The Wedgewood (Atwood) Vision range makes us feel at home! It allows us to cook healthy meals and we can cook just about anything, so we don’t crave for restaurants. For us there is no such thing as “Vanlife Cooking”, we just cook like we used to in a house!
We’ve been using the range full-time since 2017 and our experience with it is super positive; keep reading to know why!
- Cutout dimensions:
- Oven dimensions (17″ model), Top section (cook/heat): 6″ high x 15″ wide x 14″ deep
- Oven dimensions (17″ model), Bottom section (broil): 2″ high x 15″ wide x 14″ deep
- Gas pressure: 11″ W.C. (so a standard RV propane regulator is fine)
- Propane consumption: we use the range 6 or 7 times a day (boiling water for coffee, making toasts, preparing lunch and dinner, heating water for washing the dishes, boiling water for tea in the evening) and our 20 lbs propane tank last more than two months (of course the tank empty faster if we use our Propex Heater and our Propane Shower)
What we Like
- The burners precisely adjust from a low simmer to a full burn (they really do!).
- The oven has a thermostat (graded in Fahrenheit), just like a regular oven.
- It’s not a full-size oven, but it’s the perfect size for the two of us; we don’t really have to compromise.
- We like the fact that we don’t have to set-up our kitchen every time we want to cook; no need to get a camping stove on the countertop and store it after use. Sure, it occupies precious space in our van, but we think it’s totally worth it for being able to cook everything we like.
What we Don’t Like …
- The Wedgewood Vision range model doesn’t have sealed burners, so food sometimes find its way under the burner (it can be cleaned by removing the stove top). The Atwood model does have sealed burners, but be aware that sealed burners don’t boil water as fast a a non-seal burners…
- When we first tried to ignite the burner using the Piezo, it wouldn’t work; we noticed the sparks occurred inside the burner box instead of at the burner. That’s because the insulation of the electrical wire was too thin; adding heat shrink tubing on each electrical wire solved the issue! It’s a 15 minutes job, no big deal…
Models & Where to Buy
The Wedgewood Vision range comes in a 17″ or 21″ oven size. We chose the 17″ and it’s perfect for our needs:
We also installed the bi-fold cover to act as a backsplash:
We detailed EVERYTHING about our installation in the following articles:
- Rotate the burner knob to “LITE” position
- Rotate the “SPARK” knob
- Select the desired intensity (from low to high)
There is no electrical Piezo igniter, a long lighter is needed. Here is how it goes:
1.Push and rotate the oven knob to “PILOT” (hold it there) and light the pilot using a lighter. Keep pushing the knob on “PILOT” position for 5 to 10 seconds. You can now release the knob and the pilot stays on:
2. Select the desired oven temperature (from 300F to 500F, or Broil).
3. To temporarily turn off the oven, set the knob to “PILOT”: the pilot stays on and the oven can be used again without using a lighter. When finished, turn the knob to “OFF”: the pilot turns off (a lighter is required to use the oven again).
To cook (or heat) food use the top section of the oven; to broil use the bottom section:
So far we used the oven to toast bread, cook meat, pizza, muffins, brownies, heat pies and croissants… the list goes on. It works just like a regular oven!
We’ve been using the Wedgewood Vision range since February 2017 and it just work as it should, awesome! We see this model being installed in so many RV, we believe it is a robust product that will pass the test of time.
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Suburban offers ranges very similar to Atwood. To be honest, the only reason why we bought an Atwood range is because we found a deal we couldn’t let go! Both products seems acceptable choices.
Camp Chef Outdoor Oven
We considered buying it because being portable sounded nice… in theory. In the real world, we prefer a permanent setup where we can just use the range without having to set it up. It’s much less irritating this way! Also, we met some fellow vandwellers who mentioned that the oven thermostat on the Camp Chef doesn’t work so good; it’s more like a ON/OFF thing which is not great…