Oven???

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  1. Mr Ed

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    Can any-one tell me if there are any makes of oven to avoid as I seem to remember some mrmbers saying some are not worth installing?.....Many thanks ..Martin
     
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    we have a Dometic tec tower and the oven is virtually useless (y)
     
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    @DavidG58 beat me to it. We also have the Dometic Tec Tower with oven incorporated and it's even worse than useless.
    Stef.
     
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    Gentlemen should take care which ovens they put buns in ...................(y):D
     
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    The oven in our Rapido works fine
     
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    My Hymer has a Dometic Tec tower and the oven is the most useless of all other ovens.
     
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    Our Dometic tec tower oven is good for cooking par baked bread and also good for pizza as it does get hot
    One thing to consider is that not all versions include a grill - ours is oven only, which I suspect gives more room in the oven
    It doesn't compare with a 'proper' one - but it's pretty reasonable
    It's certainly better than the built under oven that we had in the old van - as the control knobs got red hot whenever the grill was used
     
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    Smev in ours use it all the time its brilliant (y)
     
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    We opted not to have one in our new Exsis and bought a Remorska from Alza .co.uk. Haven't missed main oven at all and got an extra cupboard.
     
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    We had a smev in our old hymer and was brill, we now have one in the rapido, so we think smev are best
     
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    Mmmm!... Mine is small ( oven/grill - that is!.. ) sat above freezer!.. but have used it in anger a few times... And it met my expectations - for it's size...

    Whilst it may be shite for cooking a Turkey for 12... It cooks stuff for four adequately ... ( in a camping situ)... If one knows wot 1 means :)

    Edit: oh and by the way ... I am a professional chef ... ! :pinocchio:
     
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    Prefer to have the added cupboard space, any day.
     
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    We don't have an oven in the present van, didn't have one in the last van and won't have one in the next. I rarely use the oven at home as I can use the slow cooker for almost anything I would do in the oven. Including bread!

    (but not oven chips, although we don't eat them often. Chips are a treat and bought from the chippy!)
     
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    1. Hello all , OH insisted on an oven , two years on and we are changing our MH and lots of decisions on what equipment ,weight etc, decided we only used the over,grill to make toast !, Personally believe oven is not a necessity , prefer space weight allowance ,,but we do live and MH in France .Enjoy your time and eat out whenever possible.
     
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    The one in our Dethleffs is next to useless. It can manage oven chips and a pizza but anything else would be a waste of good food. Burns at the back and raw at the front, so unless you remember to keep turning the food round it's rubbish. Although it is branded Dethleffs I believe it is a Cramer. We use it as an extra cupboard, unless having pizza.
     
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    Interesting comment from Robert, no grill could make a big difference, could also be his is much newer, you really would like to think Dometic would address such obvious issues

    I would not expect to cook a Sunday dinner, but part baked bread in ours will burn one end and be uncooked the other, that is on top, put it on the lower level (that is the bottom of the oven in fairness) and it will come out exactly the same as it goes in after half an hour :)

    we used to carry a ready meal, something like macaroni cheese or ravioli, to put in oven to reheat, now tip out into pan and heat on hob (y)
     
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    The one in our last van was totally useless, the new version in current van is better, but still useless.

    Good decision.

    It's better than nothing, as @Robert Clark says good for par-baked bread, also OK for ready meals providing you nearly double the cooking time. The grill is just a waste of space.
     
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    For the life of me I cannot remember whether ours is a Thetford, or Dometic, but it is perfectly adequate. We have even roasted a Chicken in it!
     
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    Ours is a Smev and is used all the time.
     
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    our smev is good as an oven but grill is a pain to light
     
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