Jul 13, 2014
First, I would not buy the Chinese manufactured version, but the original Wichita manufactured version. Second, to help regulate temperature I place a masonry fire brick in the bottom of the oven to act as a heat mass. Third the built in temperature gauges are notoriously inaccurate...
Mar 24, 2013
Wife bought this at one of the home improvement stores (Menards) for 29.00 new item,she baked cinnamon rolls in it using the house cook stove. The burner was set on high and the timer for 18 minutes.The thermostat barely reached 400* at six minutes I pulled out the pan and they were done. Next test will be outside in winter (colder) conditions. $59.00 is a little pricey as you can find these on Ebay for less.
Mar 8, 2013
Too many holes to hold heat well. Not great as an oven vs. a warming box. Tried it a couple of times as an oven but temperature was just too hard to control & to keep consistent NO INSULATION to hold in the heat. Ridiculous. Folded it up, put on a shelf & never used it again. A waste of money.
May 3, 2011
This is our 2nd Coleman oven. My wife bought our 1st one 25 years ago. We would never go camping without it. From time to time over 25 years I've had to repair a handle or knob or straighten up the bottom a little. That's expected with 25 years of service. We've cooked everything from cakes to potatoes and monkey bread with ours. We're buying the new oven so we can give the old one to our kids. It still has many years of service in it. Use it on a Coleman camp stove and it will work the way it's made to. Happy camping. Glenn
Sep 30, 2010
Personally I would have rated this stove a 5 if it had not been that it does not work well on a wood stove unless used as a warming oven. I use my stove top oven regularly on both my Coleman stove and my propane cooking stove. I use it as a range top toaster oven and love it. It helps save fuel when cooking small items and is good in the summer when one does not want to heat up the house with the full size oven. Over all I think this was one of the best kitchen appliances I have purchased in a very long time.
Aug 11, 2010
The oven works well with a Coleman camp stove. I've cooked a small turkey, several pies, and numerous muffins. There are a few issues: First, it's hard to get higher than about 350 degrees. Second, the thin metal will warp over time if you use the stove at full heat. (Coleman stoves can be pretty hot!) I recommend keeping the heat at a reasonable level and taking your time to bake your food.
May 12, 2010
I bought this oven because it says it can be used on a woodstove and I thought it would be a nice accessory item for the woodstoves we manufacture. After trying it on 2 different models, I have to say it does NOT work well on a woodstove. Even with sustained stovetop temps of 450ﾰ or more, the oven thermometer barely got to 250ﾰ and typically hovered around 200ﾰ; clearly not hot enough to bake in (I verifed these temps with a regular oven thermometer just to be sure). It just seems like there are too many holes in this thing to sustain a baking temp without the direct flame contact of the propane burner for which it was designed.