oven that I use and it works for me..
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Old 02-06-2016, 11:41 AM   #9
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Our convection is used often. My husband makes some amazing pies and cookies for the camp picnics. He had to do some experimenting for the correct baking times and temps, but has it mastered now.
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Like you Apntraveller, my wife has had to mess with it, but her rule of thumb to start with is a quarter less time than the oven and twenty five degrees cooler. We use both the convection and toaster oven, rarely the RV oven.
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Old 02-06-2016, 01:25 PM   #11
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I had a loft apartment with a micro/convection oven, never really took the time to master it. I would go out back to the commons area and use my camp dutch oven.

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