Outdoor living has become an essential part of the RV lifestyle. Proven by the popularity of outdoor kitchens in current model fifth wheels and travel trailers. RV owners like to spend their time outside. We like to sit outside, entertain outside and cook outside. The latter is where things get complicated. Most folks setup a table of sorts and put a portable grill on it and go to work. Some put together much more elaborate setups with collapsible kitchen table or grilling table. The only issue is these options tend to be bulky and don’t offer the functionality or convenience of a real kitchen. A true portable outdoor kitchen without much compromise is what many are after. A company called GrubHub has a interesting solution to the issue of outdoor living in the GrubHub Camp Kitchen. It is a completely self contained table, stove, kitchen sink!
GrubHub Camp Kitchen Design
It was designed from the beginning to be ultra portable and rugged. The lack of these two principles plague other traditional camping and grilling tables. The innovation doesn’t stop there. Every inch of this portable outdoor kitchen serves a purpose. It is designed to keep a majority of cooking items in one convenient place to make it easy to transport. Not to mention it does a wonderful job keeping the spatula and mustard from going missing.
In about three minutes time the GrubHub Camp Kitchen turns into the portable outdoor kitchen you never knew you needed. Constructed of an aluminum frame, rugged fabric sides, and rigid plastic table tops it is built tough. It measures 38″H x 24″W x 14″D when compacted for storage and extends to 80”H x 75W” x 37”D. This all combines to make for a surprisingly lightweight package at 30lbs (once outfitted with cooking gear it will be more).
No need to worry about moving it from place to place. It has 6 inch all terrain wheels that make it easy to move around.The setup even includes stakes to secure it do the ground to help in the event of bad weather. That’s because the Camp Kitchen is engineered for extended outdoor use. The manufacturer claims this portable outdoor kitchen is fit for “all weather conditions”. Though we have no way of testing that, the build quality and the materials used seems to be in line with a comment like that.
Cooking on the Portable Outdoor Kitchen
In the center of the GrubHub Camp Kitchen is an aluminum table top that is designed to hold many of the most popular two-burner camp stoves available. One side offers a table for food prep, another has a kitchen sink and additional counter space, table space for dining, and a multitude of places for storing your cooking gear. The storage areas adjust so that you can adapt your portable outdoor kitchen to your specific needs. As you can see from the photos the Camp Kitchen has a place for a lantern, paper towels, and even a spot to air dry dishes.
We see this portable outdoor kitchen from GrubHub being more versatile than many other options. We can see this being used around the RV of course, but also for tailgating, or even as an extra cooking station during family get-togethers or parties.
Portable Outdoor Kitchen Verdict
“The product’s goal is to provide a totally functional camp kitchen system with the highest level of portability possible”, says Joe Baughman, the mind behind this camp kitchen. We think is perhaps the best we have seen delivering on that statement. Given the skills of many of our readers, we know many either already have built something similar or are convinced its possible. The reality is that the $379 price point is a little tough to deal with for most. But, when you begin to incorporate all the accessories and the unmatched portability it becomes easier to see the value. This is especially true if a small footprint in storage is importnat to you. Keep in mind that the price DOES NOT include a camp stove, that you would need to purchase separately.
It is available for sale at Amazon.com and the GrubHub Store currently.