Cooking In Your Small RV

Last Updated on December 25, 2021

RVs come in many sizes and shapes, but one feature remains constant; a small kitchen, characterized by a compact storage and counter space. For full timers like me, who insist on eating healthy, getting the most from such a little kitchen can be quite tricky. I’ve been eating and buying mostly organic food for over a decade, preparing it myself using straightforward and efficient kitchen accessories and equipment, in less than 30 minutes.

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However, there are some things I have been observing, over the past few months when it comes to RV cooking. 

Planning the Menu

Since the kitchen space is a little compacted, you have limited room to go preparing big meals. Planning the menu involves checking out a special breakfast or brunch, a dinner and a potluck to enjoy with new friends in the camp.

Make room for special diets, ideas and ingredients, adding up to food flexibility. You can use apps and service on the internet, such as Plan to Eat and Cook Smarts among others. If you are in an area where it is available, you can always get grocery delivery by Instacart or Amazon Prime.

One Dish Meals

You can never run out of one dish food ideas. Not only do they save time, but deliver maximum taste with less fuss while keeping the mess under control. A bowl of hearty soup goes down smoothly, especially in chilly or cold weather. Even though slow cookers need at least 4 hours to cook, preparing a meal takes only minutes. 

  • Elite Gourmet Slow CookerElite 1.5 Quart Slow Cooker – Undoubtedly, one of the best mini slow cookers for the single or couple RV traveler, the Elite Gourmet will cook and serve one-pot meals and appetizers such as soups, stews, meatballs, dips and sauces. It is featuring low and high-temperature settings, a keep-warm setting which keeps meals hot and fresh before serving, and an attractive stainless steel finish. The removable inner stoneware pot is easy to clean. It’s fitted with a transparent tempered glass lid, cool-touch handles and a knob for safe handling.

Grilling Indoors

Stove Top GrillSince the RV kitchen is compacted, it may not provide an oven in the first place. However, with a Stove Top Grill, you are sure of enjoying indoor barbeques and still retain the quality flavor of chicken, fish and vegetables. 

It features stainless steel pan allowing for a safe, non-stick cooking while also providing an easy to clean surface. You only have to fill the pan with water, or your favorite marinade to moisturize your food and infuse flavor. The drip pan can also be used to steam flavor into your food.

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How To Make Good Coffee?

It was clear to me moving in my RV that my nice, fancy espresso maker have to go. I could have bought some small coffee maker, but I just love espresso. The solution I found was the Stove Top Espresso Maker, a traditional Italian steam-infusion espresso maker that will brew rich, delicious espresso for your morning. It is crafted from polished aluminum, which is easy to clean. Just hand wash with a soft cloth, a mild detergent and then wipe dry. Its classic and the coffee turns out really good.

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