How can we maximize our limited RV kitchen space? By choosing to use the right storage containers and utensils in our kitchen.
Here are some great storage suggestions:
• Choose storage containers that have straight-lines that can maximize every square inch of your cupboards.
• Move pantry items out of the various boxes and odd shaped jars and into storage containers that are clear plastic or acrylic that are stackable and have inter-locking lids. This will allow for better use of space when you travel. Don’t forget to place the cooking instructions and labels inside the storage container for later use.
• Mixing bowls that nest nicely, staying with the straight lines, if possible. Angles on our bowls can chew up valuable storage space.
• Choose pots, pans & skillets that also nest. Look for a nesting set that has a variety of sizes but can be stacked and stored in the smaller footprint.
• Install a plastic magazine rack to the inside of a cupboard or pantry door that can house all your loose aluminum and plastic wraps as well as the different sizes of boxed baggies.
• For larger serving utensils, chip-clips and other odd shaped kitchen items, place them in one or two storage containers to keep them under control and in one location.
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Lady E Cooper
‘RV Kitchen Storage: Items That Work Best!’
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Keeping our RV refrigerators packed full of our favorite fresh fruits and vegetables is not realistic due to the high potential of food spoilage. However, there is a way we can stock our pantries with a wider variety of foods that is lighter in weight than canned goods. It is through the simple process of dehydration. By dehydrating we extract moisture from fruits, vegetables and even meats we can get more into a smaller footprint in our RV.
Here are some Dehydrating facts:
- The most natural way to prevent food from spoiling is through preserving it through dehydration.
- It is a proven fact that dehydrating your foods saves you money. Buying in bulk at a Farmers Markets or while it is in season is very cost effective and nothing’s better than organic home grown fruits & vegetables.
- When done properly, foods can last for months and even years.
- Reconstituting foods with water or other desired liquids will only take 5 to 20 minutes depending on the temperature of the liquids.
- It is a perfect option if you are into the healthier lifestyle.
What a wonderful thought – Imagine going out to the campsite after a long week of work at your 8 to 5 job and not having to spend valuable family time going to the grocery store for supplies. All your food prep has been achieved through dehydration and you bring all your meals with you in your RV in a small footprint of storage.
RV Kitchen Storage Solutions- Getting More Into a Smaller Footprint
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While the RV type, the price or the floor plan may drive the RV buying decision, statistics show that the two most critical items in today’s RV are the Kitchen and the Bathroom.
Whether you purchase your RV new or used or whether you are a full timer or a weekender. Family, Friends and Food make up the recipe of the successful RVing experience. So choosing the right RV Kitchen is essential to being a Happy Camper.
Regardless if you are a gourmet cook that loves to plan and prepare meals ahead of time or you are someone who just wings it with the microwave and a campfire here are 3 things to consider.
1. Storage – RV kitchens have limited space and most kitchens have very narrow and shallow cabinets for storage. Know how much space you must have for your food and utensils. On RV shopping day take a small measuring tape with you to size up the storage areas. Check the depth behind those cabinet doors and in drawers.
2. Space for Food Prep – Look for counter space around the stove top and sink area. Is there enough room for your recipe books, bowls, pots and utensils? In some kitchens the only food prep area is on the dining table. If you require more space – shop accordingly.
3. Clean up area – Do you require a full size sink? What about a place for draining the dishes? Clean-up is a must. How much space do you need?
Keeping a critical eye on these three areas will help in finding the RV kitchen that is right for you.
NOTE: This blog is among many that I have written for AmeriGO RV Club. Please go check them out. They provide valuable information for the all of us RV enthusiast.
Lady E Cooper