Simple way to avoid burning the food in your RV oven

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In this installment of 3TAILSRV,  we would like to show you a simple yet effective way to help you avoid burning the food in your RV oven.

I admit, I’ve been complaining about my RV oven.

We have had allot of reservations when it come to using our RV oven,  and truth be told,  and assumed it would simply fail.


The Negative Aspects of an RV Oven

  1. Size –  First of all….they are smaller.  We had a  few Pampered Chef  pans we had to get rid of because they where way to big.  I’m still sad over that bar pan…it was my bacon baker.
  2. Heat Source –  It is propane after all.  I’m not sure how much propane you burn through but I’m finding that I need to do less baking.  We’ve gone through quite a bit of propane in the few weeks that we’ve been in the camper.  There are other factors to contribute to our propane usage, this is just something that is on the forefront of my mind.
  3. Heat Element –  The propane flame comes out along a rod from the back of the oven to the front.  This rod is very hot…did I just state the obvious??  There is a thin metal plate right above, that I’m assuming is designed to transfer the heat.  This is a major flaw in my very humble opinion.
  4. Preheating –  Simply there is no buzzer or beeper that will indicates with the oven reaches the correct temperature.
  5. Lighting the Oven –  You actually have to light the oven with a lighter.  Really RV oven people?  How hard would it be to add a spark option for the oven?  It’s already there for the burners on top.

I scoured the internet in search of tips for baking in an RV oven.  I found several sites that talked about replacing your microwave with a microwave/convection oven and baking in there instead of the oven.  Some talked about dutch ovens.  A few did offer tips….I compiled them and implemented the ones that were feasible.  Below are the tips that actually worked.


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