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accsys

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Our kitchen sink is very deep and the left side of it is large. The right side is smaller, but I use that side to rinse the dishes. No problem. I have always hated to wash dishes by hand, but have adapted. My husband and I do them together, I wash and he dries. It goes very quick.

We also like several items from WF, but like you said they are very difficult to find around the country. So we shop more often in the local stores. When we buy our meat we immediately separate it into single serving sizes and store in freezer (he eats a lot of seafood and I don't), and it is amazing how much we can fit into our freezer.

We have a large wrap around kitchen counter so there is plenty of room to cook, and we use an induction cooktop that I purchased online. Love it! We never use our propane stovetop.


Great! You sound like us!! We do not want to use the propane stove either as it makes me feel ill. Which cooktop model did you buy? And do you use it under the vent? I have noticed that many of the 5ers have the vent so close to the cooktop that if I had a wok on it, it would be difficult to cook.

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Our sink is close to reg size. We use same dishes as before and wife does same meals as before. I do dishes and clean up cause I'm better at it. We never found a need for more freezer, buy more fresh at grocery. Don't miss a thing about brick & mortar house. Love flexibility and change of scenery.


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Last Summer we had the pleasure of meeting a delightful couple who had been f/t Rving for a couple years. They were a wealth of neat ideas and tricks, but one of the things I enjoyed seeing was how she handled the dinner dishes (the dishes were Correlle).

She took 1/2 paper towel (or her used paper dinner napkin) and had the plates and silverware WIPED CLEAN as soon as we were done eating (nothing had time to dry on the plate). Then, she just had to wash a clean dish with no effort (and no old food floating around her sink). She was amusing - and - she had it down to an art. Her dish washing process took about 5 min IF THAT.

We use paper plates unless we're eating steak, but if we were F/T-ing it.. maybe it would be different.
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I also have full size stainless sinks. Just the cooktop and micro/convection with lots of storage for pots and pans where the oven would have been. As far as doing dishes by hand -- not too much bother, but if I ever get too sick of it and want to give up the pot and pan storage area I could put one of the dishwasher drawers or a dishwasher in that area. So far, not willing to give up that storage space. Our refrigerator is the 4 door model and I have a ton of freeze room. You can get more than you think in them, especially if you discard any extra packaging that you can (like the box the frozen pancakes come in).

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The Dung Beetles wrote:


She took 1/2 paper towel (or her used paper dinner napkin) and had the plates and silverware WIPED CLEAN as soon as we were done eating (nothing had time to dry on the plate). Then, she just had to wash a clean dish with no effort (and no a lot of old food floating around her sink).
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We use this method too. It works very good!

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http://www.organic.org/storefinder

We've cut way down on the amount of meat that we eat and can fit several weeks worth of meat in our freezer so that's not a problem. Stocking up is necessary when we're traveling through very rural sections of the country.


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We were full-timers for awhile and your going to have more of an adjustment that the rest of us as you can't store a months groceries in an RV, nor should you need to as we pass grocery stores and some even camp at them overnight (WalMarts)
Yes, those little sinks are a pain and we made the mistake of putting a filter on the tap which made it worse. That is coming off as soon as the filter needs changed. But when I cook and plan meals, I think about those things. I bake in foil pans that I can toss if they get to cruddy. I make a lot of soups and salads, sandwiches and one pot meals. I use cast iron pans that you clean with paper towels to clean
I've never had a dishwasher so that has never been an issue.


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The Dung Beetles wrote:


She took 1/2 paper towel (or her used paper dinner napkin) and had the plates and silverware WIPED CLEAN as soon as we were done eating (nothing had time to dry on the plate). Then, she just had to wash a clean dish with no effort (and no old food floating around her sink). She was amusing - and - she had it down to an art. Her dish washing process took about 5 min IF THAT.

This. But I even do this at home. I hate dirty dishes and clean them as I cook, so there really aren't that many at the end of a meal. I have a dishwasher, but the dishes are pretty much clean before I put them in.

As for food storage, I prefer to shop fresh and use immediately. I like the ability to chose what I eat when I am hungry for it, rather than having to eat what I have in the freezer. So I shop often, sometimes three times a week. Shopping this way keeps us from eating out a lot, which saves us a lot of money.


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doxiemom11 wrote:

I also have full size stainless sinks. Just the cooktop and micro/convection with lots of storage for pots and pans where the oven would have been. As far as doing dishes by hand -- not too much bother, but if I ever get too sick of it and want to give up the pot and pan storage area I could put one of the dishwasher drawers or a dishwasher in that area. So far, not willing to give up that storage space. Our refrigerator is the 4 door model and I have a ton of freeze room. You can get more than you think in them, especially if you discard any extra packaging that you can (like the box the frozen pancakes come in).


What is the exact model of your rig?? All the ones that we have seen have the small sinks! Especially the newer ones.

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