10 essential kitchen accessories
1. Omnia Furnace
The Omnia oven was one of the first accessories we bought for our road trips! Thanks to its central hole allowing the heat to spread, it works like an oven and is very easy to use on a gas stove.
It has never been easier to make cakes, lasagna, gratins and pizzas on the road (we can only recommend the silicone mold which avoids a lot of washing up).
- Brand: Omnia
- Price: €45.90
- Dimensions stacked : (L)25cm * (w)25cm * (h)9cm
- Weight: approx. 500g
- Capacity: 2L
2. Portable portable barbecue
An essential when traveling with Aurel! Since we live most of the time outside during our road trips, we might as well take the opportunity to have barbecues! We love the good smell of the wood fire, the crackling and the heat given off by the flames.
The advantage of a barbecue on a road trip? It's a simple meal to prepare and delicious! We also cook our vegetables and potatoes to accompany the grilled meat. And the big + of this barbecue: it folds and becomes super compact!
- Brand: UCO
- Price: €51.90
- Dimensions (unfolded):(L)34cm*(w)25.4cm*(h)28cm
- Dimensions (folded): (L)34cm * (w)25.4cm * (h)3cm
- Weight: 1.5kg
3. Collapsible Toaster
Breakfast is sacred! Especially when traveling when we have time to get up quietly and enjoy the morning. So grilled sandwiches when you wake up in the middle of the forest or with a view of the ocean, we don't say no. This toaster just sits on the gas, and the smell of toast comes on!
- Brand: Primus
- Price: €14.90
- Dimensions: (L)16cm * (W)14cm * (h)1cm
- Weight: 186g
4. Cookware set with integrated colanders
Cookware is definitely a no-miss for cooking.And in a van, you might as well optimize the available spaceThis cookware set is very versatile: the handles are retractable and the pan lids have an integrated colander. Can be used on fire or gas, they are compact, strong and durable. We love it!
- Brand: Primus
- Price: €84.90
- Contents: 2 saucepans with folding handles, 1 frying pan and 2 strainers built into the lids.
- Weight: 1.2 kg
5. Gas stove
We could hardly cook every day without a gas stove. The Cadac brand stove is the benchmark for solid and durable equipment. Compact, it closes and moves very easily. We also like the Deluxe option which allows you to cook à la plancha and make barbecues.
- Brand: Cadac
- Price: €69.90
- Dimensions: (L)57cm*(w)32cm*(h)10cm
- Weight: 5kg
6. Foldable Windshield
It's not always the accessory you think of first and yet... cooking outside in the wind quickly becomes an impossible mission. Wind blows under the pan to extinguish the flame in seconds.
The foldable windscreen is therefore the right accessory to have with you for cooking outside in (almost) all conditions.
- Brand: Tatonka
- Price: €27.90
- Dimensions : (L)65cm * (W)20cm * (h)2cm
- Dimensions folded: (L)8cm*(w)20cm*(h)2cm
- Weight : 220g
7. Flexible water tank
As a precaution, we usually keep the water in the van's tanks for the shower and the dishes and keep drinking water in another jerrycan that we fill as we go into fountains , etc. We are sure to have fresh, clean water and can empty it and rinse/wash much more easily and frequently.
We use the flexible tank below: it stands on its own, super strong and can be attached anywhere. And when it's half full (or half empty ;) ), it takes up less space than a solid jerrycan.
- Brand: Hydrapak
- Price: €59.90
- Capacity: 8L
- Dimensions: (L)38cm * (W)20cm * (h)1.1cm
- Weight: 257g
8. Flexible basin
A flexible basin for everything: rinse the dishes, wash the clothes, wash your feet after going to the beach, etc. We can't get enough of this super-compact little basin that quickly found its place in our van.
- Brand: Sea To Summit
- Price: €25.90
- Capacity: 10L
- Dimensions: (L)30cm * (W)30cm * (h)13cm
- Weight: 126g
We would all like to have the Marie Poppins bag in our kitchen, to take with us all the utensils we need to cook
Rodol'f Le Rouleau is somewhat the same concept: a multifunction accessory which brings together the 15 essential kitchen utensils for cooking, all in one ultra-compact case.
- Mark: Rodol'f the Roller
- Price: €73
- Dimensions: (L)34cm * (d)8.2cm
- Weight: 790g
10. Cutting board and knife (which cuts!)
All we need is a good knife and a cutting board to prepare our good meals. This cutting board kit is ideal for preparing on-the-go meals easily and peacefully.
We like its durable oak board, the chef's knife that cuts well and its storage cover that we also use to put food on it before and after cutting (water-repellent, the fabric is very easy to clean)
- Brand: Primus
- Price: €69.90
- Contents: Cutting board, knife, protective cover
- Dimensions : (L)42cm * (W)28cm
- Weight : 550g
And you, what are your essential kitchen accessories for your road trips?
Would you like to read our tips for cooking in a van easily and peacefully? It's over here!