Welcome to The Village Square, the series that answers common RVing questions with tips, tricks, and camping hacks from RVillage community members just like you.
One of the most enjoyable and economical parts of RVing is cooking meals in your rig at the campground. But limited space and smaller appliances can bring their own set of cooking challenges. These RVers share their top kitchen gadgets, from water filters to rice cookers to griddles. Even with tight quarters, you might be inspired to add a new tool to your RV kitchen setup.
RVillagers Share Their Favorite Kitchen Gadgets to Use at the Campground
My oven and refrigerator thermometers (food safety is no joke). I have a nice set of knives for food prep and my 8-cup mixing bowl, with lid, gets used almost daily. —PurePrairie
My Zojirushi 3-cup rice cooker, Thermapen, and heat-resistant spatula. —backroadbob
I absolutely must have my Berkey water filter (I use water from it to cook and drink). A cast iron Dutch oven and my carbon steel frying pan. I use them every day of every trip. —SoSheDid
A corkscrew, French press, and sharp knives. —Jacobs360
Ninja Foodi—it’s an Instant Pot and air fryer all in one. My second would be my mortar and pestle, I use it all the time, and my number one go-to is my ceramic coated, cast iron 3-quart casserole dish. —Darkside
Cast iron skillet and mini waffle maker (for the grandkids). —Conny1974
An air fryer oven, a rice cooker, and a Keurig mini coffee maker. —USAFE7Ret. (Richard Rivera)
My Traeger pellet grill, Blackstone griddle, and Instant Pot. —COmedlin (Steve & Karen)
My scale for baking. —Kris and Mark
An Instant Pot, portable ice maker, and Keurig. —Andrea Keene
Thank you RVillagers for sharing your favorite RV kitchen gadgets with the RVing community. If you want to see your advice featured on “The Village Square,” be sure to share your favorite RVing hacks, tips, and tricks with the community, and keep an eye out for questions from RVillage Camp Hosts.
Editor’s note: Some quotes have been slightly edited for clarity.