Cooking in a Motorhome 

Cooking in a Motorhome 

by Scottish Tourer July 27, 2019

Some Top Tips for cooking on holiday.  

With limited kitchen space you need to be resourcefull when it come to meal preperation, cooking on the bbq outdoors provides you with an ideal opportunity to cook with plenty space and enjoy the fresh air with some local produce you found on your travels. Spend this time reconnecting with your family / loved ones / friends and embrace the tranquillity anfd hopefully take the stress out of meal times.  All our motorhomes come with picnic table and chairs a bbq and an awning which is fantastic to pop out when you are sitting out in the evening.  For the nights this isn’t suitable and you want something freshly cooked in the motorhome there’s a few tips we have learnt over the years. 

bbq at the motorhome

Tips for meal preperation - 

  • Think about what your cooking, as boring as if often sounds a small meal plan is often a good base so you don’t go shopping and then discover you cant cook what you have bought. 
  • The microwave wont work unless you are hooked up to an electric point. This is worth baring in mind when you are planning your food. Theres nothing worse than having what you really fancy all lined up and then disappointed you cant heat it up. Most of our customers wild camp and therefore will not have access to the microwave. 
  • You have limited space there is small worktop space in all our motorhomes but nothing like at home. So keeping meals simple is ideal for when your away. Food that takes little prepping is best.

Motorhome kitchen

  • Doing the dishes,  no one wants to spend their holidays doing dishes for half an hour after tea. Thinking of one or two pot meals goes down well when we are away. Minimal cleaning up and more time spent with those your with. 
  • Smells linger in motorhomes we wouldn’t advise cooking very strong smelling foods in the motorhomes. You don’t want to be smelling your fish soup for days after you have cooked it. Smells linger especially in smaller spaces and clings to fabric. 
  • What utensils you require we do provide basic cutlery and equipment in out motorhomes but for example you wont have a garlic crusher. Being mindful of what equipment you have is key.
  • Keeping it simple is ideal for when your away. Less stress for the cook, dishwasher and those who are waiting after a long day exploring. 
  • Where to buy supplies just a short trip from our yard you will find local supermarkets offering the essentials  for your trip away. We do provide airport and train station transfers and can stop at these supermarkets if time permits. 

Being Prepared if you are local you may find it easier to bring the basics with you and top up as you go during your holiday. The fridges in the motorhomes are delicate and are not suitable for lots of heavy items.  We do recommend topping up as you go to ensure your food is fresh and also there reducing risk of damage to the fridges. 

Enjoy your holiday with a little pre planning your trip can be as smooth as it can be. Taking the stress out of meals can be a weight off the chefs shoulders. Scotland provides so many local amenities you will not find yourself short for the basics.  Visit our website for the full range of motorhomes we have for hire and sale  at the end of the season.

scottish tourer picnic outside the motorhome


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