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  1. The Spongebobs

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    I do not have an oven or grill in my motorhome but I have a combination microwave oven in the house that I dont use. Can anyone advise on what I need to be aware of if I use the microwave whilst on a hook up
     
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    Nothing in the UK.
    may be issues if on low power (5amp) hookup in europe.
     
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    Thanks, sorted then.(y)
     
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    Output wattage isnt a real consideration, its the start up current that can be very high.
    A 1000watt oven may take over 2000watts on start up.
     
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    I think you need to ventilate it properly if you are going to put it in a cupboard to use it. We did that in our last van and it was fine.
     
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    As Pappajohn says the imput is higher than the cooking wattage. Ours is a 700 watt microwave but the imput or operating wattage is 1200.
     
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    What Pappajohn and Chris have said. We have a combi m/wave and grill and it is great on UK hookup. I also have a small slow-cooker (one of the low power ones from Argos) and I don't miss an oven at all. Having said that I use the slow cooker at home a lot (always have done) and the home oven is really only used when I am doing a big bake session or we have guests. :)
     
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