The Best Cooking Equipment for Camping Like a Pro
One of the most fun parts of camping is getting to enjoy all of the classic camping dinners and snacks at the campsite. And finding the best cooking equipment for camping can help take your food to the next level.
A classic dinner cooked over the campfire is great and all, but if you’re really into camping gadgets and you have to have the latest and greatest in camping cooking innovation, we don’t blame you.
Since there are so many cool camping gadgets on the market, it’s hard to decide which one you want. From luxury glamping equipment to convenient backpacking solutions, there are so many items to choose from.
That’s why we’ve put together this list of the top 21 cooking equipment for camping you have to try before camping season is over. Your camping dinners will never be the same again!
1. The Best Camping Stove for the Off-The-Grid Backpacker
If you’re traveling deep into the woods and need to keep it light and compact, the MSR Quick 2 System is the highest-rated cook-and-eat system by Outdoor Gear Lab. It comes with 8 pieces of cookware that fit nicely into one for easy transport.
2. Portable Dishes to Pack Without the Hassle
The Sea to Summit X-Series sets include one of each of the brand’s foldable bowls, mugs, and plates. Each set flattens down and stores inside a mesh pouch, which means it takes up barely any space in your supplies.
3. When The Picnic Table Isn’t an Option
This ALPS Eclipse Table is the perfect solution for a compact, portable table. It’s got 2 levels- one with cup holders for your drinks, and another that’s flat for table use. Perfect for eating dinner wherever you are.
4. Your Grill Mastering Tool Kit
Mr. Bar-B-Q 18-piece barbecue tool set comes with everything you need to flip up some delicious camping dinners, all in one convenient travel case.
5. A Solution For a Late Night Dinner
Here’s another tool to add to your barbecuing tool kit. A magnetic barbecue light will help you see what you’re cooking after the sun goes down. Now you can cook up a late night snack fit for a camping pro.
6. Never Skip Your Morning Coffee, Even at The Campsite
Coleman QuickPot Propane Coffeemaker is a full, 10-cup coffeemaker you can take anywhere you go. It runs off propane and is perfect for camping with the whole family.
7. An Upgrade to Your Campfire Cooking
Still want to cook meals over the campfire? Do it in style with this Dual Cooking Swivel Camp Grill. You don’t even have to leave your backyard to use this one- it’s perfect for any kind of fire pit.
8. A Pizza Lover’s Dream Come True
Cuisinart Outdoor Pizza Oven helps you cook fresh pizza right in the great outdoors. Now you don’t have to leave your favorite food behind, and everyone else on the campground will be super jealous of your delicious dinner.
9. Ace Your Campfire Roasting Skills
Sure, you could just go and find a stick in the woods somewhere for free, but these Sumpri marshmallow roasting sticks make it more fun! They actually rotate to evenly cook your snacks, and come in fun colors children- and the young at heart- will love.
10. Everything…Including the Kitchen Sink
Another favorite from Sea to Summit, the Ultra-Sil Kitchen Sink is the perfect portable pop-up kitchen sink. It weighs 1.7 ounces, so you won’t even feel it in your backpack, and holds 10 liters of water to help clean all your utensils and dishes.
11. You Can Grill Wherever You Are
With the Grilliput Portable Grill, you can enjoy grilling your meals, wherever you are. Whether you’re on a long backpacking trip or camping in a private campground, this grill is super easy to take along and set up over your fire as needed. It’s light, portable, and very packable.
12. Taking S’mores to a New Level
A Hershey S’mores Caddy makes cooking everyone’s favorite camping treat more convenient than ever. No more dealing with marshmallow hogs- you can use the removable tray to pass around the goodies as you make s’mores around the fire.
Try out one of these creative s’mores ideas while you’re at it!
13. Roast Popcorn Over The Fire
Want something salty instead of sweet to cook over the fire? The Camp Chef popcorn popper can help you achieve that goal. It lets you cook your popcorn kernels over the coals to popped perfection.
14. An All-in-One Utensil For Light Packing
If you’re going on a longer backpacking trip and need to keep it light, this Eat N’ Tool is a great choice. There’s even a toothpick and a bottle opener built right in, so everything you need is in one handy little device.
For more light packing options, check out these portable camping gadgets that are so conveniently sized they fit in your pocket!
15. Is it a Stove or a Carry-on?
The Fold N Go Portable Grill from Coleman is conveniently sized for the perfect portable camping stove. It’s a great option if you’re heading out to the beach for the day or planning a picnic lunch.
16. A Tool For The Wine Lovers
This GSI soft wine carafe will allow you to bring your favorite bottle into the wilderness without worrying about the glass. It won’t break during travel and will be better for the environment. It’s also a great way to take your wine on the go for day trips!
17. Espresso On The Go
The Minipresso helps all espresso lovers rest assured their daily espresso fix is available, even on the campsite. Light, portable, and easy to use- this little gadget is a must-have for those who can’t live without their java.
18. Enjoy Freshly Baked Goods Right at Your Campsite
If you love glamping, the Coleman Camp Oven will be your new best friend. You can make muffins, pastries, breads, and other delicious goodies right at your campsite. It’s fresh and tasty, but be warned that you might make everyone in the campground angry when they’re stuck smelling that delicious, mouthwatering smell.
19. A Kitchen For The Chef in All of us
Speaking of glamping, this Bass Pro Shops deluxe kitchen is exactly what you need to recreate the comforts of home on your campsite. Complete with a washing basin, paper towel dispenser, and a spice rack, this is a must for anyone who enjoys cooking and camping.
20. Never Run Out of Room For Your Condiments
GSI soft condiment bottle set is an easy way to make sure you always have space for your condiments. This way, you also don’t need to worry about buying a whole bottle of ketchup, not using the whole thing, and transporting it back home.
21. An Easier Way to do The Dishes
No one likes doing dishes while they’re camping, but it’s necessary. The Lunatec Aquabot water bottle is the perfect solution. Its shower option lets you spray down your dishes after a delicious campfire meal- no hassle necessary.
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