Rated 5 out of 5áby Momof3teenageboys I'll never camp without this again.
We purchased and used this kitchen for one of our recent camping trips. I don't know how I ever survived camp cooking and clean up without it. It is very easy to set up and configure to different settings. The legs adjust a few inches to help with leveling. It's sturdy, easy to clean, and has room for everything. It was nice to be able to keep the stove, pots, pans, dishes, and other cooking items handy and in one spot (and OFF the picnic table so we could all sit and eat comfortably).
The only downside would be that the sinks are not very deep, but I just put my regular "dish washing" plastic bins in the spots and washed dishes that way. (Not even enough of an issue to drop the rating a star-mainly because with 6 of us we had a LOT of dishes and pans to wash. It would be fine for just a few things.)
Since I do 90% of the camp cooking, and share in the clean-up, I can honestly say after using it for over a week that it is now a must bring item for our family.
I couldn't be more pleased with this product!
August 14, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5áby Jpet Thought this was great to have for long campouts
The features are exactly what I was looking for. Unfortunately the legs are not sturdy. On the second camp out, I noticed one of the legs was crooked. Upon further inspection, the plastic screw together piece for the legs was already stripped. Very disappointed. If it would have been medal, it would have been better.
September 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby 30YearLoyaLLBeanCustomer Wish I had this years ago!!!
Just returned from a 2 week camping trip to the Smoky Mountains. Have been car campers for years and have always struggled with the best way to cook and clean up. This made food preparation and clean up enjoyable and relaxing rather than challenging. It kept the picnic table clear of cooking and cleaning items so it made eating at the picnic table enjoyable as well. I kept my paper towels on the vertical post and kept them elevated off of the work area by first punching a hole in a red, plastic drinking cup, threaded the paper towel roll onto the post and put the cup underneath the paper towels, keeping the paper towels from getting wet and keeping them up, out of the way. I did use a dish pan in one of the sinks to wash because the sinks are so shallow. I love the foot pump to create running water. It was so nice to actually be able to rinse dishes with running water and the pressure was decent, better than I expected. Yes, the connections underneath leaked a little bit, but this is camping and you're outside, so in my opinion, not a big deal. Easy to clean work surfaces. The kitchen does seem a little wobbly when set up but it was never an issue. Be sure to use the water containers LL Bean sells to hold and collect your water as we found that another brand did not have the right size opening to fit the hoses.
August 9, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5áby Vancelot Not worth it for the money
Bottom Line Up Front: The design is not there yet.
After reading all of the reviews, I had high expectations for this device. Although it does come in handy while cooking, the plumbing mechanism leaves a lot to be desired. First, it does not come with a pump or the water blivets. You have to buy those seperately. Second, the hoses they supply do not connect well to the drain. They kept falling out/ and or leaking the whole time we were camping. The hoses are also not very long, so you are basically dropping water right onto your feet it you are not using blivets. The worst part was the rattling sounds when driving with it. I had to stuff socks into it to stop the rattling, as it was driving us all crazy. Back to the drawing board, guys.
July 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby bawijobe Fabulous Camp Kitchen
Just returned from camping in the mountains where we used our new LLBEAN Camp Kitchen for the first time. It is fabulous; easy to assemble, durable and so practical for food preparation, cooking and clean-up. Every serious camper should purchase this kitchen! Thanks, LLBEAN for always offering top of the line products!
June 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby MACamper We're the envy of all the other campers!
We've had this kitchen for several years now and it is without question the best camping purchase we have ever made. It's so helpful to be able to lay out our pots and pans on the shelf underneath and hang our utensils on the hooks provided - no more digging through bins to find what we need. The wire shelf is big enough to both fit our camp stove and serve as a drying rack for the dishes we're able to wash in the sinks. We leave the cutting boards over the sinks for food prep and remove them for post-meal clean-up. Gone are the days where our family of five used only half of the camp-ground picnic table to dine on because the rest was used to stack up dishes & cooking tools. It also folds up to be compact enough to fit flat in the back of our small SUV, which is good because I wouldn't ever want to have to camp without it again. I'd recommend this product even at a higher price. A terrific value for an outstanding camping accessory.
July 21, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5áby CampinMomma A camping necessity!
We absolutely love this kitchen! You can configure this in one straight line or L-shaped as shown here. We place it in one straight line up against the outside of our screenhouse and under its awning. Our camp stove & our baby Webber just fit on the wire area. Next to that, we have a place for prepping and washing dishes & even space for a dishrack. The wire above the sinks & prep area has hooks where we hang our paper towels (using string), utensils and dish towels. The 2 sinks can hold dishtubs perfectly OR sometimes I just put the dishtub underneath and use the sinks and drain the water into a tub underneath. I've never used the faucet feature. Most of our basic supplies (pots, pans, tin foil, etc.) fit on the rack below and then our food, etc. fits nicely in big plastic tubs which slid right underneath everything. I don't even remember how I used to cook when we camped?!?! This is the ultimate in camping!! Thanks for a great product that makes my life easier and more organized!
August 24, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5áby jbroadhurst I couldn't camp without it
This kitchen setup is fantastic. Food prep. and clean-up are almost as convenient as they are at home. What I thought was a luxury has turned out to be a necessity for me. Don't forget to order two 5 gal. water containers and a foot pump if you don't already have them. Happy camping.
August 26, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5áby jleighty Best Thing I Bought
I had not been camping for probably 15 years. We were starting from scratch tent, chairs, sleeping bags, etc all had to be purchased. I saw this item and thought oh I wont't need that, but I just kept going back and looking at it. I have to say that out of everything that we bought this is the absolute best thing. It is like your own kitchen. You have your stove to one side, and an area to prepare the meal right there. I showed it to everyone that camped next to us. The joke was that we brought everything including the kitchen sink. If you buy nothing else, buy this!
July 14, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5áby tracy6964 camp kitchen
I am a girl scout leader and this always goes with us it helps keep things organized makes clean up easy(when you purchuse two colapable water jugs you can wash your dishes and drain the water from the sink we dont have to fill or empty for a few days) the rack put the stove at a great hieght works for everyone who uses it
September 3, 2008