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Old 01-25-2011, 09:43 PM   #15
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Must haves are: coffee pot, both stove top and electric. Toaster same. Hubby must have his breakfast. Have a slow pot which is nice for when you have hookups. Also have a microwave that we have used - once in two years. Also carry a George Forman, which came in handy when we had planned on a BBQ - but had rain - so we took dinner inside. (Watch out though, it set the smoke alarm off) Am considering a pressure cooker. The usual nesting pots and pans. Cookie sheet and pizza stone. Most likely have way too much and as we spend more time in the trailer (retirement-yeah) will rethink what we carry. Susan
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:15 PM   #16
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our electric teakettle, a must have for us. heats water super speed.
our portable ice maker, indispensable for summer travel and rallies.
just got a coleman propane stove, with grill and griddle, uses propane tanks, folds very compactly and can be used anytime anywhere.
hope this helps,Deb
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:33 PM   #17
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I have a portable ice maker at home, but Mr says we can't take it. I think it would be a great addition. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:43 PM   #18
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I vote for the simple propane powered kitchen. Electric gizmos can be inconvenient. Standard pans aside, the pressure cooker is indispensable.

Disclosure: I do have an electric ice maker, my mom bought it for me, I love it, and it goes everywhere.
I second the pressure cooker!
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:45 PM   #19
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The 120V compact blender I found at Wallymart. It's an essential piece of equipment for camping in the Keys.
Oh how wonderful. I can't imagine how beautiful it must be in the Keys. One day.....one day....
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:06 PM   #20
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I am surprised to see how many people list a pressure cooker...
What does everyone make in it?
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:14 PM   #21
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I always take both types of coffee pots, also a medium size crock pot, an electric skillet, an electric pot, a microwave, a two slice toaster oven and an electric wine chiller, to go with my stainless wine glasses. All of these items have a designated place to go.

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Old 01-25-2011, 11:16 PM   #22
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I am surprised to see how many people list a pressure cooker...
What does everyone make in it?
Our very first meal in our Airstream was lemon chicken in a pressure cooker. What is so wonderful about a pressure cooker is that it cooks fast and you avoid a lot of condensation inside. I just took a whole chicken with a split lemon and threw in some kale, onions, carrots and garlic, salt and pepper with some water and cooked it at high pressure for 20 minutes. It was delicious!
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:25 PM   #23
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An illustrated illustrious full timing artiiist I know does most of his cooking in a smaller pressure cooker. Cooks faster, uses less gas.
A water-saving tip he uses: Wash and wipe rinse your dishes in white vinegar, don't use up much water doing dishes.
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:44 PM   #24
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Can you please tell me... the soon to be rookie.

What kitchen appliance do you use (and would not leave home without) in your AS?

Toaster?
Slowcooker, Crock-pot?
Coffeemaker?
Ricecooker?
Grill (George Foreman), Sandwich press?
Pressercooker?
The only electric appliances I carry are a toaster and a handheld electric mixer. The toaster is a convenience since I can and do make toast on the range, but when I have shore power the toaster is much more convenient.

The handheld mixer is for cakes, which are nearly impossible to make without one. It runs off a small inverter if necessary.

I use an ordinary pot in the oven the way most people use crock pots.

I make coffee with a plastic funnel filter that sits on top of my thermos, and a teakettle.

I make rice in an ordinary saucepan, on the range.

I do have an outdoor grill which has been less than satisfactory; I may replace it soon or do without.

I do not use a pressure cooker in my cooking either on the road or in my stick house.
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And, just as important, where do you keep them?
The toaster goes in the drawer under the forward dinette seat, which also holds the glassware (in a cardboard box cut to size with individual cells for each glass) and the large pot. The mixer goes in the bottom drawer in the galley where it's out of the way.
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A good quality French press, set of pans, and an absolute must outdoor BBQ grill. We also bring a small size George foreman but still haven't had a need.
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:44 AM   #26
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I really find that the galley layout in my trailer has plenty of room for everything, except the dish drainer, which is too big for anyplace but the coat closet so it lives there. It's the folding style so it doesn't take up much room there though. I've done all kinds of fancy cooking for as many as 8 people and find that as long as you avoid the pitfalls you can bring what you need.

A few tips:

1) Corelle stacks more tightly than other dishes so you can carry more, 12 place settings if you want. When you have plenty of plates and bowls, you can repurpose them for all kinds of stuff, pan lids, mixing bowls, storage containers, bakeware. I don't carry all the coffee mugs that came with the place settings.

2) Plastic bags and wrap use much less space than tupperware type containers or mason jars. Also, again, you can cover corelle bowls with plastic wrap to make storage.

3) Buy food in small packages, especially condiments. Or, repack stuff yourself at your stick house if you want to save a few pennies.

4) Make sure everything nests. You don't need the high-buck nesting cookware, just be sure that the shapes work together so you don't end up with a 2 quart saucepan that won't fit inside the 3 quart saucepan. If you carry bakeware this is another area to watch, just choose a combination of sizes that will nest instead of getting a 10x10 square and a 9x12 rectangular or something.

5) I cook by weight and carry a small digital scale. It uses up less space than a full set of measuring cups (I still have a small nesting set). This isn't for everyone I realize but once you get your recipes converted over it's faster, more accurate, and less messy.

6) Be on the lookout for small and collapsible stuff. I have a single-panel cheese grater rather than the more common box style. I have a collapsible lettuce spinner. I have a two-prong "ah-so" style cork puller that is smaller than the mechanical corkscrews most people use. I have full size spatulas but they're shaped in such a way that they stack better in the drawer.

7) Take a look at the locking, folding knives the tacticool martial arts wannabes use. I have a Kershaw Blur that I keep in the galley and use for routine cutting and chopping. Takes up less room than a kitchen knife, because it's shorter, and when it's shut the edge is covered so it won't get beat up by other stuff in the drawer or cut your hand if you are groping around the kitchen trying to find something at night. It's all aluminum, stainless steel, and plastic, and is easy to keep clean.
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We only have 3 things on our MUST HAVE list. The mini charcoal grill, the deep cooker and the coffee pot. The deep cooker is actually number one for us. You can do eggs, pancakes, sausage etc. for breakfast and then fry the fish you caught for dinner. This is our favorite item.
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We have learned to pack light, with exception of two cast iron skillets...can't leave home without them! Do most of our cooking in them. After reading this thread, I'll be adding my pressure cooker! Love pressure cooking!
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