Travelling is so much better when you can take your kitchen gadgets with you. Here are my 3 essential kitchen gadgets that I am taking with me this summer on our family camping trip.
If you read on recipethis.com yesterday, then you will know we are embarking on our camping trip across Europe. We plan to visit France, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Luxemburg, England and parts of Portugal that we have not yet visited.
We also plan to do it on a budget and will be camping in our 6-man tent throughout the summer months.
But whether I could afford to or not, I wouldn’t want to be eating out all the time and instead I want to COOK. People find it weird when I say that. They say you’re on holiday why would you cook? But the truth is I LOVE TO COOK. I get the satisfaction of cooking up a new or old recipe and then seeing how much my family enjoyed it.
When we visited Spain 2 summers ago we stayed in a hotel for 2 weeks. BUT I still took my soup maker with me and cooked lunch and dinner about 12 times. The rest of the time we ate out. And of course, enjoyed the breakfast buffet!
Our highlights of our Spanish trip included:
On many previous camping trips, we have taken our slow cooker with us. It just fits perfectly into hotel rooms and it saves on eating out bills.
But these past holidays have always involved hotel rooms and now we are packing ourselves up for a summer trip on campsites where we live in a tent.
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We asked ourselves what are the most practical kitchen gadgets we could take with us, on a camping trip and we ended up choosing 3:
#1 The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
So many people take them camping with them in their motorhomes so why not have your Instant Pot in a tent? We will be taking with us our Instant Pot Pressure Cooker 6 Litre. Our 8 litre Instant Pot is too big for travelling with and will be staying at home.
The other benefit of the Instant Pot is that it has a lot of room inside it. You can easily include your steamer basket, steamer shelf, a few of your ladles as well as any other accessories that you are into. For example, we are packing this cute little one person camping set.
We can then cook lots of our favourite one pot dishes as well as using it for a side for our other meals. Or we can use it to mix and match with takeaway food. For example, we could make Sloppy Joe’s in the Instant Pot and then serve it over bread buns that we had just bought.
#2 The Cobb BBQ
I always remember my dad having a Cobb BBQ and thinking how amazing they cooked the food. Even with my dad always burning what he cooked it still tasted good.
When you go camping you want to get excited over the BBQ food and have a reliable barbecue that can travel the miles.
We plan to use it for when we don’t have electric or for when we fancy a barbecue.
#3 Hand Blender
Now I decided to sneak this into my travelling kitchen just because in my mind it is essential. If you want soup, if you want to make a homemade tomato sauce or blend your mushrooms for your veggie stock, then it is there for you.
Plus, they are not HUGE gadgets and will easily fit in your car to be transported wherever you go.
Or the biggest bonus of all, is that it’s the easiest kitchen gadget to clean.
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