Hi, we use paper plates, but had a few dishes in the trailer which just got replaced by a brand new set of Corelle. [set for four] And we only carry utinsels for four. Pots and pans are at a minimum. No cast iron. Nice stainless steel with thick bases. Thin pans burn food too easily. I need to lose another 70 lbs to make up for my new generator; Well, that's not going to work. Maybe instead of 40 gallons of water I will only fill with 5 gallons. Kitchen appliances include a toaster, a four cup coffee maker, and a small rice cooker. I think we all want to be fully prepared for anything, but not over do it.