Presently deeply established in the overlanding game many thanks to its off-road components, fridge/freezers, camping machines and accessories, Australian brand name ARB is branching out with one particular of the much larger, smarter plug-and-perform camper kitchens out there. Its new Slide Kitchen appears to be like like any camper slide-out galley at 1st pull, but it swings, flips and pops into an L-shaped kitchen area huge more than enough to prepare (and thoroughly clean up) a multi-course food.
ARB undoubtedly isn’t the initially model with a slide-out kitchen area to provide, as we have witnessed a lot more than the years, together with the Nomad Kitchen area and the VanEssa tailgate kitchen area. Typically such kitchens pack principal products like the stove, sink and possibly fridge on to a one slide-out, restricting the amount of workspace that campers have for chopping, mixing and plating.
ARB opens factors up with a twin-arm design that creates a considerably additional prep-pleasant out of doors cooking area. The one slide-out does technically property the stove and sink but on a individual arm underneath the worktop. That arm swings out like a folding knife blade, bringing the stove and sink out into the open and leaving the total 49-inch-very long (125-cm) stainless steel worktop totally clear for food stuff prep and camp function. A drawer underneath the endmost part shops utensils, and the slide can maintain up to 66 lb (30 kg) dispersed evenly over the length of the worktop.
The stove/sink arm stops at 90 degrees for a comfy L-shaped area, and the sink extension folds outward. The collapsible sink basin pops into shape, and the tempered glass stove flips for accessibility to the three burners of the Thetford stove. The style doesn’t involve a drinking water supply or faucet so campers will have to convey their individual to wash dishes in the sink. The sink system retains up to 33 lb (15 kg), so anything compact and light like the Geyser or GoSun Move would in all probability work very well. The sink features a drain and doubles as a drying rack.
The Slide Kitchen area can be mounted on its have or in conjunction with additional drawers and slides from ARB’s Outback Answer roller drawer lineup, which include the slide-out fridge proven in the pics. It is intended to be mounted on the passenger facet for harmless use when parked on the aspect of the highway.
The Slide Kitchen area is available in Australia and New Zealand setting up at AU$2,795 (approx. US$2,165). ARB is at this time searching at the possibility of bringing it to other marketplaces, even though it’s not confident if or when that will transpire. The business does have a international footprint with an set up existence in markets that include Europe and the US.