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Old 08-13-2014, 10:23 AM   #1
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What to buy for a trailer kitchen?

We're just weeks from the pickup date for our Escape 21', and our thoughts have shifted from the build list to stocking the kitchen. The dinnerware, flatware, and cookware options are bewildering, though, and we would love some guidance from experienced campers.

We're guessing that light-weight, shatterproof, and easy cleaning products would be best, but are not sure of the best brands. Please let us know what has worked for you.

As an example, Cheryl just bought a four-place Corelle dinnerware set. Are we on the right track with that?

If this thread is redundant, please post the link to a previous thread that covered this thoroughly. Thanks!
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:27 AM   #2
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Corelle is great stuff. We are still using most of the pieces from a set we bought for our first trailer, over twenty years ago. Thin and tough, and beats the crap outta paper, in my books.

We also like our Magma nesting pot set. Not light, but compact and a stellar cooking performer.

I would say to just stock the basics, what you need to get by, and just add (and remove) pieces as you go. We review everything once a year now, and take out almost anything not used from the year before, just to save space and weight.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:48 AM   #3
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I bought a set of Corelle (4 piece) especially for Ten Forward. I have plenty of kitchen stuff in the Scamp, but wanted something special for my new trailer. I still haven't found the flatware that I want... but I'll keep looking!
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Less can be more sometimes . Just be careful to not over do stocking the kitchen, it's a easy place to end up with a lot of stuff that isn't needed.
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I'd keep a few paper plates on hand just in case. You'll be surprised how fast you can fill the gray water tank and washing dishes (at lest for me) is a significant contributor. Maybe we shouldn't have ordered the built in Kitchen Aide dishwasher option .
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I'd keep a few paper plates on hand just in case. You'll be surprised how fast you can fill the gray water tank and washing dishes (at lest for me) is a significant contributor. Maybe we shouldn't have ordered the built in Kitchen Aide dishwasher option .
Hi: Zardoz... We have the "Armstrong dishwasher" option. Alf
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Not reall my department but FWIW, we went with new square Corelle, insulated and non insulated plastic tumblers, some old but in good shape flatware, and splurged on the Magma cooking set. Everything else is just an assortment of what we've gathered over the years, mostly when the home items were replaced. I believe Deb wants to find some new dish towels.
We're not big on elaborate meals when camping/traveling, we have a few assorted spices, mostly the premixed blends for the grill, Pam type spray oil. The salt shakers have a tendency to attract humidity, rice mixed in helps. The usual pot holders, jar openers, can openers, spatulas and such.
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I'd keep a few paper plates on hand just in case. You'll be surprised how fast you can fill the gray water tank and washing dishes (at lest for me) is a significant contributor. Maybe we shouldn't have ordered the built in Kitchen Aide dishwasher option .
This is not too much of an issue for us, as we usually wash outside and water the bushes with the dishwater.
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A resounding "Yes" to the Corelle. I bought four 4-piece place settings for Egbert--had to have a little class for my first and last trailer. It's great for camping. I did know when I ordered that the mugs were porcelain so only have one in the trailer for another use; the others are stored. Nice plastic glasses and insulated cups are perfect for drinking and hot beverages.
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This is not too much of an issue for us, as we usually wash outside and water the bushes with the dishwater.
Hi: Jim Bennett... So that's why I always find odd flatware in the bushes!!! Alf
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