Favorite RV Kitchen Gadgets
I love to cook, bake, grill, blend and just about anything that has to do with food and drinks! I also love anything that saves me time, money and makes whipping up gourmet meals a little easier. Of course I want all this without sacrificing quality or taste, I can’t have anything big or bulky and must be travel friendly.
No biggie right!?! Needless to say, I have gone through a lot of kitchen gadgets and appliances. Some were total flops while others have become my all time kitchen faves. So, without further ado, here are my favorite RV kitchen gadgets! Oh, and anything in blue is a link to the product for more details.
Why I Love It: Induction cooking is faster, holds steady temperatures and just better than any other electric or propane stove I have ever tired. Seriously, don’t even test one unless you plan on owning one! You’ll be hooked! It’s supposedly safer and a more energy efficient way to cook. I use this for anything you would use a normal burner or a crock pot for (that’s right it has a slow cooker mode). Only “downside” is you have to purchase an induction ready pan which are typically more expensive than a basic pan. See it on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Tq5TyC
Why I Love It: Panini’s, pancakes, toast, bagels, fish, tofu, veggies…we pretty much make everything that doesn’t need to be in a pan on this griddler. We’ve had this thing since 2010 and it’s still going strong! My only complaint is about the drip tray which is a cheap plastic separate piece so I threw it out and just use a bowl when necessary. See it on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1QTkSzB
Why I Love It: This is my blender, food processor and chopper. I had a bullet and I donated it once I got this nifty gadget! I chop everything from onions, peppers and nuts in seconds (literally 2 seconds, any longer and its soup. It’s that fast). It makes great smoothies, frozen margaritas and of course soups. I make bean dips, hummus, guacamole, pesto and lots of other goodies all using this little guy. For the price, size and function, I don’t know what else you could ask for. Maybe a whisk attachment and an actual prep chef? See it on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1rwX7sB
Why I Love It: Skip the sugary soda’s from the store and make your own fresh sparkling drinks with real fruit! Perfect for cocktail mixers or a refreshing drink on a hot summer day. We’ve owned a Soda Stream since before we hit the road full time in the RV and we absolutely love it. We don’t really like the Soda Stream brand soda mixers, but then again we don’t like most sodas. We’re Main Root, Reed’s or Izzy kinda peeps so we typically craft our own sodas with fresh juice. See it on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1q2nvJA
Why I Love It: This is the perfect big function in a small package gadget. It holds perfect portions for 2-4 people, heats up super fast and bakes fantastic. I timed it just the other day and it only took 2 minutes to get to 400 degrees! That beats warming up an oven or even the convection oven any day for a small job! I use it primarily for baking and roasting. It claims you can cook pancakes and toast bread…but I much prefer my griddler for those tasks. See it on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Zjkssi
Why I Love It: Nothing beats fresh baked bread and this inexpensive bread maker is a no brainer. In less than 10 minutes I can toss in a few ingredients, set it and walk away! This machine works great and will turn anyone into a rock star baker! Plus as full time travelers we don’t exactly carry gifts. When someone invites us over for dinner or offers up a free parking space, we like to say thanks with a fresh warm loaf of bread! See it on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1ZjkwIH
My Go-To Favorite Bread Recipe
Settings: 1.5 lb loaf size /Basic setting #1 / light crust
Add wet ingredients first, dry ingredients next and yeast last. (add nuts or dried fruit for extra pizzazz)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 eggs
- ¾ cup milk
- 1.5 cups of white flour
- 1.5 cups of wheat flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- 1 ½ teaspoons yeast
Why I Love It: This sun powered oven isn’t for everybody but if you love Wild Camping, then this is the best outdoor oven! It’s perfect for dry camping, or hot summer days, because it doesn’t require electricity and all the heat from cooking stays outside of the RV. In as little as 15 minuets the oven will preheat to 350 degrees and is ready to go. No matter what the temperature is outside, as long as there is sun you can bake or roast away! See it on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1ZjkG2M
Of course this isn’t every gadget I use, but it is all of the larger items I use around the kitchen pretty much everyday. If you want to check out all of our other kitchen gadgets, or see our coffee set up, (we’re self proclaimed coffee nerds), visit our Awesome Gear Store.