Last Updated on June 28, 2022 by Jessica Lauren Vine
Are you asking, “How do you use a propane oven in an RV?”
Cooking in your RV is a great campground luxury, but if you don’t know how to do it properly, it can quickly turn into a nightmare. Burned food, undercooked food—you get it. Not good.
The most important thing to remember when cooking in your RV’s propane oven is that the temperature may be off. You should use a thermostat to see if the temperature is accurate before you try to cook with any of your usual directions.
Lighting Your RV’s Propane Oven
Since I lived in an RV for seven years as a kid, using a propane oven in an RV was how I knew to do it. I have to remember that not everyone grew up this way and here is the easiest way to light the propane oven in your RV.
Lighting the cooktop burner is simple because you just turn the propane on, use the long snout lighter and wah-lah, it’s lit. However, lighting the oven can be a little bit more difficult.
Once you open your oven, turn the oven knob to the fire icon. Once your knob is turned to the fire icon, hold the knob in for around thirty to sixty seconds. After thirty seconds, you may have enough propane going to start the oven, so give it a try. If you don’t, then keep going and give it a try again at thirty seconds.
Yes, lighting your RV oven is as simple as that.
Cooking In Your RV Oven
Remember when I said to check the temperature? Well, now is a good time to make sure you do that. If your RV oven doesn’t operate at the right temperature, you need to know how to adjust your cook time.
Another hack to use your RV oven is to use a pizza stone. Using a pizza stone will allow you to more evenly distribute heat in your RV oven.
The best way to get good at cooking in your RV oven is to keep at it. Trying out different recipes and seeing what works best is the only way to truly get the perfect meal out of your RV’s oven.
RV Oven Use Conclusion
Once you get the hang of it, you’ll find lighting your RV oven is pretty simple. I get that it can be annoying when you first get started. It’s a little frustrating and it can take longer than you’d like to cook dinner.
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