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Replace the existing grill with an oven

Jun 18, 2018
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Hi all, has anybody any experience of replacing a grill with an oven in their van? We have an Autocruise Accent with a grill which we don't use and we would like to replace it with an oven which we would use a lot. If anybody could point us in the right direction it would be much appreciated. I have attached a piccie of the current setup.
 

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Hi all, has anybody any experience of replacing a grill with an oven in their van? We have an Autocruise Accent with a grill which we don't use and we would like to replace it with an oven which we would use a lot. If anybody could point us in the right direction it would be much appreciated. I have attached a piccie of the current setup.
I have a bread bin / cupboard just like that.....and offen think the same thing👍🏼
 
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We had same grill and wanted the oven, the opening was to small!
We are now looking at adding big a drawer instead.

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What are the measurements of the gap into which it needs to fit?
 

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Its not just about the unit size itself but also ventilation as an oven could get very, very hot, much more than a grill so you may need to also install an external vent too.
 
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The Thetford Spinflo duplex oven does not require external ventilation but does need air gaps above and below and to each side which makes the space required quite a bit bigger than the oven itself.

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That looks like a nice grill.
There are other ways to cook without an oven.
We decided, after a lot of thought, not to have one and have more drawer space instead.
In smaller vans, compromise is required.
 
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The gap does look very small. I think you'd probably need to break into the cupboard below, which might require considerable carpentry skills. It also looks decidedly narrow.
 

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Another thought, if you always use sites with EHU just take a mains powered small oven instead.

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Its not just about the unit size itself but also ventilation as an oven could get very, very hot, much more than a grill so you may need to also install an external vent too.
I’m fortunate to have a vent behind the grill.

I’ve seen these grills replaced with a microwave on a few occasions.

But I’m not sure if the change is a worthwhile addition.

I normally just use the CAD......no.....gas griddle / stove with a lid 😉😂
 
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You might just fit in a Dometic OV1800. Hard to tell without dimensions. You'll probably lose the top drawer and have to stick in a bit of a filler panel, but again hard to tell without measurements.
 
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I think that's a smev 20 litre grill same as we had in our rollerteam waste of space. Replaced it with larger 30litre smev oven by removing air gap and a little bit of feterling. Works great use it alot. It came with fitting kit that gives a small air gap all the way around. Only concern with yours is the left hand side a flat piece may be needed.

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Removed one of those from previous van and did what minxy suggested above.
Small electric oven from argos which left space all around for ventilation.
 

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I've just had a quick shuftie at the size of the grill compared to the grill/oven and the latter is taller and wider so unless you want to do a lot of work to the cabinetry I don't think it's gonna work.
 
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Buy a Romeska,,Does most things an oven does.BUSBY

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If you are happy to lose the drawer below the grill I am sure it can be done. We have a SMEV oven and grill which use a lot. You just need to check the dimensions and find one which will fit. You will probably need to add a new shelf to support it.
 
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Thanks for all your thoughts. The available space is too tight to fit an oven in currently. I am looking at replacing the whole kitchen unit with a custom made one including an oven. We are mostly off grid so EHU solutions are a no go. I will post when we have made a decision. As usual, thank you all for your help.
 
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