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5 Must-Have Kitchen Accessories for a Recreational Vehicle

Do you travel in a recreational vehicle (RV)? More people are switching a car for an RV when they travel and enjoying every minute of it, but to get the most out of your RV travels, plan ahead.

One of the biggest conveniences of traveling in an RV is that the kitchen travels with you. How convenient! But make sure you have the right paraphernalia to get the most out of your travel kitchen.

With the proper kitchen essentials on hand, you don't have to worry about the hassles and expense of finding a place to eat. You can prepare a meal, snack, or a cup of coffee yourself quickly and easily. Here are five "must-have" essentials you should have in your RV kitchen.

Water Filter

You need water to drink and to prepare food but ensure it's pure and easily accessible. One of the most popular RV kitchen customizations is installing a water filter. Having a filter on board will improve the taste of your RV's water and extend the life of your appliances by removing minerals that can clog your pipes.

Rather than paying exorbitant prices for water at campgrounds and rest stops, you can filter and store water for pennies per gallon. Not only will a water filter save you money, but you'll also have better-tasting water close at hand. It's worth the investment!

Instant Pot

If you don't have an Instant Pot, you're working too hard. With an Instant Pot, you can cook a meal in a single pot. Plus, you get multiple capabilities. The Instant Pot is a multi-cooker that utilizes high-pressure technology. You can use it as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice/porridge cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, warmer, sauté/simmer, and egg cooker.

Who doesn't enjoy having so many food prep methods in a single pot? An Instant Pot is designed to do the work of multiple kitchen appliances without taking up that much space. The Instant Pot will help you prepare delicious meals in less time with minimal effort. You'll love using it at home too! To use an Instant Pot in a RV, you'll need to connect to power or run a generator. So, keep that in mind in your travels.

K Cup Coffee Maker

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages and for good reason. It wakes you up, keeps you alert, and tastes great. But if you're a coffee lover, you know that making it can be a drag. The entire process is time-consuming: You have to measure the beans, grind them, scoop them into the machine, and wait for the hot water to brew it into the creamy dark liquid you crave.

Skip all of that and invest in a K-cup coffee maker. The benefits for an RV include convenience, plenty of fresh coffee, and the ability to forgo trips to Starbucks. One of the main reasons that many people love the K cup is the wide range of varieties of coffee available. You can have your favorite and so can everyone else in the family, all at a fraction of the price of stopping at a coffee shop.

Collapsible Measuring Cups

If you plan to do any baking or serious meal prep, you need measuring cups. Collapsible measuring cups are the kind of measuring cups that you can conveniently flatten after each use. This ingenious innovation comes in handy in the kitchen when you need to measure liquid ingredients for your cooking and baking purposes.

The main advantage of collapsible measuring cups is they save space. You can easily store them after each use, as they fold to a compact size. Once folded, slide them into a small box or drawer until you need them. They also have a pouring spout so that you don't spill the ingredients while pouring them into a measuring jug or bowl.

A Toaster Oven

With a toaster oven, you can toast bread, bake pizzas, and broil meats -- everything that a small conventional oven can do. Perhaps best of all, a toaster oven is more compact than your average oven, which means it takes up less space in your camper or motor home.

Between the coffee you make with your K-cup coffee maker and the toast you make with your toaster oven, there's no need to head to a restaurant for breakfast. And as you can see, a toaster oven is multifunctional, giving you a number of options for food prep and you can even use it to heat leftovers.

You may not have access to the large appliances you find in a traditional kitchen, but that doesn't have to mean you can't enjoy some of the things you love to make. A toaster oven gives you more food prep flexibility.

Keep Your Recreational Vehicle Stocked with Kitchen Accessories

You can enjoy many of the comforts of home when you travel in a recreational vehicle, particularly if you have these kitchen accessories on board. Stock up the kitchen before you take your next road trip and don't forget to include these handy kitchen accessories.