200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

Big Jim Mac
How well do the Coleman collapsible ovens work? I'm wondering if the fuel gives your food a bad taste? Looking for something to make biscuits on camping trips.
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Duck
They work okay for what they are. There are several mods you can make to  improve their performance. Cover  with tin foil, put a terra-cotta tile on bottom to help dissipate the heat, etc. I make biscuits in mine while camping this week end. They came out perfect. And no the fuel doesn’t effect the taste but I wouldn’t use RUG Just Coleman type fuel

Joe
Mil-SpecOps #0219
Stovie and Damn proud of it


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JimL
I have one myself, but made sure a friend of mine picked one up that we found at the flea market yesterday.  Today it was used to make several batches of cookies.  Yum!  No fuel taste or smell.  If there were, I think Coleman would have stopped selling them 30-40 years ago.

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?


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Big Jim Mac
Good to know. I have one coming, can't wait to try it out. Optimistic for spring and camping!
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Scouterjan
They work well especially the older versions that are black and copper 
Jan


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Kansas John
Someone here made a welding blanket cover for the oven to help retain heat and I hope to do the same soon.  I found that the door thermometer is a suggestion only.  I have a small pizza stone and oven thermometer in the box with my current user oven.  

https://www.zoro.com/taylor-oven-thermometer-100-to-600f-3506/i/G9468627/feature-product?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5J7ej5nq5wIVFaSzCh2dVgmPEAQYASABEgLfPvD_BwE
John M. Lawrence, KS
ICCC #1431

Looking for a 214 kero and REI single burner anniversary stove as well as any Coleman born on date 10/77, 1/80
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mithril
I have one that I've used on my boat making cinnamon buns and they come out fantastic.
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dave
I made a welding blanket cover for mine and it really helps the browning process on the top
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Big Jim Mac
Thanks for the responses. Got mine today, it looks real good. Can't wait to try it out. Any idea when these were made? Need to send that warranty card in LOL.
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1hpycmpr
Nice one!  Look at the paperwork and see if there is a date of printing.  That might help narrow down the date of the oven.

I’m thinking sometime in the mid 60’s early 70’s?
Mark
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Big Jim Mac
Good suggestion. The warranty card shows it complies with new federal regulations applicable to products manufactured after July 4, 1975. So not that old compared to me!
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1hpycmpr
Well, if that’s the case, I wasn’t even close!  LOL!  😜
Mark
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Big Jim Mac
No telling if that is original to the stove though.
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1hpycmpr
I’m leaning more toward the manual being original to the oven.  IIRC that Coleman dude showed up in the 60’s and could easily been used on the oven manual into the 70’s if no revisions to the instructions were needed.  Is there any kind of numbers on the manual close to the 1975 on the warranty card?  Hopefully someone with more informations will chime in to help you out.
Mark
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LakeGeorge
Tip: Put something in the base of the oven to help dissipate the heat. I put two fireplace bricks in mine. This helps prevent bottom burning of whatever you're baking. They are readily available at Tractor Supply Co.
Gary Coleman, I am.
I.C.C.C. #1035
 Gettysburg Camping Trip, June 9-14, 2020, at Artillery Ridge Campground resulted in zero cases of Coronavirus being spread! Masks work!
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Big Jim Mac
The manual is dated 4-72. It says Form No. 1960A037, so maybe originally created in 1960 but updated in April 1972? LakeGeorge, good idea on those fire bricks. Wonder where I could find a small pizza stone that would fit?
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JimL
WallyWorld has a 13" pizza stone for under $12.  Would that fit?  Yeah, I have an oven,but it's not set up.

-Jim

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Big Jim Mac
I measured this morning and 9-7/8 is the door opening. You can get something larger in if you went at an angle, but not 13" Depth is right at 11 inches. This would work:  https://www.walmart.com/ip/Honey-Can-Do-Pizza-Baking-Stone-for-Toaster-Oven-7-x-10/54807426?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222227051687173&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=150343519862&wl4=pla-327688121237&wl5=9022850&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=54807426&veh=sem&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIppSktqrz5wIVSZyzCh2TCAHwEAQYAiABEgIZVPD_BwE
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arryk
Its funny, I've never actually used mine over a white gas stove, so I have no idea about fuel taste.

I can tell you this though, they work fantastic sitting on top of a small charcoal grill:
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JimL
I'm suddenly hungry.

-Jim

Flammable liquids, open flame, what could go wrong?


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bwperreault
I’ve cut down a large pizza stone from a yard sale using a concrete blade on a side grinder.  Make it small enough to fit through the door, that will leave room on the sides for air to pass around the stone
Brian
ISO 6-56, 7-88, and 2-91.  Found a 1-91, it may be as close as I get.
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johneliot
I use this and it fits and works great.  It’s the rectangle size. It’s now more than I payed but the dimensions are what you want.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HWD73QW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

John

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huachuca
LakeGeorge wrote:
Tip: Put something in the base of the oven to help dissipate the heat. I put two fireplace bricks in mine. This helps prevent bottom burning of whatever you're baking. They are readily available at Tractor Supply Co.


Second this suggestion - it makes a world of difference.  I found a piece of shale about 3/4" thick and just the right L/W while bondocking in Utah a few years back.  Last year, I got in a hurry packing up and left it behind at another campsite.  Heading back west to find a replacement in a couple of months.

Al
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grob
I just got one last week. I have a cast iron heat diffuser for the bottom. The gauge is fairly accurate on mine and I got it up to 450 to 500 degrees on my 3H stove.
Here is the timeline I put together with help from John Stendahl.
Gary
Coleman Oven Models Model No. Dimensions Dates
Folding Oven 400 11-1/2”W X 10-1/2H” X 11”D open 1936 - 41
    11-1/2”W X 10-1/2H” X 3/4”D closed
Copper door, steel, bottom hinge, diamond logo 5010-700 11-5/8” X 11-3/4” X 11-5/8” open 1958 - 1965
    11-5/8” X 11-3/4” X 2” closed
Copper door, steel, side hinge, parallel logo 5010A700 12”W X12-3/16”H X 11.5”D open 1966 - 1981
    Has clasp that sticks out below, 11.5”W inside 12”W X12-3/16”D X 2-1/8”T closed
    Knob sticks out 1", Hole in the bottom 7” dia.
Black door, steel, side hinge, parallel logo 5010A700 1982
Copper door, steel, side hinge, parallel logo 5010A700 Same as 66-81 1984 -1987
Black door, steel, side hinge, parallel logo 5010A700 1988
Black door, steel, side hinge, parallel logo 5010B700 1989
Black door, steel, side hinge, parallel logo 5010A700 1990
Steel, textured aluminized, side hinge 5010B700 13.5”X12.9”X 3.3” folded 1991 - 1999
Rack for aluminum 5010B 10" X10"
Steel, smooth aluminized, side hinge 5010C700 2004
Steel, smooth aluminized, side hinge 5010D700T 2006 - 2011
[oven3s-97283721] 
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- Foggy
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Scouterjan
The guy who made and uses a welding blanket is on a new version of the oven. Those new ones do work but not near as good as an old version.  I just wrap the top in heavy foil and fire brick or similar in the bottom 
Jan 


Mitakiuye Oyasin " All My Relations"
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Lhoffm4coleman
I ordered two 8in pizza stones for mine, off Amazon. Work great!  I like the welding blanket idea too.  Also bought an internal oven thermometer as the one on the door, I thought, wasn’t trust worthy.  Turns out it’s not too bad, always within 5 degrees of internal one.
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cjr
grob wrote:
...Here is the timeline I put together with help from John Stendahl.
Gary


+1 for the timeline. Thanks Gary and John.

cjr

Chris
Stovies Unite!
ICCC #1615
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grob
Thanks, Chris... here is a case I just finished for my oven:
https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/just-in-case-coolman-style-10472673?pid=1311119584
And a couple pics here, Gar
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- Foggy
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Big Jim Mac
Sweet! May have to make one of those myself.
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ke4ljh
Get an oven thermometer, it does help keep temps more stable and gives accurate readings. Does not need to be electronic.

Stephen - Florida
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xvz12
I have a 1/2" steel plate I use in the bottom of mine, I have one of the older black / copper ones, it really helps a lot with regulating the temperature.
Wynn - xvz12

ICCC#1560
MilSpecOps Syndicate #77
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #0150
Looking for almost anything kero...[wink]
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Northman49
ke4ljh wrote:
Get an oven thermometer, it does help keep temps more stable and gives accurate readings. Does not need to be electronic.


  A thermometer doesn't control temperatures just lets you see the temp. I assume you mean by seeing the temp you can adjust the burner(s) to adjust the heat, but that means opening the door quite often. You can use a digital BBQ temp probe so you don't have to open the oven. But it would be good to check if the original thermometer is reading correctly...or close.
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Frank6160
Big Jim Mac wrote:
The manual is dated 4-72. It says Form No. 1960A037, so maybe originally created in 1960 but updated in April 1972? LakeGeorge, good idea on those fire bricks. Wonder where I could find a small pizza stone that would fit?

Tried a pizza stone. Lasted about a year and a half and then just busted one day while oven was in use.
Frank
If It's Coleman
ICCC #793
275 Appreciation Syndicate #60
The Coleman Blues 243's #44
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LakeGeorge
I use the top of the oven as a warming tray. Heat up rolls, buns or anything while cooking something else in the oven. I flip over a disposable aluminum pan on the top to keep the heat in.
Gary Coleman, I am.
I.C.C.C. #1035
 Gettysburg Camping Trip, June 9-14, 2020, at Artillery Ridge Campground resulted in zero cases of Coronavirus being spread! Masks work!
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Leviticus Tomethreus
I wish I had an oven. ☹️
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for nothin’,if they did call me that.

Looking for bday lanterns 8/38, 8/41, 
10/25, and 8/07

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”I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.”
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cptuap
I've been using a cheap 8" cast iron pan with the handle cut off to put in the bottom as a heat retainer and holds a little water to keep things from drying out too much.  My son baked a small birthday cake for his son this way.  Has always worked well for me and now enjoy looking for things to cook in it.  Took me awhile to start using it and now I wonder why it took me so long.  Nice little ovens.
Charlie  ICCC#1375
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