15 RV Kitchen Appliances to Upgrade Your Cooking Experience

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Carl Corder

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Indiana to Montana

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Indianapolis, Indiana

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Thor Sequence

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Carl is the written content manager here at Camping World. He’s an avid road-tripper and camper and enjoys all things outdoors, especially near rivers.

New RV kitchen appliances can transform your cooking space in looks and functionality. These new appliances can replace old or broken units or upgrade the appliances that came with your RV. Given how some new RV models have been decontented, upgrading your appliances can be a logical next step. 

We’ve compiled our favorite affordable and quality RV kitchen appliance upgrades to replace your current units. From refrigerators to microwaves to dishwashers and more, these are our choices for 2024 RV kitchen appliances. 

Best Refrigerators for RVs

Your RV refrigerator must meet two basic criteria. It must be large enough to fit your perishables, and it must be capable of keeping those perishables cold. If you have general questions about your RV refrigerators, check out our refrigerator basics guide that explains the various types and styles and offers tips for use and maintenance.

The following list includes options for your indoor fridge and some smaller units to fit your outdoor kitchen. 

Norcold Polar Two-Way Absorption Refrigerator

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Specs

  • Capacity: 8 cubic feet
  • Weight: 122 pounds
  • Dimensions: 23.5″ W x 24″ D X 59.875″ H
  • Freezer: Yes

Ready for a modern, streamlined design featuring touch controls and adjustable shelves? The Norcold Polar two-way absorption refrigerator runs on  AC power or gas, giving you a versatile way to keep your food cold or frozen. This unit is on the pricier side, but you get ample room, modern features, and more convenience. Plus, you get reversible door hinges that accommodate most layouts. 

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Contoure Frost-Free Compact Refrigerator

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Specs

  • Capacity: 10.7 cubic feet
  • Weight: 114 pounds
  • Dimensions: 23.5″ W x 25.875″ D x 59.5625″ H
  • Freezer: Yes

The Contoure Frost-Free Compact Refrigerator is ideal for RVers due to its size and power requirements. Plus, it comes at a great price. This 12V unit can run off your RV’s battery bank, so you can effectively boondock or camp without shore power and still have an operational refrigerator. Its narrow size fits into a tighter space while still providing ample storage. Plus, the stainless steel unit includes a reversible door to adapt it to any layout. 

Get this unit in stainless steel or black. 

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Contoure French-Door Frost-Free Refrigerator

RV Kitchen appliances
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Specs

  • Capacity: 15.5 cubic feet
  • Weight: 189 pounds
  • Dimensions: 27.7″ W x 27.3″ D x 70″ H
  • Freezer: Yes

Need something bigger than the Contour Compact refrigerator? This French-door fridge offers more space and a touch of luxury. We love the dual freezer drawers that all you to maximize the space and stay organized. This is an ideal fridge for larger RVs and those traveling with a family. Just make sure the dimensions fit your designated fridge location. Also, keep in mind that what you gain in space, you lose in power, as this will not be able to run on 12V. 

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GE Compressor Compact Refrigerator

G.E. 5.6 cu.ft. Compressor Compact Refrigerator
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Specs

  • Capacity: 5.6 cubic feet
  • Weight: 70 pounds
  • Dimensions: 23.625″ W x 23.75″ D X 34.125″ H
  • Freezer: Yes (.49 cubic feet)

Just because this refrigerator is smaller doesn’t mean it’s any less capable of serving your needs. It all depends on the application. This GE RV dishwasher offers a substantial amount of interior room while remaining compact on the exterior, so you can fit it in a tighter spot. We like that it runs on 12V power and that you may even be able to fit it in an RV outdoor kitchen. 

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Contoure Compact Refrigerator 

CONTOURE 3.3 cu. ft. Compact Refrigerator RV kitchen appliances
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Specs

  • Capacity: 3.3 cubic feet
  • Weight: 42 pounds
  • Dimensions: 18.6875″ W x 17.5625″ D x 33″ H
  • Freezer: No

Perfect for the most compact spaces or the outdoor RV kitchen, this nimble refrigerator is small but does the trick in certain situations. While it doesn’t technically include a freezer, you can adjust the cooling options from 32°F to 39°F, which allows you to closely regulate your foods’ just-above-freezing temperature. 

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Didn’t see what you were looking for? Check out the full line of RV refrigerators available online at Camping World. 

Best RV Microwave

A reliable RV microwave is an invaluable RV kitchen appliance when you need quick and effortless food prep. Similar to refrigerators, you’ll want to ensure your microwave upgrade can fit its designated space, so be sure to double-check the dimensions before purchasing. Unlike refrigerators, microwaves require AC shore power or generator power

The following list includes a few of our favorite RV microwaves, but check out Camping World’s full selection here

Contoure Certified Built-In Microwave Oven

CONTOURE Certified Built-In Microwave Oven
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Specs

  • Capacity: Midsize
  • Style: Microwave Oven
  • Dimensions: 19″ W x 15″ D x 11.5″ H
  • Weight: 27 pounds

This reliable, easy-to-install microwave provides all you need at an affordable price. This Contoure microwave is the perfect blend of features, compact size, and affordability for those looking for a quick fix to a broken unit. A convenient LED display gives you 9 quick-cook settings and 10 power levels. 

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Contoure All-in-One True Convection and Microwave Oven 

CONTOURE All-in-One True Convection and Microwave Oven rv kitchen appliances
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Specs

  • Capacity: 1.6 cubic feet
  • Style: Convection, SMART Air-Fry
  • Dimensions: 24.5″ W x 23.5″ D x 17.875″H
  • Weight: 82.8 pounds

For a serious upgrade to your microwave, check out the all-in-one option from Contoure that gives you microwave, convection and air fry, and grilling capability. This 24-inch unit comes with 11 microwave power levels and 1000 watts of cooking power. If you want your microwave to play a more integral role in your meal prep, the all-in-one option from Contoure may be perfect for your setup. Just remember its weight and dimensions as you figure it into your rig. 

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GE Profile Over-the-Range Convection Microwave Oven with Advantium Technology

GE Profile Over-the-Range Convection Microwave Oven
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Specs

  • Capacity: 1.7 cubic feet
  • Style: Over the Range / Advantium
  • Dimensions: 29.875″ W x 16.25″ H x 15.5″ D
  • Weight: 86 pounds

This GE RV microwave sits at the high end of the available options, , which offers near-instantaneous halogen heat, so you don’t have to preheat. This over-the-range oven offers 175 preprogrammed menu selections and a custom recipe saver.

Shop this unit at Camping World. 

Best RV Dishwasher

Not all motorhomes or towables have space for an RV dishwasher, but they can be a huge time-saver if you do. The installation is easier if your RV is already prepped with the required water connections. If it isn’t, we recommend contacting a service center to assist with this installation. 

Here are some of the best RV dishwashers from Camping World. 

GE Profile ADA-Compliant Dishwasher

GE Profile 18 ADA-Compliant Dishwasher rv kitchen appliances
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Specs

  • Fit: Great for 34” countertop heights and raised subfloors
  • Cabinet width: 18”
  • Dimensions: 22.5” D x 17.75” W x 32.5 to 34.625” H (height depends on leg extension)
  • Electrical Requirements: 120V / 60Hz / 8.9A
  • Weight: 71 pounds

This GE RV dishwasher is a great ADA-compliant addition to your RV kitchen, capable of handling up to eight place settings in a single load. It features auto-sensing capabilities that detect soil levels to adjust the water temperature and rinse cycle for the ideal clean every time. Plus, it boasts a high-temperature sanitizing option that removes up to 99.9999% of bacteria from your camp dishes and utensils.  

Learn more about this GE dishwasher.

Equator Built-in Dishwasher

Equator 18 Built-In Dishwasher
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Specs

  • Cabinet width: 18”
  • Dimensions: 22.44″ D x 17.63″ W x 32.28″ H
  • Electrical Requirements: 120V / 60Hz / 12A
  • Weight: 72.26 pounds

For large family RV gatherings, a dishwasher that can handle up to 10 place settings will help you clean up fast so you can return to downtime around the campfire. This Equator RV dishwasher features eight wash programs, a child lock safety feature, overflow and leakage protection, and much more. It even delivers a sanitizing rinse at 150℉ to eliminate unwanted bacteria before you store dishes and utensils back in their stored locations.

Find this dishwasher at Camping World.

Best RV Range Oven Upgrade

While not all RVs include an oven, many at least have a range with at least one or two burners – even on compact Class B RVs. Working with propane and your oven can be tricky, so visiting your nearest Camping World for assistance installing a new RV range or oven might be best. 

Check out Camping World’s full selection of ranges and cooktops at Camping World. 

Contoure 21″ 3-Burner Drop-In Gas Range

CONTOURE 21 3-Burner Drop-In Gas Range
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Specs

  • Style: Drop-In
  • Dimensions: 21.46″ W x 21.06″ D x 20.28″ H
  • Weight: 66 pounds

Check out one of our most popular RV ranges, which features a three-burner cooktop complete with cast iron grating and a glass cover that doubles as a backsplash. We love the sleek black look with stainless steel accents, which accommodates a number of interior designs. This is substantial without adding too much weight to your rig and offers all you need at an affordable price.

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Contoure 2-Burner Recessed Gas Cooktop with Glass Cover

CONTOURE 2-Burner Recessed Gas Cooktop rv kitchen appliances
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Specs

  • Capacity: 1.7 cubic feet
  • Style: Built-in Design
  • Dimensions: 11.75″ W x 22.75″ D x 3.875″ H
  • Weight: 14.4 pounds

Looking to replace your two-burner cooktop? Check out this space-saving option from Contoure, which provides two burners at 6,500 BTUs, each with forward-facing control knobs lit by blue LEDs. The glass cover folds down to act as additional counterspace when not in use and folds back to act as a convenient backsplash. 

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Assorted RV Kitchen Appliances 

We’ve covered the basic RV kitchen appliances, but you might also like some of our favorite portable kitchen appliances that aren’t necessarily requirements for every RVer. Saving space is always priority number one, but these are a few allowances to consider. 

Contoure Ultra-Compact Portable Ice Maker

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Specs

  • Capacity: 1.5 pounds
  • Dimensions: 11″ x 9.5″ x 11.25″
  • Weight: 13.6 pounds

You can’t argue with iced beverages at the ready on hot summer camping days. This small portable ice maker makes up to 26 pounds of ice daily and keeps 1.5 pounds stored and ready. Having ice while camping is always handy, and this small stainless steel unit can handle all your needs. 

Buy this ice maker at Camping World. 

Toastmaster 2.0-Quart Air Fryer

Air Fryer against white backdrop
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Specs

  • Capacity: 2 quarts
  • Power: 1000W
  • Weight: 6 pounds

We increasingly incorporate our air fryer into campground cooking, and this small Toastmaster number is a great way to get crisp, healthy foods without a lot of time or cleanup. Don’t want to deal with the clean up or wait for friend potatoes in the morning? The air fryer is your solution. Versatile and affordable, this RV kitchen appliance makes a great addition to anyone’s camping cooking setup. 

Buy this air fryer at Camping World. 

Contoure 2-in-1 Tabletop or Built-In Single Burner Induction Cooktop

If you like to cook extravagantly and want an extra burner or an induction cooking surface, check out this 2-in-1 tabletop single burner cooktop from Contoure. This can be installed into a countertop or used portably. 

Buy this induction cooktop at Camping World. 


Looking for more inspiration for your RV cooking setup? Check out these additional resources for ideas and products to try:

What has been your experience with upgrading or replacing RV kitchen appliances? Let us know in the comments below. 

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