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RV & Camper Kitchens Are Tiny!
Are you looking for the very best Pampered Chef pieces for RVers and campers? You are not alone!
So, as I’ve mentioned a few times in the past, my husband and I spent about two years living out of our RV full-time between houses. We both work remotely, so we figured we’d take advantage of the situation and travel a bit.
Now, I knew getting into it that my RV kitchen would be so tiny compared to the kitchen I was used to in my “sticks & bricks” home. When I actually got into the RV kitchen, though… ey ey ey… it was so tiny! My love-to-cook-and-bake heart went into panic mode for a bit. Then, I started a list and figured out the very best things for my new itty-bitty kitchen.
Criteria were: Space-saving, multi-use, light-weight, easily stored.
These Pampered Chef items made my tiny RV kitchen feel more “home-like” and worked overtime for the two years that we were full-time RVers. Check them out!
The Indoor Outdoor Portable Grill is so handy! It’s actually convertable: you can use it outside with charcoal or inside (hello, rainy days!) by plugging it in.
It’s small enough to fit in a small kitchen and light-weight enough to bring out and cook on a picnic table. We were able to fit several burgers & hotdogs on it at any time, and four chicken breasts had PLENTY of room to cook.
I love my RockCroks. In fact, I wrote a whole series about them. That said, when you’re in an RV or camper, you don’t want to take your whole collection with you. Enter the Small Grill Stone.
This little guy fits perfectly on the grill up above, fits great in those little RV ovens, and you can also use it on the stovetop or in the microwave. It’s lightweight and fits about 9 burger patties or biscuits (depending on what meal you’re making) on it. Easy to clean, and it rides in the oven when we’re traveling. Love. It.
Ok, I fully admit that I was blessed with my combo convection oven/microwave in my RV. That said, I know that many RVs have microwaves in them, and this Micro-Cooker Set is AWESOME for them.
I love that I can make everything from veggies to rice to mashed potatoes to browning off ground beef in these. On those days where it’s either to hot or rainy to cook outside, you can have a real meal made inside without heating up the whole rig, or using up all your propane. Also, these are SUPER lightweight, stack inside of each other when not in use, and don’t need hot pads down on the little table/counter space you’ve got. That’s a win in my book.
Can I make a little confession here? I actually love this Basic Kitchen Tool Set so much that I have two sets. One stays in the RV full time and the other stays in my sticks & bricks house.
Even though I have access to A TON of Pampered Chef’s line up, this inexpensive set of cutting boards, cutlery, and utensils is the one I reach for about 95% of the time. The cutting boards are super light & take no space at all, the cutlery is well-made (and so pretty!) and the utensils are so durable. Plus, adding a bit of color is always nice with all that brown that’s inside most RVs, right?
5. Quick Cooker
Nothing is more annoying than being on the road all day, getting backed into place, and after setting everything up… not having a meal ready to eat. Seriously, there’s gotta be a better way, right? Yup. There is.
The Quick Cooker makes mealtime painless. When we travel, I throw everything for dinner in the inner pot (chili is one of our favorites), throw some foil on it, and put it in the fridge. We get backed in and hooked up to power, and as soon as the lights some on, I throw that inner pot in my Quick Cooker and set it up to cook. Easy.
While we’re working on getting the slideouts set up, hooking up to water and sewer, and all that other good stuff, dinner’s cooking. Best yet, it’s ready to eat in under an hour… most of the time in less than 30 minutes. LOVE.
This bowl is both the perfect serving bowl and storage bowl for leftovers. Especially when out in the RV or camper. Not only does it hold your potato salad, fruit salad, or cole slaw, but when it’s collapsed it has a little well in the middle that’s perfect for chips & dip or shrimp cocktail.
Because it folds up flat, it is perfect for the RV or camper… you can tuck this into just about any little storage space you have when traveling or not in use! Love it!
I love this can opener so much that I recommend it to just about everyone for any situation. It made my list of graduation gift ideas, too. If you need to open a can of whatever whenever you need this can opener in your life.
For one thing, its made to be used by either right- or left-handers. For another, it doesn’t cut anything… it actually releases the seal of the can top. Why is this great? Well, no sharp edges anywhere (yes, I like to demo this by opening cans and pressing both the top edge and the can edge into my hand… it’s that perfectly smooth!). Another bonus? If there’s food left in the can when you’re done, just put the top back on, and it fits perfectly for storing in the fridge. Oh, and if you have arthritis or other difficulties with dexterity in your hands, this is super-easy to use.
8. Manual Food Processor
The Manual Food Processor is one of the most used items in my RV kitchen. Why? It acts as a low-power blender/food processor without using any electricity! Just load it up with your favorites, and pump the handle a few times. Voila! Salsa, smoothies, baby food, guacamole, chopped onions… whatever. It’s all chopped as finely as you need it to be, without using any electricity and barely any counter space. It cleans up easily too and has a lid so you can conveniently keep any leftovers in it in the fridge.
What can I say? I love my stoneware! This little Toaster Oven Pan is actually the perfect size to fit inside those tiny RV ovens and microwaves. It’s a great size for making chicken nuggets, biscuits, or French fries. Oh, and because it’s Pampered Chef stoneware, it doesn’t need to be preheated (its actually recommended that you DON’T preheat stoneware!), so you’re able to save a bit on propane as well.
So, this beauty was just introduced earlier this spring, but I can’t even tell you how popular it has become. Seriously, I’ve used mine so much… it’s almost indispensable at this point. The tumblers are almost indestructible, and hold twelve ounces each. The keep your wine, beer, or other drinks super cold. The bag is really handy too… when you’re traveling (or you’re storing it) the tumblers fit right inside perfectly, or you can fit a full bottle of wine or a couple of cans of beer in it instead. In the few months I’ve had mine, it’s really become one of my favorites.
So, there ya have it! Be sure to stop back soon to check out my reviews of more Pampered Chef, Watkins, and other great products & services!