Airstream kitchen basic tools for the foodie



It is about as small as it gets when it comes to cooking in an Airstream kitchen. However, I won’t let that get in the way, as I am a bit of a foodie. Bake cupcakes, braised salmon, roast lamb, stewed chicken, and steamed dumplings that I make myself. Even though I roasted the turkey over a campfire, Thanksgiving in our Airstream was my favourite.

Airstream Kitchen Item Rules

There are a few qualities that every kitchen item must possess:


  • The Airstream may toss and tumble items as they travel, so they must be sturdy. Therefore, it is good to have items that won’t bend or warp.
  • Glass and ceramics cannot be broken. Finding shattered glass or crockery in the cabinets would be awful, not to mention difficult to clean.
  • Airstreams don’t have dishwashing machines, so everything needs to be hand washed.
  • In terms of material, we had two choices: metal or plastic.

For Dinner:

Just Enough Silverware

Our original silverware set was designed for 16 people. We received them on our wedding day 15 years ago, along with steak knives. We should only keep enough for ourselves and a couple of guests. We would have to use disposables if we needed more than that.


  • Four-piece stainless steel silverware set
  • A set of 4 steak knives in stainless steel
  • Stainless steel nesting bowls by MSR Alpine
  • Stainless steel plates from MSR Alpine
  • Dinnerware set for the microwave
  • Tumblers with vacuum insulation made of stainless steel
  • Camping mugs made of metal

Favorite Food Prep Tools

A few of my favorite tools came with me from my old kitchen. To get the last bit of sauce from the pan, I use spatulas to stir foods while cooking. Since I’ve accidentally left my spatula in a hot pan, I prefer the heat-resistant kind.


  • 2 High Heat Silicone Spatulas
  • Stainless Steel Garlic Press
  • Kuhn Rikon Peeler
  • Microplane
  • Stainless Steel Measuring Cups
  • Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons

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