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Galley locker


Hi 

i was wondering what other people keep in their kitchen vege locker,

as it gets too warm to keep vegetables in, and is not that accessible when you have gear on the bench.

it has intrigued me for a while, as i generally have paper towels and tea towels in ours, and the odd packet of chicken noodles

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When we had one in the old Jayco - we kept toaster, kettle and tall boxes of cereal.

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Thanks a great idea this will free up space in the pot cupboard and we only need them on power site

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We do use ours for onions, and paper towel, bin liners, doggy bags, and something else she puts in there.

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In ours, I have a very large aluminium soup pot, that we use for corned beef.  It usually is filled with potatoes & onions and a few spare water bottles.  the wire dish drainer fits nicely over the top.

 

Our Toaster and jug along with a single element electric cooker (The old gas cook top has 4 gas rings) sit on a piece of non slip plastic on the bench near the entrance door.  They have never fallen off in 20 years of travel (but I don't do dirt).

 

Veges & fruit are stored in large open plastic 'bins' that sit on non slip plastic matting on top of the refrigerator cabinet.  Of course they too have never fallen off, full or empty.

Things like lettuce are stored wrapped with kitchen paper inside closed plastic containers in the fridge or engel.

BTW, almost everything in our fridge is in various sized & marked plastic containers so that the cold air doesn't 'fall' out when the fridge door is opened.  I use them in the engel too just to prevent stuff from being damaged by bottles or similar hard items banging against them.  The more expensive 'no leak' ones are good for storing frozen water in the 3 way fridge to help in hot weather.  I use the camp kitchen freezer to freeze them during my stop overs.

edit ... If filling up the 3way with lots of 'warmish' stuff from the shop, I often put them in their designated plastic container & chill them down in the engel before putting them into the 3way fridge.



-- Edited by Cupie on Friday 6th of March 2020 02:52:00 PM

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Thanks Cupie Some very good ideas there, i have a large pressure cooker than could be stored in the locker, Cheers Stewart

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Our corner cupboard used to always get very hot, especially in hot weather. It was the heat from the fridge. Last time I had the fridge out, I got some domestic R2 fibreglass insulation batt and cut a small piece (about 150 mm wide) from it. I stuffed it into the top gap over the fridge, immediately inboard of the outer fins on the fridge. This stopped the heat from getting to the top area of the fridge. The original insulating batt is still there, but its function seemed to be to protect the top of the fridge itself from the heat. By putting more insulation in there, the heat cannot get to the gap over the fridge and thus the adjacent cupboard has also become a lot cooler. The next time the fridge comes out, I will try to put some insulation on the side gap as well.

Access to do this simple modification is easy - remove the top external fridge vent and you can reach in there. Make sure the fridge is not operating at the time because it can be rather hot in there. I have also installed two 12 V fans in the top fridge vent area, to draw air up through the fins at the rear of the fridge and blow the warm air out. I have a switch to control the fans and in cooler weather, I turn them off. The fans are 12 V units from the rear of old computers. The 12 V supply comes from the 12 V lighting circuit for the van.



-- Edited by erad on Sunday 22nd of March 2020 09:40:58 PM

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