8 Great Appliances for Cooking in Your RV Kitchen

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8 Great Appliances for Cooking in Your RV Kitchen

Choose appliances that pack a big punch.

One of the greatest things about RV travel is the comfort and ease of having your own kitchen and living area. It’s wonderful to have the convenience of your own kitchen on the road, but it may be a little tight on space.

It’s hard to prep meals and enjoy your RV kitchen if it’s clogged with counter-hogging gadgets.

Here are 8 recommendations for kitchen appliances that are compact and powerful for your RV Kitchen.

Instant Pot

The versatile Instant Pot will probably be one of the larger appliances in your kitchen, but this multi-function piece is well worth the space. Use the Instant Pot as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, and food warmer.

Using an all-in-one device like the Instant Pot makes cooking healthy meals easy and compact for you and your family. It’s especially nice on bad-weather days when you are stuck inside the RV and have no place to grill outdoors.

Electric skillet

Although most RV kitchens come equipped with a stove, an electric skillet can be a worthwhile addition to your collection of appliances.

Electric skillets can save you the trouble of heating up your built-in appliances, and if you’re conserving propane, they can help you cook without wasting your gas.

Some RVs have limited stove space with only two burners, and having an electric skillet on hand is a great way to have several dishes going at once.

They can also be used outside, which is great for days when you want to cook and eat outside while enjoying the weather.

Toaster oven

You’ll probably find that multi-function appliances are the best way to go when stocking your kitchen. A toaster oven saves space by serving as a small oven that can bake, broil, warm, and toast.

You can cook small batches of food or heat up your leftovers in your toaster oven, all without using propane to heat your entire RV oven. A toaster oven can also help keep the temperature down in your RV on warm days when you don’t want a hot kitchen.

Combination blender and food processor

If you’re into healthy eating, a combination blender and food processor is the way to go. The food processor makes slicing and chopping vegetables a breeze. Use it for everything from stir-fry dishes to fresh salads.

The blender will make it easy to enjoy fruit and vegetable smoothies, a perfect snack for a warm day or just when you’re in a hurry.

Electric grill

Another great combination appliance is the electric grill. This powerhouse appliance grills fresh meats with very little heat and makes toast, sandwiches, tofu or veggies.

Almost anything you would cook on the stove can be adapted for the electric grill. It’s perfect for conserving propane, and you can even plug it in outside if you’re grilling out.

Plus, its one of the most compact heating appliances. Many electric grills will fit smoothly into a drawer or cabinet, making it easy to store and use.


Nearly all RV kitchens come equipped with a built-in microwave. If you don’t have one already, consider adding it to your kitchen.

A microwave is worth the counter space. It makes quick work of cooking dinner – heating up meals and leftovers in just minutes. It will make your life easier by making mealtime fast and simple. It’s also great for heating up water or tea, and making simple snacks like popcorn and pizza rolls.

Electric water kettle

An electric water kettle is a must-have for your RV kitchen. It quickly heats water for soups and hot drinks. It’s a great way to enjoy a quick cup of evening tea or warm soup without using your propane or heating up your whole stove.

It also essential for heating up your morning coffee.

Pour over coffee filter

Speaking of coffee, most people love to enjoy a fresh cup when traveling on the road. Waking up in the great outdoors with warm coffee is one of life’s best simple pleasures, and you don’t have to have a large coffee brewer to accomplish it.

A pour over coffee filter is small and easy to clean, and it conserves water by not brewing an entire pot of joe. You can find pour over filters in plastic or ceramic, and use your electric kettle to brew one cup at a time.

Do you enjoy cooking in your RV? Use these tips for stocking your RV kitchen with the best appliances. If you need more tips on enjoying your RV adventure, reach out to RV Advisory today by joining our mailing list [insert link] for RV tips straight to your inbox.

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