View Poll Results: How Important is a microwave in an outside kitchen?
Must have outside microwave 8 34.78%
No need for an outside microwave 10 43.48%
Want kitchen prepped with cabinet for a microwave 5 21.74%
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:02 PM   #1
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Please help us discover what features are important in an outside kitchen.
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:18 PM   #2
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my last camper had a sink which to me was a waste. Not only to small to do anything in it, the height makes it hard to use for most people. I have no sink in new camper, more useful counter space.
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:18 PM   #3
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I like my 34tbok the way it is. I use the microwave, range, fridge, and sink every trip that isn't during sub freezing weather

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Old 03-05-2014, 07:52 PM   #4
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I like the sabre kitchen just the way it is.
A grill & mount option would be the only thing I'd change/ make available.

(Maybe a little led strip in it like under the awning in addition to the normal light. That way maybe the bugs wont be as bad as with the normal light on)

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I like my 34tbok the way it is. I use the microwave, range, fridge, and sink every trip that isn't during sub freezing weather

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Old 03-05-2014, 09:37 PM   #6
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PD: Outside Kitchen input - Microwave

How about a sink with a sink cover so you have the extra space when not in use. I like my outside kitchen layout on my 32bhok, except for the grill, it works, but it's small and when you put up the wind deflectors you can use one frying pan so I'm looking to pull it and carry a 2 or 3 burner portable in that compartment.
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:49 PM   #7
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Our Sabre doesn't have an outside kitchen, but if we were shopping for a unit that did I'd want a microwave, fridge w/freezer or ice maker, and small sink.
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:08 PM   #8
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Please help us discover what features are important in an outside kitchen.
I would suggest putting a better sink in. (I am assuming that the Sabre has the same small plastic sink) From the first day that I have owned my Hemisphere, I have looking for a descent sink to put in without having to rip half the outside kit apart.
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:19 PM   #9
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I like my 34tbok the way it is. I use the microwave, range, fridge, and sink every trip that isn't during sub freezing weather

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Same here. Frankly, I thought the microwave was the dumbest thing I had ever saw. Surprisingly, we use it quite often!
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:31 PM   #10
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I had an open range with an outside kitchen but didn't use the microwave or sink much - the sink mainly due to poor design. Loved the fridge and extra counter and storage space. The biggest issue I had with the o/s kitchen as a whole was that there wasn't enough room height wise between the counter and cupboards for an ice maker.
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:16 AM   #11
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the fridge is for beer, soda, beer, meat for grill, and beer. All the storage space keeps all my grilling and smoking supplies handy.
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:46 AM   #12
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I have a Puma 30kfbds and I used everything except the microwave. The microwave has turned into a storage bin for the chips and nachos. The sink could definitely be deeper--the idea for a cover is excellent.
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:17 AM   #13
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A cover would be a great idea. We have used our outside kitchen quite a bit. The microwave is handy for cooking smelly stuff (popcorn, bacon, etc). Wish the sinks were bigger. Even if they were just wider to fit a larger pan in and put in a sprayer so you can fill tall glasses and pitchers.
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I would lose the microwave. We've had our Sierra for 2yrs and have never used the outside microwave. Usable counter space is better. Also, moving my fridge to it's own storage area was a huge bonus, although this may not be an option on many models. Made more room for coffee maker, blenders, etc. The sink cover is nice, ours came with one.

After reading through some of these posts, you can see why I suggested the scenario of a couple different kitchen layouts. When working at our local RV show, I overheard many people talking about, "I like this model, but the kitchen of the other". I myself have said this. May have bought a new Sierra, if they hadn't changed the OK, that was the only thing I didn't like.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:56 AM   #15
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I prefer the sink and microwave in the outside kitchen and the fridge being in the side of the camper like my last two have been. We cook outside at all times except during rainy weather. I'd say 95% of the time. My camper has the pull out drawer on the left where we store two griddles and we've put a stainless toaster on top. Like I said, that and the bunkroom layout is what sold us on the Sandpiper 355QBQ the first time and then 11 months later a Sandpiper 365SAQ. However, I do like the idea of different layouts where you can order the one you like. Here is ours.


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Old 03-06-2014, 11:21 PM   #16
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I would lose the microwave if it meant getting more counter space for things like an ice maker. I would also like to see a slightly bigger cook stove as it's hard to get a decent sized griddle on there without covering the knobs. Having said all that, the Sabre OK is still the best I have seen.
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:08 PM   #17
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We love our OK. Have not used the microwave as much as I thought and miss the extra storage/cabinet space. I like the idea of the are for an ice maker. We purchased an ice maker last year and either set it up on the ground next to the RV or on a table. Also, with the microwave, my Kuerig does not fit under the cabinet. I refuse to live without the sink and the fridge is a must.
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Not to disparage a FR brand...but, the Wildcat (which we almost bought) has what I thought was a good OSK. When we looked at it the day we were going to make our purchase, we saw a Columbus and then looked at the Wildcat again - no contest. The WC was just not up to the C in every department. What really sealed it was the cheap, stamped metal, here is how to get started camping (think first tent) and these are your appliances. If this is harsh, sort of sorry but that is exactly how we felt looking at the outside kitchen on the WC.
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