Basic Kitchen Essentials

I’m assuming most people reading this blog have kitchens with at least bare-bones essentials: a refrigerator, cooktop, convection microwave (or conventional oven and microwave), and running water. Beyond that, I inventoried items in my RV kitchen to come up with the following list. 

  • Light-weight, microwave-safe dishes, unbreakable tumblers, wine glasses, and mugs
  • Silverware, steak knives
  • Pairing knife, 10-inch chef knife, serrated knife 
  • Cutting board and flexible plastic cutting board mats
  • Vegetable peeler, garlic press
  • Spatula, cooking spoons, tongs, soup ladle 
  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • Can opener, bottle opener, corkscrew
  • Collapsible colander, mesh strainer
  • 2 saucepans, soup pan, medium, and large non-stick skillets
  • Coffee pot (or teapot, coffee grinder, and French press)
  • Mixing/serving bowls
  • Heavy duty aluminum foil, plastic wrap, parchment paper
  • Ziploc freezer baggies and containers