An Oven to Bring in the Season

Post by blogger | August 17, 2006      

How do you inaugurate your get-ready for the backcountry skiing season? Over the years I’ve done everything from putting it off so I’ll have more energy in the spring, to getting up there as soon as the first dusting of snow hits in September.

Convection oven for baking backcountry skiing boot liners.

This year I’m getting stoked for backcountry skiing by upgrading our world headquarters ski shop. First project: get a convection oven for baking thermoform boot liners. Our boot fitter uses a Farberware Turbo 460, so a few months ago I began shopping for that model on Ebay, and finally scored for the right price. This particular model oven has more interior room than just about anything else around, but they’re not made anymore and only available on the used market — and that’s the kind of price we wanted anyhow. So we pulled the trigger and we’re set up to bake liners all winter for the variety of test boots and backcountry skiing boot- fit experiments we seem to always deal with. The oven makes crispy nachos as well — perfect addition to the workshop!


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4 Responses to “An Oven to Bring in the Season”

  1. Terry Ackerman August 18th, 2006 8:54 am

    Now all you need is an inverter and mount it in the Tacoma for nachos and toasty liners while driving to the trail head. 🙂

  2. Mike Marolt August 18th, 2006 6:35 pm

    Lou: Jeeps and biking are great. And cooking liners is super. Your creativity to make a site called wild snow working in the heat of summer is amazing; i check in every day. But wow, I just can’t wait until you and dav are back out there skiing 14ers agian, hopefully Late Sept, global warming be damned.

    Keep it coming cuz i’ll keep checking in.


    PS Readers check into 24 hours of sunlight . com Sept 1; the interest is high, and we are expecting a huge turnout for that first weekend in Feb. Start training soon! Uber athletes prepare!

  3. Ted August 23rd, 2006 10:59 am

    I’ve long been looking for a convection oven that has settings as low as 225 degrees. Many can get down to 275, but nothing I could find went below 250.
    The current version of the Farberware 460 is the T490C, which sells for something over $400.
    The Cadco OV-250 is available on-line for $399, but the interior is probably too small for large high liners. The Cadco OV-350 has even more room than the Farberware, but sells for $699.
    Now if only one of these doubled as a microwave so as to save kitchen counter space.

  4. Dharmaski December 22nd, 2010 8:02 am

    Looking for a microwave/convection combo? Try the Panasonic Genius 2. I got one in 1985 and it’s still going strong. Other than the occasional blown fuse due to power surges, (gotta love rural power quality) it continues to work like a champ….

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