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WAFlowers

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My wife bakes the most delicious, light and moist baked goods in our convection/microwave. The trick is to use combined mode at the correct level (how much microwave to convection), the proper bakeware (silicone), and use the rack so it isn't sitting on the bottom of the oven. She has also had great success with meats. Love, love, love what she cooks for me!


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My wife bakes the most delicious, light and moist baked goods in our convection/microwave. The trick is to use combined mode at the correct level (how much microwave to convection), the proper bakeware (silicone), and use the rack so it isn't sitting on the bottom of the oven. She has also had great success with meats. Love, love, love what she cooks for me!


Well said! Mine is worth its weight in gold!


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Well said! Mine is worth its weight in gold!

Which? The wife or the oven? [emoticon]

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F4Jock wrote:

Well said! Mine is worth its weight in gold!

Which? The wife or the oven? [emoticon]


Wife, then oven!

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WAFlowers wrote:

My wife bakes the most delicious, light and moist baked goods in our convection/microwave. The trick is to use combined mode at the correct level (how much microwave to convection), the proper bakeware (silicone), and use the rack so it isn't sitting on the bottom of the oven. She has also had great success with meats. Love, love, love what she cooks for me!


?Combined mode? I think I've got some reading to do!


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WAFlowers wrote:

My wife bakes the most delicious, light and moist baked goods in our convection/microwave. The trick is to use combined mode at the correct level (how much microwave to convection), the proper bakeware (silicone), and use the rack so it isn't sitting on the bottom of the oven. She has also had great success with meats. Love, love, love what she cooks for me!


?Combined mode? I think I've got some reading to do!


Not all microwaves have a combined convection and microwave mode. My GE Profile does and after many years I would not buy a microwave without it! You can make fantastic dishes that look like they have been baked in an oven in about half the time. The only other thing I have found that comes close is the infrared cooker that I have but it is not as controllable as the microwave although with a bit of practice you can get some really great results in a small area. In my opinion what it comes down to is whether or not you want to learn to cook a new way which will end up giving you lots more flexibility, or if you just want to throw something in a cavern and press a button or grille outside. I love to cook, even in my motorhome. Some people don't. Different strokes for different folks as they used to say. By the way, if you want to grill in your microwave, like steaks and hamburgers, they have microwave grilling plates that work great, with a little bit of practice of course. You actually will get a brown, seared steak or burger that looks like it's been done on a grill. In addition to these I also pack a crock pot for stews and soups.

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Room isn't an issue, dear lord, the counterspace in the kitchen is just insane. As for NOT IN USE storage, we're working on that. Might find a place inside, or just put it in an underbay area.

I figure the heat up time will be reduced due to the smaller chamber. I only know that if a Home based convection range took that long to pre-heat I'd find another range.

I like the slow cooker idea, but we don't use a slow cooker normally. Also somewhat concerned about leaving a heating appliance on when I'm not there. I don't do that at home, the RV gets treated even better than that.


I don't have all that much counter space for another appliance. Is it stands now, I put the 2-slice toaster, slow cooker, 5lb tin of coffee, cooking oils, and napkins over the convention/MW oven in that cabinet just above. Hmm. I suppose there's room for a toaster oven up there if I find somewhere else for the napkins & oils. Maybe I'll look for a used one at a thrift store. Always looking for new ways to cook.

Slow cookers that are UL rated are no more dangerous then any other appliance in your RV. Including your electric water heater element, your TVs in standby, your computer in standby, your plugged in chargers, all of which you likely leave on. Or your heat pump when it's cold out. You can put them in the sink when traveling too. And your meal is all ready when you arrive (if you have an inverter to plug it into).


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Slow cookers that are UL rated are no more dangerous then any other appliance in your RV. Including your electric water heater element, your TVs in standby, your computer in standby, your plugged in chargers, all of which you likely leave on. Or your heat pump when it's cold out. You can put them in the sink when traveling too. And your meal is all ready when you arrive (if you have an inverter to plug it into).


I had a bad experience with leaving a heating appliance on while at home when I was young and stupid. Old habits die hard. Also had a properly sized transformer doing some work in my house while I went out for dinner, came home and it had come close to melting down. UL listed item too. So, I know I'm surrounded, and I don't tin foil everything in the house, just those things that give me some anxiety.

Strange, probably. We all have something that makes us a bit twitchy.

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Slow cookers that are UL rated are no more dangerous then any other appliance in your RV. Including your electric water heater element, your TVs in standby, your computer in standby, your plugged in chargers, all of which you likely leave on. Or your heat pump when it's cold out. You can put them in the sink when traveling too. And your meal is all ready when you arrive (if you have an inverter to plug it into).


I had a bad experience with leaving a heating appliance on while at home when I was young and stupid. Old habits die hard. Also had a properly sized transformer doing some work in my house while I went out for dinner, came home and it had come close to melting down. UL listed item too. So, I know I'm surrounded, and I don't tin foil everything I in the house, just those things that give me some anxiety.

Strange, probably. We all have something that makes us a bit twitchy.


I can understand hesitancy due to a bad experience but heck, do you quit driving if you have an accident? I had a drill charger and battery almost melt down in the garage. I threw it out and bought a bigger set. An acquaintance lost his leg in a snowmobile accident. As soon as he was able he bought a bigger sled. I'm not going to let fear of what might happen with a cooking appliance change my lifestyle. If my rig burns down I'll buy another rig. I have heat, CO and smoke detectors all over my rig as well as large fire extinguishers of multiple types. Party on Garth!

BTW. Getting divorced didn't stop me from getting married again. 30 years this November with the most beautiful and accomplished woman in the world, the love of my life! Enough said. [emoticon]

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