These are our favorite kitchen gadgets for RVing. The best part is, you don’t need to live in an RV to enjoy most of these gadgets. In our first year of full time RVing, we made the majority of our meals at home. Most of these have been “battle tested” and survived some tough roads in Indiana and severe thunderstorms in Florida. To purchase these gadgets, you can find them in our store or at the bottom of this post.
Kitchen Gadgets for RVs
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We have a full set of the OXO pop containers to store spices, coffee and other items that could benefit from an airtight seal. The containers are light weight and come in several sizes.
Pop-up sponges are a great way to save space in the RV. A package of ten takes up less room than a regular sponge. These soft sponges are great for cleaning dishes. All you have to do is add water to use the sponge.
Another great space saver is the collapsable colander. It’s light weight, easy to clean and store. The cover at the bottom makes it easy to drain water and catch water.
One of the most versatile kitchen gadgets is the mason jar. Use it for coffee, water, salad dressing or to pickle garlic. The jars can also hold tea lights at night and for other decorative uses. They are simple to clean, sturdy and easy to replace.
Crock Pot/Instant Pot
Perfect for travel days or days when we plan to be out all day. Start a meal at night for a hearty breakfast or start a meal in the morning for a hearty dinner. The slow cooker doesn’t heat up the motorhome the way our gas range would and we save on LP gas. Update: As of writing this post, we have discovered the wonders of the Instant Pot. It has since replaced our crock pot and we make almost everything in it. We have a series of cooking videos on our YouTube channel featuring Crock Pot recipes and Instant Pot recipes. We also share recipes over on our Patron page.
The Norcold refrigerator in our RV did not come with a thermometer. In order to tell the temperature, we picked up a small thermometer that we leave in the refrigerator door. This way we know when to adjust the temperature to keep the refrigerator in range.
Sphere Ice Molds
The sphere ice molds are fun, but they also melt slower than regular ice cubes. This way our drinks don’t get diluted as quickly. We use them with water, cold brew coffee, and cocktails. We have four of them that fit perfectly in the door of our freezer.
Fan-Tastic Ultra Breeze Vent Cover
Being able to run the kitchen vent when it’s raining outside has made a huge difference. Now I can cook inside the RV when it’s raining outside without letting the rain inside. Read the full review of our Fan-Tastic Vent Cover.
We hope you found this list helpful and feel free to leave a comment and share your kitchen gadgets for RVs.