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  1. Jeni
    July 30, 2019

    Thanks for this – we are planning our first Disney trip for this Septenber and I hope to make ahead/freeze a lasagna etc and then put in the oven on low (like 200F) to cook all day. Do you know if this feature is available for this type of microwave? Can I use foil pans?
    Thanks for the pics of drawers’ contents – we will bring a whisk and a chopping knife!

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    • Dave
      July 31, 2019

      Hey Jeni! The honest answer is I don’t know, sorry. I can’t find any evidence in my images that it can, but since the controls are not intuitive, it is possible that it can and I am not interpreting the instructions correctly.

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  2. Junkpix
    June 14, 2016

    Dave –

    I did notice the “0” on the oven is used for 450.

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    • Dave
      June 16, 2016

      OMG thank you! I’ve fixed it and am ashamed of myself since the 450 showed up in my own photos…

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  3. kerrie miller
    March 6, 2016

    I have a mw/convection oven combo just like this in my own kitchen. Mine is also a vent hood like this one but it must be a little higher end then these model because I dont have to do all the swapping of parts as youve shown here. Your results are right on with what I experience with my own mw/convect oven. We always drive and bring lots of extra stuff with us. If you are able you can always bring a crock pot. A whole chicken in the crock pot or a roast is always good. We average 2 meals a day back at the cabin. The only meal I see this effecting is the traditional holiday meal. But even that meal can be worked with. Try a turkey breast in the crock pot.

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    • Dave
      March 7, 2016

      Thanks, Kerrie!!

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  4. Anonymous
    February 14, 2016

    We spent our recent Christmas trip here and requested every way possible to get a non-refurbed cabin for the oven, the big food pantry, and the kids table and chairs. We rarely watch TV while at WDW and our kids LOVE the Murphy bed so we didn’t want to try the sofa pullout. Anyway, it was a dream and we are still trying to get over the sadness of the refurb cabins. We’ve stayed both 2100 (hope Disney keeps the old layout here) and 2500 before it was refurbed and really appreciate your throughly detailed reviews.
    Three quick questions:
    1) Was the new sofa pullout bed really as comfy as the Murphy and where did you store the extra pillows from the sofa bed since they probably won’t fit in the folded up bed like they did with the Murphy? Also was there a side table that was easily used for a light as the Murphy bed had the built in switch to the private light you could reach from bed to turn it out after reading? Lastly, with regard to the change to a sofa bed, did you have to put it up in the morning to move around and or did housekeeping do it for you?

    2) Did the bedroom space feel significantly smaller with the bigger queen bed in it now?

    3). Do you think a small holiday turkey could be cooked in the new convection/microwave oven?

    4). Did you have any storage issues, especially with all of the towels they provide, due to the bathroom drawers that are new and replace the space where they stacked all of the extra towels?

    Thanks again for all the updated and continued details.
    Kim

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    • Dave
      February 15, 2016

      Hi Kim,

      1. the sofa bed was fine, though the Murphy bed was more comfortable. There’s no particular feature for reading lights for it, and you stick the pillows in the cabinet to the left of the dresser/TV. Since I was gone in the mornings I left it for the housekeepers to put away, but easily could have put it away myself.

      2. I was surprised at how little different the back bedroom felt. It was never spacious, and continues to not be spacious, but not materially worse.

      3. If it is less than 6″ tall, yes.

      4. No.

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  5. Maria
    February 12, 2016

    Thank you, Dave!

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  6. Maria
    February 11, 2016

    Did you happen to notice what type of coffee filters the coffee maker takes? Do they take a basket filter or the #4 cone filter? We’ll be staying in a cabin when we visit in March 2016. We drink lots of coffee. Thanks!

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    • Dave
      February 11, 2016

      Maria, they are basket filter coffee pots.

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  7. Elizabeth
    February 9, 2016

    Thank you for this post!! We will request 2100 loop if it is still there when we hope to come in June – was truly hoping for the kitchen for a 10 day stay (for cookies if not for roast) so was glad to find your info! Don’t feel like learning “new” appliances on our vacation. 😉 MANY THANKS!!

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    • Dave
      February 10, 2016

      You bet Elizabeth! Although by then they may have decided want they are gonna do with 2100…

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  8. Mike
    February 8, 2016

    Dave,

    You ARE the man, and my go-to in all things planning, but this is down in the weeds! I love Ft Widerness, and the opportunity to cook a meal or two, but I have to think I’m in the majority (I may be wrong), when I say pot roast with potatoes and cornbread is probably not on my vacation menu. I can do that at home! That’s the beauty of this site though….there is somebody out there that falls in the Venn diagram of “staying in FWC”, and “Cooking a rack of lamb”, and they have only you to turn to. Keep it up! You’ve improved more than one of my vacations…and for that I thank you.

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    • Dave
      February 9, 2016

      Mike !!!

      If you’d asked me ten years ago how I’d be spending the last weekend in January 2016, testing ovens would not have hit my top 1000 options…

      But all over this site–and in my book–I say that the Cabins are the least expensive way to get a full kitchen. So the functionality of the oven–was it still a full kitchen?–became a big deal in my life!!!

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