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Ultralight Outback Oven Review

Enjoying fresh, hot baked bread on the trail always was a dream of mine. However, most ovens for baking in the outdoors are quite heavy and bulky. So when I found the Outback Oven Ultralight on Amazon, I decided to give it a go and have added it to my camp kitchen gear list. I actually bought one four years ago and since then have tested it on various car camping and hiking trips.

What is Outback Oven?

Sold by Backpacker’s Pantry, Outback Oven is a portable convection oven for baking in a backcountry. The kit consists of an 10” pot parka (convection dome), riser bar, scorch buster, reflector collar (I’ve never used it with remote canister backpacking stove) and a thermometer. It’s designed to work with your own cook set (pan plus lid), which can be of 10” in diameter or less.

I found that pan from Trangia Cooking Set (400246) ideally fit with Ultralight Outback Oven.

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Summary:

Outback Oven Ultralight is a great device for bringing variety into your backcountry cooking. With a little practice, you can make delicious pizzas, pies, cakes, lasagnas or casseroles – anything you bake at home. Outback Oven Ultralight is light enough (9.5oz) to carry over short distances and compact enough to fit inside a backpack.

Tech Specs:

Manufacturer: Backpacker’s Pantry
Average Price:  49.90 USD
Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 3 inches
Weight Listed: 9.5 oz/ 269g

Pros:

  • Lightweight

  • Easy to set up and use

  • Low fuel consumption

Cons:

  • Requires stoves with simmer function (ability to maintain a low flame);

  • The flame should be regulated very carefully. If the flame is too high, food will burn on the bottom; if a too low food will be undercooked.

Cautions:

  • Not for use with stoves that have burners mounted directly above their fuel source, oven heat may cause the fuel tank to pressurize over and rupture!

  • Do not use an Outback Oven with a windscreen that encloses fuel tank and stove together!

Best Uses:

Car camping, gourmet backpacking, short hiking and canoe trips

Outback Oven Recipes:

Backcountry Blueberry Pie
Pumpkin Pie Muffins
Irish Soda Bread

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