Since I do a lot of cooking while travelling in my RV, I like to have lots of counter space. Unfortunately, my RV is small so counter space is limited. For the most part, I work around this. Back in the day, when referring to V8 engine power, folks used to say there is no substitute for cubic inches! In this case there really isn't any substitute for square inches! What can you do? Well, there are a few things beside being better organized.
Let's take a look at a few of them.
First off, you can add a stove-top cover. These will really give you a larger work space for prep. The only issue being, you cannot use the stove when it's sitting on top! Well, you can, but it would be bad. When you are dealing with tight spaces you have to become creative. Sometimes, I prep or store my prep ingredients here then move everything off when I am ready to use the cooktop. It works, but is a bit more hassle.
If you want play...sometimes you gotta pay!
|All Covers In Place|
Secondly, you can add sink covers. If your RV, like mine has a double sink, and you aren't actually washing the dishes, these will cover one or both sinks. This way you can use the extra space for prep work or whatever you like. I tripled my counter space with these! Usually I leave the right one off and use the increased counter space on the left.
If you look closely towards the back, you'll see even my garbage can has a matching cover. I do put stuff on there when cooking, but something about using the lid of the garbage can for food prep.... I simply use the space for tools and...well garbage! Peels, pits, meat trimmings, etc. You can just lift up the cover and slide the trash into....well... the trash!
|Counter Extension, Folded|
|Counter Extension, Open|
All of this simply proves that some creative thinking and some slight changes in behavior can go a long way towards making your RV cooking experience much more enjoyable. I don't think twice if I'll have enough counter space to prepare and cook a, rather elaborate meal. It's fun! And relaxing.
Be Seeing You...Down The Road,
Rich "The Wanderman"