The 9 Best Camp Kitchens: Cooking for a family or a group of friends on a camping trip can be a difficult task. Cooking when camping is very limiting. Utensils get dirty, oily plates have to be washed under a tap and things just go missing.
But now there are camping kitchens to make camping a lot easier. These are lightweight, portable and usually foldable cooking stations which allow you to cook normally outdoors.
Here are the 9 best camp kitchens for your outdoor adventures!
Coleman Pack-Away Portable Kitchen
- Weight: 13.9 lb (6.3 kg).
Prep surface dimensions: 31.5 x 21.3 in (80 x 54 cm).
- Tabletop height: 30 in (76 cm).
- Side stand dimensions: 27.8 x 20.5 in (71 x 52 cm).
Overall dimensions (L x W x H): 56.7 x 21.3 x 66.1 in (144 x 54 x 168 cm). This includes the height of the lantern hanger as well.
- Packed size: 32 x 11 x 4 in (81 x 28 x 10 cm).
- 1-Year limited warranty.
The coleman pack away kitchen has been withstood the test of time. To this day it is still a high quality camp kitchen. The table is extremely easy to use, affordable and has great storage.
Underneath the tabletop are mesh nets which act as storage shelves or drying racks. On the top of the table is a lantern hanger and a utensil hanger, both which are removable.
The utensil hanger saves a lot of tabletop room by using vertical space for your utensils. The lantern hanger is great for lighting up the campsite at night while you are cooking.
This table is made from a lightweight aluminium frame and a engineered medium density fiberboard. The legs of this table are capped with rubber, which gives it extra sturdiness on grass or dirt.
The frame also has two support cross poles and support bars.
To pack this table, the main structure is collapsible and the side stand can be folded. Once packed it will be long, thin and suitcase like. It also comes with a carry handle.
Perfect for outdoor BBQs, parties for small groups or even to place inside large floored camping tents.
GCI Outdoor Master Cook Portable Folding Camp Kitchen
Weight: 22.7 lb (10.3 kg).
Packed size: 34.8 x 21.7 x 5.9 in (88.4 x 55 x 15 cm).
Dimensions (L x W x H): 22.2 x 70 x 68.3 in (56 x 178 x 173 cm). This is with the hanger up.
Storage rack weight limit: 35 lb (15.9 kg).
Weight limit per side table: 30 lb (13.6 kg).
Tabletop weight limit: 48 lb (21.7 kg).
Frame: powder-coated steel.
Limited lifetime warranty.
The GCI master cook station is an upgrade of the slim foldable station. It comes with a larger single side table allowing for outdoor dining and space for multiple plates or drinks. The station has many useful features such as it’s space for grilling, a foldable sink, a lantern hanger and more.
One selling point of this cook station is the multiple storage shelves. The table is made from a steel frame with a heat-resistant aluminium tabletop. This main tabletop space can be used for grilling or regular cooking.
It also comes with a foldable sink which is not removable. The sink is made of a soft plastic and has a drain. The rack underneath the cooking table top is steel and can hold large items like eskies.
The frame is easily foldable, slim and portable.
It stands at 32.3 inches (82cm) above the ground, 56 inches (142cm) long when the sink is closed and 42 inches (107cm) when the sink is open. The longest length of this table is with the side tables open. It will then come to 70 inches (178cm) long.
When packed it’s only 15cm wide. Which is very thin and allows you to fit it into tight spaces. Unfortunately the table doesn’t come with a carry bag, but it has a carry handle.
In total the station can hold 170lb (80kg).
These sidetables have built in drink holders and attachment options. Using the side table hooks allow you to attach rubbish bags, paper towels and cooking utensils.
On the top of the table is a lantern pole to light up the cooking station at night.
This is a camp kitchen which is very much worth the money. It can be used at BBQs, parties, beaches, picnics and more.
GCI Outdoor 15026 Slim-Fold Camp Kitchen Portable Folding Cook Station
Weight: 18.9 lb (8.6 kg).
Weight capacity: 300 lb (136 kg).
Folded size: 34.6 x 20.9 x 3.7 in (88 x 53 x 9.5 cm).
Side tables: 4
Carry bag: no
Dimensions (L x W x H): 52 x 20.9 x 32.3 in (132 x 53 x 82 cm).
Top table size: 24 x 16 in (61 x 41 cm).
GCI is a trustworthy brand when it comes to outdoor equipment. The GCI outdoor cook station is an easy to use, portable and functional cooking table.
As one of the better camp kitchens, this simple station allows for maximum storage space without sacrificing stability. Thanks to it’s powder-coated steel frame. Apart from storage, the main benefits of this table is the amount the 4 individually foldable tables which give you the extra room you need for all your items.
These fold out tables also have different attachments such as an anchor and holders. But be careful placing too much weight on one side of the station because it can tip over.
You also have the option to only have the two top tables folded out which allows you to sit at the table and while having leg room underneath.
Speaking about room underneath the table, between the aluminium tabletop and the bottom rack is a massive storage space for large eskies, crates of beer and more. The bottom rack is also steel.
On the top of the station is a heat-resistant aluminium tabletop which can hold up to 48lb (21.8kg), the perfect place for your gas stove. The tabletop’s dimensions are 24 x 16 inches (61 x 41 cm) and the height is 32.3 inches (82cm).
The table comes preassembled and is very thin when folded. It also comes with a foldable design and a carry handle. The only downside to it’s frame is it’s weight and how big it is when packed. It weighs 8.6kg. Although it’s a heavy table, it can hold up to 136kg in total across all surface areas.
Each side table can hold 30lb or 13.6kg. The storage rack can store 35lb (15.9kg)
When packed this station takes up a lot of horizontal space, but in fact it’s actually very thin. Which is handy for narrow storage spaces at home, in your car or in a trailer.
This is a perfect cooking station for camping with friends, family, outdoor parties and beach BBQs.
Camco Deluxe Folding Grill Table
- Weight: 27.5 lb (12.5 kg).
- Main tabletop dimensions (L x W x H): 26.25 x 15.5 x 32 in (67 x 39 x 81 cm).
- Shelf: 17.75 x 21.6 in (45 x 55 cm).
- Packed size: 37.5 x 20.3 x 6 in (95 x 52 x 15 cm).
- Total weight capacity: 100 lb (45 kg).
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 57.75 x 19 x 32 in (147 x 48 x 81 cm).
- Side tables each: 17.75 x 15.4 in (45 x 39 cm).
- Frame: steel.
As one of the best camp kitchens, the camco deluxe folding grill table is an incredibly functional and reliable camping kitchen. It is very easy to use, portable and affordable.
The main tabletop on this kitchen is made from heat and water resistant aluminium, perfect for grilling.
You can use the side tables for storage and also the main rack in the center of the kitchen. The side tables also have attachable elements like hooks.
The kitchen is easily packable and comes with a zipped carry bag. When folded it is very thin. When packing, the rack top and aluminium table top detach. This will require some assembly when reopening.
The rest of the frame is foldable.
Although the side tables are hard plastic, many outdoor kitchens have engineered MDF inside. Which means you want to prevent any water seeping into the side tables which will cause swelling.
Downsides to this table include being large and heavy (12.5kg) when packed.
Perfect for camp dining, BBQs and family events.
WOLF GRIZZLY Grill Edition Kit
- Weight: 1.25kg, 2.2lb
- Material: 304 stainless steel and stainless steel aircraft cables.
- Load capacity: 30lb
- Also includes: allen key, fire set, carry case, cleaning tool.
Perhaps the smallest of the camp kitchens, but also the simplest. This table is great to set over a fireplace and cook food. It comes with no storage or much space, but it does what it’s designed for.
It’s very compact, lightweight and portable. You can carry this kitchen in your backpack.
The material can withstand extrmeley high temperatures and gives you 120 squre inches of cooking space.
The frame is foldable and the grill surface is rollable.
You can adjut this from 8 inches to 6 inches flat.
A great portable camp kitchen for hiking or exploring.
Happybuy Portable Camping Kitchen Table
Weight: 35.96 lb (16.3 kg).
Lantern hanger: no
Side tables height: 27.5 in (70 cm).
Top table height: 31.5 in (80 cm).
Packed size: 35 x 20 x 6 in (89 x 51 x 15 cm)
Overall dimensions (L x W x H): 69 x 19.5 x 43.5 in (175 x 50 x 110 cm). This includes
Side tables: 2
Carry bag: yes
the windscreen height.
Packed size: 35 x 20 x 6 in (89 x 51 x 15 cm)
Top table size: 26 x 13 in (66 x 33 cm).
Aluminium grill tabletop.
Very sturdy and strong with its 8 legs.
Collapsible & portable.
Huge storage areas.
This is one of the best camp kitchens for storage space. It has 2 sidetables that have locking bars. The main tabletop has 3 windshield protectors surrounding the main cooking table, to ensure the most effective burning. The cooking table is made from aluminium.
The windshield walls are also removable and they are 12 inches (30cm) tall.
The frame is collapsable with 5 shelves and has 3 large unzippable fabric storage bags underneath. The frame is made from stable 19MM Aluminium Pip, poly 600D with PVC Coating.
Sidetables are made from engineered wood and coated with hard plastic. The structure is sturdy and has 8 crossbars to keep stability. There are 8 legs in total for this camp kitchen and each have rubber caps on the feet.
A couple downsides of this table: it’s heavy, the legs are not adjustable and it can be large when packed.
Apart from that, this is the perfect camp kitchen in terms of storage.
CampLand Outdoor Folding Table
Weight: 16 lb (7.3 kg).
Weight capacity: 66 lb (30 kg).
Dimensions (L x W x H): 47.24 x 18.5 x 27.36 in (120 x 47 x 70 cm).
Folded dimensions: 23.62 x 18.5 x 3.96 in (60 x 47 x 10 cm).
Camp kitchens must be compact, this kitchen is one of the best in this department. It comes with an MDF tabletop and has an aluminium frame. The storage area beneath the table are 2 large fabric boxes with 4 shelves in total.
These storage boxes are zippable which protect food from bugs, insects and the elements.
The storage boxes are removable too, which allow you to use the table as a dining table by taking advantage of the newly made legroom when sitting.
When folded the table becomes very easy to carry and thin enough to pack away in storage or the car. The table legs are adjustable and are connected to latches which keep the table sturdy. You can adjust the legs in pairs from 24.02 to 27.36 inches or (61 to 70 cm).
There are 4 hooks on the table and 8 velcro tabs on each leg which attach to the storage compartments. The storage is made from 600D oxford polyester which is strong.
The table is quite short and should not be left in the rain because it is not water resistant.
A great camp kitchen for BBQs, beach parties and family picnics.
Stromberg’s Outdoor Folding Fish and Game Cleaning Table
Constructed of Durable Blow-Molded Poly.
151 lb. load capacity.
built-in ruler – located on top of the table.
tapered channel for water drainage.
stainless steel faucet – can be used with a garden hose or removed for easy storing.
This is a very simple and quick to setup camping kitchen. It’s basically a tall BBQ table with a sink. The large sink comes with a drain too and is easy to clean.
Overall this is a very easy to store and pack table with the essentials. Great for small groups of people who want to BBQ, go to the beach, picnic or eat in the backyard.
Cuisinart CFGS-222 Take Along Grill Stand
Weight 17.26 Pounds.
MC Quantity: 1
MC Weight: 18.85
MC Cubic Feet: 2.56
MC LWH: 37.8 x 20.6 x 5.7
LWH: 54 x 20 x 30.5
UC Weight: 18.85
UC Cubic Feet: 2.56
UC LWH: 37.8 x 20.6 x 5.7
The cuisinart grill stand is the perfect small tabletop for camping. It folds flat and thin, has two fold out side tables and is made from high quality material. The fold out side tables have their own drink holders, there are 6 holders and utensil hooks in total.
Overall this build is extremely compact and the storage rack alone can hold up to 35 lbs. Beneath the central table is a storage rack for eskies and cartons. The table comes with a carry handle for easy portability and is very light to carry.
Although this is a great table, it has some drawbacks. It does not work well on uneven ground such as grass or dirt. This is because it becomes wobbly.
All in all this is a great budget table to go for and perfect for small groups of people that want to have a BBQ, party or picnic.