Depending on the size of your RV, storing your griddle might be a little complicated. After all, smaller RVs don’t have a lot of storage solutions, and neither do some of the older, larger models either.
Of course, if you’re lucky enough to essentially own a fifth wheeler with an outdoor kitchen area built in, your storage solutions are a little easier.
But whatever your RV size and specific situation, today I’ll be able to help you with some RV griddle storage solutions to make your life on the road a little easier, without having to give up valuable space to store your RV griddle.
So, if you’re ready to hear some storage options for a RV griddle, then you’ve come to the right place.
Think About Your Griddle and Your RV
The first thing you need to do is think about your griddle. Taking a huge griddle with you in your RV is not only impractical, but impossible if you want to have somewhere to store it when you’re not using it.
Instead, think about a smaller griddle, or at least one that is portable, collapses down into manageable pieces, or is in some way easier to transport with you on the road.
If it were me, these would be the things I’d look out for from a RV griddle to make sure I could store it out of the way whenever I wasn’t using it.
Looking at the weight is always the first thing I’d do when looking for a RV griddle. It has to be lightweight, or else it’ll be too bulky to move in and out of storage.
You may just find that you end up leaving it out of the storage solution you’ve found because you can’t be bothered lifting it to put it back in.
Anything around the 30/40 lbs mark would be my limit for a RV griddle.
Next up is the cooking surface. You need to get something that suits your needs, while still being small enough to store safely in the RV space you have.
Really, you’re looking at 17 or 22-inch models in the classic rectangular griddles, and 22-inch cooking surface for the round models.
This decision is something you’ll need to think about to make sure it fits in your RV.
Number Of Burners
You can get smaller models with three burners, but two are usually standard.
The point is, think about what you’ll need for you and your family to make sure you get the perfect RV griddle for you.
Collapsible Or Not?
Now we’re getting to the really important points. Is the griddle collapsible or not?
If it is, that’s a huge bonus and gives you plenty of RV griddle storage options to play with, making your life a lot easier on the road.
Storage Bag/Box Included?
If a storage bag or box is also included, then that just helps you keep everything for the griddle together in one place, so you only need to find a storage solution for the box or bag that has everything inside.
Legs Or Not?
If the griddle is collapsible, then whether or not it has legs or a cart it’s attached to doesn’t really matter.
But if it has to stay as it is because it’s not easy to break into pieces, then this presents a challenge in terms of finding somewhere to store it, so it’s important to keep this in mind when looking for a RV griddle.
RV Griddle Storage
Now that you’ve thought about your RV griddle and made sure you have something that works for you and your RV, it’s time to talk about RV griddle storage solutions that’ll make it easy to access when you need it, and keep it out of the way when you don’t.
Obviously, I don’t know your specific RV spec, so I don’t know what space you have available, but there’s sure to be at least one storage solution relevant to you below.
Outdoor Kitchen Area
Lots of RVs nowadays have an outdoor kitchen area that you can use by opening up a compartment on the side or at the back of your RV, and these areas usually have built-in storage solutions too.
With a collapsible RV griddle, you should be able to find somewhere in your outdoor kitchen area to store it, so whenever the weather is right for cooking outdoors, you’ll have everything you need in one place.
Even if there aren’t any suitable storage options in the outdoor kitchen area, purchase a relatively light portable RV griddle and you’ll be able to bring it to the outdoor kitchen area when you want to use it.
Or you can check out the DIY Project point below for more ideas to modify your outdoor kitchen to suit you.
Unused Under RV Space
An excellent place for storage is under the RV.
Lots of models come with storage under the RV, and yes, that means you’ll need to leave the RV to access the storage space to get it out, but since you’ll be cooking outdoors anyway, this is one of the most logical places to store your griddle.
Of course, you need to make sure it’s safe to do so, and also make sure the griddle won’t be moving about down there when it isn’t in use.
If you can strap it down well or wedge it into place with other items you store down there securely, then the under RV storage space is perfect for your griddle, providing it fits.
There are plenty of RVs with loft space that are often underused.
You can definitely store your griddle up there, but remember, you’ll need to get it up there and back down again safely, so a lightweight griddle is important here, especially one with a storage bag or box that makes it easier for you to move the griddle outside when you want to use it.
Again, you’ll need to strap it in place in the loft to prevent it from moving around when the RV is on the road.
In terms of a DIY project, this is all about finding what works for you. But I’ve seen a few different projects that you might want to look into further to see if it’s right for you and your RV:
- Removing the fridge from an outdoor kitchen area to install a slide-out griddle area instead
- Removing the old cooktop from the outdoor kitchen and replacing with a griddle
- Building storage boxes with slide-out griddle tray to hide the griddle inside when not in use, and allow you to take it out easily
To find out more, there’s usually a tutorial you can watch online to see how other people have managed it, so it may be worth looking into if you like DIY projects and want to find RV griddle storage that works for you.
And that about covers it! You may find different storage solutions for your RV when you get a more appropriate griddle to fit inside.
However you decide to store your griddle in your RV, just make sure it’s safe and secure, and you’ll be good to go!