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Elite Gourmet ETO236 Personal 2 Slice Countertop Toaster Oven


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We are big fans of our Breville BOV450XL Mini Smart Oven at home.  However, the size of this toaster oven precludes use in our 2022 LEII, Hull 990.  We have the HighPointe EC028KD7 Convection Microwave in our LEII, which we have used a number of times since pickup in February, 2022.  The convection feature works well as an alternative to a conventional oven, however, it cannot match a toaster oven for toasting bagels, bread and English muffins.
 
Thus, I began the hunt for a small/compact toaster oven which would be used in the LEII.  I searched reviews of toaster ovens recommended for RVs, on Google as well as Amazon, but all were too large, claiming capacity for 4 pieces of toast or 9 inch pizzas.  Finally, I searched Amazon for a 2 slice toaster oven and the few results included this Elite Gourmet ETO236 Personal 2 Slice Countertop Toaster Oven.  I ordered one which arrived a few days ago.  We tested it by making several slices of toast and it did a commendable job.  We have not yet tested it in our LEII, but I am confident it will provide the desired toaster oven functions.  I may need to provide some heat protection for the fibergranite counters in our trailer.
 
Below are photos showing how the Elite Gourmet toaster oven fits in an LEII.  
 
The first photo shows the toaster oven on the counter in front of the pantry, with clearance to open the pantry door.
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Side view on pantry counter
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Plugged into electrical outlet with 3 foot extension cord
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We purchased a pair of these 3 foot extension cords rated for 1625 watts, to power our coffee maker and other appliances with very short cords.
 
Stored in the curb side overhead compartment
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The Elite Gourmet ETO236 is rated at 650 watts power consumption.  I expect we can easily power this toaster oven from our lithium batteries for the 4-5 minutes required to prepare toast.  Most toaster ovens require 1200-1500 watts.  For $35 is looks like a good solution.
 
 
Regards, Don

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This setup would not work with any of the older Elite II’s as the opening into the pantry is much larger and opening the door would hit the toaster. 

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What is the unlabeled switch for? Ejection seat? No, that would be red. Thanks.

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That extension cord is kinda in the way there, you can replace it with a short right angle one, rotate the 120 VAC outlet 180 degrees and the cord will then go straight up so it is less at risk for being kicked. Something like this, I haven;'t used this particular brand. Tripplite make some too that are probably better built.

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4 hours ago, John E Davies said:

What is the unlabeled switch for? 

I dont know about others, but in my trailer I refer to it as the late night practical joke switch as it makes it easy to turn off the hall and bath courtesy lights on someone on the throne. 

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7 hours ago, High Cotton said:

I LOVE your towel bar. Can you share some info on it?

The towel bar is from Amazon.  I bought two of the 18" model, $14.98/each.  The one you saw below the pantry is attached with a disk of VHB adhesive, included with the bar.  The VHB comes attached to two plastic disks which slide over the ends of the suction cups.  In this location I could not get the suction cups to stay attached, perhaps due to flexing of the wall of the battery box, so I resorted to using the VHB..  

I installed the second bar in the shower, under the mirror.  This one has stayed in place quite well using only the suction cups.  I have save the two plastic disks with the VHB for the day when the suction cups no longer work.

See: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JWS988Q/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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5 hours ago, John E Davies said:

What is the unlabeled switch for? Ejection seat? No, that would be red. Thanks.

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That extension cord is kinda in the way there, you can replace it with a short right angle one, rotate the 120 VAC outlet 180 degrees and the cord will then go straight up so it is less at risk for being kicked. Something like this, I haven;'t used this particular brand. Tripplite make some too that are probably better built.

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@John E Davies and @MountainMan,

We decided to forego the ejection seat option due to weight and cost considerations.

The circular black switch controls the nightlights/courtesy lights at floor level, now a standard feature, at least on 2022 LEIIs.  We have not yet used these lights, as the glow from the various electronic devices onboard and ambient light through the entry door window provide sufficient illumination to make our way to the head at night.

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@John E Davies, great recommendation on the flat plug 2 foot extension cord for use with the toaster oven.  I had forgotten we have several of these around the house for making connections behind furniture, or other cramped areas.  Thanks

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7 minutes ago, dhaig said:

@John E Davies and @MountainMan,

We decided to forego the ejection seat option due to weight and cost considerations.

The circular black switch controls the nightlights/courtesy lights at floor level, now a standard feature, at least on 2022 LEIIs.  We have not yet used these lights, as the glow from the various electronic devices onboard and ambient light through the entry door window provide sufficient illumination to make our way to the head at night.

Don

Thanks, I wonder why it has no placard, maybe Oliver forgot it? Every factory installed switch I have seen has a label near it.

That would save silly questions like mine. My floor lights have a switch near the galley water pump switch. I never use them either😬

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Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel.

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