View Poll Results: Outside kitchen- like it or hate it?
Do you like the idea of an outside kitchen? 211 57.49%
Don't want an outside kitchen 82 22.34%
Don't care either way 74 20.16%
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:24 PM   #101
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Thumbs up Outside Kitchens the Wildcat way...

I think it's important to think about the type of RV an outside kitchen is going into. A few questions came to mind for us: What space do we lose inside and/or how can we minimize this loss? What makes up an outside kitchen (for instance, do I really need 2 microwaves)? Can it be used and stowed easily?

Here's what we did at Wildcat -- we call it the Jack Knife Cooktop:


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Old 11-08-2011, 02:47 PM   #102
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I think it's important to think about the type of RV an outside kitchen is going into. A few questions came to mind for us: What space do we lose inside and/or how can we minimize this loss? What makes up an outside kitchen (for instance, do I really need 2 microwaves)? Can it be used and stowed easily?

Here's what we did at Wildcat -- we call it the Jack Knife Cooktop:


See more examples here: Wildcat Outside Kitchens | Facebook
Kind of like the idea, but the upper cabinets look like Craftsman tool boxes. I like the idea of the stove/grill though. And I also like the idea of not having the countertop go all the way across. I can see us having to rebuild ours in a year or two due to sagging. Not surprised about that though; we've had to rebuild shelves in our unit that collapsed because not enough fasteners were used and the material was waaaaaay too thin for a shelf.
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:04 PM   #103
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I'd rather have an outside bathroom. Oops, that's from a different thread!
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:19 PM   #104
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Love my outside kitchen.

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Old 11-08-2011, 04:26 PM   #105
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:26 PM   #106
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I cook for one so there's little chance that an outside kitchen would be a "Must have" for me. Let me say a little more - I hate cooking. The fun ends once you open the can...

With the above said, if I were younger and camped with company and liked to cook I would love the outside kitchen.
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:27 PM   #107
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I love my outdoor kitchen! I have the same one that Vols posted above.

We had the fridge removed. I think it would be great for people who drink a lot of canned drinks or beer, but we dont, and we prefer the counterspace.

I also removed the quick connect on the stove and on the stove end of the propane hose, and have them permanently connected. When we push in the stove, there is room for the hose under the stove.

I would hate a TV there.
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:30 AM   #108
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I've never actually looked at one with an outside kitchen. This is the scenario I see:

Me: Honey, where is the mustard?
Wife: In the outside fridge
Me: (run to outside fridge) Honey where is the mayo?
Wife: In the inside fridge
Me: Geez!

Or for those that have the kitchen do you have 2 of everything?

Seriously though, if that's your thing great, nothing wrong with that. I really don't think I'd make good use of it.
Just to let you know. Your little scenario happens all too often. Lol. I think that might the only con that I have. And to add to that is that you also run out of stuff because you can't remember which fridge it is in.
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:58 AM   #109
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Interior layout was prime consideration when we purchased the TT and thought the exterior kitchen rather novel but not much else. Flash fwd +5000 km and a cumulative total of six weeks on the road and that outdoor kitchen has become much more than a novelty. Love it.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:34 AM   #110
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Outdoor cookin'

We do most of our camping in the south. Being able to keep all the heat outdoors is a real advantage. We love our Surveyor SP-240. The outdoor kitchen is great.
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