Use your imagination! We have baked such items as biscuits, pizzas and muffins. There are several "Just Add Water" mixes available from Betty Crocker and are well suited for camping. You might also enjoy such items such as Pillsbury biscuits, cinnamon rolls and cookies.
To provide even heating, the Voyageurs Oven requires placement of one burner at the center of the stove. If you have an earlier version of the Voyageurs Stove and the center hole is not present, a 5/8" diameter hole can easily be drilled using a 5/8" diameter spade bit. You can drill this hole yourself or you can mail the stove to us (at your cost) and we will drill the hole and mail the stove back to you at no charge.
The side flaps of the fiberglass oven enclosure are secured to the stove side windscreens with self-adhesive hook and loop, one on each oven side flap. Start by thoroughly cleaning the stove side windscreens in the area where the hook and loop will be adhered. A final wipe with alcohol, mineral spirits, paint thinner or acetone will remove any residual oils that could prevent good adhesion. Remove the adhesive liner from the loop strip and press firmly against the stove side wind screens in the location shown below. Adhesive will achieve maximum strength within two hours.
1.Place heat reflective fiberglass mat, with the aluminum side facing up, on base of the Voyageurs stove. The center hole of the fiberglass mat should line up with the center burner hole of the Voyageurs stove.
2.Insert a single burner into the center hole and connect the valve and fuel canister. Ensure that the valve is closed and the connections are tight to prevent gas leaking.
3.With the oven flaps folded in, center the oven enclosure into the stove and push the bottom corners of the oven enclosure down into the back, bottom corners of the stove.
4.Swing the side flaps of the oven enclosure out to the oven side windscreens, aligning and securing with the hook and loop.
5.Place the 8” diameter stainless steel heat diffuser plate on top of the burner. This heat diffuser plate will distribute the heat evenly within the oven and minimize hot spots directly above the burner.
6.Extend the legs of the baking rack and place it into the oven, on top of the heat reflective fiberglass mat.
7.Insert the thermometer into the lower grommet and secure with the wingnut.
8.Close the oven top. The fiberglass fabric is somewhat stiff and you may need to flex it a bit to adjust the fit.
General Baking Instructions
Turn the burner control knob on slightly and light the burner. The oven will get up to temperature within about 5 minutes, depending on outside/ambient temperature.
The lowest flame setting of the burner will result in an oven temperature of about 250o F. We recommend baking most items at about 300o F and varying the baking time to achieve the best results. Do not exceed 400o F.
After you gain experience, you may not need to use the thermometer and just bake at a low to moderate heat setting (275o to 350o F), baking by time rather than exact temperature.
Cautions & Warnings
·Do not operate the oven or stove indoors or in an enclosed space.
·While baking, the oven enclosure will be hot.
·Do not exceed 400o F.
The heat diffuser plate and baking rack will remain hot for some time after baking. Please allow these to cool completely before handling.
The amount of fuel will vary by baking time and temperature. In our experience, BisquickTM biscuits will bake in about 10 minutes at a baking temperature of 300F, consuming about 23 grams of fuel (about $0.50).
We recommend the use of a stand. The stove must be supported in a way to allow
at least 8” of clearance below to accommodate the isobutane fuel cartridges.
The stand raises the stove to a comfortable cooking height and provides
room for the fuel canisters.
Some users have used the stove with logs or
rocks positioned at each end to raise the stove off the ground and provide
clearance for the fuel canister to hang below.
While maintaining the same cooking surface area, 12" x 21", the Voyageur Stove saves considerable weight and packed volume.
The Voyageur Stove packs down to a thickness of just 3/8" compared to 4-5" thickness of traditional camp stoves allowing it to slide easily into the back of your pack. Weighing in at 4.4 lbs. for the stove and burners, the Voyageur stove is <1/2 the weight of tradition double burner camp stoves that typically weigh 11-12 lbs.
Light weight Isobutane cartridges. There are many brands of Isobutane canisters available with most containing a blend of Isobutane and propane. The canisters are available in 450 gram, 230 gram and 110 gram sizes.
The Primus burners are indicated for use with Isobutane fuel. These canisters are light weight and provide great simmering capabilities for fine cooking control.
Some user want the flexibility to run propane fuel and purchase adapters to convert the burner filing from isobutane to propane. Propane tanks,
while lower in cost relative to Isobutane cartridges, are significantly heavier
than Isobutane cartridges when comparing equal BTUs of fuel. This
increased weight is due to the heavier gauge metal of the propane tank needed
to accommodate the higher vapor pressure of propane vs. isobutane.
pressure than Isobutane. Do not operate
the burners with the control valves more than ¼ turn open (counter clockwise)
as excessive heat will be generated and damage to the stove platform may occur.