Moving from a full size kitchen in a house into a caravan can be a very daunting prospect! Deciding what to take (the essentials), what to leave behind, and where to put what you take…it can be like playing a game of tetris. Here’s out tips on what you might need when setting up a caravan, campervan or RV camp kitchen.
There are a couple of options when it comes to crockery. Most people go for either plastic, melamine, or ? Our choice was melamine, which can be purchased from many variety stores. We bought way to many to begin, but soon realized that we didn’t need too many extras, and the added weight was significant. We have large and small plates, enough for one each, and a bowl each. When you don’t have a dishwasher, it is easy to wash the dishes as you go.
Melamine Dinnerware Set
😊 This melamine dinnerware set including – 4 x 11″ dinner plates – 4 x 9″ salad plates – 4 x 6″ bowls
😘 This marble pattern dinnerware set suit for any outdoor and indoor activities, Such as RV, CAMPING, MOTORHOME, TRAILER, PATIO, SAILBOAT etc.
😋 This 12pcs dinnerware set that gets compliments. Easy care make them a perfect addition to your stoneware or others.
Drinking Cups & Mugs
There is nothing like a hot drink from your favourite mug, and we took our favourite mugs away with us. The boys have one plastic cup each, but mostly use their drink bottles for water. We have one glass each which have also been handy for when we make milkshakes or smoothies.
Build-On Brick Mug – BPA-free 12oz Coffee Mug
Drink your coffee and build something, too
BPA-free plastic. Hand wash
12-ounce capacity. Grey mug with exterior building surface
You will need a couple of saucepans and one or two frypans, depending on the size of your family and cooking habits. Many people use items that they have finished with at home, the catch, they can be hard to store. But we have found what we think is a genius solution. When we spotted the Tefal Ingenio saucepans, we knew that they were the right choice, as they stack inside each other, with removable handles, these are a massive space saver. On top of this, they also come with plastic lids, so can be used for food storage. Genius!
Tefal Ingenio Stainless Steel 13 Piece Stackable Cookware Set
From the cooktop, into the oven, onto the table, into the fridge, Ingenio is the easy and smart answer to versatile cookware
Featuring a space saving and stackable design, it ensures easy storage in your kitchen
Titanium Excellence long lasting non stick coating lasts up to three times longer (compared to Tefal Titanium Force non stick coating)
Some caravans have a dedicated pantry, others have a variety of cupboards and overheads. Storage is really a personal choice, and again, dependent on your eating habits. When we got our van, I bought a selection of Sistema containers and played a game of tetris, seeing what would fit where and thinking about how I would use the containers. We wanted to keep open packets fresh, and these containers have done the job perfectly, even in hot and humid environments.
Sistema Klip It 1815 10 Pack Food Storage Container, Clear
Set of 10 Klip It food storage containers;4 x 200ml, 4 x 400ml, 2 x 1L
Features Sistema KLIP IT easy locking clips; flexible inner seal allows food to stay fresh longer
Klip it collection: space saving compact stackable storage system; rectangle shape ideal for fridge, freezer or pantry
We like to do a fair bit of baking, which has been especially handy when we are in remote areas with limited access to fresh food. At home I had a massive pot drawer full of trays and tins, but we had to choose just a few to take in the caravan. Opting for silicone products was a huge weight saver, with the added benefit of fitting flexibly into tight spaces.
4 Piece Silicone Non Stick Bakeware Set
Wide range temperature tolerance: -40 to 450F (0-230C).
Round Pan:10.5*10.5*2.5Inch, Pie Pan: 10.5*10.5*1.5Inch
Square Pan: 9.5*9.5*2.5 Inch, Loaf Pan: 10.5*6*2.5Inch
Organising your caravan kitchen is an ongoing process. You will work out what works best for you as you travel. We have made many adjustments during our lap of Australia, and feel that we now have the perfect setup for our needs.