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Don’t Leave Home Without These RV Kitchen Essentials

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When it comes to stocking your new travel trailer, there’s no question that the RV Kitchen is probably a top priority. We all know that food is often the center of any fun camping adventure. These RV Kitchen Essentials are among our favorite must-have items when packing up the RV for a road trip or weekend at the campground. 

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What Do I Need In My RV Kitchen?

First things first, let’s talk about what you really need in your RV Kitchen.

Dishes & Glassware

There are different philosophies when it comes to flatware and dishes in the RV.

For some, it’s paper plates and plasticware the whole way.

I mean who wants to wash dishes at the campground? I get it.

However, I’m going to argue that you really want to have at least a small set of dishes and flatware in your RV. I like to keep enough plates for each family member and some real flatware.

We eat a lot of keto camping meals, so cutting a steak on a paper plate with a plastic fork and knife isn’t exactly my idea of fun.

If you like to use your RV decor to express your love of all things RV travel, you can really find some cute RV camping dishes on Etsy or Amazon.

RV Dishes

Pots and Pans

Second to the dishes and flatware, is the need for pots and pans.

You definitely don’t want to overdue this, but there are a few pots and pans that should definitely make you RV kitchen essentials checklist.

RV Pots and Pans

RV Kitchen Utensils

Included in RV Kitchen essentials are some necessary utensils for cooking as well as eating.

These colorful silicone utensils are a perfect option for your RV.

While we keep disposable utensils on hand for entertaining large groups of friends and family, I still prefer to keep a set of utensils for the family.

RV Kitchen Knives

You will also need to keep a set of kitchen knives in your RV for meal prep and eating those yummy ribeyes you grilled on the fire.

Collapsible Items For An RV Kitchen

The last items we recommend as must have RV kitchen Essentials/accessories are these wonderful collapsible items which are great for saving space.

Must Have RV Kitchen Appliances

After you have decided on the essential RV kitchen dishes, pots and pans, and flatware, it’s time to talk about necessary and unnecessary appliances.

We camp for 2 weeks at a time every summer and it is always so tempting to bring way more than I need for cooking.

As I am sure you know, the counter top space in the average travel trailer [and even in a larger Class A motorhome] is far less than the countertop space you have at home.

These RV kitchen appliances are, in my opinion, the only ones you should bring.

RV Kitchen Appliances

The RV Kitchen appliances you DON’T NEED

  • Food Processor- Anything that needs to be shredded or processed can be done at home and stored in ziplock bags in your fridge or freezer.
  • Crock Pot– Your Instant pot will replace any need you would have for a slow cooker.
  • Table Top Blender/Mixer- Bringing along a handheld immersion blender with a dual mixer attachment will save you so much space. Unless you plan on baking a cake in your RV (which I don’t recommend), you won’t have need for such a large and clunky kitchen appliance in your RV.

RV Kitchen Supplies List


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