Whether we like it or not, most of us are going to come out of this quarantine as better cooks. Now is the time to experiment with a few new recipes and even a few new kitchen contraptions. If you live or travel in a tiny space, most likely any kitchen gear will need to be compact. One of my new, favorite cooking toys is the Omnia stovetop oven by Omnia Sweden.
The Omnia is a stovetop oven from Sweden made for cabins, boats and trailers.
The Omnia is an oven mainly used for camping, sailing or recreational cabins. It could also be used for tiny houses. If you happen to live in a tiny house without a conventional oven, this little device might be a nice alternative. It can bake bread, cookies, cake, meatloaf, and even pizza.
Bake everything from bread to casseroles in the Omnia.
According to the Omnia website, the oven is easy to use, requires no installation and can be used on gas, electricity, and kerosene stoves. They do caution that the enamel-based oven should not be used on ceramic stoves as the enamel can damage the stovetop.
The oven comes in three parts, a steel base, an aluminum pan and a lid with vents.
The Omnia comes in three circular parts: a steel base, an aluminum food container, and a lid. There is a hole in the middle of the base and the food container. The base raises the container away from the flame and the heat rises up through the hole and circulates within the food container just like a regular oven.
I made chocolate brownies in the Omnia on our tiny trailer’s propane stove.
The Omnia website has a few recipes and now has a great recipe book featuring classic Swedish recipes made in this circular oven. They include my childhood favorite of Jansson’s temptation and even sheep cheese pie.
For a recent camping trip with the Wonky Donkey fiberglass trailer, we used the Omnia to make some birthday brownies. I ended up using a package of brownies and put the Omnia over the stove inside the trailer on a low to medium heat. In about 30 minutes, the brownies were done and the trailer was warmed up from the cold night. That’s another great option for a stovetop oven—an impromptu and inexpensive space heater.