When we first purchased our Airstream trailer (and being an avid cook at home) I couldn’t wait to outfit our new “kitchen”. Let’s just say my first impulse may have been a bit ambitious! After we had a few trips under our belt, I got the hang of what kitchen equipment was really necessary and what needed to go. Whether you’re just starting out with your RV, or you’ve been at it a while and just need to re-evaluate, ask yourself a few questions before you bring along that food processor, place setting for 12, and who knows what else! Let me know your thoughts!
- Do you like to actually cook while you're camping, or do you prefer to prep food before you leave home?
- How much storage does your rig have? (You'll only want to take along what you can access easily)
- How many people are you usually cooking for? (i.e. If there's just two of you, don't take 8 place settings)
- Will you mainly be cooking in your rig or on your camp grill? (Makes a difference in pots / pans vs just some aluminum foil)
- How much weight can your tow vehicle handle? Might seem like a silly question, but everything adds up………from full water tanks, to clothing, to pots and pans! I usually try to avoid plastic in my life whenever possible, but a little bit in your RV kitchen goes a long way towards keeping things light. (so don’t take the whole set of cast iron cookware )