Last Updated on January 29, 2023 by Jessica Lauren Vine
Sometimes you can’t grill due to storms or other situations and you need to find the best RV oven so you can enjoy some good food and cook indoors.
Whether you’re living in your RV full time or you’re planning your next vacation, you know how important feeding everyone is. If people are hungry—things can get real ugly in a small space.
Continue reading this article to learn more about buying the best RV oven, but you don’t have to wait to see my top pick, so here you go.
My Pick for Best RV Oven
Hubs used this range oven while he was becoming a certified chef. It wasn't easy because of the lack of counter space, but it did the job.
I'd highly recommend it.
- Stainless steel
- Glass cover for more countertop space when not in use
- Easy to light
- Big enough to cook for decent-si
- Thanksgiving dinner is hard to cook in here
When we started RVing, my husband, Joe, wasn’t in culinary arts school. He had always wanted to go but didn’t want to go off to school somewhere, so I found a school online.
We were in our Prime Time Avenger ATI 24BHS and he had to do an insane amount of tasks for class. Let’s just say that we ate well and all of our friends at the RV park loved testing his food.
This combined cooktop range and oven did the trick for us so he could do his classwork and we could enjoy great eats whenever we wanted to. Yay for having a chef husband.
One of the reasons this is the best RV oven is because it has one of the biggest capacities. It has an inner volume of 1.24 cu. ft. / 35.24L so you can get almost anything cooked. Its 7,100 BTUs make it powerful enough to get the job done.
The glass top of the range is definitely scratch-resistant because we put it through a lot.
It’s pretty easy to clean as well, which made it really nice. When you have such a small space, it’s important to keep everything as clean as possible or you’ll just go nutty.
This Furrion range and stove have a safety cutoff valve that allows you to have peace of mind. The safety cutoff prevents fire hazards and the piezo ignition makes it safe and easy when it comes to lighting burners.
What Are the Different Types of RV Ovens & Stoves?
- RV oven and stove combo
- Cooktop stove
- Wall oven
- Convection oven
- Outdoor camp ovens
We are focusing on the RV oven and stove combos because I truly believe they are the best. Without having both of them together, it can be a kitchen nightmare—which we lived for a year.
Buying the Best RV Oven & Stove
Many RVs don’t come with ovens. When we first started out, we had a 2018 Wolf Pup 18 TO and it only had the range but no oven. That made things a lot more difficult for cooking and we upgraded after living in it for a year.
You do have to keep your budget in mind, but this is one of those purchases that you don’t want to skimp on.
Make sure the RV oven you buy is:
- Easy to clean
- Easy to light
- Made from a trusted manufacturer
- Big enough for the cooking you plan on doing
- Enough burners
- Ease of installation (hire someone)
- Material and design
- BTU rating (the more there are, the more powerful it is)
When you consider these main points and make sure to hit them all, you’ll be good to go and a true happy camper.
How Much Power Does It Take to Run an RV Oven?
The good news is that RV ovens almost always run off of propane. Even if you don’t have electric hookups where you’re camping, you’ll be able to use your RV oven and range. Keep in mind that not all RV ovens are propane, so if that’s something you want, make sure you don’t accidentally buy an electric one.
An average oven will take about 3,000 watts of power so unless you have shore power, it makes things much more difficult. A big enough portable generator could power it, but that can get expensive and requires propane or gas anyway.
This Atwood RV range oven cooktop is another good option for those of you looking for a 17″ model.
With its centralized high-output burner and its improved flame distribution, it allows for a good cooking experience. The stovetop features a high-output 9,000 BTU burner and two enhanced 6,500 rear burners so your food can cook faster.
The one-piece porcelain grate make allows for easy use with pots and pans. To reduce rattling during travel days, they made it with cushioned grommets. Overall, a very well-designed RV oven.
The ignition type is piezo, which allows for a quick and safe start.
- Smart XL air fry oven
- Air fry
- Digital toaster
- Smart thermometer
- True surround convection up to 450°F
- Includes 6 trays & more
- Gives you ten ways to cook
- Helps you turn out food just right
- More power in less space
- Comes with a hefty price tag
I have to say that I love all things Ninja and if you want an RV oven that does a little extra then this is a good option. Yes, I know it doesn’t install in your oven, but sometimes you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.
When we had our little 18 foot RV, there was no way an oven installation was possible. What we did have room for was a convection oven and this is a great option for doing just that—and then some.
This bad boy has true surround convection which means up to ten times the convection power that you’d get with a normal full-size convection oven. It can air fry, air roast, whole roast, bake, broil, toast, bagel, reheat, dehydrate, and cook pizza.
If you’re not a super cook, the integrated Foodi Smart Thermometer can help you out.
A really good find if you have the money for it because it’s pretty pricey.
- Large 4 slice capacity
- 12 liters
- Simple to read
- Easy to use
- Clean quickly
- A bit too small for many families
This Hamilton Beach countertop oven is actually the one we used in our RV, but it’s not at all as cool as the one above. However, it’s much friendlier to the budget, so you don’t have to feel guilty when you’re eating.
We used this to cook two pizzas in a lot when we were in the small RV. We literally cooked a whole Thanksgiving chicken—yes chicken—in this as well and it was so delicious.
I didn’t realize anything cooking faster than it would in a normal oven, but keep an eye out just in case you find something that does. Burning food is a no-go for RV fun.
This is a good little model if you have a small RV and still want to cook delicious food.
Best RV Oven Frequently Asked Question
Here are some frequently asked questions about getting the best RV oven.
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The Bottom Line – Buying the Best RV Oven
If you want to buy the best RV oven that you install then I stand behind my first pick with the Furrion RV oven. If you want to buy a good RV oven that is a stand-alone then picking from either the fancier Ninja or the humble Hamilton depending on what you need.
Cooking a good meal in your RV can make the experience so much more enjoyable. If you want to read some more tips and guides make sure to check out these articles.