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Old 12-30-2013, 06:33 PM   #15
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Minimal? Yep.
Nuff space to cook the finest gormet meals? Oh yeah!

It aint rocket science. Just cooking.
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:42 PM   #16
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I don't think they are minimalist. You get what you pay for!

Longer coach means more counterspace and cabinetry. Separate ice maker means more freezer room.

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Old 12-30-2013, 06:43 PM   #17
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We cook at home 8-9 months a year. When we travel, we are on vacation and enjoy sampling the local cuisine. We grill a lot and enjoy that more than heating up the MH. We just ordered a new 43 ft MH and the Kitchen amenities was the least concern.

We had an oven in our last MH and used it once in 10 years. Just the way we travel. We are out and about seeing the country and the last thing we want to do is come home and prepare a large meal. I think the MH manufactures are seeing more of this trend.
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We cook at home 8-9 months a year. When we travel, we are on vacation and enjoy sampling the local cuisine. We grill a lot and enjoy that more than heating up the MH. We just ordered a new 43 ft MH and the Kitchen amenities was the least concern.

We had an oven in our last MH and used it once in 10 years. Just the way we travel. We are out and about seeing the country and the last thing we want to do is come home and prepare a large meal. I think the MH manufactures are seeing more of this trend.
Agreed brobox!!

Spend a few minutes and figure out where the "locals" eat, good food, good prices, and a taste of the part of the country that we're in.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:29 PM   #19
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Our MH has a nice size kitchen, about a 9ft counter plus a slide out counter which makes it L shaped and we both can be in the kitchen area at the sametime prepareing meals. No oven, but we have a good size toaster oven on side counter. From whar we have seen, ours is larger then most MHs. 2009 Berkshire 390QS floor plan.
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As a single roller, it's fine to have a small space to hone my compact skills. It also helps that I am not cooking for lots of folk. It also, encourages others with generous spaces, to invite me to their table.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:41 PM   #21
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I had little counter space and a big double sink, so I had a new counter top made and installed a bar size sink, plus had a flip up extension made over the stack of drawers. Has made a world of difference!! Also bought a large cutting board then used the band saw to cut it down to size to fit over the bar sink. My oven is hard to light, so I use it for storage. You learn to only carry items that are used. We have a 2003 Windsong made by Forest River.
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:16 PM   #22
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My kitchen is a small one, breakfast is done inside. Lunch and dinner on the grill. My oven is for baking biscuits mostly. Beats the kitchen I had in my tent back in the 80's.
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:40 PM   #23
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The space and appliances in most motorhome kitchens seem pretty minimal, especially compared to some of the more homelike fifth wheels. Many have scarce or almost no counterspace (which isn't a sink or stove cover), only 2 or maybe 3 burners, and often not even an oven, just a convection microwave.

If you like to cook, do you find this adequate? Please include what your kitchen is like, and what RV it is in.

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Will you be full timers or vacationers? We take several trips a year in our RV and don't live in it, so I find the minimal kitchen easy to manage. We do a lot of cooking outside, either grilling or using portable electric appliances plugged into exterior outlets. We also eat out a lot (I'm on vacation, too!! ) or make quick meals, crock pot dishes, and sandwiches.
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The only reason I have a kitchen is because it came with the coach. Same thing with the house back in Tucson. For display purposes only. I prefer eating out. I only have my bowl of grape nuts in the AM and that's it. THe cabinets make a great place for all the alcohol bottles and the sink is a great wet bar! Residential frige holds mixers, olives and marichino cherries.
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Our kitchen is a decent size for an RV. We do not have an oven, only a microwave/convection oven and do everything in there that I would in an oven - bake, broil, roast etc. I can make a large meal or a small one. We only have 2 burners on the stove top but that's ok since we never really used more than that on the stove top that had 4 in the house.
We have gotten rid of some things since we just don't use them so why have them.
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This and living space are the main reasons we won't be buying anthing on the market now. Keep the old HR Nav. and live with it. Coach designers, and buyers, must spend all their time in the crapper or in the bedroom looking at how big it is. We go in the bedroom and sleep. Who cares how big it is? Same with the bathroom. We just go into perform bodily maintenance and then out to live.
LOL - So true, our thought's exactly.
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I love to cook so the MH kitchen was a large factor in our purchase decision when we went full-timing. The bottom line is if the kitchen is important to you than you will find a coach that has a nice kitchen keep looking and good luck.



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Old 12-31-2013, 09:12 AM   #28
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Yes it is small but you learn to adapt. The biggest shortage is that 4th burner, it's not going to be there. But when it comes to counter space.. A portable "Folding leg" table can add a lot of space that does not otherwise exist, may be at a different height but you can use it like your computers "Swap File" Recipie says: Mix this up and set aside.. Set it on the table, Now mix that up and set it aside (beside the THIS) now prepare the other thing and combine them (Back to the counter) and put in oven.

That is, in fact, how I do it.. And I get to do ALL the cooking here now.
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