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Old 02-05-2013, 18:17   #16
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Re: Keep or toss Toaster Oven and Microwave?

lots of fresh tasty bread already made in mexico--dont even have to mess or over heat the interior of the boat here in hotville....

some awesome tortillas in tortuga bay.....

and more---i rarely cook in my galley anymore since i came to cruise in mexico.
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Old 02-05-2013, 18:23   #17
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We don't have a toaster oven but do have a microwave that is built into a bulkhead. We have used it to make popcorn three times while in a marina in the past five years but its real use is as a breadbox and egg storage. It can also be used to store electronics in during a thunderstorm.

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I buy the microwaveable popcorn pouches and empty contents into a skillet with lid and put on burner. In 5 minutes you have the same results as 2 minutes in Microwave without the power needs or space. So never found need for microwave. A toaster oven seems more versatile to me for reheating, browning and such and less space consuming, but I have neither.
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Old 02-05-2013, 18:32   #18
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if you like root beer floats----load upon root beer---they do have ice cream here, but not root beer.....
And in Crimea there is no Ginger Ale to be found. Interesting what can not be found. Will start a thread on this topic.
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It is really a choice between lifestyles: Cruiser or condo? Your choice.
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Had a Toaster oven in my H37... thought it was great on the hard while I was prepping the boat for sea... never used it again after I left the States... its 220v in most the rest of the world..
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Old 02-05-2013, 18:39   #21
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It is really a choice between lifestyles: Cruiser or condo? Your choice.
Right! Wimps. throw out the stove too, all you need is a surplus can opener and a fork. Rough it, make it harder!
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Right! Wimps. throw out the stove too, all you need is a surplus can opener and a fork. Rough it, make it harder!
Damn... a can opener you have... and a 'Real Sailor' I thought you were..
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Right! Wimps. throw out the stove too, all you need is a surplus can opener and a fork. Rough it, make it harder!
You mean I have to get rid of my Spork with built in can opener in handle end?
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Old 02-05-2013, 19:59   #24
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Re: Keep or toss Toaster Oven and Microwave?

Toss em.

Have never had either on the boat and have never missed them.

Propane energy is much easier to come by then electricity required to power the two.

Cook/heat/toast on the stove/oven or to keep the heat and you out of the boat out on a BBQ.

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Re: Keep or toss Toaster Oven and Microwave?

Thanks everybody for the great input. Next time I visit the boat, which should be just a day or two, those things are coming out. I may keep a standard toaster for those special occasions.

Can't wait to get to Mexico

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We never had a toaster oven on board, but when we did buy our boat, it did have a small microwave on board. After it broke down, we never bought a replacement, and haven't regretted that decision. I have no need for either, but to each their own.
Hans Christian owners unite!

No toaster or microwave over here either. We have a stove top toaster that works well enough for toasting bread if you're quick on your witts and keep flipping the bread.

To the original poster I came down here last year, singlehanding to banderas bay and then as a family we've been putzing around and just got to muertos (east cape, sea of cortez side baja).

It's been an absolute hoot. If you have any questions hit me up.
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We have both and a bread maker, and use all 3 with both a inverter or a gen set when we are chargeing batts. Would never leave without them ! but then we don't claim to be tough cruisers, just cheap cruisers!! I guess it's ok not to have them ! But the folks who don't have them seem to have all the latest electronics, like AIS ect ect. So I guess you can be tough with somethings and not with other things ?? I think this will make sense for some, but we like our fresh bread and ya can do some great things with fish in a toaster oven !! Just our old lazy 2 cents LOL
I just never used those things on land either. I'd use the toaster sometimes but the stove top piece does the job well enough and microwaving never seems to cook anything properly. We make a ton of simple meals in the fry pan, pot, or pressure cooker.
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A microwave is brilliant if you can power it underway. , steamed vegetables ,soups, does a lovely job of cooking potatoes , rice , pasta , sauces, hot milk for SWMBOs coffee. I'd say I've used mine more then the stove.

Same at home too.

Toaster ovens burn down your kitchen

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Old 03-05-2013, 06:57   #29
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Re: Keep or toss Toaster Oven and Microwave?

montenido--you has a regular toaster??? wow---is ok to anchor near me..just not tooo near--i am in barra de navidad, currently--when you are done with haha, come south more--the best places in mexico are out of the sea and south of banderas bay.
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Re: Keep or toss Toaster Oven and Microwave?

I have a proper toaster - I like decent toast. I have an electric kettle, an I have a microwave/convection oven.

But I do have a large inverter, and 555w of solar, and a generator.
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