Microwave or toaster oven?

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Microwave or toaster oven

  1. Microwave

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  2. Toaster oven

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  1. chof2018

    chof2018 Member

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    If you had to pick one which one would you pick and why?
     
  2. Rusty2192

    Rusty2192 Well-Known Member

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    I went with a toaster oven because it’s more versatile. I can use it to bake, reheat, toast, etc. microwave can only really reheat or cook a few select items. Extra bonus is that toaster ovens are really light.
     
  3. bheff

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    Neither
     
  4. bobinfleet

    bobinfleet Well-Known Member

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    The question was one or the other
     
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    Microwave...I can reheat soups in a hurry when i got the beer munchies!
     
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    bobinfleet Well-Known Member

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    I agree with what Rusty2192 said
     
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    I only pick microwave bwcause the TT has a real freezer and i can heat stuff up fast. Otherwise , i dont use one at home. I dont use a toster over eaither. A pan and stove top and grill is all i really need.
     
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    Toaster oven, because I find it more versatile than microwave. We use our toaster oven at home a lot! We do more than toast in it.
     
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    generok Well-Known Member

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    Microwave. Ever try to reheat chili after hunting in a toaster oven?
     
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    Microwave.. besides reheating things, you can bake in them, cook turnip and other veggies and because it is bigger, use it as a breadbox when it's not in use.. Oh, and since we have a TT, the microwave is built in, so it doesn't take up any counter/table space inside or out..
     
  11. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    For me, I choose toaster oven as it is far more versatile. Although I don’t use either when camping. Grant you I camp without electric more often than not so that one reason. I also like to keep things simple. A lot of things can just as easily be warmed up over the stove. Why bother bringing extra things when a frying pan, pot, or Dutch oven can do all that. Now at home my toaster oven gets more a workout than the microwave. I cook mainly for no more than two usually so why warm up my house using the big oven when the toaster can do it all with less energy.
     
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    I voted for a microwave because I have one and use it. I've never wanted to add a toaster oven. My microwave uses 900W. A toaster oven is like 1200-1500W.
    Also, when in use, the rear and bottom become insanely hot to the touch unless you take the extra step to insulate it.
     
  13. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    We don't even have a toaster oven at home. My wife thinks they would take up too much counter space. Our microwaves are over the stoves out of the way.
     
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    I think it depends on how you like to eat. DW is a great cook and loves to do it, so we probably eat better in the camper than at home.

    In the pup we bought a toaster oven big enough for a pie plate or small cake pan and used it quite a bit. We left it in the pup when we gave it to our daughter.

    In the travel trailer we have a built-in oven/range and a microwave. The microwave gets used sometimes, but more for storage than anything else. DW bought another toaster oven for the TT. It doesn't get used as much as in the Pup. We usually set it up outside on table just outside the door. When we grill steaks, it's great for baking the potatoes. She also has a great recipe for baked oatmeal with blueberries. :smiley:
     
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    I'm in the neither group. As said, you can do most anything with a stovetop and proper pans.

    Reheating chili - stovetop and small pot. Pizza - stovetop and pan with lid. And so on.

    If I used something like that when camping, I would get a convection oven.
     
  16. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    I decline to choose since we have both. Just can't run them at the same time without a breaker blowing. No big deal. I will choose both.
     
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    Can't toast a bagel or sandwich bread in a microwave.
     
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    Is it a small one?
    We bring a 2 slice toaster for actually toasting things.
     
  19. Sneezer

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    I said toaster oven, but only if it is a convection one. That is what I have and it does a great job with muffins, pizzas, brownies and biscuits.

    I will about though I have both. Small microwave and small convection oven. The microwave stays inside and doubles as a nightstand for the rear bunk. I set up the camp kitchen outside under the awning with the stove on the top shelf and the oven below. I run a dedicated extension cord to the power pole for it. I used to plug it into the outside power on the pup but would flip breakers when running a couple things at once.

    Microwave is great for reheating leftovers for lunch the next day. I also buy refried beans and rice that come in microwave bags. Frees up a pot and burner, and with some meals without it I would need an extra stove. I also hate cleaning refries while camping so this works great for me.
     
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    Neither. boondocker here. 1800 style or it ain’t toast.
     

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