This $5,000 Camp Kitchen Fits Any Electric Pickup
Electric cars have been around for several years now, but electric pickup trucks are much more new to the scene. They’ve already grown by leaps and bounds and are promising new vehicles for truck lovers. Tesla, Ford, Chevrolet, and other brands have been engineering new and upgraded electric vehicles, and they come with tons of appealing features. Recently, Rivian unveiled a high-quality camp kitchen that pairs with its 2021 Rivian R1T.
This new camp kitchen is definitely one of the best on the market, and it has a high price tag to match. It’s a pretty luxurious add-on, but if you’ve got an electric truck and a love of outdoor cooking, this might be an amazing product to look into. It can pair with other electric trucks as well, not just the Rivian it was designed for.
The Rivian camp kitchen
Anyone can do some camp cooking as long as you’ve got a heat source and some pots and pans. But this camp kitchen takes the experience to a new level that leaves campfire cooking in the dust. The Rivian camp kitchen has almost all the appliances and amenities of a full kitchen, without any of the cargo packing difficulty or hassle of an RV.
If you bring this camp kitchen on your next trip, you’ll have the full power of a kitchen at your disposal no matter where you are.
The whole unit is powered by the truck’s battery and it’s quite energy-efficient. It requires 1,440 watts at full capacity, which your truck should be able to handle without any issue.
If you use this kitchen with the Rivian R1T, you’ll be able to store the whole thing neatly in its specialized “Gear Tunnel.” This is a storage space that spans the width of the truck and sits between the cabin and the truck bed. It’s the perfect size for the camp kitchen, but it can be used to store other gear as well if you’d prefer.
If you pair this camp kitchen with another electric truck, storage shouldn’t be a problem though. The kitchen is compact and is designed to easily fold up for easy storage and transportation. Check out the walkthrough video below to see how easy it is to set up and take down.
You can view more details about this product on the Rivian R1T home page.
Appliances and amenities
The camp kitchen offers a lot of great benefits, from powerful appliances to high-quality kitchen utensils. There are two main modules that make up the bulk of this setup. There is a flat-top stove with two burners and a four-gallon sink. The sink comes with a cover as well, so it can easily be used as extra counter space. You can easily switch between a neat, flat workspace and a nice sink for food prep or washing dishes.
The stove setup is nice because the flat-top design heats quickly and it’s easy to clean off. All you need to do is wipe it down without having to worry about cleaning the individual components. It’s also ideal for outdoor cooking because there is no gas flame that can blow out or cause burns or unintended sparks. It’s essentially a wind-proof design!
This camp kitchen set also comes with a full Snow Peak cookware set. The utensils, pots, pans, and other items are all stored in drawers that are attached to the main modules. Each of these drawers is lined with form-fitted cork, so the items will stay secure even during the roughest travel conditions. The drawers are specially designed to fit everything together neatly and hold it in place.
You won’t have to worry about cramming your whole kitchen into these drawers because everything is already set up for you.
The utensils and items included in the Snow Peak set include:
- A 3-piece nonstick cook set
- Prep tools
- A water kettle
- A coffee grinder
- Enough dishes, flatware and insulated mugs for four people
Of course, you’re welcome to pack your own kitchenware as well, but this is the set that comes standard with every truck camp kitchen. All the utensils are designed for outdoor use and are made with high-quality designs and materials.
The whole setup comes with a sleek, black exterior that looks like it was made to withstand rugged travel conditions. It’s made with sturdy metal, wood, and cork so the interior of the drawers have a bit more of a natural appearance. Overall, it’s bound to perform well on your next camping trip and will make outdoor cooking easy.
Rivian clearly takes a lot of pride in the engineering that went into this kitchen. Although it does cost a considerable amount right now, I believe that more electric vehicle companies will take inspiration from this breakthrough and will begin to release their own models.
Electric trucks to pair it with
This camp kitchen was specifically designed for Rivian electric trucks, but this unit can be transported and powered by any electric truck with the capacity to power external devices. That’s part of the appeal! It doesn’t necessarily have to be built into the truck body (although it fits well in the gear tunnel). It is compact enough that you can transport it in a truck, RV, or other vehicles that have enough space.
Some potential other good trucks to pair this camp kitchen with include the Ford F-150 Lightning, the 2022 GMC Hummer EV, The Chevrolet Silverado EV, and the 2022 Altis XT. There are all pretty new truck models, but as electric vehicles continue to grow in popularity, you can expect to see new models and new camping innovations take off in the coming years!
This camp kitchen will be a great addition to any outdoor trip, and the price guarantees that you’ll get a great quality product from your purchase.
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