Microwave swap

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by expressboy, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. expressboy

    expressboy New Member

    92
    Oct 16, 2010
    pac north west
    96 400ex
    454
    Has anyone swapped the o.e.m. microwave that came with your boat with a convection/microwave unit?? The kids like to make fresh cookies on our boating adventures and I would hate to disappoint them... of course this has nothing to do with my love of fresh cookies!
    EXPRESSBOY
     
  2. Ronxxx

    Ronxxx New Member

    28
    Mar 30, 2009
    here and there
    400db
    2
    I have a 1999 Sea Ray 400DB. We took out the microwave and installed a Contoure Microwave/Convection Oven. Best thing we ever did. It microwaves, grills, bakes, warms and I think even washes the dishes for you... We had chocolate chip cookies from scratch last night. Baked a 10 lb ham yesterday as well. It gets used a lot and I would not be without one. Only down side is that I have more dishes to wash (the admiral does the cooking, I eat and wash dishes). Installation was easy (about an hour total), cost was about $250 (I think) and we got it through a distributor in Sarasota, Florida who I recommend (no fuss, no muss and we got a front cover but decided we did not need it after all and had no trouble returning it for full refund). You will not regret it. The instruction manual is a little sparse but it is easy enough to figure out. you can see it at http://www.contoure.com/products/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=27&idproduct=71
     
  3. alnav

    alnav Member

    796
    Sep 16, 2009
    West River, MD
    40 MY
    QSB 425
  4. floriduramax1

    floriduramax1 Active Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    Florida
    280DA, Magic Tilt triple axle, 2006 GMC 2500 D/A
    T4.3/ Alpha
    If you remember the distributor you purchased from, please post. Thank you
     
  5. jason78

    jason78 Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Sep 3, 2008
    Fort Mill, SC / Lake Wylie
    1997 20 Outrage
    200 Merc Offshore
    The would be great to replace the Sylvania Microwave in my boat. I fear it will not fit though. I will have to measure.
     
  6. floriduramax1

    floriduramax1 Active Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    Florida
    280DA, Magic Tilt triple axle, 2006 GMC 2500 D/A
    T4.3/ Alpha
    From the Contour web site:

    Convection Baking, Microwave Cooking, Combo-Grill Cooking, 10 Power Levels, 8 touch menus, Defrost by Weight, Time DefrostKitchen Timer, 30 Second Plus, Child Safety Lock. 1.2 cu. ft. of Cooking Space 12 1/2” Glass turntable. Outside Dimensions: 20 7/16 “ W x 12 3/8” H x 18 13/16” D. 120 volt, 60 Hz cUL Listed, with 1000 watt cooking watts 1000, power consumption 1500 watts with steel interior. Optional Trim Kit TK12070S Stainless Steel. Unit weight 49 lbs. / Ship Weight 55 lbs.


    The Sharp is 19 3/4" D; 12 1/8"H; 20 1/2"W
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2010
  7. floriduramax1

    floriduramax1 Active Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    Florida
    280DA, Magic Tilt triple axle, 2006 GMC 2500 D/A
    T4.3/ Alpha
    I will have to measure mine tonight. Looks like the Contour is not as deep. But from what I remember, I don't think the space I have is that big :huh:
     
  8. jason78

    jason78 Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Sep 3, 2008
    Fort Mill, SC / Lake Wylie
    1997 20 Outrage
    200 Merc Offshore
    I have had the microwave out before. We don't have alot of extra room to work with, unfortunately the one place we could probably add some is in the depth. Oh well, we'll see.
     
  9. Ronxxx

    Ronxxx New Member

    28
    Mar 30, 2009
    here and there
    400db
    2
    We got ours at a distributor but I see that Sailor Sam's in Sarasota is selling them and at a very good price too... http://www.sailorsams.com/mall/cm7060s_microwave_oven.asp

    Remember that you have to vent a convection oven and that is important. We simply put a grill in the top of the enclosure where we put the microwave and it works well.
     
  10. floriduramax1

    floriduramax1 Active Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    Florida
    280DA, Magic Tilt triple axle, 2006 GMC 2500 D/A
    T4.3/ Alpha
    The one in the link doesn't appear to be "convection" :huh:
     
  11. alnav

    alnav Member

    796
    Sep 16, 2009
    West River, MD
    40 MY
    QSB 425
    This Sanyo model: http://www.amazon.com/Sanyo-EM-C678...tion/dp/B000YVPWNA/ref=tag_dpp_lp_edpp_img_in available on Amazon has what look like good specs and mostly OK reviews and seems to be about $100 cheaper than the Sharp or Contoure. The listed dimensions are 19-7/8" D x 13-1/4" H x 20-1/2" W. It looks like it may have greater interior volume based on the controls being inside the door but it's hard to say that for sure based on pictures. Some reviews rave about the controls.
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2010
  12. Ronxxx

    Ronxxx New Member

    28
    Mar 30, 2009
    here and there
    400db
    2
  13. Ray 40

    Ray 40 New Member

    105
    May 11, 2009
    La Conner, WA
    1997 400 Sedan Bridge w/ lower helm
    3116 Cats
    3116 Cats.-
    8 kw Westerbeke
    I have a 1997 400 Sedan Bridge.

    I installed a Sharp Convection Microwave in place of the original eguipment.

    Sharp was the only unit I found that was small enough - width wise- to fit over the refer.

    The installation came out perfect. There is plenty of air space to accomodate the hotter Convection feature.
    The additional trim kit offered gave even more air circulation and a more finished look.

    Bud
     
  14. Tigger

    Tigger Member

    88
    Jul 7, 2015
    Long Island, NY
    Sea Ray Sedan Bridge 400
    2 x Cummins diesel inboards
    Hoping this thread isn’t so old everyone’s forgotten how to do this!... we have a 2003 SB 400 and need to replace the microwave... I have a more fundamental question: how do I get the old one out? Do I have to move the refrigerator and access screws underneath?... the way the old microwave is held in place seems to be a (well-kept) secret :-(

    Thanksin advance

    Simon
     
  15. Pierpressure1

    Pierpressure1 Member SILVER Sponsor

    155
    Sep 8, 2015
    Richmond, VA
    1998 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cat 3116
    I think you have to remove the fridge first to get to the secret that secure it on the bottom.
     
  16. Tigger

    Tigger Member

    88
    Jul 7, 2015
    Long Island, NY
    Sea Ray Sedan Bridge 400
    2 x Cummins diesel inboards
    Thanks for the reply... I’m on the boat right now... removed the fridge flange screws, started to slide it out, but the flange gets stuck on the molding/trim below the microwave housing... before I start dismantling the fridge, what am I missing here?... see pic

    Thanks in advance,
    Simon
     

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