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Old 05-10-2022, 05:36 PM   #1
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Camp Kitchen Ideas

Now that the Battery/Solar upgrade and tankless hot water projects are complete, I have been eyeing the camp kitchen for a remodel.

I needed to replace the blank tank back flow valve, so i took this as an opportunity to start new. I pulled everything out of the kitchen to get access to the back flow valve. Also cleaned all the metal shavings out and installed lights on the door and ceiling of the kitchen.

The griddle was reinstalled, but not the 110v 1.7 cf mini fridge.

So, I am thinking about a 12v cooler on a sliding tray, or....

I don't know. What have other people done with their camp kitchens, or have thought about doing?

This is what I am working with.
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:43 AM   #2
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I want to put a convertible ventless w/d combo in my outdoor kitchen but canít find the dimensions and have t taken delivery yet. His deep is the camp kitchen? Mine is the wildwood lodge 42qrbr. Would love any info about measurements of that kitchen!
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:53 AM   #3
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So, I am thinking about a 12v cooler on a sliding tray, or....
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Congratulations on getting your projects completed.
We don't have an outdoor kitchen, but my wish list would be to put both the griddle and refrig on a slideout tray (if you have room). Then I'd build a storage area for tools somewhere in that compartment.
Let us know what you end up with.... with pic if possible.
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If I were going to re-do it, there are a couple things I'd do:
  1. Lack of a sink out there is a gigantic pain in the behind. Replace the fridge with a small sink on sliders.
  2. The countertop is kind of useless without sliding out - add drawer slides to the bottom of it so the whole thing can move.
  3. Hasn't been done yet, afaik, but bonus points for finding a way to rotate the griddle 90 degrees so you can use the countertop after putting it on slides.

I have seen, on this forum, somewhere someone put the griddle and counter on a drawer slider. It seems a little silly to me that the countertop doesn't slide out with the griddle.
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If I were going to re-do it, there are a couple things I'd do:

2. The countertop is kind of useless without sliding out - add drawer slides to the bottom of it so the whole thing can move.

That is such a great idea! I'm going to work on that after Memorial Day weekend.
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I want to put a convertible ventless w/d combo in my outdoor kitchen but canít find the dimensions and have t taken delivery yet. His deep is the camp kitchen? Mine is the wildwood lodge 42qrbr. Would love any info about measurements of that kitchen!
Your outdoor kitchen is most likely way bigger than mine. Sounds like a cool idea for the outdoor kitchen.
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Old 06-23-2022, 09:30 AM   #7
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I just finished the camp kitchen remodel, and I am very happy with the results.

I wanted to replace the 110V "college fridge" with a 12v cooler.

I added a 12v outlet and relocated the 110V outlet to the wall over the water lines to the bathroom and kitchen. The cooler is a Euhomy 35L AD/DC model. It cools very quickly and does a pretty good job of maintaining temperature.

Using 28" locking cabinet sliders, I built a tray for the cooler. The sliding tray and tracks just fit inside the kitchen space.

Taking K_M_H's idea about making the top counter of the griddle usable, I attached 18" locking cabinet sliders to the griddle cabinet. I raised the griddle cabinet 3" to get clearance from the cooler tray. I also added another panel under the griddle cabinet to hold the LP hoses.

I am using the side for the outdoor TV storage and extra cooking utensils.

Two things for the future. Organize the storage better and switch to the Way Griddle/Grill model at some point. It is the same footprint as the Blackstone model.
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Those are some serious slide outs that can hold that much weight fully extended. Awesome Job!!
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Old 06-23-2022, 09:43 AM   #9
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I just finished the camp kitchen remodel, and I am very happy with the results.

I wanted to replace the 110V "college fridge" with a 12v cooler.

I added a 12v outlet and relocated the 110V outlet to the wall over the water lines to the bathroom and kitchen. The cooler is a Euhomy 35L AD/DC model. It cools very quickly and does a pretty good job of maintaining temperature.

Using 28" locking cabinet sliders, I built a tray for the cooler. The sliding tray and tracks just fit inside the kitchen space.

Taking K_M_H's idea about making the top counter of the griddle usable, I attached 18" locking cabinet sliders to the griddle cabinet. I raised the griddle cabinet 3" to get clearance from the cooler tray. I also added another panel under the griddle cabinet to hold the LP hoses.

I am using the side for the outdoor TV storage and extra cooking utensils.

Two things for the future. Organize the storage better and switch to the Way Griddle/Grill model at some point. It is the same footprint as the Blackstone model.
That is a beautiful implementation of the original idea. I'm thinking that when we get ours back from the warranty work on the leaky slide that it's in for right now, we're going to totally copy off of you with the sliders on the countertop / drawer underneath. We're not 100% sold on wanting a fridge / cooler out there, but it was a great idea to put the 12v outlet so that you can keep it cool even when boondocking.
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Those are some serious slide outs that can hold that much weight fully extended. Awesome Job!!
The 28" cooler slides will hold 187 lbs and the 18" griddle slides will hold 264 lbs.

Should be just enough to hold my beer and steak!
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That is a beautiful implementation of the original idea. I'm thinking that when we get ours back from the warranty work on the leaky slide that it's in for right now, we're going to totally copy off of you with the sliders on the countertop / drawer underneath. We're not 100% sold on wanting a fridge / cooler out there, but it was a great idea to put the 12v outlet so that you can keep it cool even when boondocking.
Thanks! When you're ready, let me know and I'll send over my parts list.

That was the thought on the 12V. Boondocking and traveling. We can keep food/drinks cool while traveling and have easy access since the Super Slide blocks the inside refrigerator.
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Old 08-14-2022, 10:40 PM   #12
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I havenít even picked up our new Wildwood yet (with same outdoor kitchen) and you are giving great ideas for upgrades!
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I have a portable outdoor kitchen that works everywhere.
Two burner stove, Dutch oven, some pots and pans and a water tank.
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