Thursday, March 21, 2013

30-Second Kitchen by Piranha Offroad

Time for a cuppa?  The freedom of overland travel is the ability to stop anytime, anywhere.  Having the ability to make a quick cuppa tea or coffee makes the experience that much worthwhile whereas faffing about in the rear of your vehicle to find the dual fuel stove, kettle and cups can often lead to a rather frustrating experience.

Introducing a neat idea from Piranha Offroad in Australia.  I first saw this product advertised during a 4WD TV show and immediately liked the concept.  I will admit that I have not seen it, or had the ability to test the durability however the concept is unique and makes life on the road that much easier.  The concept is fairly clear:  a small kitchen and table mounted next to the fridge which can be setup in minutes allowing for easy access to the cooker, crockery and cutlery.

Piranha Offroad advert below:
Piranha Offroad - 30 Second Kitchen
The 4WD TV advert:

Link to website: Piranha Offroad

I think this type of kitchen will only work well with vehicles that either have a tailgate or a full rear door (like a Land Cruiser or LR Discovery).  My feeling is that a LR Defender and Jeep won't have sufficient space due to the size of the rear door i.e. access to the rear will be cramped with the fridge and table taking up more than half the available space.

In summary, I think its a unique idea and would consider adding a unit to the rear of my Discovery.  If you own a 30-second kitchen and have any feedback, please let me know.

Additional Reading:
Stimson Explorer Kit - Expedition kitchen in a box
Tea Time