As above. 'her indoors' would like (musthave) a microwave for next season. I know choice is restricted by size and I have measured the internal dimensions. It looks like I might have to remove the facia board inside the cupboard. I have read the fore and against arguments on cheap 700w supermarket versions verses the lower wattage reduced for caravans type from specialist suppliers but only seem to get technical advice rather than basic . We are not gourmet cooks, more packet pasties/ uncle bens rice.
So what I need to know is will the cheap option do or should I go for the expensive type on safety/site EHU output.
Hi Graham, our van has a small MW as standard and thought we would never use it when we bought the van in 2009, but have used it for Jacket Spuds, Milky coffees rice (like you want) and (as we are getting on in life) the MW able heatrolls for muscle pain etc. When we do use it we make sure all except the fridge is off, I can not see why a cheaper supermarket one will not do the job especially one that is about 600/700 watt I would not go for an 800w though
I would agree with Paul, I can not see why a Cheapish Microwave should not be fitted to a Caravan. The Bailey Senator Louisiana, we used to have, had a Daewoo Microwave fitted, no digital displays or digital timers, but it did have 7 heat settings from 120W up to 770W. If you mainly use Caravan Club or Camping & Caravan Club sites Wattage should not be a problem, as most of them will offer a 16A EHU.
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Cheapo would be ok, just don't plumb it in tight, a microwave it may be, but there is still steam produced whilst cooking, and this can come out of the back orthe sides of the unit, so ventilation around it is vital, or the dreaded damp patch could soon appear. Not trying to put you off, most handy things to have, but a bit of thought about placement is not wasted time.
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We used a £19 microwave out of Morrisons for years until we bought our current van. No problems with them as long as you get your measurements right if your going to store it away and use it in a overhead locker. As Al B said you need to make sure you have an airgap all around the microwave to allow heat to disapaite.