Our Guide To Caravan Microwaves

Our Guide To Caravan Microwaves

Want to make cooking even easier and faster on the road? Of course, you do. That’s why you need a caravan microwave.

We’re going to let you in on a little secret – caravan microwaves are really just smaller versions of household microwaves!

So, they are perfect for families, couples or even solo travellers who hit the road often and want to spend more time exploring and less time slaving over a hot stove.

Even if you don’t want to fit out your caravan or motorhome with heaps of cooking appliances, you should at least add a caravan microwave. Read our buyer’s guide to caravan microwaves:


Can I Just Buy A Normal Microwave?

The quick answer is no. Caravan microwaves are built for the road. For example, the Dometic 24V caravan microwave has ruggedness and convenient features to make your life a little easier. In fact, it’s approved by leading truck manufacturers – that’s how tough it is! Another feature that comes with caravan microwaves is a lock, so the door doesn’t swing open and break during travel.

How Often Will You Use Your Caravan Microwave?

Will you be using it all year round or just a couple of times a year? Choose your caravan microwave based on how frequently you think you’ll use it. If you will only use it every now and again, don’t spend big on all the bells and whistles – keep it simple.


What Size Microwave?

How big is the space you have available for your caravan microwave? The Camec 700W microwave oven is great for smaller RV's. With a capacity of 20L, it only weighs 10.5kg and boasts a compact design. For something slightly bigger, the Sphere microwave oven is 25 litres and weighs 13.9kg.

What’s Your Budget?

Prices of caravan microwaves range from a budget-friendly $135 for a standard Camec microwave up to $750 for the top of the line Dometic 24V microwave


What Type Of Power?

Microwaves generally use a lot of power and caravans often don’t have much power going spare. That’s why many caravanners ask whether they need a power system to run a caravan microwave. The answer depends on whether you buy a 24V or 240V caravan microwave. If the microwave is 240V you will need a power inverter to run the microwave. Alternatively, you’ll need to run it direct from a caravan park where 240V is available.

Remember, a household microwave is not suitable for motorhomes as they use more power to start up. However, caravan microwaves are low wattage and use between 500 and 900 Watts.


Ready to shop caravan microwaves? Check out our range of 240V and 24V models.

DISCLAIMER* Please note, this advice is general in nature and we strongly recommend consulting the product manual and where relevant, a professional installer.

Comments (6)

Microwave holder

What keeps the microwave in place in a caravan
By: Carlo Giletti on

www.caravanrvcamping.com.au Response
Hi Carlo, there a few different ways to keep a microwave in place. Some caravan manufacturers secure the microwave at its feet or with hole/clamp on the back outer wall. Some even build in the cabinet space to hold it in place.

Microwave oven

Microwave oven with a left side door opening,hinged on right side.
By: Graham Quaife on

www.caravanrvcamping.com.au Response
Hi Graham, we have sent you a direct email in response to your question. Unfortunately we don't stock any microwaves with the hinge on the right hand side

Convection microwave

Wondering if it's safe to use convection microwave in caravan and if so are they available to purchase in south Australia.
By: Judy Rayner on

www.caravanrvcamping.com.au Response
Hi Judy, unfortunately we do not sell convection microwaves. Feel free to give us a call on 1800 787 278 to find alternatives!

Convection Microwave

I am thinking of replacing my original microwave with a convection microwave oven. Is there one on the market. Dim 491/2 H x 261/2 W. Many Thanks Debbie
By: Debra Lingier on

www.caravanrvcamping.com.au Response
Hi Debbie, unfortunately we do not sell convection microwaves. Feel free to give us a call on 1800 787 278 to find alternatives!

240mm height restriction

I have a 12.5ft van with absolutely no extra space for a bigger microwave. I’m replacing the old one and it must fit into a space 460mm across 240mm height and 500mm deep
By: Lois Taig on

www.caravanrvcamping.com.au Response
Unfortunately we do not have any microwaves that fit this space, our smallest option is the Camec MICROWAVE 20L 700W CAMEC BLACK - Dimensions: 452mm(w) x 262mm(h) x 333mm(d)

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