How many of you have ovens?

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  1. Bushtrekker

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    I went to measure up cupboards and run through where various bits were with the current owner of the Hymer I'm buying, as he won't be about when I collect it next week from his wife. Everything was going fine until I realised that what I had assumed was an oven was actually another cupboard and the only cooking facilities consist of a two burner hob. Is this common?
     
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    we have a oven in are van but i will have to ask the wife where it is
     
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    I've got an oven in Shirley but I've only ever used it to store saucepans in, so it might as well be a cupboard. :Smile:
     
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    Yes a lot of continental vans do not have ovens, could not survive without myself. But plenty of types sizes of ovens available to retrofit:thumb:
     
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    have you not tried kooking lessons:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    We've got an oven but to be honest we took the shelf out and store halogen oven in there (we only use sites with hook up)
     
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    very common on german vans . and never a grill. thats why so many cook outside. get a small flavel vanesa oven .its also a shame they dont have grills . i used to pressure cook chicken etc .then cut it up and brown it under the grill. .but a pressure cooker is ideal if only two rings . plus less steam in the van . idealy open it outside.
     
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    I am afraid so - if you mh was imported into the UK rather than made for the UK market this will nearly always be the case.
    As said though ovens can be fitted retrospecively but at what cost. If it is important to you or more importantly to your wife don't buy it, it will bug you for ever.
    We have an oven - itts the best way to heat JJ's FB pies :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Norman
     
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    One of the plus points when I saw my m/home was the 4 ring hob, grill and oven. There's only me but I think long term meals would become limited and boring with just a hob.
    I also have a built in microwave-not sure how often I'll use that but might be useful on EHU.
    Halogen cookers look good and might be an alternative for you.
     
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    I t came as a bit of a shock.

    If I'd realised there was no oven I wouldn't have bought it, as my wife cooks a lot of stuff in the oven and so do I. In Summer it's not a problem, but we bought a German van for the insulation, so we could use it all year round, when an oven would be useful for casseroles etc., especially as I'm not planning on using too many sites.
     
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    ours has an oven and if it didnt would of retro fitted one somehow
     
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    We have a Hymer 584 and don't have an oven, i have been looking to have one fitted, we also have only 3 gas rings
     
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    We have an oven and its used all the time (by SWMBO).

    If you've got a suitable space there are some on eBay.
     
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    we have a full sized 4 ring, with oven and grill, could manage without an oven but never a grill, how would we do cheese on toast, hee hee At a push you could heat pies under a grill as well. Still we have an oven in a British built van.
     
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    It's getting to me now.

    I've committed to buying this and paid a deposit, so I'm not prepared to back out now as it's a private seller who has been good enough to hold it for me until I retire next week. I'm then away travelling about 1,000 miles round Cornwall and Dorset, so if it's still bugging me it may get part exchanged or sold.

    I'm not a lover of salad or fried food and a lot of what we eat is cooked in a Le Creuset cast iron casserole which we use all the time. My wife also cooks fish pie to die for, so we'll be in the best place for fish without an oven:cry:
     
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    We have an oven, with grill and three burners on the top in ours.
    We use the oven a lot, can just manage to get one of these "curry for two" chilled meals in it at a push.
    Tikka masala, chicken korma, rice for two, bhajis and two large naan breads......takes 25 minutes to do the lot, but worth it:thumb:

    I put the plates on the bottom of the grill and it heats them well with the heat that comes up from the oven:thumb:
    Margaret
     
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    We haven't got an oven in the van - but my wife reckons she can cook almost anything in the Remoska, that she could in an oven. Slow cooking is the only serious challenge. Although the Remoska has very low power consumption at 470 watts, realistically it requires an EHU.

    She bakes and cooks with it loads at home too, because it's so good.
     
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    We saw a German mh parked outside our local co-op this afternoon. Hubby was at the wheel and a few minutes later his OH showed up carrying a 4 pint/2 litre container of milk, so it looks as if she wasn't planning on doing much cooking or they don't have an oven either:Laughing::Laughing:
     
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    Ours is English, we have a oven, if you get stuck park next to an english owner and ask them to heat your food in their oven:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Only jokin, I suppose there must be a spot where you could retro fit one:thumb::thumb:
     
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    We have an oven but have never used it. We tend to use the 'double skillet' on the hob - can use it for everything from roast dinner including the veg to warming up pies - it's great for baked potatoes - apparently you can even make cakes in it but as we don't eat much cake, we've never tried. :BigGrin:
     
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