How Can I Bake In My RV's Propane Oven Without Burning Everything?
(West Bend, WI)
How to Bake In Your RV's Propane Oven Without Burning Everything
I have a 1997 Mallard Travel Trailer. When I try to bake something it almost always comes out burned on the bottom. Can someone tell me why? And is there a possible solution for the problem.
I like to bake but do not in the camper because of this problem.
ANSWER: Hi Fred, I will be the first to admit that I normally do not answer RV cooking questions as I am definitely not a "Gourmet Chef". But, that being said; I actually have a solution for your bottom burning problem. In fact the solution has been around since the stone age. By properly using a Baking Stone (pictured above) you can improve the ability of your RV's Propane Oven to bake items evenly without burning the bottom of the food items.
Simply get a Baking Stone that is close to fitting nicely on the bottom of your RV's Propane Oven. Place the baking stone as close to the flames at bottom of the oven as you can. IMPORTANT: Do not block any oven burner ventilation holes. The best place to put the stone is on the metal shelf directly above the oven burners. Make sure that the baking stone is centered at the bottom of the oven.
Preheat your oven to the proper temperature for the recipe you are using with the baking stone in place. Once you have the oven at the correct temperature, place your food item in the middle of one of the center or upper oven racks. Do not place the pan directly on the baking stone.
The stone will act as an insulator and will not let the super hot direct heat hit the bottom of the pan. The stone absorbs the heat evenly and distributes it evenly in the oven which allows the oven to cook your food item without burning it.
In the video below from RVtravel.com. RV Travel technical editor Chris Dougherty demonstrates how simple it is to help avoid hot spots in your RV's oven that can cause what you're cooking to burn.
So the solution to your problem was actually invented in the stone age and hopefully it will do the job for you.
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